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Reviews: Nike Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviews: Nike Zoom Pegasus 32

Daniel Lin

April 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]bout a year ago I went shoe shopping in hopes of getting back into running. Walking into my go-to shoe shop Running Revolution in Campbell, the familiar scent of fresh leather wafted through the store as I observed the shelves, overwhelmingly lined with running shoes of all shapes...

Keep your guard up: different martial artists describe one specific move of their sport

Keep your guard up: different martial artists describe one specific move of their sport

Zara Iqbal

April 11, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports

SENIOR MIKAELA LEE, PURPLE BELT “You’re balancing on one leg basically and your other leg is up, but I think the part I struggled most with [leg blocking] is the idea that you’re not getting super close to them ... so the idea of using momentum, I have to pull them onto me [first], and then ...

Growth of eSports is a force to be reckoned with

Growth of eSports is a force to be reckoned with

Daniel Lin

March 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] don't watch a lot of sports. Actually to clarify, I don't watch what most categorize as "conventional sports." You know, football, basketball, baseball, the works. I didn't grow up watching them, and I rarely follow them with the exception of big games such as the Super Bowl, the...

On board: Collaboration in diving

On board: Collaboration in diving

Akshara Majjiga

March 7, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports, Spring Sports, Swimming & Diving

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s MVHS tradition to be competitive — from contending against other classes during rally weeks to promoting the annual Beat Lynbrook Day, Matadors seem to think that if people aren’t on the same team, they’re competing against each other. But the MVHS diving team holds a diffe...

Climbing Kilimanjaro

Climbing Kilimanjaro

Akshara Majjiga

February 2, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports

"Polepole" This was a phrase that freshman Daanyal Raja and his family heard repeatedly from their Tanzanian guides as they made their long-awaited climb up one of the world’s highest peaks. In Swahili, it means “slowly, slowly.” And, as they made their way through hail and rain, this phrase ...

Fresh start to the winter season

Fresh start to the winter season

Sunjin Chang

November 17, 2017


Filed under Boys Basketball, Boys Soccer, SPORTS, Sports, Winter Sports

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he day was Monday, October 30. Winter sports took over the athletic fields from the fall sports as they began their season. MVHS welcomed a whole new batch of coaches, including a new head coach for the boys basketball team, Calvin Wong, and new head coach for the boys varsity socc...

Off the mat: Ceazar Agront shares his experiences as a long-time athlete and MVHS’s new wrestling coach

Off the mat: Ceazar Agront shares his experiences as a long-time athlete and MVHS’s new wrestling coach

Aditi Gnanasekar

November 15, 2017


Filed under Best of Sports, SPORTS, Sports, Sports Features, Wrestling

It’s 2008- the shrill sound of a whistle announced the start of a wrestling match between MVHS and Homestead HS. Ceazar Agront struts onto the mat in HHS colors as he prepares to take home the winning title. He does. But little does he know that he would return nine years later as head coach of hi...

Girls volleyball: Team takes five-set victory against HHS

Girls volleyball: Team takes five-set victory against HHS

Sannidhi Menon

November 13, 2017


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

Purple and gold posters and balloons decked one side of the gym, while the bleachers on the opposite side were packed with excited parents, siblings, friends and even pets. Oct. 26 marked the last home game of the season against Homestead HS, and the MVHS girls volleyball team was ready for a memorable ...

Field hockey says goodbye to their seniors as they end their season with a tie

Field hockey says goodbye to their seniors as they end their season with a tie

Sunjin Chang

November 10, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, SPORTS, Sports

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he stakes were high for this game. For MVHS, this would be the seniors’ last game; for Saratoga HS, this was their shot at making CCS. Both teams had the incentive to give it their all, but what was supposed to be an intense game had a strange turn of events. After a discussi...

Girls volleyball: Team loses to Palo Alto HS in four set defensive victory

Girls volleyball: Team loses to Palo Alto HS in four set defensive victory

Sannidhi Menon

October 26, 2017


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

On Oct. 19., the MVHS girls volleyball team lost in the fourth set to Palo Alto HS. After an intense and competitive first set, which ended with MVHS winning 25-23, the team went on to lose the remaining three sets due to lack of communication and execution. The second and third set saw fierce rallie...

Girls water polo: Senior Night

Girls water polo: Senior Night

Sunjin Chang

October 26, 2017


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Water Polo, Girls water polo, Sports

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith an array of posters lined up against the pool deck, and loud music blaring in the background, the MVHS girls water polo team got ready to celebrate their senior night against Fremont HS. The cheers for MVHS could be heard from the parking lot even before the game had started. ...