Cal drops five sports due to budget cuts

Cal drops five sports due to budget cuts

Emy Kelty

March 10, 2011

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...

High Technology: How technology is changing the game

High Technology: How technology is changing the game

Peter Dennis and Nathan Norimoto

March 9, 2011

In the age of iPads and Xbox 360s, technology seems to change continuously. People have gotten so accustomed to the continual updating of technology that they get frustrated when the growth doesn’t happen or if it doesn’t happen quickly enough. Of course, sports are not spared from this change....

Paly’s new baseball field

Paly’s new baseball field

Matt Lam, Staff Writer

March 9, 2011

“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

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

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

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

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

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...

Finding the strike zone

Peter Johnson

June 1, 2009

The story of Paly’s varsity baseball team reminds one of the parable of the “Blind Men and the Elephant”. An old Indian tale, the “Blind Men and the Elephant” is a story about a group of blind men who all touch different parts of one elephant to learn what it is like. Because each person is...


Peter Johnson

December 10, 2007

David, a Palo Alto High School senior and varsity football player, remembers his first hazing experience, when his hands were held behind his back and his legs spread open next to a pool table. “It all happened pretty fast,” said David, who like the other students quoted in this story has had...

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