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Boys Team of the Year: Varsity Baseball

Boys Team of the Year: Varsity Baseball

If one were to find themselves walking Paly’s campus in the early to mid-afternoon, they would no doubt be greeted by the unmistakable crack of the bat and the pops of gloves. The source of these sounds?...

Girls Upperclassman Of The Year: Phoebe Kim

Girls Upperclassman Of The Year: Phoebe Kim

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Sofia Leva, Staff Writer May 26, 2021

This year’s Girl Upperclassman of the Year, Phoebe Kim, has got it all when it comes to sports. Her extensive passion and dedication towards athletics in the past few years have allowed her to excel...

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Male Upperclassman Athlete of the Year

James Fetter and Roei Ziv May 26, 2021

In a year marred by the coronavirus and lots of uncertainty over restrictions and guidelines, it was unclear if there was even going to be a 2021 football season. But as vaccines were developed and case...

Boys and Girls Swimming Season Recap

Boys and Girls Swimming Season Recap

David Gormley and Vijay Homan April 15, 2021

The first two days of racing brought a flurry of fast swims as athletes competed to get their CCS section cuts with the hope that they would be allowed to swim at the championship meet. Note: Because each...

Softball Season Preview

Softball Season Preview

Jenna Hickey and Aidan Berger March 26, 2021

Due to COVID-19 and the sudden closing of schools, many spring sports saw their seasons come to an end before they had even started. Softball was one of these. Both varsity and JV felt like their effort...

Paly Swim and Dive Season Preview

Paly Swim and Dive Season Preview

David Gormley and Vijay Homan March 24, 2021

A highly unusual league schedule awaits the boys and girls swimming and diving teams. Rather than begin competition in mid-February as many other sports, head coach Danny Dye opted to hold out on competitions...

Between the Bases

Between the Bases

The baseball world has long been run by players and teams who stick to a code: no running up the score, no pimping home runs, no stepping on the mound, and so on. But as younger and younger players have grown into stardom, they’ve begun to question these rules. Players like Fernando Tatis Jr. and Juan Soto have brought a new type of flare to the game, one that is exciting and electric, but also angering many older baseball fans. How will these new players leave their mark on the game? Will the ways of old eras prevail, or will they make their own rules and standards about how America’s pastime should be played?
Zach Hayward, Vijay Homan, and Tyler Stoen October 14, 2020

NO stealing when up by 10 or more runs: This is a rule that is seen in essence throughout many other popular sports leagues. When a team is having an off night and losing by many runs or points,...

Extra Year of NCAA Eligibility

Extra Year of NCAA Eligibility

COVID-19 disrupted many high school senior traditions. They will miss prom, graduation, senior nights, and creating those final high school memories. Many seniors left without be able to complete their final spring seasons. While high school seniors will not have a chance to make-up their missed seasons, seniors in college get a different ending.
Jenna Hickey and Hayden Jung-Goldberg May 27, 2020

On Friday March 13, 2020, students walked into Palo Alto High School oblivious to what the day would bring. Around lunchtime, word started to spread that the school year would be put on pause until after...

Spring Athletes and COVID-19

Spring Athletes and COVID-19

Sophie Kadifa, Staff Writer April 27, 2020

When the Palo Alto Unified School district announced that in-person classes would be closed through the end of the school year, that also meant the end of spring sports. These athletes were in the middle...

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