Column: Nader says “nair” to college athletic scholarships

Dustin Nizamian, Columnist

March 25, 2011

In dramatic fashion this Thursday, Ralph Nader proposed a "de-professionalization" of college sports by means of eliminating all athletic scholarships.  Nader's statement was clearly a well-calculated political move, dropped in the midst of college admissions decisions and March Madness.  It was also ...

Magic Max and the Schmarzo Swish

Brennan Miller, Staff Writer

March 20, 2011

In this modern day and age when athletes are making tens of millions of dollars a year, it can seem that they are indeed playing for the money and that they are disingenuous when they tell us they are “playing for the love of the game.” Seven and eight figure salaries can cloud the passion that once...

Girls’ basketball falls to Lincoln in NorCals, 56-34

Girls’ basketball falls to Lincoln in NorCals, 56-34

Shannon Scheel, Staff Writer

March 11, 2011

As the saying goes, “all good things come to an end.” This stands true for the Palo Alto High School Girl’s varsity basketball team, which ended its first Central Coast Section championship season in school history with a loss to Lincoln High School, 56-34, in the second round of the Northern California...

Girls’ basketball takes CCS championship with third victory over Gunn this season

Gracie Marshall and Mark Raftrey

March 11, 2011

The Palo Alto High School girls' basketball team (22-4, 12-0) completed a three-peat with its victory in the Central Coast Section (CCS) championship against Gunn High School (19-6, 9-3) last night at the Leavey Center in Santa Clara. The top-seeded Vikings defeated the No. 3 Titans for the thir...

From Center Court to Sidelines

From Center Court to Sidelines

Jacob Lauing, Staff Writer

March 11, 2011

One year ago Nate Bills ('12) stood tall at center court in Palo Alto High School's big gym, dressed in a full green and white uniform, post-warm-up sweat drops on his forehead, basketball at his side and ready to play, as he assumed the role of a captain and led the 2009-2010 frosh-soph basketball team...

Game Day Swag

Game Day Swag

Paige Borsos, Staff Writer

March 9, 2011

Game day: For any athlete, it signifies an opportunity to compete, to showcase practice and to take home a victory. Unlike an ordinary day, it is 24 hours of being in an athletic mentality. Whether it is a Major League baseball team, a college basketball team or the Palo Alto High School football team,...

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...

Girls’ basketball advances to CCS finals for the first time ever- defeating North Salinas High School 33-25

Mira Ahmad, Staff Writer

March 2, 2011

In a year that has already brought two nearly perfect seasons, the Palo Alto High School varsity girls' basketball team is continuing the trend. The Lady Vikes, who were undefeated De Anza league champions and have continued the perfection in Central Coast Section (CCS) play. Last night, the team defeated...

Girls’ basketball dribbles all over Santa Teresa, 53-47

Mira Ahmad and Shannon Scheel

March 2, 2011

It has been a strong season for the Palo Alto High School girls’ varsity basketball team, but it’s not over yet. The Lady Vikes defeated Santa Teresa High School (12-16), 53-47, to advance to the Central Coast Section Division I semifinals on Wednesday. Guard Mariah Philips ('11) had a game-high...

Girls’ basketball triumphs over Los Gatos, 58-37, on Senior Night

Gracie Marshall

March 2, 2011

The Palo Alto girls’ basketball team extended its flawless league record to 11-0 Wednesday night after a 58-37 victory over Los Gatos (7-4). The win was bittersweet for the Lady Vikes; it brought them one step closer to obtaining the No. 1 in Central Coast Section but it was also the last nigh...

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