Thursday, January 6, 2011


Palo Alto High School's phenomenal season is not over! It's as if their win over Centennial High School to clinch the State Division I title on December 17 was only the beginning. Paly was delivered more icing on their cake yesterday when three of the football stars and our own intern, Paly Senior Wes Rapaport appeared on "7 Live" Yesterday, a daily news magazine with a social networking component broadcasting right here in the Bay Area. Wes created a victory video during the bus ride down to SoCal for the game. He shot and edited together a piece with the football team lip syncing Katie Perry's hit "Teenage Dream". Wes tossed in some game footage plus a couple of clips from the bus ride back with the Trophy. The piece has become a youtube sensation and earned Wes and team members a berth on the popular TV show. Watch the show clip here!

Other good news fallout for Paly over their win: Earl Hansen was named the ESPN RISE Cal-Hi Sports State Coach of the Year for the 2010 high school football season. The team and their incredible coaching staff have been praised in all the local papers and even in the national press. That's pretty cool. The football team will join Paly's Volleyball Team which also won their state Division 1 Title in a hometown heroes parade on University Avenue this Saturday. The Media Center will be covering the parade so be on the look-out for a video piece in case you can't make the parade.

We brought you many of the important games leading up to the win. Click here for the schedule of High School Sports replays that we're continuing to play on Channel 28, our youth and education channel.

And a very special congratulations to Wes for making it happen. Wes, we're all super proud of you at the Media Center and take the greatest pleasure in the work you are doing at Paly's InFocus daily broadcast, plus all the work you do for us: crewing, directing, editing and creating great video content for our channels and now, it seems, for the rest of the planet!

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