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Magic Max and the Schmarzo Swish

Brennan Miller, Staff Writer

March 20, 2011


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Features

In this modern day and age when athletes are making tens of millions of dollars a year, it can seem that they are indeed playing for the money and that they are disingenuous when they tell us they are “playing for the love of the game.” Seven and eight figure salaries can cloud the passion that once...

Playing Dirty in Sports

Jack Smale

March 11, 2011


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Basketball - Girls, Fall Sports, Features, Water Polo - Boys, Water Polo - Girls, Winter Sports

November 6, 2009 was arguably a day of one of the poorest displays of sportsmanship in sports history. In a womens' soccer match between New Mexico University and Brigham Young University (BYU), New Mexico defender Elizabeth Lambert shocked the world of collegiate sports. The game started as any o...

From Center Court to Sidelines

From Center Court to Sidelines

Jacob Lauing, Staff Writer

March 11, 2011


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Features, Winter Sports

One year ago Nate Bills ('12) stood tall at center court in Palo Alto High School's big gym, dressed in a full green and white uniform, post-warm-up sweat drops on his forehead, basketball at his side and ready to play, as he assumed the role of a captain and led the 2009-2010 frosh-soph basketball team...

Boys’ basketball triumphs over Homestead, 79-74

Charlie Kelsey

March 2, 2011


Filed under Basketball - Boys

The Palo Alto High School boys' basketball team prevailed over Homestead High School, 79-74, last night at home. The Vikings held on to the lead despite a dangerous resurgence from the visitors late in the fourth quarter. The Vikings came into the game radiating confidence, and that confidence...

Boys’ basketball dismantles Los Altos, 65-45

Ben Snieder

March 2, 2011


Filed under Basketball - Boys

The Palo Alto High School boys’ basketball team (8-5, 2-0) cruises through a 65-45 victory over visiting Los Altos High School (5-9, 1-1) tonight, continuing its strong start in league play. “Everybody is coming together and really getting to know each other,” guard Davante Adams (‘11)...

Transition from middle school to high school sports

Transition from middle school to high school sports

Anne Hildebrand, Staff Writer

January 18, 2011


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Basketball - Girls, Volleyball

Jordan, Jane Lathrop Stanford and Terman.Most of us came from one of these middle schools. When we competed against each other then, the last thing on our minds was that these opponents would soon be our teammates. But now our time in middle school has come and gone, and the schools have combined into ...

Brown and Lin continue their brothers’ legacies

Brown and Lin continue their brothers’ legacies

Brandon Dukovic, Photo Editor

November 11, 2010


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Featured Athlete, Profiles, Winter Sports

On March 17th, 2006, the Palo Alto High School boys' varsity basketball team amassed a 24-1 record in regular season games, culminating in the state championship. Few people expected them to go that far, even fewer expected them to win. At Arco Arena in Sacramento against the Mater Dei Monarchs, Kevin...

Playing positive

Playing positive

Hana Kajimura

June 1, 2010


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Features, Pro Sports

The crowd rises to its feet as a purple 32 flashes past the scorer’s table. On January 30, 1996, Earvin “Magic” Johnson makes his reappearing act with nine minutes and 39 seconds remaining in the first quarter. After missing his first shot, Magic makes an assist for a three, sinks a right-handed...

Brown and Lin continue their brothers’ legacies

Brown and Lin continue their brothers’ legacies

Talia Moyal

March 11, 2010


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Features

On March 17th, 2006, the Palo Alto High School boys' varsity basketball team amassed a 24-1 record in regular season games, culminating in the state championship. Few people expected them to go that far, even fewer expected them to win. At Arco Arena in Sacramento against the Mater Dei Monarchs, Kevin...

Boys’ basketball forfeits 15 games, CCS

Noah Sneider and Charlie Avis

February 16, 2008


Filed under Basketball - Boys

The Palo Alto High School boys’ basketball team’s season ended unexpectedly this morning as the Central Coast Section (CCS) forced the team to forfeit 15 games and their playoff hopes due to the ineligibility of one of its players. All the Paly boys’ basketball players and their parents were...

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