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Boys volleyball: Team gets revenge against Bellarmine College Preparatory in season’s home opener

Boys volleyball: Team gets revenge against Bellarmine College Preparatory in season’s home opener

Om Khandekar

March 7, 2017


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

Update: A previous version of this article stated the game took place on March 5, the game actually took place on March 1 [dropcap]I[/dropcap]t had been a heartbreaking end to a season. The boys volleyball team had carried themselves to the semifinals of the 2016 CCS tournament, only to be shut dow...

MVHS football’s finest: Inside the lunchtime Madden bracket

MVHS football’s finest: Inside the lunchtime Madden bracket

Om Khandekar

January 29, 2017


Filed under Football, SPORTS, Sports Digital, Sports Editor's Picks

It’s been months since the lights dimmed on the final football game of the 2016/17 football season. So what's MVHS supposed to do until the first kickoff of 2017 flies through the air? Well, it’s Madden Time! The popular football video game has found a spot on campus in room A112, where MVHS studen...

One-on-one with senior Ron Talmor

One-on-one with senior Ron Talmor

Becca Zheng

December 7, 2016


Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports, Sports Digital, Winter Sports

[su_dropcap style="flat"]I[/su_dropcap]n our print magazine, three of our staff writers trained under the guidance of winter sports athletes. But what happens when a staff member takes on an athlete at their own sport? Senior Ron Talmor took on not one, but two of our own, at a game of pickup basketball....

Soccer: Try it out

Soccer: Try it out

Becca Zheng

November 9, 2016


Filed under Best of Videos, Boys Soccer, Coach's corner, Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Sports Digital, Winter Sports

[su_dropcap style="flat"]W[/su_dropcap]ith hope and determination, students jump into soccer tryouts, hoping to impress the coaches and make the team. With coaches containing their own unique mindset and goals, it takes a variety of characteristics and skills to make varsity. The girls varsity soccer...

Football: Wrap up of the last home game

Football: Wrap up of the last home game

Becca Zheng

October 31, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Multimedia, SPORTS, Sports Digital

[su_dropcap style="flat"]A[/su_dropcap]fter a tough week at practice, the Matadors took the field for their last home game of the season against Los Altos HS, hoping to go out with a bang. And they started off with just that. On the first possession of the game, the Matadors offense drove 75 yards into...

Michael Martinez

Michael Martinez

Om Khandekar

October 21, 2016


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports Digital, Sports Editor's Picks, Sports Features

Thirty years ago, Michael Martinez thought wrestling was his life. Instead, he sat down and talked about his change of pace from the wrestling mat to the front office as an assistant principal. EE: You used to wrestle in high school until you broke your neck sophomore year and ended your competitive wr...

Faces in the crowd against Homestead HS

Faces in the crowd against Homestead HS

Sharjeel Rahman

October 2, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Multimedia, SPORTS, Sports Digital, Video

With a daunting score of 44-6, the Monta Vista football team lost their fourth home game against Homestead HS. The crowd expressed different emotions and thoughts throughout the home game. Watch the video below to find out more. [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSSmX9ViXHo[/embedyt]

Weekend Warriors: Stanford hosts annual Canary Challenge bike ride

Weekend Warriors: Stanford hosts annual Canary Challenge bike ride

Ruth Feng

October 1, 2016


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Digital

Bikers headed up Stevens Canyon road after taking a rest to continue their 50km ride which started and ended in Palo Alto. Just before, the bikers gathered at a rest stop in the parking lot of the Stevens Creek Liquor store. There were six volunteers handing out free snacks and drinks. They were all...

Stepping into the MVHS weight room

Stepping into the MVHS weight room

Ruth Feng

September 21, 2016


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, SPORTS, Sports, Sports Digital, Sports Features

By now, the MVHS weight room has more dirt and grime than weights. Gray bars have turned brown and stained, and clean glass mirrors now show their age with cracks and smudges that have become permanent over time. The barbells have been here longer than most students, and this year they have a new owner....

MVHS Varsity Golf Team: Team bonding with practice

MVHS Varsity Golf Team: Team bonding with practice

Akshara Majjiga

September 13, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Golf, SPORTS, Sports, Sports Digital

They sit at a secluded bench, waiting for the rest of their team to arrive. It’s hidden in the shade of a building right in front of Blackberry Farm, where people of all ages are playing golf on the green. They laugh, wonder where the rest of their team is and greet them as they come one by one. T...

Cross country: Watermelon run photo gallery

Cross country: Watermelon run photo gallery

Om Khandekar

September 6, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, SPORTS, Sports Digital

Starting the year off strong, the MVHS cross country team took to the Steven’s Canyon trail for their annual Watermelon Run on Aug. 30. The times are informal, the competition between teammates is minimal and at the end of the day the watermelon is the main focus of the runners on the team. Here a...

Season Previews: Fall 2016 sports teams get ready for the upcoming season

Season Previews: Fall 2016 sports teams get ready for the upcoming season

Akshara Majjiga

August 22, 2016


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Digital, Sports Editor's Picks

As the various sports teams begin their seasons, they look forward to a successful few months ahead. Click on the pictures below to learn about how each sports team prepares for the season. CHECK BACK IN FOR GIRLS GOLF, FIELD HOCKEY, GIRLS TENNIS AND GIRLS VOLLEYBALL....