The Viking Magazine : Audrey DeBruine

Brief: girls’ basketball falls 51-41 to North Salinas in CCS semifinals

Audrey DeBruine, Features editor
March 5, 2014
Filed under Basketball - Girls, Uncategorized, Winter Sports

In the CCS girls' basketball  semifinals Wednesday night, the three-seed Palo Alto Vikings fell 51-41 to the two-seed North Salinas Vikings to end their season. Paly struck first in the game on a three-pointer by Lauren Koyama ('17), and another by lone upperclassman Hope Crockett ('14) quickly put... Read More »

The end of the rainbow

The end of the rainbow

Audrey DeBruine and Rowan McEvoy
February 12, 2014
Filed under Features, Top Stories

One hundred years is a long time. It is greater than the average life expectancy anywhere in the world. A century ago, World War I broke out, Oreo cookies were invented and the Titanic was on the ocean floor. Putting the past century of humanity into perspective allows us to see just... Read More »

Water polo dominates Pioneer 16-7, coasts to first-round CCS victory

Water polo dominates Pioneer 16-7, coasts to first-round CCS victory

Audrey DeBruine, Features Editor
November 13, 2013
Filed under Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

In their first-round Central Coast Section (CCS) championship match Tuesday night, the twelfth-seed Palo Alto boys’ water polo team handily defeated the Pioneer Mustangs 16-7. The Vikings will meet Gunn this Saturday for the quarterfinals of the tournament. Captain Ethan... Read More »

Brief: Girls’ water polo falls to Los Altos 8-4

Audrey DeBruine, Features Editor
October 8, 2013
Filed under Water Polo - Girls

The Palo Alto girls’ water polo team came up short against the Los Altos Eagles 8-4 Tuesday night at Nort Thorton Memorial Pool. Strong play from both goaltenders kept the game scoreless through the first quarter. The Vikings got on the scoreboard first with a goal from... Read More »

Brief: In season opener, Paly trumps Castilleja in straight sets

Audrey DeBruine, Features Editor
September 5, 2013
Filed under Volleyball

In its first match of the season, the Paly volleyball team (1-0-0) prevailed over non-league opponent Castilleja High School (0-1-0) in straight sets (25-21, 26-24, 24-14) at home Thursday night. Though the first two sets remained neck-and-neck, the Vikings were able to... Read More »

Paly baseball falls to St. Francis in CCS semifinals

Paly baseball falls to St. Francis in CCS semifinals

Audrey DeBruine, Features Editor
May 25, 2013
Filed under Baseball, Top Stories

For this year’s Paly baseball team, which had a full set of new starters, reaching the Central Coast Section (CCS) semifinals was an achievement that went above and beyond expectations that had been set for this season. “We weren’t supposed to win a league title,”... Read More »

Girls’ lacrosse loses early lead, drops league championship in triple overtime

Girls’ lacrosse loses early lead, drops league championship in triple overtime

Audrey DeBruine, Features Editor
May 12, 2013
Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Top Stories

In sudden death triple overtime, the Paly girls’ lacrosse team dropped a heartbreaker to the St. Francis Lancers in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) championship Saturday at Burlingame High School. The Vikings led the game 9-3 at halftime before the Lancers responded in the... Read More »

The Sonny side

The Sonny side

Audrey DeBruine
April 26, 2013
Filed under Features, Golf, Profiles, Top Stories

Over 200. That is how many golf balls Paly golf captain Grant Raffel (‘13) estimates that he has in his bedroom at home. One-hundred six of them are displayed on the walls, one from every course he has ever played including favorites California Golf Club and Eagle Bend. Fifteen are labeled with... Read More »

Brief: In close match, Paly golf squeaks by Gunn 196-201

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer
March 25, 2013
Filed under Golf

The Paly golf team extended its undefeated record to 8-0 with a narrow win over the Gunn High School Titans at the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course this afternoon. John Knowles (‘15) shot the low round for Paly with a 38. Grant Raffel (‘13), Alex Hwang (‘15), Sam Niethammer (‘14)... Read More »

Cut short

Cut short

Audrey DeBruine and Nora Rosati
March 21, 2013
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Features, Lacrosse - Girls, Soccer - Girls

“Helpless” and “frustrated.” That is how varsity soccer and lacrosse player Nina Kelty (‘13) was left feeling after her two most recent high school sports seasons. Both were lost to violations of California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) rules when Paly... Read More »

Girls’ lacrosse remains undefeated with win over Gunn

Girls’ lacrosse remains undefeated with win over Gunn

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer
March 20, 2013
Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Top Stories

In their seventh straight win, the Paly girls’ lacrosse team trounced the Gunn High School Titans 15-8 at home on a rainy Tuesday night. The team is now 7-0 overall (5-0 in league). Though the Vikings pulled out a convincing victory against their crosstown rival to remain... Read More »

Brief: Paly basketball routed in first-round CCS loss

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer
February 22, 2013
Filed under Basketball - Boys

In the first round of the Central Coast Section (CCS) Open Division championship, the boys’ basketball team was defeated by Archbishop Riordan High School, 58-47. Missed opportunities and an injury to starting center Keller Chryst (‘14) culminated in a tough loss for the Vikings. “We had... Read More »

Girls’ soccer season ends with CCS rules violation, four forfeitures

Girls’ soccer season ends with CCS rules violation, four forfeitures

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer
February 22, 2013
Filed under Soccer - Girls, Top Stories

The Paly girls’ soccer team received the decision Thursday afternoon that it would be disqualified from Central Coast Section (CCS) play for a rules violation and must forfeit its past four victories, including a 5-0 first round CCS playoff victory over San Benito on Wednesday. Defender... Read More »

The Viking tries roller disco

The Viking tries roller disco

Pippa Raffel and Audrey DeBruine
February 22, 2013
Filed under Columns, Top Stories, Viking Tries

As flu season rolls around, Paly students have been falling ill left and right. Recently, five members of The Viking caught a different bug: Saturday Night Fever. There was only one possible cure: hit the roller disco. Our staff, clad in bell bottoms and fur, piled into a time machine and took a trip... Read More »

‘E.J. Who?’

‘E.J. Who?’

Julia Saul and Audrey DeBruine
February 22, 2013
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

On Feb. 25, 2012, almost exactly one year ago, the Paly boys’ basketball team lost a heartbreaker in overtime to the St. Francis High School Lancers in the semifinals of the Central Coast Section (CCS) Division II championship tournament. This was the last game Israel Hakim (‘12), the team’s... Read More »

E.J. who?

E.J. who?

Audrey DeBruine and Julia Saul
February 11, 2013
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Features

On Feb. 25, 2012, almost exactly one year ago, the Paly boys’ basketball team lost a heartbreaker in overtime to the St. Francis High School Lancers in the semifinals of the Central Coast Section (CCS) Division II championship tournament. This was the last game Israel Hakim (‘12), the team’s... Read More »

Vikings overcome slow start, clip Spartans 41-30

Vikings overcome slow start, clip Spartans 41-30

Audrey DeBruine and Pippa Raffel
January 26, 2013
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories

In the fourth and final game of Friday night’s "Quad Night," the Paly boys’ basketball team (17-1, 7-0) upended the Mountain View Spartans (10-8, 4-4) 41-30 thanks to strong defensive play and 19 points from Aubrey Dawkins (‘13). The Vikings started out slowly, trailing the Spartans deep into... Read More »

Brief: Injuries, subpar performances plague Vikings at Jim Root Invitational

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer
January 14, 2013
Filed under Winter Sports, Wrestling

The Paly boys’ wrestling team suited up Saturday for the Jim Root Invitational at Prospect High School. That is, the three wrestlers who are presently healthy did. “The team was pretty light in attendance this weekend, a lot of injuries,” team captain Gary Hohbach (‘13) said. “Therefore... Read More »

Dawkins, defense carry Vikings past Saratoga

Dawkins, defense carry Vikings past Saratoga

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer
January 8, 2013
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories

The Paly boys’ basketball team got the best of the Saratoga High School Falcons 57-47 Tuesday at home. Despite low attendance, the Vikings were able to maintain intensity and lead the Falcons throughout the game. Paly's Aubrey Dawkins (‘13) led all scorers with 27 points. Paly head coach Adam... Read More »

In sync

In sync

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer
December 15, 2012
Filed under Featured Athlete, Profiles, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Swimming. Gymnastics. Dancing. Synchronized swimming blends all three of these mediums into a sport that is both physically demanding and beautiful to behold. Paly is home to one elite synchronized swimmer with Olympic aspirations. She stands 4 feet 10 inches tall, with a... Read More »

Wrestling preview

Wrestling preview

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer
November 28, 2012
Filed under Top Stories, Wrestling

The Paly wrestling team is coming off a successful 2011-2012 campaign which culminated with a fourth place finish at the Central Coast Section (CCS) Championship tournament. They will look to to rebuild following the graduation of a talented class of wrestlers. The 2012-2013 team returns two individual... Read More »

Boys’ water polo defeats Los Gatos 14-6 in first round of CCS

Boys’ water polo defeats Los Gatos 14-6 in first round of CCS

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer
November 7, 2012
Filed under Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

On a chilly November evening under the home lights at Nort Thorton Memorial Pool, the Paly boys’ water polo team dominated Los Gatos High School 14-6  in the first round of the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoff tournament. The eighth-seeded Vikings knocked the ninth-seeded Wildcats out of the playoffs... Read More »

Paly Boys’ Cross Country at Leagues

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer
November 2, 2012
Filed under Videos

The Paly boys' cross-country competed in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) El Camino on Oct. 30. The boys placed 6th overall. Nate Cook ('15) qualified to compete in the CCS final on Nov. 11.

Brief: boys’ cross-country places third, first, fifth, and first at Crystal Springs League Preview Meet

Brief: boys’ cross-country places third, first, fifth, and first at Crystal Springs League Preview Meet

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer
October 11, 2012
Filed under Cross-Country - Boys, Fall Sports

Boys’ cross-country competed in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) Preview Meet Tuesday, with Nate Cook ('15) anchoring Paly's fastest time for the 2.95 mile course (17:12.6) at 23rd overall and sixth in the sophomore race. The races were run by class, with the freshmen placing third, the... Read More »

The big three

The big three

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer
October 10, 2012
Filed under Features, Profiles, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

It is not a difficult task to determine when it is game day for the boys’ varsity water polo team. Matching sun hats can be seen dispersed around the quad with sun-bleached hair peeking out under the brims and green polos donned by all the players. The unified front the team exhibits can be attributed... Read More »

Brief: boys’ cross-country places fourth at Artichoke Invitational

Brief: boys’ cross-country places fourth at Artichoke Invitational

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer
October 7, 2012
Filed under Cross-Country - Boys

The Paly boys’ cross-country team placed fourth out of 15 teams at Saturday’s Artichoke Invitational at Half Moon Bay High School. The team’s top three scorers, Samuel Mignot (‘14), Ben Hawthorne (‘13) and Nate Cook (‘15) finished within four seconds of each other, garnering them the 17th,... Read More »

Boys’ cross-country places 21st at Stanford Invitational

Boys’ cross-country places 21st at Stanford Invitational

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer
September 30, 2012
Filed under Cross-Country - Boys, Top Stories

The Paly boys’ cross-country team placed 21st out of 35 teams at the Stanford Invitational this Saturday. This five kilometer race is held annually at the Stanford golf course. Nate Cook (‘15) finished first for Paly and 73rd overall in a race with over 200 participants. Cook ran the course with... Read More »

Boys’ cross-country places first at Gunn High School alumni meet

Boys’ cross-country places first at Gunn High School alumni meet

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer
August 30, 2012
Filed under Cross-Country - Boys, Top Stories

The Paly boys’ cross-country team placed first out of four teams at the annual Gunn High School alumni meet this Thursday. Ben Hawthorne (‘13) placed first for Paly and third overall with a time of 11:49 minutes. Close behind him were Justin Zhang (‘13) in fourth place overall with a time of... Read More »