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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

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...

Addition of Boyd could pay dividends for the writhing A’s

Addition of Boyd could pay dividends for the writhing A’s

Jonny Glazier, Columnist

June 5, 2012

As many of you may already know, Paly's own B.J. Boyd ('12) was drafted in the 4th round of the MLB Draft by the Oakland Athletics. Boyd, a dual-sport athlete, could add something that the A's have been missing in recent years: talent. Boyd's sheer athletic ability has been put on display throughout...

Boyd selected by Oakland A’s in MLB Draft

Boyd selected by Oakland A’s in MLB Draft

Alan Lamarque and Spencer Drazovich, Editor in Chief, News Editor

June 5, 2012

Varsity football and baseball player B.J. Boyd ('12) was selected 139th overall today, by the Oakland A's in the fourth round of the 2012 MLB Draft. Boyd batted .507 this year for the Vikings, en route to a 27-7 record and Central Coast Section semifinal appearance. Coming out of the season Boyd...

Baseball’s season ends after extra-inning loss to Valley Christian

Shannon Scheel, Columnist

May 23, 2012

Tonight, the bats of the Palo Alto High School varsity baseball team fell silent at the San Jose Municipal Stadium in the Central Coast Section (CCS) semifinals. The Vikings, the top seed entering the tournament, lost 4-2 in extra innings  to the Warriors of Valley Christian, a West Catholic Athletic...

Baseball beats Evergreen 9-0 in the first round of CCS

Baseball beats Evergreen 9-0 in the first round of CCS

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer

May 16, 2012

In the first round of the CCS playoffs this evening, the Palo Alto High School varsity baseball team handily defeated Evergreen Valley 9-0. With Kevin Kannappan (‘12) on the mound, Paly started the game off strong, not allowing any baserunners in the first inning. In the bottom of the first, with...

Los Altos ties series in SCVAL Finals

Los Altos ties series in SCVAL Finals

Colin Patterson, Staff Writer

May 10, 2012

The Palo Alto High School baseball team lost to Los Altos, 2-4, away at Los Altos, tying the three game series in the SCVAL De Anza Division Finals.  The Vikings struggled to get hits, but managed to score two runs before the Eagles took over. For the first three innings, the Vikings controlled the...

Baseball wins first game against Los Altos in SCVAL championship, 6-2

Baseball wins first game against Los Altos in SCVAL championship, 6-2

Colin Patterson, Staff Writer

May 9, 2012

The Palo Alto High School baseball team beat Los Altos 6-2, Tuesday afternoon to take the lead in the three game series for the SCVAL championship.  The Vikings took the lead in the first inning, when they scored their first two runs. In the bottom of the fourth they started a rally and scored three...

Baseball defeats Wilcox 3-2

Baseball defeats Wilcox 3-2

Sammy Solomon, News Editor

May 4, 2012

Palo Alto High School’s baseball team triumphed over Wilcox 3-2 today at Paly in the first round of the league tournament. The Vikings won the series two games to one and will now advance to the championship next week. Kevin Kannappan (’12) started on the mound for the Vikings and struck out the...

Wilcox ends baseball’s win streak

Wilcox ends baseball’s win streak

Colin Patterson, Staff Writer

May 1, 2012

The Palo Alto High School baseball team lost 4-2 to fourth ranked Wilcox ending their six game win streak.  After a long defensive battle the Vikings were unsuccessful at overtaking the Chargers. From the beginning of the ball game the Vikings knew that they were in for a tough battle.  The Chargers...

Baseball triumphs over Saratoga, 7-2

Baseball triumphs over Saratoga, 7-2

Colin Patterson, Staff Writer

April 20, 2012

This sunny afternoon, the Palo Alto High School baseball team beat third ranked Saratoga 7-2.  Saratoga started the game off strong with two runs in the top of the first inning but could not keep their momentum. "We played as a team," B.J. Boyd ('12) said. "They started off the game with two runs,...

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