The Viking Magazine : Paul Bienaimé

Coach of the Year: Bill Laskey

Coach of the Year: Bill Laskey

Paul Bienaimé, Multimedia Editor
May 28, 2014
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Features, Paly Athletic Awards, Softball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

After ending the 2013 season with a league record of 0-12 and an overall record of 3-22, Paly softball welcomed a new coach to kick off Paly’s 2014 season. Coach Bill Laskey took over George Marshall’s position. Major League Baseball veteran Bill Laskey pitched professionally in the 1980’s after... Read More »

Chryst accepts invitation to Under Armour All-America Game

Chryst accepts invitation to Under Armour All-America Game

Paul Bienaimé, Multimedia Editor
October 10, 2013
Filed under Football, Top Stories

Quarterback Keller Chryst ('14) has been selected among 90 other seniors across the nation to play in the Under Armour All-America game this January. Under Armour representatives stepped into the Viking Stadium during the American Family Insurance Selection Tour to present Chryst with his selection. Along... Read More »

Male team of the year: Boys’ Basketball

Paul Bienaimé, Multimedia Editor
May 22, 2013
Filed under Basketball - Boys

    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... Read More »

Powder Puff 2013

Paul Bienaimé, Multimedia Editor
May 4, 2013
Filed under Videos

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.

Girls’ lacrosse breezes by Leland Chargers on Senior Night

Girls’ lacrosse breezes by Leland Chargers on Senior Night

Paul Bienaimé, Multimedia Editor
May 2, 2013
Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Top Stories, Videos

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... Read More »

Life under the sand

Life under the sand

Paul Bienaimé
April 26, 2013
Filed under Features, Top Stories, Track & Field

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 »

Brief: Girls lacrosse trumps Sequoia 18-1

Brief: Girls lacrosse trumps Sequoia 18-1

Paul Bienaimé, Staff Writer
April 11, 2013
Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Top Stories

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 »

Girls’ lacrosse crushes Pioneer, 16-3

Girls’ lacrosse crushes Pioneer, 16-3

Julia Saul and Paul Bienaimé
March 26, 2013
Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Top Stories

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... Read More »

Softball shut down by Homestead 6-2

Softball shut down by Homestead 6-2

Paul Bienaimé, Staff Writer
March 19, 2013
Filed under Softball, Top Stories

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... Read More »

Softball falls to Los Gatos Wildcats 9-4 at home

Softball falls to Los Gatos Wildcats 9-4 at home

Paul Bienaimé, Staff Writer
March 12, 2013
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Softball, Top Stories

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... Read More »

Glassford shuts down Panthers; winning their season opener 6-3

Glassford shuts down Panthers; winning their season opener 6-3

Paul Bienaimé, Staff Writer
February 28, 2013
Filed under Softball, Top Stories

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 »

Cheer vs. Dance

Paul Bienaimé, Staff Writer
February 20, 2013
Filed under Videos

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.

Boys’ soccer stomps crosstown rival 2-0

Boys’ soccer stomps crosstown rival 2-0

Paul Bienaimé, Staff Writer
January 30, 2013
Filed under Soccer - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

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 »

ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer talks Chryst, Super Bowl with The Viking

ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer talks Chryst, Super Bowl with The Viking

Zach Rizk and Paul Bienaimé
January 26, 2013
Filed under Pro Sports, Top Stories

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... Read More »

The Viking sits down with Trent Dilfer

Zach Rizk and Paul Bienaimé
January 25, 2013
Filed under Videos

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.

Viking Tries Figure Skating

Paul Bienaimé, Staff Writer
December 14, 2012
Filed under Videos

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 falls to Mountain View

Boys soccer falls to Mountain View

Paul Bienaimé, Staff Writer
December 14, 2012
Filed under Soccer - Boys, Winter Sports

     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... Read More »

Girls’ Cross Country Montery Invitational

Paul Bienaimé, Staff Writer
November 9, 2012
Filed under Videos

Palo Alto High School's girls' cross-country team races at Toro Park in Salinas and places second out of 14 teams.

Girls’ cross-country looks forward to CCS this Saturday

Girls’ cross-country looks forward to CCS this Saturday

Paul Bienaimé, Staff Writer
November 8, 2012
Filed under Cross-Country - Girls, Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories

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 »

Boys’ Cross Country Monterey Invitational

Paul Bienaimé, Staff Writer
November 2, 2012
Filed under Videos

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.

World Series Game 1-First Person Account

World Series Game 1-First Person Account

Paul Bienaimé, Staff Writer
October 25, 2012
Filed under Baseball, Pro Sports, Top Stories, Uncategorized

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... Read More »

Girls’ cross-country places second at Baylands meet

Girls’ cross-country places second at Baylands meet

Paul Bienaimé, Staff Writer
October 17, 2012
Filed under Cross-Country - Girls, Fall Sports, Top Stories

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 »

Ripped and legal

Ripped and legal

Paul Bienaimé and Rohit Ramkumar
October 10, 2012
Filed under Features, Top Stories

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... Read More »

Girls’ cross-country places third at santa clara meet

Girls’ cross-country places third at santa clara meet

Paul Bienaime, Staff Writer
September 25, 2012
Filed under Cross-Country - Girls, Top Stories

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 »

Girls’ cross-country places third at Lowell Invitational

Girls’ cross-country places third at Lowell Invitational

Paul Bienaimé, Staff Writer
September 16, 2012
Filed under Cross-Country - Girls, Top Stories

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 »

Girls cross-country places second at Gunn High School alumni meet

Girls cross-country places second at Gunn High School alumni meet

Paul Bienaime, Staff Writer
August 30, 2012
Filed under Cross-Country - Girls, Fall Sports, Sports Center, Top Stories

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... Read More »