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Ball Player Brilliance

Ball Player Brilliance

Sanaz Ebrahimi, Tina Ladgerbald, Conner Lusk, and Jack Such

January 28, 2019


Filed under 2018/19, Features

Jamir Shepard (‘20) trots out of the huddle to his position out wide. His assignment is a post-corner option; a route where he is tasked with reading the safety and deciding to cut left or right down the field. In the seconds he has until the defense breaches the protective seal of the offensive line...

All Burnt Out

All Burnt Out

Sanaz Ebrahimi, Alana Abeyta, David Hickey, and Ryan Stanley

January 28, 2019


Filed under 2018/19, Features

As soon as most kids begin their athletic journey, their parents encourage them to play as many sports as possible. As long as the parent thinks their kid is having fun, they will continue to play those multiple sports. However, once they start to seriously commit to athletics,some kids realize that...

The Weight of the Teammate

Nathan Ellisen, Mallory Kuppe, and Summer Daniel

December 17, 2018


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When stepping up to the plate for his first major league at-bat, Jackie Robinson had plenty on his mind besides the baseball that was coming his way. He felt the end of his bat, and knew there was more on the line than the swing he was about to take. Despite the fact that Robinson had plenty of cou...

Cat Fight

Ya'el Sarig, Alana Abeyta, and Zach Baumgarten

December 3, 2018


Filed under 2018/19, Features

The buzz of floodlights is barely audible over the screams of the crowd. The stadium is filled with voices clamoring for attention, raspy from having chanted during all of spirit week but desperate to make this night the loudest all year. Despite the noise, the players on the field are as locked-in a...

Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers

Cole Sotnick, Josh Lai, Ryan Strathearn, and Joseph Passarello

December 3, 2018


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On the first day of lacrosse tryouts, Dylan Duncan (‘20) looks around curiously, his eyes scan the field in an attempt to get a feel of the team. He mentally notes the size, skill, and appearance of his future teammates. It is his first year playing this sport, a sport that he is unfamiliar with, a...

Warning: Choking Hazard

Ya'el Sarig, Conner Lusk, Griffin Kemp, and Josh Lai

December 3, 2018


Filed under 2018/19, Features

The red analog numbers tick down. 15 seconds. 14 seconds. Coach is screaming in your ear – something about high-low, and run the clock out – but you barely hear him. Barely hear the raucous screaming of the fans, and barely feel the slight tremor shaking the wooden court as they jump up and down on ...

Palo Alto Pickleball

Mallory Kuppe, Lauren Daniel, and Summer Daniel

December 3, 2018


Filed under 2018/19, Features

Tucked behind the Magical Bridge Playground is one of Palo Alto’s lesser known gems, the pickleball courts. These courts provide a place for people of all skill levels to come together,  enjoy the sport and be around others. Pickleball is a sort of hybrid sport which is played on a tennis court and is essenti...

Training Trouble

Training Trouble

Daniel Rabello, Summer Daniel, and Zach Phillips

December 3, 2018


Filed under 2018/19, Features

The sun slowly sinks below the horizon and the temperature drops soon after. While many head home, eager to leave campus and eat a warm dinner, athletes gear up for practices and games. In the dark and desolate environment that is Palo Alto High School at night, football players put their pads on, wate...

Crime Time

Ya'el Sarig, Tina Lagerblad, Sam Cleasby, Gerzain Gutierrez, and Josh Kasevich

October 4, 2018


Filed under 2018/19, Features

On the morning of June 26, 2013, two sharply dressed detectives escorted Aaron Hernandez from his Attleboro home, head high, seemingly without a care in the world. Hernandez was a star tight end for the New England Patriots, alongside Rob Gronkowski. He had recently signed a lucrative deal, when it was a...

Gametime Grub

Cole Sotnick and Ryan Strathearn

September 20, 2018


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