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The Viking Vanguard

The student news site of Puyallup High School

The Viking Vanguard

The student news site of Puyallup High School

The Viking Vanguard

PHS Athletes Reflect On Their Lucky Numbers

Riley Newell, News Editor // Published February 25, 2022

Athletes all around the country are known not only for the name on their back, but also for the numbers that they wear while playing.   Nobody really knows the reason or significance behind the numbers...

Cheer team defends State title

Cheer team defends State title

Staff // Published February 7, 2022

Puyallup cheer defended their 2020 State title this past weekend, competing in two divisions Saturday, Feb. 5.  There were 16 divisions total. The team took third in Medium Game Day (against six...

Video Game Club Upcoming Games

Tallan Haueter, Staff // Published January 29, 2022
“In the spring we will have an [esports] team where Rocket League, League of Legends, Street Fighter…probably [Smash Bros.], and many more games will be played against other schools in Washington,” Ignacio said. 
Cheer Preps For State

Cheer Preps For State

Elliott Gross, Staff // Published January 27, 2022
“It’s nice that I’m a senior because I got to experience cheer my sophomore year, a completely normal season. I would say it definitely affected football, with wearing masks and just like having to be positive with all the changes and adapting guidelines, as well as taking COVID tests constantly and we don’t get live awards in our competitions which is kind of heart breaking because it’s the best part of competition, "Johnston said. 
Student section cheering at PHS homecoming game.

A Message From a Senior Viking

Ally Larkin, Sports Editor // Published December 16, 2021
Wherever the Viks travelled... we were right behind, ready to cheer them on. Friends would carpool away games and show up early to set up decorations for home games.  Our high school football games brought us together. We wanted to show up to have a blast, to represent Puyallup with an incredible school spirit. It was so special to be able to see our community—Viking's past, present and future—come together to cheer for the success of their peers, creating memories I will never forget. 

Lady Viks wrestlers place in Jaguar tournament

Staff // Published December 7, 2021

Several Vikings placed at the Lady Jags wrestling tournament this past weekend. Second place in the 105 pound bracket, junior Praline Werner. Third place in the 105 pound bracket, sophomore Madison...

Girls swim wraps up season with ninth place at State Meet, new school record

Girls swim wraps up season with ninth place at State Meet, new school record

Staff // Published November 14, 2021

  The Viking Swim team closed out their season with several teams as well as individuals placing at the State Swim Meet this past weekend. .   The 200 medley relay team of...

Student athletes share perspectives

Student athletes share perspectives

Lily Davies, Print Editor // Published November 10, 2021
There are so many different traditions schools hold, but what is one of the biggest at Puyallup High School?   Game days.   But who are the players behind their scores? Who are they really? What are their goals? How do they plan to reach those goals? 

PHS Student-Athletes and COVID-19

Tallan Haueter, Staff // Published November 10, 2021
PHS Athletic Director Kelly Susee says COVID-19 has tripled the work for school’s athletics. “There’s just so many…guidelines that the Department of Health has given us that we need to implement…to make sure that our athletes are safe…It’s for student-athletes but it’s also for fans,” Susee said

Underclassmen aim to take control next season

Tanner Pierce, Sports Editor // Published June 11, 2021

In a year where a league title was the perennial honor for teams, the PHS Viking found a way to do what they always do: win things.      In season one, the girls volleyball team put...

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