El Estoque

Double Take: Twins explain the impact of their relationship on athletics

Double Take: Twins explain the impact of their relationship on athletics

Roshan Fernandez

April 11, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

Since senior twins Priyanka and Rupali Sujan were three, they’ve had a tiny basketball hoop in their house. They recall much of their childhood being spent with some sport or the other, and even now, sports are one thing they have in common. For these three sets of twins, who picked up their resp...

Badminton: MVHS maintains undefeated streak with win over Milpitas HS

Badminton: MVHS maintains undefeated streak with win over Milpitas HS

Roshan Fernandez

March 28, 2018


Filed under Badminton, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]VHS badminton players held cups of boba and boxes of pizza in their hands as part of a team tradition called ‘Baddy Buddies,’ a version of Secret Santa gift exchange players participate in that takes place during March. After finishing up the exchange, the players then began to warm ...

Sportsflash

Sportsflash

Roshan Fernandez

March 7, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

Click the images below for more in depth reporting of each sport featured in the Sports Flash page of the January 2018 El Estoque print magazine. Dribbling through a double-team, senior Ryan Lee drives toward the basket in the Matadors’ 59-45 victory over Milpitas HS on Jan. 19. The team earned its second league win of the year, finishing the season with a 3-9 record. Photo by Roshan ...

Passing the birdie

Passing the birdie

Roshan Fernandez

March 7, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]adminton coach Brian Sullivan wrapped up the 2015 school year with an undefeated season. But at the end of the year, he had to walk away from the sport when he accepted a job at the FUHSD district office. As the head coach of the program, the varsity team finished with an impressive...

Boys tennis: Matadors dominate Gunn HS in first home game

Boys tennis: Matadors dominate Gunn HS in first home game

Roshan Fernandez

March 5, 2018


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

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Matadors appeared to be in good spirits as they warmed up for their game against Gunn HS, with sophomore Evan Yu joking about the fact that he had to borrow shoes from a teammate because he left his at home. The boys tennis team returned for their first home game of the year after ...

Girls basketball: Senior night game lost in final minutes of fourth quarter

Girls basketball: Senior night game lost in final minutes of fourth quarter

Roshan Fernandez

March 5, 2018


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

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]uring the warmups leading up to their senior night game, the three seniors on the girls basketball team came out onto the court wearing bright yellow shirts with one bold word written across: chicken. The shirts, which also had small drawings of chickens along the sleeves, were part of...

Wrestling: Matadors victorious in final dual home meet against Saratoga HS

Wrestling: Matadors victorious in final dual home meet against Saratoga HS

Roshan Fernandez

February 6, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports, Wrestling

Correction: February 7, 2018 at 8:55 p.m. A previous version of this story incorrectly spelled the name of senior Colin Yang. [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he voice of the Saratoga HS coach rang through the gym during the meet on Jan. 30. He yelled to his players, directing them on how they should position themsel...

Boys basketball: Matadors beat Milpitas HS by score of 59-45

Boys basketball: Matadors beat Milpitas HS by score of 59-45

Roshan Fernandez

January 29, 2018


Filed under Boys Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]idway through the second quarter, senior Zachary Whong received the ball on the Milpitas HS end of the court. He quickly lined up his shot and released the ball. The net swished, and the home crowd erupted as the scoreboard increased by three points for the Matadors. On the very n...

Hear it from the players: Wrestling wins first dual meet against Homestead HS

Hear it from the players: Wrestling wins first dual meet against Homestead HS

Roshan Fernandez

January 13, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Winter Sports, Wrestling

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he stands were bustling as parents screamed instructions at their respective school’s wrestlers. The sound of a few Homestead HS parents seemed to echo off the walls the loudest through the night. As HHS’s wrestlers were taken down over and over, the parents’ shouting in desp...

Sports Flash

Sports Flash

Roshan Fernandez

December 12, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

Click the images below for more in depth reporting of each sport featured in the Sports Flash page of the December 2017 El Estoque print magazine. Senior Riya Khilnani beats a Woodside Priory HS defender in the team’s first game of the season. The Matadors suffered a 4-1 defeat in the Firebird Classic Fremont Tournament on December 2....