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Straying Away: How the MVHS mascot lost its ties to the sport of bullfighting

Straying Away: How the MVHS mascot lost its ties to the sport of bullfighting

Ankit Gupta

March 7, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

[su_dropcap]W[/su_dropcap] hen art department chair Brian Chow first entered the MVHS gym more than 20 years ago, his eyes skimmed past the towering basketball hoops and purple banners, only to land on the mural on a wall. It contained two rows of light skinned athletes, painted in 10 variations of MVHS...

Passing the birdie

Passing the birdie

Roshan Fernandez

March 7, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]adminton coach Brian Sullivan wrapped up the 2015 school year with an undefeated season. But at the end of the year, he had to walk away from the sport when he accepted a job at the FUHSD district office. As the head coach of the program, the varsity team finished with an impressive...

Last week’s rundown of MVHS boys volleyball

Last week’s rundown of MVHS boys volleyball

Rana Aghababazadeh

March 7, 2018


Filed under Boys Volleyball, Game of the Week, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks, Spring Sports

"Win leagues. Win CCS. Win NorCals." The boys volleyball team has been repeating this phrase consistently for the last three years, yet every year they have fallen short. The team came close last season, with a nearly  undefeated record, but eventually fell to Bellarmine College Preparatory in the ...

Sports Medicine Club lends a hand at Rustbuster

Sports Medicine Club lends a hand at Rustbuster

Om Khandekar

March 6, 2018


Filed under Briefs, SPORTS

Although track and field’s second annual Rustbuster event was held at MVHS, a new face manned the athletic trainer’s tent this year. Instead of MVHS athletic trainer Javier Margarito, treating athletes and tending to injuries was Fremont HS athletic trainer Mary Rhatigan. “I cover [FHS], my home [events], usually,...

Boys tennis: Matadors dominate Gunn HS in first home game

Boys tennis: Matadors dominate Gunn HS in first home game

Roshan Fernandez

March 5, 2018


Filed under Boys Tennis, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Matadors appeared to be in good spirits as they warmed up for their game against Gunn HS, with sophomore Evan Yu joking about the fact that he had to borrow shoes from a teammate because he left his at home. The boys tennis team returned for their first home game of the year after ...

Girls basketball: Senior night game lost in final minutes of fourth quarter

Girls basketball: Senior night game lost in final minutes of fourth quarter

Roshan Fernandez

March 5, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]uring the warmups leading up to their senior night game, the three seniors on the girls basketball team came out onto the court wearing bright yellow shirts with one bold word written across: chicken. The shirts, which also had small drawings of chickens along the sleeves, were part of...

EE sports’ top moments from the 2018 Pyeongchang Games

EE sports’ top moments from the 2018 Pyeongchang Games

Sunjin Chang

March 5, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Winter Sports

Teen USA We need to value the hard work of teens, not just their “talent” Written by Anjini Venugopal  [dropcap]N[/dropcap]ot many high school students still carry around a lunch bag. Many of those who do choose a non-obtrusive one, maybe a solid colored one, or perhaps a trendy Lululemo...

Farewell to the Chief: After decades, the Cleveland Indians finally change their controversial logo

Farewell to the Chief: After decades, the Cleveland Indians finally change their controversial logo

Sreya Kumar

February 19, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

When history teacher and baseball enthusiast Robbie Hoffman was scrolling through his news feed, an article stuck out to him: “Cleveland Indians removing Chief Wahoo logo for the 2019 season.” Curious, he clicked on the article wondering why the pro sport team was making this move after decades ...

Boys soccer: Team suffers 2-3 loss against Saratoga HS

Boys soccer: Team suffers 2-3 loss against Saratoga HS

Karen Ma

February 17, 2018


Filed under Boys Soccer, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Feb. 11, the  MVHS boys soccer team played their second to last home game against Saratoga HS. Although the Matadors started off with a lack of coordination, the team soon pulled together, with senior Takeshi Ueno scoring within the first few minutes. The team started connecting pas...

Boys basketball: MVHS loses senior night game against Santa Clara HS

Boys basketball: MVHS loses senior night game against Santa Clara HS

Anish Vasudevan

February 17, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Uncategorized

Senior night is the most important game for most of the MVHS basketball team, with the seniors playing in the MVHS gym for the last time. On Feb. 14, boys basketball had their last home matchup against a powerful Santa Clara HS team. SCHS was a big team, but smaller in number which was a good sign f...

Girls soccer: Matadors fall to the Milpitas Trojans

Girls soccer: Matadors fall to the Milpitas Trojans

Ankit Gupta

February 16, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Soccer, SPORTS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Feb. 9, the MVHS girls soccer team, who was looking to solidify its spot in the CCS playoffs, hosted the Milpitas HS Trojans. The Trojans came into the matchup looking to rebound from two straight losses. The first few minutes of the game turned into a scoring rally, with both t...

Boys basketball: Team gets upset win over Fremont HS

Boys basketball: Team gets upset win over Fremont HS

Akshara Majjiga

February 13, 2018


Filed under Boys Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]heers and chants could be heard from the Fremont HS bench throughout the entirety of the boys basketball game on Feb. 7, but they were loudest during the first quarter. The enthusiasm of the FHS players drew many members of the crowd in as they joined in the classic chorus of “def...