The Viking Magazine

Boys’ lacrosse just clutches 11-6 win against the Los Altos Eagles

Ami Drez, News Editor

April 17, 2014

The Palo Alto boy's lacrosse team started off strong in the first half and maintained their lead with a final score of 11-6. The Vikings came into the first quarter ready to dominate, with two goals by Wayland Chiu ('14) and Matt Seligson ('16). Los Altos rallied back and put one at the back of the...

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The Stanford Cardinal come into the 2014 NCAA Tournament as a No. 10 seed.

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...

Opening of Viking Stadium highlighted by Vikings 28-7 win over San Benito

Palo Alto High School principal Kim Diorio and head coach Earl Hansen cut the ribbion to the new Viking Stadium during the Friday night football game vs. San Benito. Jim Harbaugh was in attendence for the coin toss before the game. The Vikings deafted the Haybalers 28-7.

Gillian Chryst and Katie Foug

September 14, 2013

Kicking off its season in the newly constructed Viking Stadium, the Palo Alto High School football team defeated San Benito, 28-7. The grand opening was celebrated with ribbon cutting, carrying of the American flag, fireworks and a coin toss by 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh.  The Vikings started the game...

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The official 2013 NCAA bracket will be released March 17 on

Colin Patterson, News Editor

March 11, 2013

It is that time of year again, Paly. The madness is upon us! In a matter of weeks college basketball fans all across America will construct their own "perfect" bracket. We at The Viking have created our very own bracket pool for all Paly students, basketball fans or otherwise, to join and see who ...

Cheer vs. Dance

Paul Bienaimé, Staff Writer

February 20, 2013

A few years ago, a group of students decided to start a dance team in competition with the cheer team. Today, both teams respect each other and even train together. Her is a video to see both teams perform at the Winter Rally along with interviews.

Viking Tries Archery

Niall Patrick, Staff Writer

October 8, 2012

The Viking staff members, Spencer Drazovich, Colin Patterson, and Austin Poore, travel to Palomo Archery in order to try their skills in Archery. Watch and see how Archery went for them, and their thoughts and feelings about the experience.

Viking Tries Wiffleball

Viking Tries Wiffleball

Peter Dennis, Columnist

May 26, 2012

This past Tuesday, The Viking took on The Campanile in a friendly game of wiffle ball. In a thriller, The Campanile barely scraped by. Fueled by their new Editor-in-Chief (or in their peculiar Campy speak, “Theed”) Charlie Dulik (‘13) and his three wind-aided home runs, Campy won 8-5. By virtue...

Team Paige defeats Team Sam 12-4 in annual Viking staff basketball game

Team Paige defeats Team Sam 12-4 in annual Viking staff basketball game

Austin Poore, Staff Writer

September 2, 2011

Team Paige defeated Team Sam in the Viking’s annual staff basketball game Wednesday on the outdoor courts at Palo Alto High School by a score of 12 - 4 Team Paige never trailed en route to its victory, although turnovers were the story early in the game. Both teams struggled to keep possession, ...

Baseball crushes Wilcox to tie SCVAL championship series

Baseball crushes Wilcox to tie SCVAL championship series

Emy Kelty and Alistair Thompson

May 12, 2011

The Palo Alto High School Varsity baseball team (23-9, 13-5) crushed Wilcox (25-5, 13-3) 10-1 to tie the SCVAL championship series up at 1-1 today. The Vikings lost the first game of the three game series 10-8 on Tuesday.  Graham Marchant (’11) pitched a solid 7 innings and was backed up by strong hi...

What’s the Difference?

Sam Greene, Copy-Editor

November 20, 2010

I’ve had enough of this obsession with pastimes like football and baseball. Sure, they’re packed with eventful moments and impressive turning points, but they don’t have the creativity and depth that sport is supposed to embody. I don’t doubt that they’re challenging in their own ways. I know...

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