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Rebuilding the Squad

Sam Greene, Copy-Editor

November 19, 2009


Filed under Fall Sports, Features, Water Polo - Boys

This past season, the Palo Alto High School boys' varsity water polo team jump-started its new program with a squad of 14 athletes; nearly half of which were underclassmen. Given the circumstances and an understanding of the lack of size, skill and experience in the roster, the team came together to...

Weighting For Change

Gracie Marshall, Mariah Philips, Staff Writers

November 18, 2009


Filed under Features

"The Paly weight room is like a middle school dance," Kevin Anderson ('11) said. "There is a clear line that divides guys and girls." The weight room is a cramped building located between the boys' gym and the pool deck. The 24 machines and structures, which overshadow the size of the interi...

Captains lead teams across Paly’s athletic facilities; How they’re selected is a totally different thing

Captains lead teams across Paly’s athletic facilities; How they’re selected is a totally different thing

Mary Albertolle, Editor-in-Chief

November 18, 2009


Filed under Features

With less than three minutes left on the clock, the score tied, the players sprint down the field in attempt to defend the goal. The whistle echoes in their ears as a foul is called against their defender, resulting in a free kick. As the opposing team kicks, the ball smacks a defender's head and he...

Now and Then

Now and Then

Sam Maliska, Business Manager

October 11, 2009


Filed under Features, Football

Exactly two years, seven months, and 23 days after the Palo Alto varsity football team fell to Orange Lutheran High School in the California State Championship, varsity football head coach Earl Hansen and this year's squad stepped onto the field for the inaugural practice of the 2009 season. Donning...

Confessions of a JV upperclassman

Erin Kiekhaefer, Mariah Philips

October 10, 2009


Filed under Features

The athletes surround the coaches, still breathing hard, sweat beading up from their effort as they anxiously await the announcement. The Palo Alto girls' varsity basketball coach Scott Peters complements the girls for working hard in a solid practice. He stands before the girls and announces that...

Finding the strike zone

Peter Johnson

June 1, 2009


Filed under Baseball, Features

The story of Paly’s varsity baseball team reminds one of the parable of the “Blind Men and the Elephant”. An old Indian tale, the “Blind Men and the Elephant” is a story about a group of blind men who all touch different parts of one elephant to learn what it is like. Because each person is...

There and Back

Hanna Brody and Lauren Hammerson

November 14, 2008


Filed under Features, Profiles, Soccer - Boys

As the referee blows the whistle signifying half time, John Anderton, a junior at Palo Alto High School, runs off the soccer field, eager to play the second half. His green Paly jersey ripples in the wind, and his quick feet move back and forth as he weaves through the herd of other players strolling...

Hazing

Peter Johnson

December 10, 2007


Filed under Features

David, a Palo Alto High School senior and varsity football player, remembers his first hazing experience, when his hands were held behind his back and his legs spread open next to a pool table. “It all happened pretty fast,” said David, who like the other students quoted in this story has had...

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