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Vikings come short on comeback, lose home opener to St. Ignatius

Vikings come short on comeback, lose home opener to St. Ignatius

Zach Rizk, Staff Writer
February 20
Filed under Baseball, Top Stories

Paly's baseball team struggled to overcome St. Ignatius this afternoon, losing 9-3, to begin their season. St. Ignatius started off hot driving in two runs before the Vikings could take to bat. The Vikings, however, struggled in the opening inning, as Austin Poore ('13) was the only one of the...

Male Athlete of the Year 2012: B.J. Boyd

Male Athlete of the Year 2012: B.J. Boyd

Colin Patterson, Staff Writer
June 6
Filed under Baseball, Fall Sports, Featured Athlete, Features, Football, Profiles, Spring Sports

In the first 10 seconds of the 2011-2012 Paly football season, B.J. Boyd (‘12) found the end zone. Using his blistering, 4.4-second 40-yard dash speed, Boyd took the opening kickoff 85 yards all the way past the San Benito High School defense.  Three months and 25 touchdowns later, Boyd closed the...

Baseball’s season ends after extra-inning loss to Valley Christian

Shannon Scheel, Columnist
May 23
Filed under Baseball, Featured Sports Scrollbox

Tonight, the bats of the Palo Alto High School varsity baseball team fell silent at the San Jose Municipal Stadium in the Central Coast Section (CCS) semifinals. The Vikings, the top seed entering the tournament, lost 4-2 in extra innings  to the Warriors of Valley Christian, a West Catholic Athletic...

Baseball beats Evergreen 9-0 in the first round of CCS

Baseball beats Evergreen 9-0 in the first round of CCS

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer
May 16
Filed under Baseball, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Spring Sports, Top Stories

In the first round of the CCS playoffs this evening, the Palo Alto High School varsity baseball team handily defeated Evergreen Valley 9-0. With Kevin Kannappan (‘12) on the mound, Paly started the game off strong, not allowing any baserunners in the first inning. In the bottom of the first, with...

Baseball wins first game against Los Altos in SCVAL championship, 6-2

Baseball wins first game against Los Altos in SCVAL championship, 6-2

Colin Patterson, Staff Writer
May 9
Filed under Baseball, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School baseball team beat Los Altos 6-2, Tuesday afternoon to take the lead in the three game series for the SCVAL championship.  The Vikings took the lead in the first inning, when they scored their first two runs. In the bottom of the fourth they started a rally and scored three...

Wilcox ends baseball’s win streak

Wilcox ends baseball’s win streak

Colin Patterson, Staff Writer
May 1
Filed under Baseball, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School baseball team lost 4-2 to fourth ranked Wilcox ending their six game win streak.  After a long defensive battle the Vikings were unsuccessful at overtaking the Chargers. From the beginning of the ball game the Vikings knew that they were in for a tough battle.  The Chargers...

Baseball triumphs over Saratoga, 7-2

Baseball triumphs over Saratoga, 7-2

Colin Patterson, Staff Writer
April 20
Filed under Baseball, Top Stories

This sunny afternoon, the Palo Alto High School baseball team beat third ranked Saratoga 7-2.  Saratoga started the game off strong with two runs in the top of the first inning but could not keep their momentum. "We played as a team," B.J. Boyd ('12) said. "They started off the game with two runs,...

Mind over matter

Mind over matter

Charlotte Biffar and Nora Rosati, Features Editor, Editor-in-Chief
April 20
Filed under Baseball, Featured Athlete, Profiles, Spring Sports, Top Stories

From a chess champion in fourth grade to a two sport varsity athlete, Alec Wong (‘12) brings another element to the athletic arena.  For many, the ideal “male varsity athlete” fits a preconceived physical image.  Yet a look at the various Paly varsity athletes suggests that this image does not ...

Scouting the Field

Scouting the Field

Rohit Ramkumar, Staff Writer
April 20
Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports

Palo Alto High School has seen its fair share of professional athletes. From well known athletes like Jeremy Lin and Joc Pederson are turning heads in their respective league, to lesser known professional athletes like soccer star Teresa Noyola, Paly has been prepping more and more athletes for the college...

Baseball Shuts Out Los Gatos 4-0

Baseball Shuts Out Los Gatos 4-0

Shannon Scheel, Columnist
March 28
Filed under Baseball, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories

In possibly the most rapid-paced game at the Palo Alto High School baseball home field, the Vikings defeated the Los Gatos High School Wildcats 4-0 in league play. Strong pitching led by Pomona-bound Kevin Kannappan (‘12) got the Vikings off to a fresh start on the defensive end, and solid fielding all around from both the infield and outfield ...

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