El Estoque

Hear it from the rivals: Lynbrook HS boys basketball players discuss their hopes for upcoming quad game

Anthony Moll

January 11, 2018


Filed under Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hether it’s to cheer on a friend or sit back to watch two teams go head to head, basketball games at MVHS are popular social events that allow students from different schools to meet and connect. A competitive atmosphere still exists as they root for their respective teams. Tho...

Boys soccer: Team suffers 4-2 defeat against Wilcox HS

Boys soccer: Team suffers 4-2 defeat against Wilcox HS

Akshara Majjiga

January 11, 2018


Filed under Boys Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he last of the rain was subsiding for the MVHS boys soccer team’s first league game of the year on Jan. 3, but temperatures continued to drop as the game progressed. Alumni from the class of 2016, who were on break from their respective colleges, stood on the sidelines cheering...

Girls basketball: Disappointing loss against league rival Saratoga HS

Girls basketball: Disappointing loss against league rival Saratoga HS

Anish Vasudevan

January 11, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

The MVHS girls basketball team were looking to start the New Year off right, with their first win of the regular season. After only winning two games in their preseason, the team was hoping to rebound on Tuesday against league opponent Saratoga HS. The game went back and forth throughout the first half, but at t...

Girls basketball takes on team from Australia

Girls basketball takes on team from Australia

Om Khandekar

January 2, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

Preparing for their season, the MVHS girls basketball team faced more than just their usual slate of pre-season matchups. As a new experience for this lineup, they faced their first international opponent. Instead of facing opponents from the Bay Area, on Dec. 13 MVHS faced Carey HS from Australia, and ...

Sports Flash

Sports Flash

Roshan Fernandez

December 12, 2017


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 December 2017 El Estoque print magazine. Senior Riya Khilnani beats a Woodside Priory HS defender in the team’s first game of the season. The Matadors suffered a 4-1 defeat in the Firebird Classic Fremont Tournament on December 2....

In the spirit: cheer and song prepare for competition season

In the spirit: cheer and song prepare for competition season

Roshan Fernandez

December 12, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]usic reverberated off the walls of the James Logan HS gym as team after team piled onto the blue mat in perfect formations. The MVHS cheer team stood huddled together in a tight circle as the previous team performed. Moments later they were running onto the floor, wide smiles acr...

FIFA 2018 World Cup Predictions

FIFA 2018 World Cup Predictions

Shayon Moradi

December 12, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Now that the US men's national soccer team has been eliminated from the FIFA World Cup, Americans have a problem they haven’t had in 33 years— who to root for in the World Cup. Powerhouses: Germany: The defending champs come to the field with four championships already under their belts, and with coach Joachim Low, stand to continu...

Developing success

Developing success

Karen Ma

December 12, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, From the magazine, SPORTS

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s the first game of the 2017-18 varsity boys soccer season. As players take the field, ready to put their practice to play, new varsity coach Todd Kimble observes from the sidelines. This year, however, fans and the players on the bench aren’t the only ones watching. Six ...

Pathway to their sport

Jasmine Lee

December 12, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

 

Gaining yardage

Elizabeth Han

December 12, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rom a distance, a yellow flag peeks out from the referee’s fist. In a split second, his grip loosens. A player has crashed into the grass. He tosses the flag, calling a penalty on the defense. The team tries to argue its case, but he shakes his head no as he scoops the flag fr...

What it feels like to root for a losing team

What it feels like to root for a losing team

Ankit Gupta

December 11, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he only thing worse than being a fan of a losing sports team is when it looks like that team will lose for years to come. As a lifelong fan of the San Francisco 49ers, it felt like that until the past few Sunday’s. The 49ers were one pass away from winning the Super Bowl against...

Boys basketball: Team loses tough season opener to Oak Grove HS

Boys basketball: Team loses tough season opener to Oak Grove HS

Anish Vasudevan

December 11, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

MVHS boys basketball started fresh this year with a new coaching staff for both varsity and JV.   After winning just one game last year in the regular season, the team was looking for a win to start off the season playing against Oak Grove HS, a team they beat at the beginning of the season last year. ...