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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...

MVHS students try to start Sports Medicine Club on campus

MVHS students try to start Sports Medicine Club on campus

Om Khandekar

December 6, 2016


Filed under Best of Sports, Multimedia, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen an athlete is injured on the field, extensive help is needed in order to ensure recovery. With that in mind, three high school athletes set out to learn more about the physiology of their bodies and recovery process for fellow athletes. The three students, Sophomores Jacquelyn ...

Boys water polo: What really happened in their one point loss against Homestead HS?

Boys water polo: What really happened in their one point loss against Homestead HS?

Om Khandekar

October 10, 2016


Filed under Best of Sports, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Water Polo

In the end, the game came down to a one point difference between the MVHS boy's water polo team and the Homestead HS team. To get a sense of what that meant, we took a look at some of the big moments of the game and how they stacked up in this MVHS loss. ...

Kneeling down to stand up: Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest spreads to high school football teams

Kneeling down to stand up: Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest spreads to high school football teams

Amanda Chan

October 10, 2016


Filed under Best of Sports, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks

When San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick first took a knee during the national anthem before a preseason game on Sept. 1, senior Vincent Kao was shocked. "I couldn't believe someone was actually doing this,” Kao said. “Because the conventional thing is to stand up and respect you...

Football: Matadors lose the Helmet in upset by Cupertino HS

Football: Matadors lose the Helmet in upset by Cupertino HS

Sharjeel Rahman

September 26, 2016


Filed under Best of Sports, Fall Sports, Football, Game of the Week, Game Reviews, Main slider, SPORTS

Correction (Sept. 26): A previous version of this story incorrectly said that senior Pranad Reddy threw the 70-yard pass to junior Bob Entezar. MVHS was still on the field after the game, with tears and sweat on their faces as they sat in their post-game huddle. As the shock of getting their thi...

A Look at the Paralympics

A Look at the Paralympics

Akshara Majjiga

September 8, 2016


Filed under Best of Sports, Interactives, Main slider, Multimedia, MULTIMEDIA PACKAGES, SPORTS

One sporting event that stands out among all others are the Paralympics. According to BBC, there is no event that is more large-scale and has as much historic value. 160 countries compete with over 4300 athletes, all with varying disabilities. The world becomes a stage as athletes from countries all...