The Viking Magazine

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...

Back in the Box

Back in the Box

Sam Borsos and Jacob Lauing, Managing Editors

April 23, 2012

Baseball is a game of adjustments. A flyout teaches a hitter to stay on top of the ball. A walk does not discourage a pitcher from pounding the strike zone on the next at-bat, it drives him to try even harder. A baseball player is considered great for getting a hit just thirty percent of the time. Even...

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...

Football falls to Bellarmine 41-13 in CCS Open Division Championship

Keller Chryst ('14) scrambles away from the pressure of the Bellarmine defense

Austin Poore, Rohit Ramkumar, Staff Writers

December 3, 2011

The Palo Alto High School football team fell to the Bellarmine Bells 41-13 in the Central Coast Section (CCS) Open Division Championship game at San Jose City College on Dec. 2, in a rematch of the game played last year. The loss ended the Vikings’ hopes of defending their 2010 State Championship. The story of the ma...

Baseball beats San Benito, wins first ever CCS title, 5-4

Baseball beats San Benito, wins first ever CCS title, 5-4

Alan Lamarque, Web Editor

May 29, 2011

After two hours of rain delay, and head to head play for six and a half innings, Austin Braff ('12) drove the ball into right-center field and brought home B.J. Boyd, to win the first CCS baseball title in school history, over the San Benito Haybalers. In the bottom of the third inning, with the score...

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