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Football: MVHS bounces back after tough loss

Football: MVHS bounces back after tough loss

Anthony Moll

September 13, 2016


Filed under Football, Game Reviews, Multimedia, SPORTS

Tensions are high at the Matadors’ bench as they trail Evergreen HS 7 points to 15 at the halftime mark. The Matadors’ squad believed they could take the victory in the second half on their home turf. Watch how they took their lead with 2 seconds to spare in the fourth quarter and made a night to rem...

Football team addressed by administration at Welcome Back Dance

Football team addressed by administration at Welcome Back Dance

Om Khandekar

August 31, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

Additional reporting by Kalpana Gopalkrishnan [dropcap]A[/dropcap]s they exited one by one, the members of the football team blocked the harsh fluorescent light of the F building classroom from reaching the dancers in the rally court below. Team members were not celebrating or cheering as they left t...

Football: Matadors lose their first home game of the season

Football: Matadors lose their first home game of the season

Anthony Moll

August 30, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Game Reviews, SPORTS

After a long pre-season adapting to a new playbook and coaching staff, the Matadors were eager to play under the Friday night lights. On their home turf, MVHS' first opponent was Westmont HS. Watch how they fared with their season opener with a new coach along with a new playbook and find out...

Purple Pride: 2015 MVHS football season documentary

Purple Pride: 2015 MVHS football season documentary

Pranav Iyer

February 28, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, SPORTS

Nov. 1, 2013. This was the day that most of the current senior class of Matadors had been waiting for the entire season. Their first win on the junior varsity team on their last game of the season. They finished the season with an abysmal 1-6-2 record and where regarded as the laughing stock of the league...

Liveblog: Football vs Cupertino HS

Liveblog: Football vs Cupertino HS

Aditya Krishnan

November 5, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, SPORTS

// Story by Aditya Krishnan, Andy Tu and Ankit Dua....

The Helmet Game: An experience that lasts a lifetime

Ankit Dua

November 5, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, SPORTS

For the past 11 years, MVHS has won Helmet Game. The Matadors hope to take that streak to 12 games with a win on Nov. 6  when they take their poised offense to Cupertino HS. The team got back to .500 (4-4) with a win against Gunn HS on Oct. 23. The Pioneers come into the game with a two game los...

Football: Matadors blow by Gunn HS 42-21

Football: Matadors blow by Gunn HS 42-21

Ankit Dua

October 30, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, SPORTS

The Monta Vista Matadors came into their game on Oct. 23 against the Gunn Titans with a deceptive 1-2 league record, having lost two straight close home games. The Matadors ran the Titans out of the building with 42 straight points in the first half and ended up winning 42-21. They were led by a dominant...

Football: Matadors come up short against Mountain View HS in homecoming game

Football: Matadors come up short against Mountain View HS in homecoming game

Aditya Krishnan

October 20, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks

Football: Matadors come up short against Mountain View HS in homecoming game Written by Aditya Krishnan. Video by Andy Tu and Ankit Dua. Editing by Pranav Iyer....

When the lights go out: Former football players reflect on leaving the sport they love

When the lights go out: Former football players reflect on leaving the sport they love

Andy Tu

October 11, 2015


Filed under Football, Multimedia, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks, Video

The end of the 2014-2015 season was the beginning of yet another new year of football. For Matt Burke and Brighton Balfrey it was the end. This year, Burke and Balfrey spend their Friday nights on the bleachers. Instead of football, Burke weightlifts. For Balfrey he runs cross country. For both, the Fr...

Football: Team opens league play with a 20-6 loss to SCHS

Football: Team opens league play with a 20-6 loss to SCHS

Aditya Krishnan

October 9, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, SPORTS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]t the beginning of the fourth quarter, the Matadors were down a touchdown and in the redzone looking to get their first points of the game — they needed to tie the game at seven. Senior Golan Gingold took the snap and fired the ball deep into the endzone. It’s caught — by ...