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Eleven Vikings receive athletic scholarships

Eleven Vikings receive athletic scholarships
June 15, 2012

Viking athletics conquered three CIF titles throughout the 2011-2012 season, turning the attention to various athletes. Eleven in particular stood out amongst the crowd as they put pen to paper on May...

Viking turned Trojan

Viking turned Trojan
February 7, 2012

The dream becomes a reality for football star Jabari Ruffin as his commitment to the University of Southern California reaches its closing stages.  USC first noticed the young linebacker’s talent on...

Homecoming was not all fun and games for the Vikings

Homecoming was not all fun and games for the Vikings
November 2, 2011

It was a bittersweet Homecoming night for the varsity football team as Paramount defeated the Vikings with a 42-28 lead.  Both teams played hard during the first quarter but the Pirates took a 21 point...

Varsity football fights back against Schurr

Varsity football fights back against Schurr
October 12, 2011

A disappointed crowd emptied the Allen Lane Stadium on Friday, Sep. 3 after the varsity football team came up short, 28-37, against the Mayfair Monsoons. Mayfair scored their first touchdown at seven minutes...

Powder puff game ends with a tie

Powder puff game ends with a tie
May 27, 2011

The Allen Layne stadium filled with cheering students and teachers on May 20 at 7:00 pm, as the 2nd annual powder puff game took place between the junior and senior class girls. The flag football game...

D-house advantage

D-house advantage
October 20, 2010

As the sun set on October 1, the Varsity football team played another league match against the Bell Eagles defeating them 17 to 9 at the Allen Layne Stadium. The boys were ready to fight as they had...

A new beginning

September 30, 2010

Varsity kicked off the first game of the season victorious with a score of 35 to 24 against the La Serna Lancers Friday Sept 10. At Allen Layne Stadium. The Vikings entered the field with high hearts,...

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