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Does $$$ really talk?

Does $$$ really talk?

Chris Smith, Staff Writer

October 10, 2012

The Oakland A’s have been a joke to many baseball fans in recent years. Some struggle to identify even one player on the team, which is part of the reason why the A’s are currently second to last in MLB attendance. However, this year the A’s have been playing the Cinderella role, with young, up a...

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 wins first game against Los Altos in SCVAL championship, 6-2

Baseball wins first game against Los Altos in SCVAL championship, 6-2

Colin Patterson, Staff Writer

May 9, 2012

The Palo Alto High School baseball team beat Los Altos 6-2, Tuesday afternoon to take the lead in the three game series for the SCVAL championship.  The Vikings took the lead in the first inning, when they scored their first two runs. In the bottom of the fourth they started a rally and scored three...

Wilcox ends baseball’s win streak

Wilcox ends baseball’s win streak

Colin Patterson, Staff Writer

May 1, 2012

The Palo Alto High School baseball team lost 4-2 to fourth ranked Wilcox ending their six game win streak.  After a long defensive battle the Vikings were unsuccessful at overtaking the Chargers. From the beginning of the ball game the Vikings knew that they were in for a tough battle.  The Chargers...

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 triumphs over Saratoga, 7-2

Baseball triumphs over Saratoga, 7-2

Colin Patterson, Staff Writer

April 20, 2012

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

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

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

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 shuts out Mountain View 4-0

Baseball shuts out Mountain View 4-0

Sammy Solomon, Staff Writer

March 23, 2012

The Palo Alto High School baseball team shut out the Mountain View Spartans 4-0 at home this afternoon. In the bottom of the sixth the Vikings’ momentum picked up again, beginning with Feldstein’s hit off a Mountain View error and a double past the first baseman from Jack Witte ('12). Boyd ...

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