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Boys water polo: The long shot against Los Altos HS

Boys water polo: The long shot against Los Altos HS

Rana Aghababazadeh

September 21, 2017


Filed under Boys Water Polo, Fall Sports, Game Reviews, SPORTS

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]oming off a loss against Mountain View HS four days before, the team’s morale only sank after hearing that their next opponent, LAHS, had a large selection of exceptional club players. The game was a hard-hit for MVHS as LAHS consistently pushed their offense and securing nine...

Girls tennis: Team wins 4-3 against Saratoga HS

Girls tennis: Team wins 4-3 against Saratoga HS

Roshan Fernandez

September 19, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Matadors huddled for their own team chant on Sept. 12, just as the Saratoga HS players finished their own team cheer. The team brought energy to the court, laughing and joking with one another as they came together into their huddle. The players yelled the traditional Matador...

Football: Team wins against James Lick HS before league games begin

Football:  Team wins against James Lick HS before league games begin

Sannidhi Menon

September 18, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Game Reviews, SPORTS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]t the beginning of the Matadors’ game against James Lick HS on Sept. 15, the team failed to put points on the board against the JLHS defense. But after a scoreless first quarter from both sides, MVHS soon found their rhythm and ended up dominating JLHS 40-20, with four touchdown...

Field hockey: Team starts their season strong with a win against Lynbrook HS

Field hockey: Team starts their season strong with a win against Lynbrook HS

Aditi Gnanasekar

September 18, 2017


Filed under Field Hockey, Game Reviews, SPORTS

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]econds before the referee blew the whistle, senior captains Devin Pereira and Sara Nordby yelled, “Start strong!” The players felt a mix of emotions before the start of the game. Some, like Pereira, were nervous, for they hadn’t played the Lynbrook HS team during the preseason an...

Field hockey: Team is victorious over Del Mar HS 3-0

Field hockey: Team is victorious over Del Mar HS 3-0

Sunjin Chang

September 17, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, Game Reviews, SPORTS

[dropcap]N[/dropcap]early at the end of their preseason, the MVHS field hockey team stepped out onto the field to play their last match before league games started. Having faced Del Mar HS most recently in 2011, this time the team pushed their offensive line to seal a 3-0 win. Listen to the audio...

New year, new season: Volleyball club strives for a successful season

New year, new season: Volleyball club strives for a successful season

Rajas Habbu

September 15, 2017


Filed under Girls Volleyball, SPORTS

[su_dropcap style="flat" size="5"]A[/su_dropcap]s students enter room D108 for the volleyball club informational meeting, students, returnees and officers of the club are welcoming them, encouraging them and hoping for a successful season. As the crowd settles down, each individual officer is brainstorming...

SportsFlash: Photos from MVHS athletics

SportsFlash: Photos from MVHS athletics

Sannidhi Menon

September 15, 2017


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, Fall Sports, SPORTS

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Girls water polo: Team is victorious in first home game

Girls water polo: Team is victorious in first home game

Emma Lam

September 14, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Water Polo, SPORTS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s the girls junior varsity water polo teams were shaking hands after losing their game against Wilcox HS, the MVHS girls water polo players were preparing themselves for their own game against WHS. As the first home game of the season,  the team’s excitement was tangible despite...

Girls Tennis: Los Altos HS seals win over MVHS

Girls Tennis: Los Altos HS seals win over MVHS

Rana Aghababazadeh

September 11, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith the sun nearly above their heads and the heat rising from the ground of the tennis courts, the MVHS girls tennis team huddled in a circle before their second home match against Los Altos HS. As one of the earlier matches in the season, the game against LAHS will not count to...

Field hockey: Team falls to Saint Francis HS

Field hockey: Team falls to Saint Francis HS

Anjini Venugopal

September 8, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, SPORTS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he MVHS varsity field hockey team played their first preseason home game against Saint Francis HS on Sept. 6. Despite winning their last game against Leigh HS on Aug. 30, the players did not know what to expect from the SFHS players, who last year defeated the MVHS team 8-0. Despite ...

Girls volleyball: Team falls to Branham HS

Girls volleyball: Team falls to Branham HS

Aditi Gnanasekar

September 8, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS, Sports

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he MVHS girls volleyball team streamed into the gym on Aug. 30 buoyed by the junior varsity team’s comeback victory just moments before. After their win against Wilcox on Aug. 28, the team was unsure what to expect from Branham HS. “We knew they were definitely tougher than...

Taking their time: Freshmen deal with less playing time on varsity volleyball

Taking their time: Freshmen deal with less playing time on varsity volleyball

Maggie McCormick

September 4, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter changing into spandex and strapping up their knee pads, the MVHS girls varsity volleyball team warm up and then begin passing in pairs. As practice begins, some girls have the familiar routine embedded in their minds and bodies after playing more than three years on the varsity...