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A look back: Most valuable athletes of the 2017 Rustbuster Invitational

A look back: Most valuable athletes of the 2017 Rustbuster Invitational

Om Khandekar

March 22, 2017


Filed under Game Reviews, Matador of the Week, SPORTS, Spring Sports, Track & Field

Nearing the end of the varsity girls 800m race, senior Kelly Bishop was virtually alone on the track. As she crossed the finish line, three seconds passed before the second place competitor finished the race. Yet Bishop’s winning time of 2:22.61 was four seconds slower than her personal best. Even af...

Matador of the Week: Carly Reid

Pranav Parthasarathy

May 26, 2014


Filed under Matador of the Week, SPORTS

When senior Carly Reid learned to swim as a young child, she didn’t expect to be a competitive swimmer. She now is an athlete with 10 years of experience and numerous awards and competes in the 50, 100 and 200 meter freestyle and individual medley. Her most recent achievement was placing second in her freestyle e...

Matador of the Week: Anella Palacpac

Matador of the Week: Anella Palacpac

Alina Abidi

May 9, 2014


Filed under Matador of the Week, SPORTS

When freshman Anella Palacpac was in middle school, she did not picture herself running track. She was always fast, but she was a soccer player, and she planned on sticking to the sport. However, after taking a year off of soccer, she did not feel prepared to try out for the school team, so she gave...

Matador of the Week: Justin Ma

Matador of the Week: Justin Ma

Ashmita Chakraborty

April 25, 2014


Filed under Matador of the Week, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Junior Justin Ma discusses his experience as a competitive badminton player both on and off the school team. Read More »...

Matador of the Week: Surya Kumaraguru

Matador of the Week: Surya Kumaraguru

Alina Abidi

April 12, 2014


Filed under Matador of the Week, SPORTS

Though sophomore Surya Kumaraguru was recently pulled up to varsity, his walk-off single and strong pitching contributed to the Matador’s first league win against Milpitas High School on April 7. Kumaraguru started playing baseball at age five for a farm team, and despite not playing well at first, he improved and eventually played for t...

Matador of the Week: Ryan Manley

Matador of the Week: Ryan Manley

Pranav Parthasarathy

March 16, 2014


Filed under Matador of the Week, SPORTS, Sports

Senior Ryan Manley currently plays volleyball for Monta Vista High School and the club team Mountain View 18 Reds as an outside hitter, having played the sport since 6th grade. While he also played as the Monta Vista quarterback in the past football season, Manley prefers volleyball for many reasons,...

Matador of the Week: Brad Ohadi

Sarah Ramos

March 2, 2014


Filed under Matador of the Week, SPORTS

The Co-captain describes his favorite moments from the 2013-2014 season. Read More »

Matadors of the week: Amelia Strom and Sarah Im

Matadors of the week: Amelia Strom and Sarah Im

Ashmita Chakraborty

December 9, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, Matador of the Week, SPORTS

Seniors Amelia Strom and Sarah Im discuss their journeys on the field hockey team. Read More »...

Matador of the week: Kristen Vrionis

Matador of the week: Kristen Vrionis

Catherine

November 17, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Water Polo, Matador of the Week, SPORTS

This year, senior Kristen Vrionis led the Lady Mats to fourth place at the league championships. She has been a captain the girls water polo team for two years. In an interview with El Estoque, Vrionis discusses her experience with the Stanford girls water polo club, her thoughts on her second year as...

Matador of the Week: Justin Cena

Matador of the Week: Justin Cena

Rochish Ambati

October 18, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Main slider, Matador of the Week, SPORTS

El Estoque: What have you been doing this past year or summer to prepare for this season? Justin Cena: Since the end of junior season, I’ve been thinking of trying to play college football, so a lot of my off season consisted of working out, running, conditioning and basically getting my size up. I ...

Matador of the week: Sunny Shan

Matador of the week: Sunny Shan

Rochish Ambati

September 25, 2013


Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Matador of the Week, SPORTS

EE: You mentioned how you were getting recruited, so tell us about that. Sunny: Well, last year was my first year in track and field and I guess I did pretty well throughout the season, I started the year with a 2:41, I run the 800, and by the end I got it down to 2:26 and made it to CCS. And then, I conta...