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Photo Gallery: Cross country team holds annual Watermelon Run

Photo Gallery: Cross country team holds annual Watermelon Run

Roshan Fernandez

September 4, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, SPORTS

Additional reporting Sunjin Chang and Anjini Venugopal [dropcap]D[/dropcap]roplets of sweat had already started to streak down the faces of the cross country runners as they gathered around Coach Kirk Flatow after warming up. However, this practice was a little bit different. For starters, it was...

Hear it from the players: Girls volleyball wins first game 3-0

Hear it from the players: Girls volleyball wins first game 3-0

Roshan Fernandez

August 30, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s the team came out onto the court for their first game of the season, the players appeared to be all smiles, but as they started to play, it became apparent that there were some slight nerves circulating throughout the court. Facing off against Mountain View HS on Aug. 24., each...

Girls volleyball: Keeping up the legacy

Girls volleyball: Keeping up the legacy

Rajas Habbu

August 22, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]t the start of their practice, senior Hanna Kotesova calls the warm-ups for her teammates on the MVHS girls volleyball team. From high knees to lunges, Mr. Anderson is quiet as Kotesova leads the team during practice. After warm ups, the team works on serving and hitting to each ...

Coach Flatow’s message: How he uses messages of grit and self-regulation to motivate cross country runners

Coach Flatow’s message: How he uses messages of grit and self-regulation to motivate cross country runners

Maggie McCormick

August 19, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, SPORTS

For just under a decade, cross country coach Kirk Flatow has motivated distance runners at Monta Vista to realize their athletic potential as well as their academic, social and personal potentials. Flatow explained that he was inspired by American psychologist Angela Duckworth and her academic papers on the ...

Girls tennis: Return of long time coach brings high hopes

Girls tennis: Return of long time coach brings high hopes

Aditi Gnanasekar

August 19, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he week before school started, MVHS’ tennis courts were filled with sunshine, lively chatter and the sound of rackets swooshing back and forth. With coach Gene Fortino’s return and the recruitment of four freshmen, the team is expecting to perform well in the upcoming season. ...

Football: Preseason views

Football: Preseason views

Rana Aghababazadeh

August 18, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, SPORTS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]lthough school has only been in session for a week, the MVHS football team has been gearing up for the new season since early June. With a new line-up, the team, including new assistant coach Cody Owens, discusses their insights on this season’s dynamics. ...

Water Polo: A fresh start

Water Polo: A fresh start

ZaZu Lippert

August 12, 2017


Filed under Boys Water Polo, Girls Water Polo, Multimedia, Sports, Water Polo

Co-reported by Anish Vasudevan.  [dropcap]F[/dropcap]ollowing a rocky last season after both varsity teams finished with losing records, the water polo program is looking to bounce back and pave way for stronger and more successful teams this year. Now with new coaches, a new regiment and a newer ...

Back at it

Back at it

Akshara Majjiga

March 8, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Fall Sports, SPORTS, Sports Features, Spring Sports, Swimming & Diving, Water Polo

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]en years ago, when JV baseball coach Shawn Voigt graduated from MVHS with the class of 2007, things were different. Without the internet, Voigt found it difficult to develop his skills and opinions with limited access to contrasting perspectives. But, 2015 JV water polo and swim coa...

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...

A look back: Girls golf’s trip to CCS

A look back: Girls golf’s trip to CCS

Akshara Majjiga

December 9, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Golf, SPORTS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he first incongruity that both sophomore Tiffany Chen and junior Meg Niu noticed when they arrived in Rancho Cañada East Course in Carmel early in the morning on Nov. 1 was the giant scoreboard above the course. The board was adorned with papers with different names and scores, and...

Cross country: CCS appearance marked with top 10 finish

Cross country: CCS appearance marked with top 10 finish

Om Khandekar

November 14, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, SPORTS, Uncategorized

Following a successful 2016-17 season, the MVHS cross country team took to the Crystal Springs course for the annual CCS finals meet. Although the boys varsity team ended its season by placing sixth in the Division I heat, the girls team finished second overall. It is their fourth consecutive state ...

Girls tennis: Team beats Lynbrook HS at senior game three days after their senior night celebrations

Girls tennis: Team beats Lynbrook HS at senior game three days after their senior night celebrations

Himani Yalamaddi

November 8, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

At the girls tennis team’s last match against Lynbrook HS on Oct. 31, there was a special spectator — former head coach Gene Fortino. Fortino coached the MVHS girls tennis team for 12 years, until he decided last year that the two-hour commute from his home in Gilroy to MVHS was too long. Fortino...