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MLB playoff predictions: Phillies’ pitching should have led the way

Austin Poore, Staff Writer

October 11, 2011


Filed under Fall Sports

Come late October, the Philadelphia Phillies will be World Series champions (in hindsight maybe not, but I would like to present my argument anyway). No, I do not suffer from the chronic East Coast bias that plagues the media. No, I am not from Philadelphia. And no, I am not a Yankees, Red Sox or Brewers...

Don’t Stress…Just Shwam!

Don’t Stress…Just Shwam!

Shannon Scheel, Columnist

October 2, 2011


Filed under Columns, Shannon Says

To say this week has been stressful is an extreme understatement. I am sure the rest of my peers would concur that based on this past week of school, it has come to the attention of everyone that HEY, school isn’t easy anymore and there is next to no time to relax. Well, I’ve also had the pleasure...

Column: Are Major League Baseball players under worked? I think so

Column: Are Major League Baseball players under worked? I think so

Brennan Miller, Columnist

September 11, 2011


Filed under Baseball, Columns

162 games. Six months. From the first week in April to the last week in September, America celebrates its national pastime. Almost every day, for 24 weeks, grass is cut, chalk is drawn on dirt and baseball is played. 162 games. 80 years ago, this was not the case. First of all, there were two league...

Column: Until the Last Pitch

Column: Until the Last Pitch

Jacob Lauing, Business Manager/Staff Writer

September 8, 2011


Filed under Baseball, Columns, Pro Sports, Top Stories

“The San Francisco Giants are ruining my life.” “The Giants are officially done. They have NO offense.” “I’m telling you, dude, this season is over.” This is what I have to deal with every day. Whether it is a Facebook status, a text from a friend or even my dad yelling at the...

TJ Braff: Male Upperclassman of the Year

TJ Braff: Male Upperclassman of the Year

Skylar Dorosin, Staff Writer

June 9, 2011


Filed under Baseball, Basketball - Boys, Fall Sports, Featured Athlete, Football, Profiles, Spring Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Ask anyone that experienced the Paly-Centennial state final game and they will credit TJ Braff for being a key contributor to the Viking’s 15-13 victory over the Huskies. Ask Braff and he will credit all of his teammates and never once mention his own accolades. An integral part of the varsity football...

Don’t get caught looking

Don’t get caught looking

June 6, 2011


Filed under Columns

An 0-2 count: a situation any sane hitter dreads.  Down two strikes, the pitcher can throw you anything in his arsenal, the nastiest of curves or the filthiest of change-ups.  Major leaguers hit a combined meager .156 with an 0-2 count, and it doesn’t get much better 1-2 or 2-2 either.  All the...

Bottom 10 Moments

Bottom 10 Moments

Matt Lam, Kevin Kannapan

June 6, 2011


Filed under Columns, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories

1. GOING FOR WIN #3? It was a rough year for the lady Vikes soccer team. In a season plagued with an inability to capitalize on scoring opportunities, Paly struggled through league play coming up with only two wins. Even with three players committed to play Division I soccer, the team was the first...

Pain of the System

Marina Foley, Staff Writer

June 2, 2011


Filed under Blogs, Foley Files

In a fast paced game, whether you  hit the ground, the ball, or another player, it hurts. In contact sports players are taught to hit harder than their opponent so it hurts less. In baseball getting pegged by a high school pitchers’ fast ball can result in serious injury. No matter how bad it hurts,...

Brief: Paly baseball beats Archbishop Mitty in CCS semi-finals

Emy Kelty, Editor-in-Chief

May 25, 2011


Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports

Palo Alto High School baseball (26-9-0) defeated Archbishop Mitty (26-5-1) 5-2 at the San Jose Municipal Stadium tonight in the CCS (Central Coast Section) semi-finals. The Vikings won the game with their strong defense and solid pitching.  During the game Paly commmited zero errors compared to the...

Paly night at the San Jose Giants game

Paly night at the San Jose Giants game

Mira Ahmad, Staff Writer

May 20, 2011


Filed under Baseball, Pro Sports, Spring Sports

This past Monday May 16 was Palo Alto High School night at the San Jose Giants game at the San Jose Municipal stadium. Even though it was a cold and rainy evening, a few dedicated Paly students came out to show their support. The Viking staff members along with a majority of the Paly baseball team were in ...