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Paly baseball captures second win against Cupertino, 6-3

Paly baseball captures second win against Cupertino, 6-3

Sam Borsos, Staff Writer

March 17, 2011


Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Two for two. The Palo Alto High School varsity baseball team (4-0 SCVAL) swept a second win against Cupertino High School (0-4 SCVAL) this week with a 6-3 win today at Paly. Compared to a crushing 15-0 shutout against Cupertino yesterday, the Vikings played under par, but they executed a satisfactory...

Hitting leads to Viking domination in baseball

Hitting leads to Viking domination in baseball

Mary Albertolle, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2011


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

Hitting was the key.  With two homeruns, two triples and four doubles, the Palo Alto baseball team (3-0 SCVAL) blew out Cupertino High School (0-3 SCVAL), 15-0, at home. Today was a continuation of the Viking’s dominant league play. They have outscored their opponents 39-0 in their first three...

Palo Alto baseball crushes Mountain View 13-0

Palo Alto baseball crushes Mountain View 13-0

Mark Raftrey, News Editor

March 13, 2011


Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports

The Paly baseball team (5-3, 2-0 SCVAL) took advantage of wild Mountain View pitching to pound the Spartans 13-0 on Friday afternoon at home. Pitcher Kevin Kannappan ('12) got the start for the Vikings and scattered four singles over four innings of shutout work to earn the win. “Sometimes I...

Cal drops five sports due to budget cuts

Cal drops five sports due to budget cuts

Emy Kelty

March 10, 2011


Filed under Features

Around the country a handful of high school athletes dream of someday playing sports at University of California Berkeley, one of the top athletic and academic universities in the world. 814 young adults are lucky enough to play their respective sports there. On September 28th, 163 of these athl...

Paly’s new baseball field

Paly’s new baseball field

Matt Lam, Staff Writer

March 9, 2011


Filed under Baseball

“It’s unbelivable that it’s finally finished,” varsity pitcher Graham Marchant (‘11) said. “We know it’s been in the works for a couple of years but it never came through, so seeing it finally done is great.” Marchant and the rest of the baseball team have been anticipating the day...

Fake it till you make it: flopping in sports

Brennan Miller and Mira Ahmad

March 4, 2011


Filed under Features

In the summer of 2010 all eyes were focused on Johannesburg, South Africa. The first world cup to take place in South Africa brought forth new levels of soccer, new numbers of fans and a newly renewed tactic of...flopping? Throughout the World Cup, the greatest soccer stars were throwing themselves...

What’s the Difference?

Sam Greene, Copy-Editor

November 20, 2010


Filed under Columns

I’ve had enough of this obsession with pastimes like football and baseball. Sure, they’re packed with eventful moments and impressive turning points, but they don’t have the creativity and depth that sport is supposed to embody. I don’t doubt that they’re challenging in their own ways. I know...

Owens’ Witte’s and Moses’ Discuss Different Aspects of their Sibling Rivalries

Alana Schwartz, Staff Writer

October 18, 2010


Filed under Baseball, Football, Volleyball

The 2009 women’s Wimbledon grand slam finals were set to start just like every other year. The stands were filled, tickets sold out. Fans waited anxiously for the match to start. But that year something was different − the finalists were sisters, Serena and Venus Williams. The match ended in two sets ...

DI vs. DIII, Paly grads are profiled for their decision to play at different divisions at the collegiate level

DI vs. DIII, Paly grads are profiled for their decision to play at different divisions at the collegiate level

Brennan Miller & Gracie Marshall

October 10, 2010


Filed under Baseball, Features, Soccer - Girls

Sports fans are accustomed to seeing the bright lights, the big names, the packed stadiums. But being on prime time ESPN is not possible for every college athlete, in fact, very few college athletes receive that type of attention. So what if you are not being recruited by the biggest names in the...

Palo Alto High School baseball coaches Dick Held and Dave Goldman model consistency, dedication

Mark Raftrey

April 1, 2010


Filed under Features

At the end of a Paly baseball practice on a brisk Friday night in mid-March, there are three people who remain on the quickly darkening field when all others have left. All three are coaches, clad in green windbreakers, Paly baseball hats and gray baseball pants. The tall, wiry, mustached Dick...