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Back in the Box

Back in the Box

Sam Borsos and Jacob Lauing, Managing Editors

April 23, 2012


Filed under Featured Athlete, Features, Profiles, Top Stories

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 triumphs over Saratoga, 7-2

Baseball triumphs over Saratoga, 7-2

Colin Patterson, Staff Writer

April 20, 2012


Filed under Baseball, Top Stories

This sunny afternoon, the Palo Alto High School baseball team beat third ranked Saratoga 7-2.  Saratoga started the game off strong with two runs in the top of the first inning but could not keep their momentum. "We played as a team," B.J. Boyd ('12) said. "They started off the game with two runs,...

Mind over matter

Mind over matter

Charlotte Biffar and Nora Rosati, Features Editor, Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2012


Filed under Baseball, Featured Athlete, Profiles, Spring Sports, Top Stories

From a chess champion in fourth grade to a two sport varsity athlete, Alec Wong (‘12) brings another element to the athletic arena.  For many, the ideal “male varsity athlete” fits a preconceived physical image.  Yet a look at the various Paly varsity athletes suggests that this image does not ...

Scouting the Field

Scouting the Field

Rohit Ramkumar, Staff Writer

April 20, 2012


Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports

Palo Alto High School has seen its fair share of professional athletes. From well known athletes like Jeremy Lin and Joc Pederson are turning heads in their respective league, to lesser known professional athletes like soccer star Teresa Noyola, Paly has been prepping more and more athletes for the college...

#ThinkBlue, #KEMvP and why the Dodgers are the preeminent team in the NL West

Peter Dennis, Columnist

April 17, 2012


Filed under Columns, Featured Athlete, Pro Sports, Spring Sports

Sorry it's been a while folks. College is looking great and senior year is staying just enough in reach that people will complain about it incessantly on various social networks. But we only have 30-some odd days left of this paradise and it's time to ruin all those Giants fans' seasons. After a...

Baseball destroys Menlo 14-4 at home

Baseball destroys Menlo 14-4 at home

Colin Patterson, Staff Writer

March 19, 2012


Filed under Baseball, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Spring Sports, Top Stories

The Palo Alto Vikings annihilated the Menlo Knights today at home 14-4.  The Vikings took off during the bottom of the second inning scoring 10 of their runs comprised of steals and singles, doubles and a triple.  Paly got 11 hits off the Knights and only allowed them to get seven hits, keeping them...

Baseball defeats Wilcox 2-1 at home

Shannon Scheel, Columnist

March 7, 2012


Filed under Baseball

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...

Sports under pressure

Sports under pressure

Spencer Drazovich, Staff writer

March 7, 2012


Filed under Features

With the Cardinal down three points in overtime, Jordan Williamson took the field. As Stanford’s kicker it was now Williamson’s responsibility to give his team new life. This was the Fiesta Bowl and his decorated quarterback, Andrew Luck, had done his job. He had driven the offense down the field an...

Paly baseball falls to Campolindo 2-14

Paly baseball falls to Campolindo 2-14

Emy Kelty, Editor-in Chief

February 26, 2012


Filed under Baseball, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School Varsity baseball team lost to Campolindo, 2-14, on Saturday, February 25th at home.  As the Viking's second non-league opponent of the season, Campolindo is likely one of the Vikings toughest they will face this season. “They have seven Division I  guys on their team...

Baseball beats Evergreen Valley High School 5-1

Baseball beats Evergreen Valley High School 5-1

Sam Borsos and Emy Kelty, Managing Editor, Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2012


Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Paly varsity baseball started off its' season on a good note today with a 5-1 win over Evergreen Valley High School. The Vikings began the first inning strong against the Cougars, with solid pitching from Ben Sneider (‘12).  Sneider finished the first two innings with two hits, no runs, one strikeout...