Gunn-Pinewood action by Doug Stringer: ‘Al Palo Alto’ faces Pinewood Murphy

Photo by Doug Stringer

Photo by Doug Stringer

Doug Stringer shot about 80 plays of the Gunn-Pinewood game, probably Gunn’s best win of the season. Here “Al Palo Alto” also known as Alex Gil-Fernandez, looks like his namesake El Palo Alto towering over Pinewood senior Kyle Murphy. I project Gil as a Juco player who may develop to play D-1. He is certainly exciting to watch. I’m still wondering if he somehow inspired the Paly rooters’ jingoistic chants. Meanwhile, Gunn rolls on and is now 17-3, creeping up on our (1980-1981 25-3). If everyone better than them gets into the 8-team open division, and Gunn wins out at Division 1, that would be a pretty solid CCS championship, and up there with the Lockhart Era teams. Somewhere it there might be a re-match with Paly. and1: Meanwhile i am still processing the chants by Paly and wondering what it all means. Today it says that in France Chelsea fans prevented a black Parisian from entering their subway car, and then chanted “We’re racist; We’re racist; And that’s the way we like it.” So we’ve come a long way baby. Mrs. Mullin meanwhile asked her son about my observation and she says that they practiced “U.S.A! U.S.A!” which speaks to premeditation but not necessarily motive. What will they do against Abudulrasul? In today’s Merc (and solong good riddance Palo Alto Daily News): Highlight reel: Mo Abdulrasul, Fremont basketball: He scored 44 points to lead Fremont to a 63-59 win over Wilcox and 24 in a 63-54 win over Milpitas. Darren Sabreda adds: Fremont finished second in the lower El Camino and was promoted to De Anza this year; Tuesday they clinched the program’s first league title since 2003. Mo scored 26 more against Los Altos, pushing his average to 22.9 per game. How many titles did coach Phil Kelley win in the old De Anza League? I would guess close to ten. Phil Kelly (Fremont). Coached basketball at Fremont High from 1966-90 (457-156) and won CCS titles in 1968, 1983 and 1990.from the banners it looks like seven league titles in 24 seasons although they acknowledge 36 years at the school.

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Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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