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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...

Summiting challenges: MVHS teachers undertake rock climbing

Summiting challenges: MVHS teachers undertake rock climbing

Bill Cheng

February 13, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

[dropcap]N[/dropcap]ext to tight-rope walking and skydiving, one of the most nerve-wracking activities for those who fear heights is rock climbing because of the great heights involved. But for biology teacher Kenneth Gan and physiology teacher and leadership advisor Jenna Smith, rock climbing has become...

Man on the street: Winter Olympics

Man on the street: Winter Olympics

Anish Vasudevan

February 12, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

On Feb. 9, the Winter Olympics began in Pyeongchang County, South Korea. 15 winter sports, 93 different countries, and with over 100 events, the Games will continue through Feb. 25. From figure skating to snowboarding, from Team USA to Team China, MVHS students’ attention are focused on different pla...

Enter the ATR

Enter the ATR

Om Khandekar

February 10, 2018


Filed under Briefs, SPORTS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he purple and red bruises from cupping have been popping up as far back as the Summer Olympics of 2016. Even more recently, cupping has shown up again on prominent athletes such as Patriots defensive linebacker James Harrison, who was featured on National Geographic about his use of the ...

Girls varsity soccer loses 2-0 to Gunn HS

Girls varsity soccer loses 2-0 to Gunn HS

Shayon Moradi

February 8, 2018


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

On January 26,  a cold Monday night, with a fire alarm blaring in the middle of the match, the MVHS girls varsity soccer team hoped to continue their better-than-expected season. After a lackluster season last year with a 1-10-1 record, the team has bounced back and has a chance of making it to CCS. ...

Super bowl: Pre-game and post game thoughts on the big game

Super bowl: Pre-game and post game thoughts on the big game

Anish Vasudevan

February 7, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]wo days prior to the kickoff of Super Bowl LII, sophomore Aditya Chittari was sure that his team, the New England Patriots, would win. Chittari first watched the Patriots play in the Super Bowl XLIV, and has witnessed quarterback Tom Brady’s ability to perform on the biggest ...

Wrestling: Matadors victorious in final dual home meet against Saratoga HS

Wrestling: Matadors victorious in final dual home meet against Saratoga HS

Roshan Fernandez

February 6, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports, Wrestling

Correction: February 7, 2018 at 8:55 p.m. A previous version of this story incorrectly spelled the name of senior Colin Yang. [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he voice of the Saratoga HS coach rang through the gym during the meet on Jan. 30. He yelled to his players, directing them on how they should position themsel...

Girls soccer: Close win over Lynbrook HS seals Matadors’ second seed position in

Girls soccer: Close win over Lynbrook HS seals Matadors’ second seed position in

Rana Aghababazadeh

February 6, 2018


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

  [dropcap]J[/dropcap]ust a few seconds after senior Nanda Nayak retreated from the Lynbrook HS goal after scoring, her team slapping her back and shouting her name, junior Samantha Chan came in from behind the LHS defensive line and sealed another goal for MVHS, making the score 2-0 just ten...

Girls soccer: Team easily wins over Cupertino HS despite the weather conditions

Girls soccer: Team easily wins over Cupertino HS despite the weather conditions

Rana Aghababazadeh

February 5, 2018


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

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith rain on the way and the wind nearly blowing the team tent off the ground, several players on the MVHS girls soccer team were seen rubbing their hands together, hopping from leg to leg while waiting in line for their warm-up drills. Just on the other end of the field was the C...

Girls basketball: MVHS wins in fast paced game against Homestead HS

Girls basketball: MVHS wins in fast paced game against Homestead HS

Bill Cheng

February 3, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] crowd slowly started forming in the bleachers of the gym after the JV basketball teams played in the third quad game of the season. Fans of the Matadors arrived to the news that the girls varsity team would not be playing in the quad game, but that their game had been shifted to ...