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Girls volleyball: Team takes five-set victory against HHS

Girls volleyball: Team takes five-set victory against HHS

Sannidhi Menon

November 13, 2017


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

Purple and gold posters and balloons decked one side of the gym, while the bleachers on the opposite side were packed with excited parents, siblings, friends and even pets. Oct. 26 marked the last home game of the season against Homestead HS, and the MVHS girls volleyball team was ready for a memorable ...

Football: Cupertino HS defeats Matadors in Helmet game

Football: Cupertino HS defeats Matadors in Helmet game

Maggie McCormick

November 7, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Game Reviews, SPORTS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n November 3, MVHS hosted the annual Helmet game against Cupertino HS. After losing last year for the first time in 13 years, the Matadors were determined to take back the helmet. The overcast skies and heavy clouds didn’t scare away the crowd, and the bleachers on both sides o...

Girls volleyball: Team wins first round of CCS playoffs

Girls volleyball: Team wins first round of CCS playoffs

Rana Aghababazadeh

November 7, 2017


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

Update: MVHS loses in quarterfinals against San Benito HS 2-3.  [dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Wednesday, Nov. 1, the MVHS girls volleyball team played in their first CCS game of the season against Milpitas HS. Although the Matadors fell behind by several points in the second and third sets, they went on to win...

Girls tennis: Seniors play last league game

Girls tennis: Seniors play last league game

Rana Aghababazadeh

November 4, 2017


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

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Oct. 23, the MVHS girls tennis team won their matches against Lynbrook 6-1 and victoriously walked over to the gym lobby with flowers, food and posters to prepare to celebrate the team's seniors for their last game. The team set up the night, putting up streamers and decorating...

Girls volleyball: Team loses to Palo Alto HS in four set defensive victory

Girls volleyball: Team loses to Palo Alto HS in four set defensive victory

Sannidhi Menon

October 26, 2017


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

On Oct. 19., the MVHS girls volleyball team lost in the fourth set to Palo Alto HS. After an intense and competitive first set, which ended with MVHS winning 25-23, the team went on to lose the remaining three sets due to lack of communication and execution. The second and third set saw fierce rallie...

Girls water polo: Senior Night

Girls water polo: Senior Night

Sunjin Chang

October 26, 2017


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

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith an array of posters lined up against the pool deck, and loud music blaring in the background, the MVHS girls water polo team got ready to celebrate their senior night against Fremont HS. The cheers for MVHS could be heard from the parking lot even before the game had started. ...

Boys water polo: Matadors narrowly lose senior night to Palo Alto HS

Boys water polo: Matadors narrowly lose senior night to Palo Alto HS

Roshan Fernandez

October 24, 2017


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

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]olorful ribbons and posters lined the pool deck, a table with cake, drinks, and other snacks sat up against the wall, and fans filed into the MVHS pool area, filling the bleachers until they were packed to capacity. Coming into their senior night game against Palo Alto HS, the M...

Field hockey: Team defeated 0-2 by Cupertino HS

Field hockey: Team defeated 0-2 by Cupertino HS

Maggie McCormick

October 22, 2017


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

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter losing to Cupertino HS earlier in the season, the MVHS field hockey team was looking forward to their second chance to beat their rival on Oct. 20. Practice was centered on taking shots at the goal rather than playing long passes. Knowing that CHS was going to play offense, MVHS...

Girls volleyball: Team defeats Saratoga HS

Girls volleyball: Team defeats Saratoga HS

Rucha Soman

October 17, 2017


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

The MVHS girls volleyball team warmed up in their black warm-up jerseys under the bright fluorescent lights of their home gym. The game started with MVHS taking a commanding lead, winning the first set against Saratoga HS by 10 points. As the parents and players switched sides, SHS and MVHS were in a b...

Girls water polo: Team defeats Santa Clara HS 10-7

Girls water polo: Team defeats Santa Clara HS 10-7

Sunjin Chang

October 11, 2017


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Water Polo, SPORTS

Having lost their previous game against Santa Clara HS with a score of 5-9, MVHS had a fighting mindset as they started the game. Before the game started, the team gathered as the captains encouraged them to try their best this game. “Guys, we can’t let what happened last time affect how we play...

Football: Team overcomes past loss to defeat Lynbrook HS 45-14

Football: Team overcomes past loss to defeat Lynbrook HS 45-14

Sannidhi Menon

October 5, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Game Reviews, SPORTS

Additional reporting by Anjini Venugopal The last time the MVHS football team faced Lynbrook HS, they came away with a 0-35 loss. But this season on Sept. 22, the Matadors destroyed the Lynbrook HS defense and reversed their previous record with the rival school. “We got revenge for last year,” ...

Boys water polo: Team’s loss to Homestead HS marks halfway point of season

Boys water polo: Team’s loss to Homestead HS marks halfway point of season

Aanchal Garg

September 28, 2017


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

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he bleachers were filled with parents from both sides, anxious to secure the win for their respective teams. The cheers and mumbles from the crowd added to the competitive environment, one that would only escalate as the game went on. On Tuesday, Sept. 26, the MVHS boys water po...