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

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

Colin Patterson, Staff Writer

June 6, 2012


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...

The 49ers Breese by the Saints

The 49ers Breese by the Saints

Sammy Solomon, Staff Writer

January 15, 2012


Filed under Columns, Football, Top Stories

“Alex Smith has no chance of beating Drew Brees” is all we’ve heard on the radio for the past week. However, the forecast in San Francisco this afternoon was not as BREESy as expected.The Niners fans, decked out in red and gold, flooded the stadium gates at Candlestick park, roaring in ant...

The San Francisco 49ers: The Most Overrated Team in the NFL

Brennan Miller, Coulmnist

December 10, 2011


Filed under Columns, Football

Amongst all the hubbub and rigmarole, the hustle and bustle, over every Faithful and bandwagon fan there should be a cloud. Not a huge, dark, ominous cloud looming over every day and ruining the Palo Alto high school party scene (that would be the cops or the parents, you can choose), but more of an...

The Best: A Curtain of Steel

Brennan Miller, Columnist

December 8, 2011


Filed under Columns, Football

It’s 1976. Handlebar mustaches are cool, everyone has big hair and the speakers are blasting Dancing Queen and Bohemian Rhapsody. Life was pretty far out. In fact, it was way groovy…as long as you weren’t playing the Steelers. In my life, I have seen nothing more fearsome than the face of Jack...

Football falls to Bellarmine 41-13 in CCS Open Division Championship

Football falls to Bellarmine 41-13 in CCS Open Division Championship

Austin Poore, Rohit Ramkumar, Staff Writers

December 3, 2011


Filed under Football, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School football team fell to the Bellarmine Bells 41-13 in the Central Coast Section (CCS) Open Division Championship game at San Jose City College on Dec. 2, in a rematch of the game played last year. The loss ended the Vikings’ hopes of defending their 2010 State Championship. The story of the ma...

Live Blog: Football takes on Bellarmine for the CCS Championship

Live Blog: Football takes on Bellarmine for the CCS Championship

Sammy Solomon

December 2, 2011


Filed under Blogs, Football, Top Stories

8:03 pm: Palo Alto receives kickoff. [4:01 left in the 1st Q] Keller Chryst ('15)  is sacked on 4th and 10. [3:40 left in the 1st Q] Quarterback Travis McHugh throws for a 54 yard touchdown putting Bellarmine ahead 6-0.  The extra point kick was missed. [3:30 left in the 1st Q] B.J. Boyd ('12)...

CCS Championship Football preview

December 2, 2011


Filed under Fall Sports, Football

Tonight the Vikes will take on the Bellarmine Bells (11-1, 7-0) at 8:00 p.m. at San Jose City College for the CCS Championship. Coming off a strong 38-29 win over Saint Francis last Friday night, the Vikings (10-2, 6-1) look to reciprocate the success of last year, in which they won both CCS Open...

The Last Rules

Brennan Miller, Columnist

November 18, 2011


Filed under Columns, Football, Last Word

Friday is game day. And game day usually entails a meal at Panda Express. But a few weeks ago it was different. That game day meal was more special than the rest. I’m waiting in line with some other Panda goers and lo and behold, in walks Steve Young! Previously, I detailed my love of the 49ers ...

Hansen’s Heroes

Hansen’s Heroes

Jonny Glazier and Spencer Drazovich, Staff Writers

November 16, 2011


Filed under Fall Sports, Features, Football, Top Stories

Finding yourself on the wrong side of 1100 pounds of stampeding man-child may be your worst nightmare. For scout team football players at Palo Alto High School, this nightmare defines their daily life at practice. Bloodied, battered or bruised, these weekday warriors consistently show up to practice,...

Turnover on Downs

Turnover on Downs

Kevin Kannappan, Business Manager

October 11, 2011


Filed under Fall Sports, Football

Three horns pulse.  A cardinal flag tails an adrenaline-pumped college kid as he blazes around an oval.  The crowd roars and claps as a fight song plays and trees and dolls come alive.  A loud “thud” reverberates.  The three horns pulse again. In what seemed like a simple touchdown to a spectator...

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