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Wilcox ends baseball’s win streak

Justin Grey ('12) is up to bat.  Grey had one of the two Paly runs.

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,...

Mind over matter

Paly third baseman Alec Wong ('12) goes in for the catch on the Paly baseball field. He joined the varsity baseball team his sophomore year, and has also played varsity basketball for three years.

Charlotte Biffar and Nora Rosati, Features Editor, Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2012

From a chess champion in fourth grade to a two sport varsity athlete, Alec Wong (‘12) brings another element to the athletic arena.  For many, the ideal “male varsity athlete” fits a preconceived physical image.  Yet a look at the various Paly varsity athletes suggests that this image does not ...

Scouting the Field

Scouting the Field

Rohit Ramkumar, Staff Writer

April 20, 2012

Palo Alto High School has seen its fair share of professional athletes. From well known athletes like Jeremy Lin and Joc Pederson are turning heads in their respective league, to lesser known professional athletes like soccer star Teresa Noyola, Paly has been prepping more and more athletes for the college...

Baseball Shuts Out Los Gatos 4-0

Baseball Shuts Out Los Gatos 4-0

Shannon Scheel, Columnist

March 28, 2012

In possibly the most rapid-paced game at the Palo Alto High School baseball home field, the Vikings defeated the Los Gatos High School Wildcats 4-0 in league play. Strong pitching led by Pomona-bound Kevin Kannappan (‘12) got the Vikings off to a fresh start on the defensive end, and solid fielding all around from both the infield and outfield ...

Baseball shuts out Mountain View 4-0

Baseball shuts out Mountain View 4-0

Sammy Solomon, Staff Writer

March 23, 2012

The Palo Alto High School baseball team shut out the Mountain View Spartans 4-0 at home this afternoon. In the bottom of the sixth the Vikings’ momentum picked up again, beginning with Feldstein’s hit off a Mountain View error and a double past the first baseman from Jack Witte ('12). Boyd ...

Baseball destroys Menlo 14-4 at home

Baseball destroys Menlo 14-4 at home

Colin Patterson, Staff Writer

March 19, 2012

The Palo Alto Vikings annihilated the Menlo Knights today at home 14-4.  The Vikings took off during the bottom of the second inning scoring 10 of their runs comprised of steals and singles, doubles and a triple.  Paly got 11 hits off the Knights and only allowed them to get seven hits, keeping them...

Baseball defeats Wilcox 2-1 at home

Shannon Scheel, Columnist

March 7, 2012

This Wednesday afternoon, the Palo Alto High School Vikings fought a close battle with the Wilcox Chargers, emerging with a 2-1 at-home victory. Though the Chargers had seven hits to the Vikings’ three, the Vikings were able to emerge victorious due to solid defense and good, strategic pitching from...

Baseball beats Tracy 3-1 in non-league game

Ben Sneider ('12) pitches for the Vikes against Tracy.

Peter Dennis, Columnist

March 2, 2012

The Palo Alto High School baseball team ( 3-1) defeated Tracy High School (1-2) 3-1 in a non-league match at home on Thursday. Ben Sneider ('12) got the complete game win. The game started off with third baseman Michael Strong ('13) charging and cleanly fielding a leadoff bunt. Between that and the...

Paly baseball falls to Campolindo 2-14

Paly baseball falls to Campolindo 2-14

Emy Kelty, Editor-in Chief

February 26, 2012

The Palo Alto High School Varsity baseball team lost to Campolindo, 2-14, on Saturday, February 25th at home.  As the Viking's second non-league opponent of the season, Campolindo is likely one of the Vikings toughest they will face this season. “They have seven Division I  guys on their team...

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