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T.J. Braff

Shannon Scheel, Staff Writer
February 27, 2011
Filed under Baseball, Featured Athlete, Profiles, Video

T.J. Braff enters the library at 9:45 on Monday morning, towering over the dozens of younger students chatting at nearby bookshelves and computers. Instead of demanding attention, he strolls leisurely to a chair at a nearby cubicle. A few minutes later, the librarian compliments Braff on his performance...

Owens’ Witte’s and Moses’ Discuss Different Aspects of their Sibling Rivalries

Alana Schwartz, Staff Writer
October 18, 2010
Filed under Baseball, Football, Volleyball

The 2009 women’s Wimbledon grand slam finals were set to start just like every other year. The stands were filled, tickets sold out. Fans waited anxiously for the match to start. But that year something was different − the finalists were sisters, Serena and Venus Williams. The match ended in two sets ...

DI vs. DIII, Paly grads are profiled for their decision to play at different divisions at the collegiate level

DI vs. DIII, Paly grads are profiled for their decision to play at different divisions at the collegiate level

Brennan Miller & Gracie Marshall
October 10, 2010
Filed under Baseball, Features, Soccer - Girls

Sports fans are accustomed to seeing the bright lights, the big names, the packed stadiums. But being on prime time ESPN is not possible for every college athlete, in fact, very few college athletes receive that type of attention. So what if you are not being recruited by the biggest names in the...

Palo Alto High School Male Athlete of the Year: Joc Pederson

Palo Alto High School Male Athlete of the Year: Joc Pederson

Gracie Marshall, Multimedia Editor
June 1, 2010
Filed under Baseball, Featured Athlete, Profiles

It is hard to find a good thing to say about a 35-13 loss. Taking a beating in their second game on September 19, 2009 after their 48-21 win over Burlingame a week earlier, the players on the Palo Alto High School varsity football team walked off the field with their heads down after their loss against...

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...

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