The Viking Magazine : Hilda Huang (Business Manager)

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 »

Swimming and Diving begin season with a strength marred by technical difficulties

Swimming and Diving begin season with a strength marred by technical difficulties

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
February 28, 2013
Filed under Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Even the most experienced swimmers and teams have trouble with their equipment. Goggles seemed to be the main offender for the swimmers today, performing acrobatic off-the-head events in seven independent Paly incidents during the last hour of competition. But for head coach Danny Dye, his swimmers'... Read More »

Boys’ soccer opens season with 2-game win streak

Boys’ soccer opens season with 2-game win streak

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
December 3, 2012
Filed under Soccer - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Boys' soccer opened its season on a good note, with a 3-2 win against Los Gatos in the first home game of the season. Today's three goals along with the one in Saturday's game against Oak Grove adds up to the same four goals scored all last season, setting the tone for an improved offense this season.... Read More »

Brief: Girls’ tennis ends short CCS run with 11-7 loss

Brief: Girls’ tennis ends short CCS run with 11-7 loss

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
November 7, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories

The Paly varsity girls' tennis team ended its first Central Coast Championship (CCS) tournament run in three years after losing to Saratoga 11-7 in the second round of competition. After missing the match against Stephenson High School (Paly won, 16-2) yesterday due to illness, Felicia Wang ('13)... Read More »

Brief: Girls’ tennis makes second round of CCS

Brief: Girls’ tennis makes second round of CCS

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
November 7, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories

Palo Alto Girls' Tennis qualified yesterday for the second round in the Central Coast Section Championship Tournament after beating Stephenson High School 14-2. Today, they play league rival Saratoga to determine who will advance to Friday's match. After failing to qualify for the CCS Tournament last... Read More »

Girls’ tennis takes home 5-2 win in second-to-last league match

Girls’ tennis takes home 5-2 win in second-to-last league match

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
October 24, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories

The Paly girls' tennis team approached the end of its season with a strong 5-2 victory over league opponent Leland. Paly rescheduled the match, which was originally scheduled for Yom Kippur, only to have rain put it at risk again this morning. Thankfully, though, the sun shone wide on Paly Spirit Week's... Read More »

Brief: Girls’ tennis falls one tiebreaker short of Monta Vista

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
October 2, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports, Tennis - Girls

The Paly girls' tennis team finished up an extremely close match against strong league competitor Monta Vista with a heartbreaking 4-3 loss after falling to unforced errors in a third set, 7-2 tiebreaker in the No. 3 doubles match. According to the Mercury News, the Monta Vista Matadors have been Central... Read More »

Girls’ tennis falls 4-3 to Los Altos

Girls’ tennis falls 4-3 to Los Altos

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
September 20, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories

Paly's girls' varsity tennis team (1-2) absorbed a 4-3 loss in a tight, long and tiring match against Los Altos (1-3), despite having beaten the Eagles last season. The outcome of the match came down to the final two doubles matches. The Vikings' head coach, Andy Harader, has been working with the flexibility... Read More »

Brief: Lee and Dewees win no. 3 doubles consolation at Santa Catalina Tournament

Brief: Lee and Dewees win no. 3 doubles consolation at Santa Catalina Tournament

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
September 15, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories

Varsity girls' tennis had a strong showing at the 2012 Santa Catalina Tournament near Monterey, Calif. despite not having its no.1 and 2 singles players, Aashli Budhiraja ('14) and Felicia Wang ('14). No. 3 singles player Sammy Solomon ('13) instead took up the no. 1 single spot in the tournament,... Read More »

Girls’ tennis: Same team, same coach but a new season

Girls’ tennis: Same team, same coach but a new season

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
September 6, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories

Unlike some of Paly's other fall athletic teams, varsity girls' tennis has the luxury of a very close-knit team and experienced coach. Head coach Andy Harader has returned for another year with the team, which is essentially still comprised of the same players from last year. The one open spot on... Read More »

Olympian Lily Zhang named 2012 Junior and Women’s North American Champion

Olympian Lily Zhang named 2012 Junior and Women’s North American Champion

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
September 4, 2012
Filed under Top Stories

Though her first Olympic appearance didn't go quite as planned, 2012 Olympian Lily Zhang ('14) is now the North American Junior and Women's Champion. She beat Shirley Fu (11-8, 11-8, 9-11, 10-12, 11-7, 11-9) of Canada to win her third consecutive Junior Championship title, and won over her Olympic Teammate... Read More »

Paly’s gem Lily Zhang finally home

Paly’s gem Lily Zhang finally home

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
August 6, 2012
Filed under Top Stories

It's pretty cool to be able to say that you saw your friend on the telly, especially when NBC caught her in a striking smile, waving to the cameras while walking in the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics. Though Viking Lily Zhang's ('14) first Olympic experience didn't go quite the way she... Read More »

Zhang falls in first round of Olympic tournament

Zhang falls in first round of Olympic tournament

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
July 28, 2012
Filed under Top Stories

Lily Zhang's ('14) Olympic table tennis run ended quickly with a first round loss to Croatia's Cornelia Vaida in the first round of the tournament. The youngest table tennis competitor in London, Zhang lost 4-0, with set scores of  11-6, 11-8, 11-7, 11-5. Teammate Ariel Hsing won a quick and decisive... Read More »

Viking Lily Zhang gets ready to compete in the 2012 London Olympics

Viking Lily Zhang gets ready to compete in the 2012 London Olympics

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
July 24, 2012
Filed under Pro Sports, Top Stories

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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 »

Brief: Floreal takes two top-four finishes in track CIF Finals; 4×100 team finishes seventh

Brief: Floreal takes two top-four finishes in track CIF Finals; 4×100 team finishes seventh

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
June 2, 2012
Filed under Top Stories, Track & Field, Uncategorized

Paly closed out its historic season at the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Track and Field State Championships today with two top-four finishes in the individual sprinting events. E.J. Floreal ('13) took fourth in the boys' 100-meter dash today in the sub-100 degrees Fahrenheit heat with... Read More »

Liveblog: 2012 CIF States Track and Field

Liveblog: 2012 CIF States Track and Field

Hilda Huang, Staff writer
June 1, 2012
Filed under Spring Sports, Top Stories, Track & Field

Note: The most updated information will be listed at the top of the page. You can also see the unabridged results at the RecordTiming results page. Finals 9:01 p.m.: Sarah Baxter... Read More »

Brief: 10 track athletes advance to CCS finals

Brief: 10 track athletes advance to CCS finals

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
May 19, 2012
Filed under Spring Sports, Top Stories, Track & Field

Paly has qualified 10 athletes for the Central Coast Section (CCS) Championship finals at today's CCS semifinal meet in Gilroy. In the running disciplines, the winner of each heat advances, as well as those with the next four fastest times. In the field events, the top eight scores qualify for the finals. E.J.... Read More »

Brief: Sarah Miller represents Paly Gymnastics at 2012 CCS

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
May 18, 2012
Filed under Gymnastics, Spring Sports

Sarah Miller ('12) was the lone Paly gymnast to qualify and compete in the Central Coast Section championships yesterday, placing 30th out 71 athletes with an all-around score of 33.250. First place went to Kelsey Celaya of St. Francis, who scored a 38.025. The team's other varsity gymnast, Sophie... 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 »

League Diving Update

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
May 2, 2012
Filed under Spring Sports, Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls

Paly divers showed a dominating performance at the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League Championships yesterday, sweeping first, second and third in the girls' division and first in the boys'. Captain Emma Miller ('12) won the girls competition with a career high of 390.05, Serena Yee ('13) placed second... Read More »

Swimming snags win over Monta Vista

Swimming snags win over Monta Vista

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
April 26, 2012
Filed under Spring Sports, Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories

Both boys' and girls' swimming recaptured their season momentum beating Monta Vista 90-79 and 123-63, respectively. After a disappointing loss to cross-town rival Gunn last week that ended their season-long winning streak, the girls got right back on track, securing their last win with the largest... Read More »

JV Gymnastics takes its first win at Los Altos (Brief)

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
April 24, 2012
Filed under Gymnastics, Spring Sports

JV gymnastics celebrates its first ever team win over Gunn, West, Los Altos and Mountain View at its meet Monday, Apr. 23 at Los Altos. Varsity gymnast Sarah Miller ('12) also placed second on vault, scoring a 9.25, losing 0.05 points off of the 9.3 start value, and finishing 0.0.5 points behind the... Read More »

Diving qualifies two more for CCS

Diving qualifies two more for CCS

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
April 20, 2012
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Spring Sports, Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories

Varsity girls' diving qualified two more girls, Serena Yee ('13) and Phoebe So ('14), for the Central Coast Section Championships today at the Palo Alto-hosted Section Challenge 11-dive varsity meet. [caption id="attachment_13810" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Serena Yee ('13) hits the... Read More »

Gymnastics starts out with a one-girl show in SF (Brief)

Gymnastics starts out with a one-girl show in SF (Brief)

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
April 18, 2012
Filed under Gymnastics, Spring Sports, Top Stories

In their first meet of their third season, Paly gymnastics was only able to send out one competitor, Sarah Miller ('12), onto the floor competing at the varsity level. Sophie Jorasch ('12), the team's other varsity girl, did not participate due to a sprained ankle sustained during practice. Miller... Read More »

Girls’ swimming loses, snapping winning streak; Boys’ swimming beats Gunn

Girls’ swimming loses, snapping winning streak; Boys’ swimming beats Gunn

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
April 18, 2012
Filed under Spring Sports, Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories

Paly girls' swimming and diving fell to cross-town rival Gunn, falling short of Gunn's 97 points with 89 and ending a season-long winning streak. Boys' swimming and diving won their side though with 108 points. In diving, Alex Francis ('13) scored 224.5 winning the boys' division, while Serena Yee... Read More »

Gymnastics prepares for competition, starting season in San Francisco

Gymnastics prepares for competition, starting season in San Francisco

Hilda Huang, Copy Editor
April 4, 2012
Filed under Gymnastics, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Update Apr. 5, 2012: Paly has canceled the meet next Tuesday at Lowell High School, due to insufficient equipment at Lowell  and the delayed arrivals of team leotards. Paly's first meet will now be at Gymtowne on Wednesday, Apr. 18. With only one week left until their first meet, Paly's... Read More »

Swimming holds on to winning streak by beating Los Gatos

Swimming holds on to winning streak by beating Los Gatos

Hilda Huang, Copy Editor
March 30, 2012
Filed under Spring Sports, Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories

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Dance and Cheer take home gold and silver at the 2012 Jamz Nationals

Dance and Cheer take home gold and silver at the 2012 Jamz Nationals

Hilda Huang, Copy Editor
March 6, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

[caption id="attachment_12657" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The Lady Vikes show off a pyramid formation in Las Vegas. Though their routine didn't include pyramids, the girls still demonstrated their acrobatic capacities with a long string of basket tosses and tumbling passes. Photo used... Read More »

CrossFit

CrossFit

Hilda Huang, Copy Editor
February 29, 2012
Filed under Features, Pro Sports

photography by Scotty Bara Only in the 21st century do fingers get more exercise on computer keyboards than does the rest of the body “hunting” for food at the supermarket. Nike runs the slogan “If you have a body, you are an athlete,” but clearly, fitness programs for athletes... Read More »

Swimming defeats Menlo 126.5-46.5

Swimming defeats Menlo 126.5-46.5

Hilda Huang, Copy Editor
February 28, 2012
Filed under Spring Sports, Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories

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Boys’ soccer loses to Mountain View 2-0

Boys’ soccer loses to Mountain View 2-0

Hilda Huang, Copy Editor
January 28, 2012
Filed under Soccer - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

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Boys’ soccer loses to Gunn 2-0

Boys’ soccer loses to Gunn 2-0

Hilda Huang, Copy Editor
January 11, 2012
Filed under Soccer - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

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Finding the Zone

Finding the Zone

Hilda Huang, Copy Editor
December 16, 2011
Filed under Features, Pro Sports

What is it about that magical state of flow, more commonly known as 'the zone', that makes it so attractive to athletes? Remember when we all wanted to feel like Superman or Mr. Incredible and have the world dance to every twitch of our fingertips? I can’t speak for everyone, but from my... Read More »

Brief: Girls’ tennis ends season with loss in CCS

Brief: Girls’ tennis ends season with loss in CCS

Hilda Huang, Copy Editor
November 21, 2011
Filed under Fall Sports, Tennis - Girls

The Palo Alto girls’ tennis team ended its 2011 season with a loss from its two lone Central Coast Section (CCS) qualifiers, No. 1 single Aashli Budhiraja ('14) and No. 2 single Felicia Wang ('14). This year, Budhiraja and Wang played as partners on a doubles team in CCS, contrary to their singles... Read More »

Running After Dark

Running After Dark

Hilda Huang, Staff Writer
November 17, 2011
Filed under Features, Pro Sports, Top Stories

 It’s Saturday. “The race starts at about five in the morning,” ultra-marathon runner Stan Jensen said of his 1999 experience running the Leadville 100-mile ultramarathon. “There are around 600 people.” He put on snug socks, laced up his shoes, and pinned on... Read More »

Girls’ Tennis loses to Los Altos 3-4

Girls’ Tennis loses to Los Altos 3-4

Hilda Huang, Staff Writer
October 20, 2011
Filed under Fall Sports, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories

Set to tall shadows and dissonant chords, the Palo Alto High School girls' tennis team lost in a close match to Los Altos 3-4. No. 1 single Aashli Budhiraja ('14) defaulted mid-second set due to a leg injury that caused her to lose her last seven games straight. ... Read More »

Girls’ tennis falls to Saratoga 1-6

Girls’ tennis falls to Saratoga 1-6

Hilda Huang, Staff Writer
September 15, 2011
Filed under Fall Sports, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School varsity girls’ tennis team lost to Saratoga 1-6 today, falling to consistent baseline playing. The Lady Vikes are rebounding from a tough week, according to head coach Andy Harader. They played Monta Vista and Saratoga, two of the league’s strongest teams, early in the... Read More »

Girls’ tennis finished first day of the Paly Invitational Tournament

Girls’ tennis finished first day of the Paly Invitational Tournament

Hilda Huang, Staff Writer
September 10, 2011
Filed under Fall Sports, Tennis - Girls

The Palo Alto High School Tennis Invitational continues today with even more matches against Aragon, Gunn and Lynbrook. The Lady Vikes started out strong yesterday, despite some lost singles and doubles matches. Head coach Andy Harader said that the team's greatest achievement yesterday was accumulating... Read More »

Gymnastics team leaps into its third year with high hopes

Hilda Huang, Staff Writer
September 7, 2011
Filed under Gymnastics

Sept. 17 is National Gymnastics Day, but Palo Alto High School’s gymnasts won’t be stepping on the floor just yet. This year, co-captains Sophie Jorasch (’12) and Sarah Miller (’12) will lead the Paly’s girls gymnastics team into its third season in the spring of 2012. After a successful... Read More »