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Last week’s rundown of MVHS boys volleyball

Last week’s rundown of MVHS boys volleyball

Rana Aghababazadeh

March 7, 2018


Filed under Boys Volleyball, Game of the Week, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks, Spring Sports

"Win leagues. Win CCS. Win NorCals." The boys volleyball team has been repeating this phrase consistently for the last three years, yet every year they have fallen short. The team came close last season, with a nearly  undefeated record, but eventually fell to Bellarmine College Preparatory in the ...

Girls soccer: Close win over Lynbrook HS seals Matadors’ second seed position in

Girls soccer: Close win over Lynbrook HS seals Matadors’ second seed position in

Rana Aghababazadeh

February 6, 2018


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

  [dropcap]J[/dropcap]ust a few seconds after senior Nanda Nayak retreated from the Lynbrook HS goal after scoring, her team slapping her back and shouting her name, junior Samantha Chan came in from behind the LHS defensive line and sealed another goal for MVHS, making the score 2-0 just ten...

Girls soccer: Team easily wins over Cupertino HS despite the weather conditions

Girls soccer: Team easily wins over Cupertino HS despite the weather conditions

Rana Aghababazadeh

February 5, 2018


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

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith rain on the way and the wind nearly blowing the team tent off the ground, several players on the MVHS girls soccer team were seen rubbing their hands together, hopping from leg to leg while waiting in line for their warm-up drills. Just on the other end of the field was the C...

Girls volleyball: Team wins first round of CCS playoffs

Girls volleyball: Team wins first round of CCS playoffs

Rana Aghababazadeh

November 7, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Game Reviews, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS

Update: MVHS loses in quarterfinals against San Benito HS 2-3.  [dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Wednesday, Nov. 1, the MVHS girls volleyball team played in their first CCS game of the season against Milpitas HS. Although the Matadors fell behind by several points in the second and third sets, they went on to win...

Girls tennis: Seniors play last league game

Girls tennis: Seniors play last league game

Rana Aghababazadeh

November 4, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Game Reviews, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Oct. 23, the MVHS girls tennis team won their matches against Lynbrook 6-1 and victoriously walked over to the gym lobby with flowers, food and posters to prepare to celebrate the team's seniors for their last game. The team set up the night, putting up streamers and decorating...

Boys water polo: Reffing a divergent game

Boys water polo: Reffing a divergent game

Rana Aghababazadeh

October 17, 2017


Filed under Boys Water Polo, SPORTS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]wo games. That’s how many games the MVHS boys water polo team has won this season. And those two almost turned into three in the Matadors’ game on Oct.16 against Harker HS. The game was close for the first three quarters with MVHS playing catch-up every time HHS got ahead. But a...

Boys water polo: The long shot against Los Altos HS

Boys water polo: The long shot against Los Altos HS

Rana Aghababazadeh

September 21, 2017


Filed under Boys Water Polo, Fall Sports, Game Reviews, SPORTS

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]oming off a loss against Mountain View HS four days before, the team’s morale only sank after hearing that their next opponent, LAHS, had a large selection of exceptional club players. The game was a hard-hit for MVHS as LAHS consistently pushed their offense and securing nine...

Girls Tennis: Los Altos HS seals win over MVHS

Girls Tennis: Los Altos HS seals win over MVHS

Rana Aghababazadeh

September 11, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith the sun nearly above their heads and the heat rising from the ground of the tennis courts, the MVHS girls tennis team huddled in a circle before their second home match against Los Altos HS. As one of the earlier matches in the season, the game against LAHS will not count to...

All sports practices cancelled due to heat

All sports practices cancelled due to heat

Rana Aghababazadeh

September 3, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s the fifth period bell rang on Sept. 1, students staggered into their classrooms, fanning themselves as they absorbed the air conditioned atmosphere. A message from the loudspeaker interrupted the period informing the school that due to the heat, all after school sports practices w...

Football: Preseason views

Football: Preseason views

Rana Aghababazadeh

August 18, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, SPORTS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]lthough school has only been in session for a week, the MVHS football team has been gearing up for the new season since early June. With a new line-up, the team, including new assistant coach Cody Owens, discusses their insights on this season’s dynamics. ...