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The Vikings fall 20-19 in a nail-biter against the Wilcox Chargers

The Vikings fall 20-19 in a nail-biter against the Wilcox Chargers

Daniel Douty, Staff Writer

October 4, 2014

The Palo Alto Vikings lost 20-19 to the Wilcox Chargers at Paly on Friday night after mounting a fourth quarter comeback, only to fall short on a potential game winning two-point conversion. Paly was led by very strong performances from star players such as running back Jayshawn Puckett (‘15) and...

Run for the Hill of it

Run for the Hill of it

Daniel Douty and Priscilla Bell

October 3, 2014

Looking up at the prodigious hill at the Dish, many Paly cross country runners dread the daunting slope they will be running up. Legs gradually grow heavier as the team pushes each other to run as hard as they can up the steep incline. However, one runner looks forward to the challenge that lies ahead:...

Vikings conquered by Chieftans 35-7

Vikings conquered by Chieftans 35-7

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer

September 26, 2014

Even with a strong team effort, the Palo Alto High School Vikings suffered a rough loss to the Palma Chieftans with a final score of 35-7 under the Friday night lights of the football stadium. Paly’s lone touchdown came from Jayshawn Puckett (‘15) off of a 23 yard run in the fourth quarter. Justin...

2014 Football Preview: New coach confident in young team’s talent

2014 Football Preview: New coach confident in young team’s talent

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer

September 1, 2014

After a rough loss to the Saint Francis Lancers in the second round of the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs last year, the Palo Alto High School football team remains confident as it looks to win a league title despite the team’s youth and lack of depth. “We are excited, I’m excited. I’m...

Baseball comes up short against Wilcox, losing 7-3

Baseball comes up short against Wilcox, losing 7-3

Maddie Kinnaman and Olivia Scola

March 19, 2014

The Palo Alto Vikings’ baseball team were defeated by the Wilcox Chargers at home on Wednesday, March 19th. The top of the first inning started out with Brian Kannappan pitching for the Vikings. The Chargers started off fast with getting two consecutive runs. They continued their momentum with a triple ...

Brief: Boys’ golf places second in Salinas Invitational

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer

February 24, 2014

The Paly boys' golf team took to the golf course today down in Salinas in its first tournament of the season. The Vikings placed second, shooting 394 behind Serra High School which shot 377. Henry Gordon ('16) and Patrick Fuery ('14) scored the best for the team, both shooting 76. Captain Alex...

Girls’ basketball falls 37-31 on senior night

Girls’ basketball falls 37-31 on senior night

Tori DeStefano and Priscilla Bell

February 21, 2014

Paly girls’ basketball’s senior night ended with a disappointing loss to the Los Gatos Wildcats. Seniors Hope Crockett ('14) and Charlotte Alipate ('14) were honored tonight in their last home game of their final season. The first quarter began with the Wildcats and Vikings battling neck in neck...

Girls’ soccer ties last league game against Los Gatos 2-2

Girls’ soccer ties last league game against Los Gatos 2-2

Sheila Subramanian, Staff Writer

February 15, 2014

The Paly girls’ soccer team tied up its last league game against Los Gatos with a score of 2-2. Despite the numerous scoring opportunities, the Vikings were unable to finish the game off with a win. “We played really well, probably our best game of the season,” Co-captain Megan Tall (‘14) said. “I...

Girls’ basketball crushes Mountain View 44-31

Girls’ basketball crushes Mountain View 44-31

Tori DeStefano

February 15, 2014

On Friday night the Lady Vikes put on an impressive performance against Mountain View, dominating the court and easily claiming the win, 44-31. In the first quarter, Paly started off strong, immediately grabbing the lead with their aggressive shooting and effective defense strategies. Maddy Atwater...

Boys’ basketball manhandles Homestead 63-49

Boys’ basketball manhandles Homestead 63-49

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer

January 31, 2014

The Paly boys' basketball team claims victory over Homestead Mustangs Wednesday night advancing them to a 4-2 record in league and 9-8 record overall. "I think it was a good win," captain Noah Phillips ('14) said. "I thought we finished pretty strong." Homestead scored an early three-pointer, but...

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