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2011: A Giant Year

2011: A Giant Year

Jacob Lauing, Staff Writer
March 29, 2011
Filed under Baseball, Columns, Pro Sports, Top Stories

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time again. Put those snowboards and overcoats back in storage and bust out your fake beards and foam fingers, because on March 31st, players and fans alike will embark on the six-month roller coaster ride that we call baseball season. Filled with epic victories,...

Baseball shuts out Homestead at home

Mary Albertolle, Editor-in-Chief
March 22, 2011
Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports

One hit and a walk away from a perfect game, the Palo Alto High School baseball team (5-0 SCVAL) held Homestead High School (3-1 SCVAL) to no runs, beating the Mustangs 8-0 at home today. "We had good hits with runners in scoring position, we didn't make any errors in the field and Ben [Sneider ('12)]...

Paly baseball captures second win against Cupertino, 6-3

Paly baseball captures second win against Cupertino, 6-3

Sam Borsos, Staff Writer
March 17, 2011
Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Two for two. The Palo Alto High School varsity baseball team (4-0 SCVAL) swept a second win against Cupertino High School (0-4 SCVAL) this week with a 6-3 win today at Paly. Compared to a crushing 15-0 shutout against Cupertino yesterday, the Vikings played under par, but they executed a satisfactory...

Hitting leads to Viking domination in baseball

Hitting leads to Viking domination in baseball

Mary Albertolle, Editor-in-Chief
March 16, 2011
Filed under Baseball, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Hitting was the key.  With two homeruns, two triples and four doubles, the Palo Alto baseball team (3-0 SCVAL) blew out Cupertino High School (0-3 SCVAL), 15-0, at home. Today was a continuation of the Viking’s dominant league play. They have outscored their opponents 39-0 in their first three...

Palo Alto baseball crushes Mountain View 13-0

Palo Alto baseball crushes Mountain View 13-0

Mark Raftrey, News Editor
March 13, 2011
Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports

The Paly baseball team (5-3, 2-0 SCVAL) took advantage of wild Mountain View pitching to pound the Spartans 13-0 on Friday afternoon at home. Pitcher Kevin Kannappan ('12) got the start for the Vikings and scattered four singles over four innings of shutout work to earn the win. “Sometimes I...

Paly’s new baseball field

Paly’s new baseball field

Matt Lam, Staff Writer
March 9, 2011
Filed under Baseball

“It’s unbelivable that it’s finally finished,” varsity pitcher Graham Marchant (‘11) said. “We know it’s been in the works for a couple of years but it never came through, so seeing it finally done is great.” Marchant and the rest of the baseball team have been anticipating the day...

T.J. Braff

Shannon Scheel, Staff Writer
February 27, 2011
Filed under Baseball, Featured Athlete, Profiles, Video

T.J. Braff enters the library at 9:45 on Monday morning, towering over the dozens of younger students chatting at nearby bookshelves and computers. Instead of demanding attention, he strolls leisurely to a chair at a nearby cubicle. A few minutes later, the librarian compliments Braff on his performance...

Owens’ Witte’s and Moses’ Discuss Different Aspects of their Sibling Rivalries

Alana Schwartz, Staff Writer
October 18, 2010
Filed under Baseball, Football, Volleyball

The 2009 women’s Wimbledon grand slam finals were set to start just like every other year. The stands were filled, tickets sold out. Fans waited anxiously for the match to start. But that year something was different − the finalists were sisters, Serena and Venus Williams. The match ended in two sets ...

DI vs. DIII, Paly grads are profiled for their decision to play at different divisions at the collegiate level

DI vs. DIII, Paly grads are profiled for their decision to play at different divisions at the collegiate level

Brennan Miller & Gracie Marshall
October 10, 2010
Filed under Baseball, Features, Soccer - Girls

Sports fans are accustomed to seeing the bright lights, the big names, the packed stadiums. But being on prime time ESPN is not possible for every college athlete, in fact, very few college athletes receive that type of attention. So what if you are not being recruited by the biggest names in the...

Palo Alto High School Male Athlete of the Year: Joc Pederson

Palo Alto High School Male Athlete of the Year: Joc Pederson

Gracie Marshall, Multimedia Editor
June 1, 2010
Filed under Baseball, Featured Athlete, Profiles

It is hard to find a good thing to say about a 35-13 loss. Taking a beating in their second game on September 19, 2009 after their 48-21 win over Burlingame a week earlier, the players on the Palo Alto High School varsity football team walked off the field with their heads down after their loss against...

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