The Cult of Jordans

Gillian Chryst and Daniel Douty , Multimedia and Web editor
February 11, 2015
Filed under Pro Sports, Top Stories

If you watch Vine, Youtube or you have a friend who is a sneakerhead, then you have probably been exposed to the craze surrounding Jordans. Recently there has been a huge upward trend in popularity for the Nike brand, Air Jordan. You have probably also heard expressions like “Tiptoeing in my Jordans”... Read more »

Keep your head in the game

Keep your head in the game

Kylie Callan and Bryn Carlson
February 11, 2015
Filed under Baseball, Features, Lacrosse - Boys, Lacrosse - Girls, Top Stories, Volleyball, Water Polo - Boys

One in five high school athletes will sustain a sports concussion during their season. At a school like Paly, where a large part of the student body is involved in athletics, this fact can create a big problem that includes the students, their families, their teachers and the administration. A concussion... Read more »

Redefining brotherhood

Redefining brotherhood

Anna Dukovic and Megan Valencia
February 11, 2015
Filed under Features, Profiles, Top Stories

At Paly, some athletes have older siblings on their sports teams who they can look to for guidance and inspiration. These teammates share a last name and a bond that is unique from the relationships between other members of the team. Although wrestlers James Giaccia (‘15) and Seth Goyal (‘17) are... Read more »

The Viking Tries: FootGolf

The Viking Tries: FootGolf

Maddy Atwater and Michael Pappas
February 11, 2015
Filed under Top Stories, Viking Tries

FORE! People are always looking for an innovative yet fun way to combine their favorite sports, so The Viking decided to try FootGolf. The sport is a mix of soccer and golf, and is played on a regular golf course with a green, a bunker and nine holes. The concept is just like golf: to kick the... Read more »

Boys’ Basketball defeats Gunn on senior night

Boys’ Basketball defeats Gunn on senior night

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer
February 7, 2015
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Featured Athlete, Top Stories, Winter Sports

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... Read more »

Boys’ basketball is victorious over Los Altos 72-61

Boys’ basketball is victorious over Los Altos 72-61

Bryn Carlson, Staff Writer
February 7, 2015
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Boys’ basketball defeated the Los Altos Eagles 72-61. The team dominated the court by scoring a total of 10 three-pointers and maintaining the lead for the entire game. Early in the first quarter, Paly earned the lead following layups by both Justin Hull (‘16) and Oliver Svirsky (‘16). Momentum... Read more »

Girls’ basketball triumphs over Wilcox 64-24

Girls’ basketball triumphs over Wilcox 64-24

Samuel Desré, Staff Writer
February 7, 2015
Filed under Basketball - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

On Friday night, girls’ basketball defeated Los Altos with a final score of 64-24. After tonight's win, the Vikings are 9-0 in the De Anza League and lead the league with an overall record of 19-2. Alexis Harris (‘16) scored the first basket of the night for the Lady Vikes, beginning a favorable... Read more »

Paly girls soccer triumphs over Santa Clara Bruins 9-2

Paly girls soccer triumphs over Santa Clara Bruins 9-2

Meredith Kinnaman, Staff Writer
February 6, 2015
Filed under Soccer - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Palo Alto girls soccer defeated the Santa Clara Bruins 9-2 today at home. The Vikings started off strong in the first half when they kicked off first and started towards their attacking end early in the half. Nika Woodfill (‘16) takes the first shot of the game which is blocked by the Bruins'... Read more »

Boys’ Basketball triumphs over Wilcox winning 71-56.

Boys’ Basketball triumphs over Wilcox winning 71-56.

Paige Bara and Alys Olmstead
January 31, 2015
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Paly boys’ basketball team defeated Wilcox High School 71-66 on Friday night. The game began with Wilcox winning the tip off but Paly was quick to win the ball back. Kevin Mullin (‘15) started off the game strong with two three pointers in a row leading the Vikings to take lead. Alex Dees... Read more »

Girls’ soccer triumphs 2-0 over defending CCS Champions

Girls’ soccer triumphs 2-0 over defending CCS Champions

Bryn Carlson, Staff Writer
January 25, 2015
Filed under Soccer - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

  The girls’ soccer team defeated the Los Gatos Wildcats for the first time in two years Saturday. Possession of the ball alternated between the Vikings and the Wildcats, with neither team clearly dominating for the first several minutes of the game. Not long after the whistle the Vikings,... Read more »