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CCS volleyball road just got tougher for Paly

Original post made on Nov 13, 2008

The Palo Alto girls' volleyball team can enjoy the moment, which finds the Vikings (32-6) with one of the best records in school history following a 25-9, 25-9, 25-22 victory over Westmont in the opening round of the Central Coast Section Division II playoffs on Wednesday.

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Posted by ReformCCS
a resident of Community Center
on Nov 13, 2008 at 12:11 pm

I wish the Lady Vikes all the luck. That being said, as long as CCS is a State Sponsered Agency for Condoned Cheating, our public schools will always have just a 1% chance of success.

Mitty, St. Francis, all of the privates, RECRUIT. Don't let anyone tell you differently. If they were playing just each other, in their OWN leagues with their OWN State competition, that would be fine.

But no. They are in a division with public schools who have to work with the talent that resides in their actual district.

It's like pitting pro's against amateurs. It's stacking the deck. It's wrong. It's cheating.

Some people say it's good to play at that level for the experience. True. But leave that for special tournaments where the results don't count for CCS seedings.

So good luck Paly girls. You are an amazing team and if you don't win the actual game, know you won in the larger sense. You took the tools at your disposal and made them into a winning combination.

CCS? For shame! Glass ceilings aren't conducive to positive growth.

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Posted by Pot and Kettle
a resident of College Terrace
on Nov 13, 2008 at 6:32 pm

Unfortunately, many public schools recruit as well, ours included. I agree that it's cheating and it's wrong, but I wouldn't just single out the private schools.

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Posted by ReformCCS
a resident of Community Center
on Nov 13, 2008 at 8:13 pm

Paly doesn't recruit. They can't. I did hear about one kid on the basketball team a few years ago, but that's about it.

What do they say? What does Paly offer? Come live in Palo Alto and pay too much to live here so your kid can play volleyball?

Privates offer free tuition to induce the best athletes to play at their schools. It is universal across all of their sports teams.

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