After graduating four starting seniors and losing star player E.J. Floreal (Laurence Dunbar ‘13) from the 2011-2012 season, the Paly boys’ basketball team came into 2013 with big positions to fill. Floreal averaged 11.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game, and, with the seniors, led the team... Read more »
Paly's annual Powder Puff tournament resulted in a 1-0 Junior class win over the Freshmen in the championship round. The game remained scoreless until sudden death. Julia Saul ('14) ran the ball for an unresponded touchdown to win the 2013 Powder Puff Championship.
On Senior Night at Palo Alto High School, the girls’ lacrosse team breezed by the Leland Chargers, ending one of the seniors’ last home games with a winning score of 20-3. The team started the game off quickly by scoring three unresponded goals within the first few minutes of the half. After a few... Read more »
Imagine playing baseball with no field or water polo with no pool. For the Paly track and field team’s jumpers, this inconvenience became a reality this year. When construction on the new bleachers around the football field hit a snag, Paly’s new jumping pits were not completed in time for the spring... Read more »
Palo Alto High School girls’ lacrosse team defeated the Sequoia High School Ravens 18-1 under the Paly lights. After a tough 19-10 loss to St. Ignatius on Wednesday night, the Lady Vikes redeemed themselves tonight. Charlotte Biffar ('13) opened the game with an immediate goal. The Lady Vikes then... Read more »
On Tuesday night, girls' lacrosse dominated Pioneer High School at Paly’s home field. Their strong defense only allowed three goals from Pioneer, resulting in a end score of 16-3. Anna Dairaghi (‘13), Kristen Destefano (‘14), Ami Drez (‘14), and Julia Farino (‘13) each put numbers on the board... Read more »
Paly softball faced Homestead High School on Tuesday afternoon at home for their seventh game of the season, falling 6-2. In the first inning, the Vikings left Homestead’s lineup swinging the bat and making contact, reeling in three runs to start off the game. The Vikings were unable to put any... Read more »
The Palo Alto High School softball team faced the Los Gatos Wildcats for their fifth regular season game. The Vikings (2-2) lost in a high-scoring game, 9-4. As the Wildcats stepped up to the plate at the top of the first inning, they were able to score seven runs and take the lead. The Lady Vikes... Read more »
With new coach George Marshall, the Palo Alto High School softball team took on Burlingame High School at home for their season opener. Having lost to the the Panthers last year 12-2, the Vikings were motivated to take the victory back, and did so by shutting the panthers down 6-3. The Lady Vikes... Read more »
A few years ago, a group of students decided to start a dance team in competition with the cheer team. Today, both teams respect each other and even train together. Her is a video to see both teams perform at the Winter Rally along with interviews.
The Vikings' boys' soccer team took on the cross-town rival Gunn Titans at home, on Wednesday afternoon. The team took initiative and kept the ball on the right side of the field. Forward Gen Murphy ('13) set the team on a roll by netting the first goal, assisted by center midfielder Kirby Gee ('13). The... Read more »
During the Paly boys' basketball team's 41-30 victory over the Mountain View Spartans on "Quad Night," Super Bowl winning quarterback and ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer made an appearance. The Viking’s Paul Bienaimé and Zach Rizk managed to catch up with Dilfer for a short interview. Dilfer was attending... Read more »
Former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer sits down with The Viking for an interview reasoning his attendance to a Paly boys basketball game. Dilfer was here to watch Keller Chryst, a family friend, and tells us about his Super Bowl XLVII predictions.
Zach Rizk and Paul Bienaimé of the Viking Magazine went out onto the ice to try figure skating with pro figure skater, Angela Pomeroy. This video shows their figure skating lesson and shares their thoughts on how the day went. Filmed by Spencer Drazovich and Paul Bienaimé. Edited by Paul Bienaimé.
Boys’ soccer (4-2) fell 3-0 to first place Mountain View High School, on Tuesday the 11th. The boys started off the season well by beating Los Gatos at home, and winning both games played at the Oak Grove Tournament. The team hoped to beat Mountain View at home after tieing them in the... Read more »
Palo Alto High School's girls' cross-country team races at Toro Park in Salinas and places second out of 14 teams.
The Palo Alto High School varsity girls’ cross-country team qualified for CCS on Oct. 30 and is ready to race for state qualifications this Saturday. Maryssa Sklaroff (‘13) has been happy and satisfied with the team’s performance right from the start. “This season we’ve had a lot of success... Read more »
Paly boys' cross-country placed 11th at the Monterey Invitational on Oct. 19. The meet featured competition from CCS, such as Lynbrook and Menlo-Atherton, the top two team finishers.
Too fabulous to put in words. That's the best I can do to describe what attending Game 1 of the World Series was like. And now that I've had some time to reflect on the Giants' 8-3 pounding of the Detroit Tigers, I figured I'd share what the whole experience was like. I was incredibly excited to be... Read more »
Paly's girls' varsity cross-country team placed second at the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League Meet at the Baylands in Sunnyvale on Tuesday. Nora Rosati (‘13), Katie Foug (‘15) and Chika Kasahara (‘13), placed 12th, 15th and 16th for the Lady Vikes, respectively. Paly scored 89 points at... Read more »
Last month, the sports world watched in awe as cancer survivor and seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong discontinued his fight against steroid allegations made by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). After an almost year-long struggle, Armstrong quit, effectively admitting his guilt... Read more »
Paly girls’ cross-country placed third out of 12 at the SCVAL meet at Central Park in Santa Clara this Tuesday. With 115 points, Paly trailed Monta Vista (54 points) and cross-town rival Gunn (106 points). Placing first for the Lady Vikes was Katie Foug (‘15), who finished fourth overall with... Read more »
Palo Alto High School's girls’ cross-country team finished third at the Lowell Invitational on Saturday afternoon for the team’s first meet of the season. The Lady Vikes scored a total of 106 points, trailing behind Presentation (106 points and a higher average mile time) and Villa Park High School... Read more »
The Palo Alto High School girls’ varsity cross-country team placed second of four teams at the Gunn High School alumni meet this afternoon. Nora Rosati (‘13) placed first for the Lady Vikes and second overall, finishing the race with a time of 13:07, a 6:01 mile pace. Following Rosati was Katie... Read more »