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Boys volleyball: MVHS maintains undefeated league record in nail-biting 3-2 finish over Homestead HS

Boys volleyball: MVHS maintains undefeated league record in nail-biting 3-2 finish over Homestead HS

Aditya Pimplaskar

March 28, 2017


Filed under Boys Volleyball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or the first time this season, head coach Paul Chiu was noticeably uncomfortable. He looked on from his spot on the sideline, occasionally barking plays and signaling to players, but all he could do was watch as the Matadors experienced a matchup unlike any other league team they...

MVHS students take on the 2017 March Madness intramural basketball tournament

MVHS students take on the 2017 March Madness intramural basketball tournament

Aditya Pimplaskar

March 7, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Every year, MVHS Basketball club hosts the intramural basketball tournament. This year, the club anticipated yet another successful turnout. Follow along with El Estoque’s daily coverage of the intramural basketball tournament. // [su_heading size="20"]DAY TWO[/su_heading] [dropcap]A[/dropcap]s ...

What’s new at the MVHS Intramural basketball tournament

What’s new at the MVHS Intramural basketball tournament

Aditya Pimplaskar

March 5, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Every year, varsity level basketball players, NBA aficionados and novice frequenters of middle school blacktops alike gather in the field house to compete in MVHS Basketball club’s tournament. Last year, 16 teams were put to the test in tough games against fellow students. This year, the club anticipat...

Photo gallery: Boys soccer falls to Lynbrook HS in season’s final home game

Photo gallery: Boys soccer falls to Lynbrook HS in season’s final home game

Aditya Pimplaskar

February 13, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

MVHS parents and students gathered on the MVHS upper field at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, as the boys soccer team honored their seniors. Despite their elimination from CCS contention, the Matadors looked to follow up their senior recognition ceremony and honor their veteran seniors with their first ...

Mismatched: Boys basketball overcomes their size disadvantage

Mismatched: Boys basketball overcomes their size disadvantage

Aditya Pimplaskar

February 8, 2017


Filed under Boys Basketball, From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports, Winter Sports

This story appeared in the Feb. 2017 issue of El Estoque under the title "Mismatched". [dropcap]W[/dropcap]henever the MVHS boys basketball team meets its opponents at half court on game night, they look mismatched. Almost without exception, their opponents tower over them. But despite these potentia...

Competitions and citrus: MVFBLA attends Bay Section conference

Competitions and citrus: MVFBLA attends Bay Section conference

Aditya Pimplaskar

February 5, 2017


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

As the MVHS FBLA chapter sat in the Homestead HS gym, waiting for the awards ceremony to begin, each competitor eagerly held on to a traditional MVFBLA item: an orange. Rubbing an orange prior to competition results has become a time-honored tradition for the chapter. It is said to give them good luck...

Girls basketball: Team defeated by Santa Clara HS 41-55

Girls basketball: Team defeated by Santa Clara HS 41-55

Aditya Pimplaskar

January 18, 2017


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Additional Reporting by Shayon Moradi The MVHS girls basketball team did not have the opportunity to ease back into the school week following the three day weekend. The Matadors warmed up on their half of the court to the sound of popular instrumental tracks. Across the court, the Santa Clara HS Bruin...

What to expect from professional sports on Christmas Day

What to expect from professional sports on Christmas Day

Aditya Pimplaskar

December 15, 2016


Filed under SPORTS

Christmas is a day to celebrate with family, to open presents and, of course, to watch some sports. The NBA and NFL both schedule big games every Christmas, and this year is no exception. Read below to see our predictions for this year’s Christmas Day matchups in professional sports. WEEK 16 The NFL a...

Photo gallery: Boys basketball defeated by San Lorenzo Valley HS

Photo gallery: Boys basketball defeated by San Lorenzo Valley HS

Aditya Pimplaskar

December 9, 2016


Filed under Boys Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

As the Matadors warmed up on their half of the court on the evening of Dec. 6, the San Lorenzo Valley HS Cougars stood tall on the other side. The Matadors found themselves undersized and undermanned compared to the Cougars. From the get-go, SLVHS found their rhythm and were successful in getting to...

Liveblog: Boys basketball takes on San Lorenzo Valley HS

Liveblog: Boys basketball takes on San Lorenzo Valley HS

Aditya Pimplaskar

December 6, 2016


Filed under Boys Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Follow the game live as MVHS faces off against the San Lorenzo Valley Cougars in a preseason home game. (function(d, s, id) {var js,ijs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//embed.scribblelive.com/widgets/embed.js";ijs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, ijs);}(document, 'script', 'scrbbl-js'));...

Five reasons why we want the Cubs to win

Five reasons why we want the Cubs to win

Aditya Pimplaskar

October 26, 2016


Filed under SPORTS

As a baseball enthusiast, I shouldn’t care who wins this World Series. Sadly, our home team’s been knocked out; but on the plus side, at least our rival team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, has been knocked out too. With the Cubs and the Indians in the Fall Classic, it seems like we Californians like us...

The Kaepernick Controversy: What makes someone eligible to advocate for rights?

The Kaepernick Controversy: What makes someone eligible to advocate for rights?

Aditya Pimplaskar

October 23, 2016


Filed under Culture, Editorial, OPINION

[dropcap]P[/dropcap]rior to sporting events, as the Star Spangled Banner plays in the background, athletes stand with their hands over their hearts, looking towards the flag. But as of late, more and more athletes of all levels have begun kneeling or sitting during the national anthem. The method of...