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Addition of Boyd could pay dividends for the writhing A’s

Addition of Boyd could pay dividends for the writhing A's
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...

Boyd selected by Oakland A’s in MLB Draft

Boyd selected by Oakland A's in MLB Draft
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...

Baseball’s season ends after extra-inning loss to Valley Christian

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...

Back in the Box

Back in the Box
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...

Baseball defeats Wilcox 2-1 at home

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,...

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

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

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

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

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