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TJ Braff: Male Upperclassman of the Year

TJ Braff: Male Upperclassman of the Year

Skylar Dorosin, Staff Writer

June 9, 2011

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

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

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

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,...

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...

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

Emy Kelty, Editor-in-Chief

May 25, 2011

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

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 ...

Paly baseball beats Monta Vista in first round of CCS

Paly baseball beats Monta Vista in first round of CCS

Sam Greene, Copy-Editor

May 18, 2011

Palo Alto Baseball (24-9) put up strong play against the Monta Vista Matadores (15-11) in its first round of the CCS tournament on May 18, 2011, 10-2, earning a spot in the next round against Homestead. The Vikings sent pitcher Graham Marchant (’11) to the mound at the beginning of the game where...

Baseball crushes Wilcox to tie SCVAL championship series

Baseball crushes Wilcox to tie SCVAL championship series

Emy Kelty and Alistair Thompson

May 12, 2011

The Palo Alto High School Varsity baseball team (23-9, 13-5) crushed Wilcox (25-5, 13-3) 10-1 to tie the SCVAL championship series up at 1-1 today. The Vikings lost the first game of the three game series 10-8 on Tuesday.  Graham Marchant (’11) pitched a solid 7 innings and was backed up by strong hi...

Baseball defeats Los Altos, advances to SCVAL Championship

Baseball defeats Los Altos, advances to SCVAL Championship

Alistair Thompson, Features Editor

May 8, 2011

The Palo Alto High School Varsity baseball team (22-8, 13-4) defeated Los Altos (17-11, 11-6) 13-0 to take the three game series and earn the Vikings a spot in the SCVAL championship. Paly pitcher Drake Swezey (‘11) threw six shutout innings, giving up only four hits all afternoon. Swezey received...

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