Palo Alto Weekly

Sports - August 3, 2012

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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.

OF LOCAL NOTE . . . The Menlo Park-based Roadrunners 16U boys' team won the bronze division at the FAB 48 tournament in Las Vegas last weekend. The team went 5-1, losing only to Deron Williams Elite of Dallas, Texas, in pool play. The Roadrunners wound up in a three-way tie for first in prelim competition along with Deron Williams Elite and Lake Show of the East Bay. Based on point differential, the other teams moved on to the championship bracket. The Roadrunners went on to defeat Game Point of San Diego by 20 points, edged a Texas team by three and wrapped up the division title with an 11-point win over San Diego Pump & Run. Team members included Cole Lockwood, Ryan White, Keesean Johnson, Scott Mitchell, Z'hir James, Joseph Pwal, Greg Naumann and Joey Williams . . . A handful of local players and incoming Stanford freshmen will compete in the USTA National Boys 18 and 16 Championships that begin Friday at Kalamazoo College and Western Michigan University. Palo Alto High grad Nick Hu will be in the 18s field along with Menlo School's Daniel Morkovine and Richard Pham, plus incoming Cardinal freshmen Nolan Paige, Anthony Tsodikov and Trey Strobel. In the 16s, Menlo School's Victor Pham and David Ball will lead the way.

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