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Quiz: Choose your athletic pathway and we’ll tell you which Gatorade flavor you are!

May 22, 2019

Click here to take the quiz  This interactive quiz allows one to design their athletic pathway by answering seven questions. Each question represents a different part of an athlete's life,...

Palo Alto Boy’s Soccer Defeats Fremont 2-0

Palo Alto Boy’s Soccer Defeats Fremont 2-0
February 16, 2018

Palo Alto High School Boys’ Soccer defeated Freemont High School 2-0 on Friday in a decisive victory. Paly was able to take an early lead (16th minute) thanks to Leyton Ho (‘19), who skillfully...

Vikings Baseball Drops a Close One to the Los Altos Eagles 1-0

Alec Olmstead ('16) takes a swing in todays matchup against Los Altos High School.
March 30, 2016

Despite a strong defensive effort led by pitcher Justin Hull (‘16), who had six strikeouts and pitched a complete game, the Vikings fell short of the Los Altos Eagles 1-0 in today’s matchup. Both...

Paly kicks off league with a 16-8 win over the Los Gatos Wildcats

Emma Staiger ('18) wins the draw for the vikings in its 16-8 victory over Los Gatos
March 16, 2016

The girls’ lacrosse team kicked off league play with a 16-8 victory over Los Gatos Wednesday night at home. With sharp passing and intense offense the girls The wildcats may have won the opening...

Full Court Stress

Full Court Stress
As finals approach, students struggle to find ways to cope with stress. However, exercise has proven to be one of the best stress release activities.
February 18, 2016

Wake up. Go to school. Study. Sleep. Repeat. As the end of the semester approaches, this seems to be the daily life of many high school students. The overload of school work and stress without the proper...

Risk it for the Biscuit

Exploring the benefits and repercussions of gambling on sports events as a student or professional athlete.
February 18, 2016

In 1921, eight Chicago White Sox major league baseball players were banned for life after the accusation of fixing the 1919 World series. In 2007, referee Tim Donaghy was sentenced to 15 months in jail...

The RUSH

Andy Gibson ('16) participates in ice-climbing
HOW CAN ONE LITTLE HORMONE CHANGE SO MUCH? READ ON TO UNCOVER THE COMPLEXITIES OF ADRENALINE AND WHAT IT CAN DO FOR YOU.
February 18, 2016

You’ve heard awe-inspiring stories of mothers lifting cars to save their trapped children and people cliff jumping into dangerous waters, which sounds absolutely crazy, but it’s all due to a little...

History in the Making

Lauren Koyama ('17) dribbles in last year's game against the Titans.
A preview of tonights Quad Night basketball games against cross-town rivals, the Gunn Titans.
January 8, 2016

Tonight marks a huge night in the Gunn-Paly extensive rivalry: Basketball Quad Night. All four teams (junior varsity boys and girls followed by varsity boys and girls) will compete against each other at...

Tumbling Into Tolerance

Alfredo Gonzalez ('16) and Ella Higashi ('16) pose on the sideline during one of the Paly football games.
Have you noticed the long black pants among the line of green cheer skirts? Well, either way you're invited to delve into the world of breaking barriers and destroying stigmas through a simple act of joining a cheer team. After years of battle, it seems as though the walls have been almost completely torn down.
October 20, 2015

Seven years ago, D.J. Shelton (‘08) was the only male on the Palo Alto High School cheer squad. Seven years ago, Shelton was the victim of daily verbal abuse, from being called a quitter because he no...

The Vikings fell short of the San Benito Haybalers 49-34

Tony Caballero-Santana celebrates Viking touchdown with his teammates.
September 11, 2015

Taking the field after a hyped-up home opener, the Vikings battled against the San benito Haybalers, but were eventually defeated 49-34. After a depressing 33-0 loss in last years matchup, the team showed...

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