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Sports - August 3, 2012

Sports Shorts

TOP PREPS . . . Palo Alto's B.J. Boyd and Sacred Heart Prep's Tom Kremer both concluded their high school careers in June by earning state player of the year honors in their respective sports from Cal-Hi Sports. Boyd was named Division I Player of the Year for football and baseball. In baseball, he batted .507 with 32 runs scored and 28 stolen bases for a Paly team that reached the Central Coast Section semifinals. He was among the first outfielders chosen in the recent Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, taken in the fourth round by the Oakland A's. In football, he caught 36 passes for 1,108 yards and 17 touchdowns. He was a running back his junior year when the Vikings won the 2010 CIF Division I state title. Kremer was the Division IV state athlete of the year in boys' swimming. The Stanford-bound Kremer had another standout season, capped by CCS titles in the 100 fly and 100 back and helped the Gators win the 400 free relay. He broke a 29-year-old section record in the 100 fly, held by Olympic champion Pablo Morales. Kremer finished with six individual CCS swim titles in his career. Palo Alto senior Jasmine Tosky was an Honor Roll member in girls' Division I swimming while fellow Paly senior Melanie Wade joined her for volleyball. Stanford-bound Amy Weissenbach of Harvard-Westlake was the girls' Division III athlete of the year for cross country and track. She set a national record and won the state 800 title as a junior, then defended her title as a senior. She also competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials. In cross country, was finished third in the CIF Division III championships.

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