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Male Athlete of the Year 2012: B.J. Boyd

Boyd poses for the camera after baseball practice. Boyd would be taken in the MLB draft just days later.

Colin Patterson, Staff Writer

June 6, 2012

In the first 10 seconds of the 2011-2012 Paly football season, B.J. Boyd (‘12) found the end zone. Using his blistering, 4.4-second 40-yard dash speed, Boyd took the opening kickoff 85 yards all the way past the San Benito High School defense.  Three months and 25 touchdowns later, Boyd closed the...

Baseball beats Evergreen 9-0 in the first round of CCS

Baseball beats Evergreen 9-0 in the first round of CCS

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer

May 16, 2012

In the first round of the CCS playoffs this evening, the Palo Alto High School varsity baseball team handily defeated Evergreen Valley 9-0. With Kevin Kannappan (‘12) on the mound, Paly started the game off strong, not allowing any baserunners in the first inning. In the bottom of the first, with...

Baseball beats Tracy 3-1 in non-league game

Ben Sneider ('12) pitches for the Vikes against Tracy.

Peter Dennis, Columnist

March 2, 2012

The Palo Alto High School baseball team ( 3-1) defeated Tracy High School (1-2) 3-1 in a non-league match at home on Thursday. Ben Sneider ('12) got the complete game win. The game started off with third baseman Michael Strong ('13) charging and cleanly fielding a leadoff bunt. Between that and the...

Paly baseball falls to Campolindo 2-14

Paly baseball falls to Campolindo 2-14

Emy Kelty, Editor-in Chief

February 26, 2012

The Palo Alto High School Varsity baseball team lost to Campolindo, 2-14, on Saturday, February 25th at home.  As the Viking's second non-league opponent of the season, Campolindo is likely one of the Vikings toughest they will face this season. “They have seven Division I  guys on their team...

Baseball beats Evergreen Valley High School 5-1

Baseball beats Evergreen Valley High School 5-1

Sam Borsos and Emy Kelty, Managing Editor, Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2012

Paly varsity baseball started off its' season on a good note today with a 5-1 win over Evergreen Valley High School. The Vikings began the first inning strong against the Cougars, with solid pitching from Ben Sneider (‘12).  Sneider finished the first two innings with two hits, no runs, one strikeout...

Football hammers Wilcox, 42-13

B.J. Boyd runs down field against the Wilcox Chargers. Boyd ran all over the field, picking up three touchdowns on the night.

Charlotte Biffar, Mira Ahmad, Alan Lamarque, Staff Writer, News Editors

October 8, 2011

Billie Jean King once said that “champions keep playing until they get it right.” This Friday Oct. 7th, the Palo Alto High School Vikings “got it right” against Wilcox High School, trumping the Chargers 42-13. The Chargers burst forth in the first minutes of the game, making their presence know...

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