Dynamic Duos

Dynamic Duos

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer
April 16, 2014
Filed under Features, Soccer - Girls, Swimming - Boys, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories, Track & Field

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... Read more »

News brief: Swimmer Andrew Liang (’14) commits to the Cardinal

News brief: Swimmer Andrew Liang (’14) commits to the Cardinal

Sheila Subramanian, Staff Writer
October 1, 2013
Filed under College Sports, Featured Athlete, Swimming - Boys, Top Stories

On October 1st, Palo Alto High School swimmer and Olympic trialist Andrew Liang (‘14) announced his intentions to stay in Palo Alto after verbally committing to Stanford University. Also considering offers from Harvard and Princeton, Liang decided the Cardinal was the best fit for him. ... Read more »

Diving deep

Diving deep

Jordan Gans and Hilda Huang
April 26, 2013
Filed under Features, Profiles, Swimming - Boys, Top Stories

Few sports have a lower performance to training time ratio than does diving - an Olympic repertoire typically lasts no more than a minute or two, a high school six-dive lasts no more than 30 seconds. That hasn’t deterred freshmen divers Reed Merritt and Mimi Lin... Read more »

2012 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials Wrap-up

2012 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials Wrap-up

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
July 1, 2012
Filed under Pro Sports, Spring Sports, Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories

For some, it's only 200 meters from across the pond. Caitlin Leverenz and Ariana Kukors (the World and American Record holder) got all of the headlines when they took their berths to the 2012 London Olympics with first and second place finishes (2:10.22; 2:11.30) in the women’s 200-meter IM finals... Read more »

Liveblog: 2012 US London Olympic Swim Trials

Liveblog: 2012 US London Olympic Swim Trials

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
June 25, 2012
Filed under Pro Sports, Spring Sports, Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories

Keep checking back for new updates as the 2012 US London Olympic Swim Trials runs from June 25 to July 2. June 30: 12:00 p.m.: Andrew Liang ('14) swam a time of 55.35 seconds in the 100-meter fly, finishing 92nd. He did not qualify for the semi-finals. June 29: 1:30... Read more »

The Viking catches up with Sanborn at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials

The Viking catches up with Sanborn at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
June 24, 2012
Filed under Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories

Byron Sanborn ('12) just finished swimming his 200-meter breaststroke race, finishing in 87th place, and here's what he had to say about his performance today. "I swam my 200-meter breaststroke today and it went fairly well. At a meet where the minority of about 30% actually gets [personal] best... Read more »

2012 London Olympics preview

2012 London Olympics preview

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
June 22, 2012
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Basketball - Girls, Features, Gymnastics, Pro Sports, Spring Sports, Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories, Track & Field, Volleyball, Winter Sports

The Viking will provide online, Twitter and Facebook updates on Paly's Olympic hopefuls and Olympians beginning Monday, June 25 at the 2012 USA Swimming and Diving Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebr. until the Aug. 12 closing ceremonies at the 2012 London Olympics.  When the countdown clock... Read more »

Boys’ Swimming takes second; Girls’ Swimming takes third at 2012 CCS meet

Boys’ Swimming takes second; Girls’ Swimming takes third at 2012 CCS meet

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
May 12, 2012
Filed under Spring Sports, Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories

After two long days of competition, boys' swimming and diving took second and girls' swimming and diving took third in the 2012 Central Coast Section Championships at Santa Clara Swim Center. Bellarmine won the boys' competition with 389.5 points over Paly's 218, extending their CCS win streak to... Read more »

Swimming and diving sweep SCVAL championships; marks tenth consecutive girls’ title

Swimming and diving sweep SCVAL championships; marks tenth consecutive girls’ title

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
May 5, 2012
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Spring Sports, Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories

The Paly swimming and diving teams swept all four varsity divisions of boys' and girls' swimming and diving, at the 2012 Santa Clara Valley Athletic League Championships (SCVALs) yesterday for the first time since 2005. This also marked the tenth consecutive SCVAL Championship win for the girls' team... Read more »

Brief: Girls’ swimming and diving wins tenth consecutive League Championship; Boys win too

Brief: Girls’ swimming and diving wins tenth consecutive League Championship; Boys win too

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
May 4, 2012
Filed under Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls

Head coach Danny Dye's ritual dunking into the Lynbrook pool marked the Lady Vikes' tenth consecutive league win at the League Championships and the boys' seventh win in Dye's eight years with Paly. The Vikings swept all four divisions, girls' and boys' swimming and girls' and boys' diving, for a record-breaking... Read more »