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Field hockey: MVHS suffers devastating loss to Cupertino HS

Field hockey: MVHS suffers devastating  loss to Cupertino HS

Emma Lam

September 29, 2016


Filed under Field Hockey, Multimedia, SPORTS, Sports

Last season, MVHS lost to CHS in an extremely close game that was eventually finished in  overtime. They swarmed the field, ready to strike back at their rivals, each player with a confident expression on their face. They never looked back, playing with all of the effort they possibly could. O...

Photo gallery: Cross country races at Central Park

Photo gallery: Cross country races at Central Park

Om Khandekar

September 28, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Game Reviews, SPORTS

On Tuesday Sept. 27, Santa Clara Central Park was flooded with runners from all around the county. Among the teams present was the MVHS cross country team, hoping to establish its dominance in the league with the first league meet of the season. MVHS went on to place first and second in the varsity...

Girls tennis: Team loses 3-4 to Homestead HS after dispute over uniforms

Girls tennis: Team loses 3-4 to Homestead HS after dispute over uniforms

Amanda Chan

September 28, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Game Reviews, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

Outside of the tennis courts, while the girls tennis team was playing its matches against Homestead HS on Sept. 22, the HHS coach approached MVHS coach Lu Tang and demanded that four MVHS players forfeit their matches because they weren’t wearing their uniforms. The HHS coach cited league rules, saying...

Photo gallery: Boys water polo defeats Wilcox HS

Photo gallery: Boys water polo defeats Wilcox HS

Roshan Fernandez

September 28, 2016


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

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n the very first play of the game, MVHS took the lead. And it stayed that way for the entire game. The Matadors scored five first quarter goals in a quick start, and were able to hold on for their first home victory of the season. Relentless shooting had the Wilcox HS players scrambling...

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...

Girls volleyball: Team begins season with two home wins

Girls volleyball: Team begins season with two home wins

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan

September 23, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS

After last year’s undefeated league record, the girls volleyball team had high expectations as they entered the 2016 season. In addition to the pressure to continue their success, the girls played their first home game against Lynbrook on Sept. 15, Even with a younger starting lineup, MVHS pulled away...

Girls tennis: Team stays positive after losing 1-6 in first league match of season

Girls tennis: Team stays positive after losing 1-6 in first league match of season

Himani Yalamaddi

September 22, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, SPORTS, Sports

History repeated itself at the girls tennis team’s first match of the season. Saratoga HS, who beat MVHS 6-1 at the CCS quarterfinals last year, delivered the same outcome on MVHS’ home turf on Sept. 15. SHS made it to CCS finals last year and with the addition of new, stronger players to their...

Girls water polo: MVHS vs Santa Clara HS in pictures

Girls water polo: MVHS vs Santa Clara HS in pictures

Om Khandekar

September 22, 2016


Filed under Girls Water Polo, SPORTS, Sports

In what turned out to be more of a shootout than a water polo game, Santa Clara HS came out with the win after their match with MVHS. Both sides charged up the pool with multiple fast breaks and duals against the goalies, both of whom were still able to block a majority of the points. Once the dust...

Girls water polo: First home game ends in a big win for team

Girls water polo: First home game ends in a big win for team

Om Khandekar

September 22, 2016


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Water Polo, Girls Water Polo, Girls water polo, SPORTS

Despite Coach Gigi Swan watching her players relax during practice and downplay their upcoming game, her girls ended up hammering in goal after goal against the The Harker School. By the time the girls left the pool, they had smiles on their face and a solid victory in the beginning of their season....

Field hockey: MVHS Varsity loses to three time CCS champions

Field hockey: MVHS Varsity loses to three time CCS champions

Anjini Venugopal

September 21, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, SPORTS

[su_heading size="23"][/su_heading] Co reported by Emma Lam [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he varsity field hockey team fell to Los Gatos HS 0-7 last season on Sept. 16, so this time around MVHS anticipated a difficult game against the reigning CCS champions. The game started with MVHS playing mostly defensive...

Boys water polo: MVHS vs. Gunn HS in photos

Boys water polo: MVHS vs. Gunn HS in photos

Om Khandekar

September 20, 2016


Filed under Boys Water Polo, SPORTS

If sports invites superstition, the boys water polo team seemed to fall right into its trap. Not only was senior, and team captain, Spencer Springsteel sick and unable to play, but the water polo team was also facing the number one seed in the league, Gunn HS. Although MVHS was able to score two goals...