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Female Underclassman of the Year: Sophie Frick

Female Underclassman of the Year: Sophie Frick

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor

May 29, 2015

  Sophie Frick (‘18) stepped foot on the Palo Alto High School campus with a pre-determined expectation to be a talented athlete. With two older siblings, Andrew Frick (‘14) who played football, lacrosse and wrestling then went on to play football in college, and Madeline Frick (‘17) who...

High School Baseball: As Seen From the Bench

Michael Pappas, Staff Writer

May 6, 2015

High school is a time where people look for themselves and find what they really enjoy doing. I knew going in to Paly that I loved baseball. I have played with the baseball team for all four years at Paly. Baseball is a sport that requires focus and long term endurance, as well as short quick movements...

What’s Up With Powder Puff?

What’s Up With Powder Puff?

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor

April 25, 2015

There are a few things Palo Alto Senior High School students look forward to throughout the year: spirit week, winter break, prom, powder puff and graduation. For the student body of the 2014-2015 school year, there is now one less event to look forward to. Yes, that’s right Paly, say goodbye to Powder...

Boys’ basketball season ends in disappointing 2nd round CCS loss to Santa Teresa

Boys’ basketball season ends in disappointing 2nd round CCS loss to Santa Teresa

Maddy Atwater and Isaac Kasevich

February 26, 2015

The Palo Alto Varsity boy’s basketball team’s season ended Thursday night after a 69-60 loss to Santa Teresa High School (San Jose, Calif.) in the 2nd round of the Central Coast Section Division 1 playoffs. Santa Teresa dominated the game from the start, thanks in large part to exceptional deep-ball...

Boys’ Basketball defeats Gunn on senior night

Boys’ Basketball defeats Gunn on senior night

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer

February 7, 2015

Boys’ basketball protected their own court in their senior night game against cross town rival Gunn High School with a 17 point win 71-54. The graduating seniors, Corey Bicknell (‘15), Alex Dees (‘15), Kevin Mullin (‘15) and Jonny Rojahn (‘15) stepped up despite the contest not being a league...

The Viking’s fall to the Milpitas Trojans 47-7 on Senior Night

The Viking’s fall to the Milpitas Trojans 47-7 on Senior Night

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer

November 9, 2014

Playing with all odds against them, the Palo Alto Vikings received a brutal beating on Senior Night this Friday to the reigning Central Coast Section (CCS) Division one Champions, the Milpitas Trojans, with a final score of 47-7. The Viking’s single touchdown was caught by Riley Schoeben (‘16)...

Dynamic Duos

Dynamic Duos

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer

April 16, 2014

When looking at a Paly roster, sometimes it catches the eye that two players have the same last name, and it turns out that they are siblings on the same varsity team. These two brothers or sisters have something special between them because they are on the same Paly team. Famous sibling athletes...

Join the second-ever Viking Bracket Challenge!

Join the second-ever Viking Bracket Challenge!

Josh Stern, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2014

The madness is upon us! In a matter of weeks college basketball fans all across the United States will watch college basketball intently, with hopes that their “perfectly” constructed bracket will beat the overwhelming odds. The Viking has created a bracket pool for all Palo Alto High School s...

Girls’ basketball breezes by Wesley College 68-31

Girls’ basketball breezes by Wesley College 68-31

Tori DeStefano, Staff Writer

December 10, 2013

The Palo Alto High School Girls’ basketball team dominated Wesley College 68-31 in Vikings territory on Tuesday evening. The Vikings’ strong offensive side contributed to the constant lead they maintained throughout the game. In the first quarter, the Lady Vikes immediately grabbed a lead of seven...

Girls’ tennis preview: Same team, new enthusiasm

Girls’ tennis preview: Same team, new enthusiasm

Megan Valencia, Staff Writer

September 5, 2013

Unlike many of the other fall sports, girls' tennis has always been an individual sport. However, this year the new Paly varsity girls’ tennis players look to play effectively together, rostering a number of critical veteran and new players. “We do have some new players, but we are still really...

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