The Viking Magazine

Final Drive

Final Drive
At the end of the school year, football coach and athletic director Earl Hansen will retire from Palo Alto High School. Over Hansen's 26 years of coaching football at Paly, he has led the Vikings to over 200 wins, four Central Coast Section (CCS) titles and two state championship games. In 2010 he led the Viking's to a 15-13 win over Centennial High School in the CIF State Championship game.
April 16, 2014

Many things have changed at Palo Alto High School since its founding in 1898. The face of Paly has been altered as new installments have replaced older buildings. The Haymarket Theater, the Tower Building...

Homestead sweeps Vikings in CCS semifinals, season comes to an abrupt end

Homestead sweeps Vikings in CCS semifinals, season comes to an abrupt end
November 15, 2012

The Palo Alto High School volleyball team's 13-match postseason winning streak was snapped Wednesday night by the Homestead Mustangs (24-8) in the CCS semifinals at Santa Clara High School. While they...

Volleyball snaps Gunn’s win streak, clinches share of league title

Becca Raffel ('14) returns the ball.  Raffel had 10 kills on the night.
November 1, 2012

The Palo Alto High School volleyball team swept Gunn on Senior Night.  The Vikings won 25-17, 25-19 and 25-18 to end the Titans' five game win streak and bring the Vikes to a 12-2 league record. Gunn...

Volleyball drops close match to Los Gatos on Senior Night

Volleyball drops close match to Los Gatos on Senior Night
October 30, 2012

After an intense back-and-forth match on Tuesday, the Paly volleyball team was unable to top league rival Los Gatos, losing to the Wildcats in five games. This last regular season home game was the senior...

Volleyball defeats Mountain View in three games

Volleyball defeats Mountain View in three games
October 18, 2012

The Paly (20-4, 9-1) volleyball team continued their near perfect league season as they triumphed over the Mountain View Spartans (12-12, 4-6). Although the Spartans began the set with a slight lead...

Paly volleyball beats Homestead in three sets

PALO ALTO, CA-OCT. 11, 2012: Shelby Knowles ('13) spikes the ball to the Homestead Mustang's territory. The lady vikes won 3-0.
October 12, 2012

The Palo Alto High School volleyball team beat Homestead High School in a very close game in which the Vikings pulled out a three set victory. The Vikes started off the game with a 3-0 lead but Homestead's...

Volleyball withstands late surge from Homestead, wins 3-1

Becca Raffel ('14) completes a kill in the fourth set of the match.
September 20, 2012

The Palo Alto High School girls' volleyball team (2-0, 13-3) beat Homestead (1-1, 7-5) 3-1 in a tough defensive battle on Thursday night.  A breakaway in the fourth set by Paly brought home the third...

Volleyball season preview: team looks to returning players to build with new players

Sophia Bono ('13) and Molly Fogarty ('15) set the ball for teammate Becca Raffel ('14)
September 4, 2012

Expectations are high for this year’s Paly volleyball team, which is coming off six consecutive league titles and back to back state championships.  In addition to the expectations of continued glory,...

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