Female Underclassman of the Year: Jasmine Tosky

Allison Shorin, Staff Writer
June 10, 2009
Filed under Swimming - Girls

Some people are just built for water. Some swimmers get into the water and swim so gracefully that it appears effortless, and stroke after stroke they leave the competition behind. Jasmine Tosky ('12), one of many gifted swimmers on the Palo Alto High School girls' varsity swim team, and a member...

Female Underclassman of the Year: Emy Kelty

Female Underclassman of the Year: Emy Kelty

Brandon Dukovic, Photo Editor
June 10, 2009
Filed under Featured Athlete, Lacrosse - Girls, Profiles, Soccer - Girls

The ball drops on a badly timed pass and players swarm from all over the field to make the recovery, one player gets there first. With others still hustling to drop their sticks to the ground position, Emy Kelty (’12) swoops down and takes possession of the ball, creating yet another offensive opportunity...

Coach of the Year: Jen Gray

Christine Chang, Staff Writer
June 5, 2009
Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Profiles, Spring Sports

It's hard making something from nothing. Just ask Palo Alto High School girls' varsity lacrosse coach, Jen Gray. Two years ago, Gray took the lead of Paly's newly born lacrosse program. The team ended its first season with a record of 2-10. After a dramatic turn around, the team ended the 2009 season...

Female Team of the Year; Girls’ Swimming

Kylie Sloan, Staff Writer
June 5, 2009
Filed under Spring Sports, Swimming - Girls

The Palo Alto High School girls' varsity swimming team closed in on an undefeated season until a mere three points restrained the team from capturing the Central Coast Section title from Archbishop Mitty. "Losing CCS was rough," June Afshar ('10) said. "We have come really far from previous seas...

Male Team of the Year; Boys’ Soccer

Hanna Brody and Lauren Hammerson, Staff Writer
June 5, 2009
Filed under Soccer - Boys, Winter Sports

After 120 minutes of intense play in the Central Coast Section championships, the 2009 Palo Alto High School varsity boys' soccer team finished its season as co-champions. Hard work and team chemistry throughout the season propelled the boys forward landing them a spot against Bellarmine College Prep...

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...

There and Back

Hanna Brody and Lauren Hammerson
November 14, 2008
Filed under Features, Profiles, Soccer - Boys

As the referee blows the whistle signifying half time, John Anderton, a junior at Palo Alto High School, runs off the soccer field, eager to play the second half. His green Paly jersey ripples in the wind, and his quick feet move back and forth as he weaves through the herd of other players strolling...


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The Great Debate: Is Nascar a Sport?

The Great Debate: Is Nascar a Sport?

Charlie Avis and Matt Tracy
March 18, 2008
Filed under Columns, Great Debate

Charlie Avis: Why not? Matt Tracy: There are many reasons: the essence of NASCAR driving is taking a car, where everyone has the same type of car, and manipulating that machine to the best of its ability. Is it testing your physical strength, endurance, or physical aptitude at anything? No. Char...

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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