El Estoque

Climbing Kilimanjaro

Climbing Kilimanjaro

Akshara Majjiga

February 2, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports

"Polepole" This was a phrase that freshman Daanyal Raja and his family heard repeatedly from their Tanzanian guides as they made their long-awaited climb up one of the world’s highest peaks. In Swahili, it means “slowly, slowly.” And, as they made their way through hail and rain, this phrase ...

Sports Flash

Sports Flash

Jasmine Lee

January 31, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

Click the images below for more in depth reporting of each sport featured in the Sports Flash page of the January 2018 El Estoque print magazine. Sophomore Noah Rizk dribbles the ball down the field during a game against Wilcox High School. Despite having a lot of talented players this year, the team is s...

Boys soccer: MVHS loses league matchup against Gunn HS

Boys soccer: MVHS loses league matchup against Gunn HS

Anish Vasudevan

January 30, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

At the end of a rainy and cold week, the MVHS boys soccer team faced off against Gunn HS for the second time in their season. Since they lost to GHS 3-2 three weeks earlier in the season, MVHS has only experienced more disappointment, winning only one out of four games since that matchup. Looking...

Girls soccer: Team falls to Fremont in final minutes

Girls soccer: Team falls to Fremont in final minutes

Sannidhi Menon

January 29, 2018


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

The MVHS girls soccer team came into their game on Wednesday, Jan. 17 undefeated in their past six league games, and were looking to continue their success against a highly ranked Fremont HS team. “They had a very similar standing to us,” sophomore Jaimie Chan said, “so I knew that it wasn’t go...

Boys basketball: Matadors beat Milpitas HS by score of 59-45

Boys basketball: Matadors beat Milpitas HS by score of 59-45

Roshan Fernandez

January 29, 2018


Filed under Boys Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]idway through the second quarter, senior Zachary Whong received the ball on the Milpitas HS end of the court. He quickly lined up his shot and released the ball. The net swished, and the home crowd erupted as the scoreboard increased by three points for the Matadors. On the very n...

Boys soccer: Matadors triumph over Milpitas HS in 4-0 shutout

Boys soccer: Matadors triumph over Milpitas HS in 4-0 shutout

Karen Ma

January 25, 2018


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

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter the team’s close defeat against Lynbrook HS on Jan. 12, junior Avi Libman claimed it was one of their best games yet. The team started out the game strong, establishing a 2-1 lead in the first half through heightened focus and tight passes. It was only until the last five mi...

Girls basketball: MVHS loses quad game matchup against Milpitas HS

Girls basketball: MVHS loses quad game matchup against Milpitas HS

Anish Vasudevan

January 24, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

On Jan. 19, the MVHS basketball teams faced off against Milpitas High School in a quad game, the girls varsity game. Last year, MHS won the matchup at MVHS, and so the Matadors  were eager to bounce back with a win. MVHS started off well against a much taller MHS team. Even though they were smaller i...

Hear it from the players: Wrestling wins first dual meet against Homestead HS

Hear it from the players: Wrestling wins first dual meet against Homestead HS

Roshan Fernandez

January 13, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Winter Sports, Wrestling

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he stands were bustling as parents screamed instructions at their respective school’s wrestlers. The sound of a few Homestead HS parents seemed to echo off the walls the loudest through the night. As HHS’s wrestlers were taken down over and over, the parents’ shouting in desp...