As the 162-game Major League Baseball season comes to a close, postseason baseball is just around the corner. With all six divisions clinched, the four wild card teams are ready to play for a spot in the divisional series. The wild card games are set for today and tomorrow, with the divisional series for both the American and National Leagues beginning Thursday. The San Francisco Giants (64-98) have the worst record in the National League and are out of playoff contention, and with football season kicking off, many Bay Area students aren’t too eager about this year's postseason baseball. Nonetheless, The Paly Voice went out to ask students to find out which playoff team truly runs October.
Starting senior running back Paul Jackson III and junior quarterback Jackson Chryst will be on the sideline as the Palo Alto High School football team (0-4, 0-0) looks to kick off conference play with its first overall win during an away matchup against the Homestead High School Mustangs (1-3, 0-0) at 7 p.m. tomorrow.
After boasting an overall record of 25-7, 13-1, clinching the De Anza League title and winning the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League championship, the Palo Alto High School baseball team’s season was cut short in a heartbreaking 1-0 loss against the Archbishop Mitty High School Monarchs (16-12-1, 4-9-1) in the first round of the Central Coast Section playoffs.
"Muni or bust" has been the motto of the Palo Alto High School baseball team (25-6, 13-1) this season. After clinching the De Anza League title and winning the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League championship against the Mountain View High School Spartans (19-11-1, 8-6), Paly looks to break the “first seed curse” and advance past the first round of the Central Coast Section playoffs in the open division against the Archbishop Mitty High School Monarchs (15-12-1, 4-9-1) and begin the journey to the top of CCS to play at the San Jose Municipal Stadium.
It's no secret that the students of Palo Alto High School have been eagerly anticipating the opening of the new gym and athletic facilities since its announcement. Unfortunately, delays have plagued the construction of the multi-million dollar facility since its start. According to project managers, the new facility is scheduled to open on July 21st, in time for the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.
Today marks the Palo Alto High School baseball team's (21-6, 13-1) first game of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League playoffs against the Wilcox Chargers (15-13, 7-7). The Vikings fell short of a win in the 7th inning; ultimately losing 3-4 in the first matchup of the three-game series. With the De Anza League title under their belts and holding the first seed in the SCVAL playoffs, the Vikings are looking to win the league tournament, and begin the long road to the top of the Central Coast Section.