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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?
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.
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
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...

Dye Hard

Dye Hard
With 16 years as the Palo Alto High School swim team coach, Danny Dye has become a familiar sight on the pool deck. Countless students have benefited from Dye’s hard work, some without even knowing it. His reach is felt from the immense effort he has put into the team and into helping players achieve their full potential, but extends past just Paly Swimmers. Whether it is working with his youth group, teaching P.E., or keeping score for football games, Dye gives back to the community he loves. This is his story.
November 14, 2019

Great spikes of pool water rise into the air as the energetic hands of the Palo Alto High School Swim team catapult their beloved coach, Danny Dye, into the home waters of their pool. The buzz of celebration...

Lacrosse Adds CCS

Lacrosse Adds CCS
May 23, 2019

With an overall record of 44-19 and a league record of 31-5, it is safe to say the boy's varsity lacrosse team has been tearing it up over the past three years. Over the same time period, the boys have...

Quintin Dwight: Robotics, Lacrosse Extraordinaire

Dwight dominating on the lacrosse field.
May 23, 2019

A bead of sweat falls from his cheek as he runs to pick up the ball. Quintin Dwight (‘20) scoops through and lets it rip. The ball slides right past the goalie's right shoulder and hits the back of the...

100 Paly Sports Photos over 4 Years

100 Paly Sports Photos over 4 Years
May 21, 2019

I never intended to become a sports photographer. I would say luck had something to do with it but really it was a combination of good and bad luck. Bad luck that I broke my arm playing football but good...

Photo of the Week

Lauren Chung (22') dives back to 1st base ahead of the ball.
March 23, 2019

After trailing 4-2 going into the bottom of the 6th inning, the Varsity Softball team scored 12 runs to mercy rule Gunn 14-4.

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