Palo Alto community rallies behind football team

Palo Alto community rallies behind football team

Emy Kelty, Staff Writer

December 18, 2010

Four hundred miles from where the Palo Alto High School football team was playing for the State Championship, the Old Pro in downtown Palo Alto was going crazy. It was so crowded that management charged $7 just to get in to the famed sports bar on Ramona Street. Everyone was watching the game. ...

Football brings home CCS title with 21-14 win over Valley Christian

Football brings home CCS title with 21-14 win over Valley Christian

Ben Sneider, Design Editor

December 3, 2010

Lucky number 13. The Palo Alto High School football team (13-0) prevailed over Valley Christian High School (11-2) tonight, 21-14, continuing its undefeated run while taking home the Central Coast Section Open Division championship, and a chance to play for a state title. The Vikings improve to...

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...

Column: Under the Helmet

Column: Under the Helmet

Brennan Miller, Staff Writer

November 16, 2010

As Gunn High School running back Matt Mertz (‘11) leaked into the flats, an imaginary eight yard box extending from the hash marks to the sideline, I realized my mistake. I was in man-to-man coverage with Mertz because my fellow linebackers Michael Cullen (‘11) and Will Glazier (‘11) were blitzing....

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 ...

Pregame to performance

Pregame to performance

Matt Lam, Mira Ahmad

October 10, 2010

The New Zealand All Blacks face their opponents, the English, in the 2004 Rugby World Cup. As seen on the youtube video “All Black’s Haka (Good Quality)”, the captain of the All Blacks, Richie McCaw, stands in the middle of two rows of men lined up shoulder to shoulder. Suddenly, the stadium fill...

Religion in Sports

Religion in Sports

Alistair Thompson, Managing Editor

February 20, 2010

Beyond the north end zone of Notre Dame Stadium, high above the scoreboard and all of the action that takes place on the field below, stands the south wall of the Hesburgh library. Adorned upon that wall is the "World of Life" mural, known by countless college football fans as "Touchdown Jesus."The...


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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