The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Junior Siena Banks pitches the ball during the fifth and final inning.

Softball beats Lynbrook High School 24-3 in a blowout

The Matadors maintain a strong lead for the entirety of the game to secure a win
Kalyani Puthenpurayil
March 24, 2023
Emi and Miya Kosakura pose for a photo with their parents on senior night.

Time Out! Ep. 2: Emi and Miya Kosakura

Diving into Emi and Miya Kosakura’s relationship both on and off the basketball court
Dahlia Schilling
March 24, 2023
Junior Bradley Dulay races with other athletes at the 2023 RustBuster Invitational

Right On Track

Track and Field Athletes share their experience with their main track events
Lily Jiang
March 22, 2023
Trade talks

Trade talks

Exploring the recent trades in the NBA and issues in basketball free agency
Samika Bhatkar and Mihir Vishwarupe
March 20, 2023

Time out! Ep.1: Hayden Ancheta

Sitting down with wrestler Hayden Ancheta to discuss stories from his time in wresting
Kathryn Foo
March 20, 2023
Junior Rahul Pothineni passes the ball to a teammate.

Boys Volleyball loses to The Harker School in its first home game of the season

Matadors tried to hold out to a fifth set but lost after ending the fourth set 25-23
Lauren Chuu and Kalyani Puthenpurayil
March 19, 2023
Sophomore and Varsity 3 Boys Singles player Jayden Lim prepares to reach for the birdie. Lim won his set earning MVHS one point.

Photo by Manas Kottakota

Varsity Badminton defeats Cupertino High School 17-13 in a close game

Varsity Badminton opens up its season with a close victory
Manas Kottakota and Sameer Maheshwari
March 11, 2023

EE Tries Sports: Football

El Estoque competes against the MVHS Varsity Football team in Flag Football
Out of line

Out of line

Exploring how anger, sadness and loss can cause the lines of respect to disappear in the heat of the game
Basketball referee Scott Calvin calls a time out.

Setting the guideline

Exploring student athletes experiences with referees
Mikaylah Du and Riya Murthy
February 28, 2023
Junior Carolyn Ruan looks for an open team member to pass to while two HHS players guard her.

Varsity Girls Basketball ends its CCS run with a 57-44 loss to Hillsdale High School

Matadors eliminated in the quarterfinals of CCS for the second year in a row
Crystal Cheng
February 27, 2023
The players jump up in excitement as their teammate scores a three-pointer towards the end of the final quarter.

Varsity Boys Basketball ends historic season losing 78-55 to first-seeded Saint Francis High

MVHS’s Cinderella run comes to an end in the third round of CCS playoffs
Minjae Kang, Vincent Zhao, and Michelle Zheng
February 25, 2023
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