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Badminton: Season begins with high expectations, new coaches and different training drills

Badminton: Season begins with high expectations, new coaches and different training drills

Amita Mahajan

March 9, 2016


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Spring Sports

The team gathers around coaches Evan Blomquist and Peter Wu for instructions about training drills and season expectations on Feb. 23. The players look forward to another successful season this year. Photo by Amita Mahajan. [dropcap]L[/dropcap]ast year’s badminton team was arguably the most ...

Badminton: Senior night dawns with 26-4 victory over Palo Alto High School

Badminton: Senior night dawns with 26-4 victory over Palo Alto High School

Brandon Chin

May 20, 2015


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Spring Sports

It rained on May 14, the day of the last badminton game. As droplets fell from the sky and onto the campus of students taking the AP Economics test, it brewed an even darker mood. Time passed slowly. With bubbles to fill, seemingly as constant as the rain itself, many in the room wanted it to ...

Game GIFs: Badminton team surpasses Los Altos HS 18-12

Game GIFs: Badminton team surpasses Los Altos HS 18-12

Brandon Chin

April 30, 2015


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Racquet on the Court The court featuring sophomores Ansell Yuen and Joshua Ho drew the attention and voices of dozens of players from both schools. Each additional point only drove up the volume until the sidelines were roaring with cheers or groaning at a loss in a rally. Within the court howeve...

MVHS clears past the Titans 19-11

MVHS clears past the Titans 19-11

Brandon Chin

March 31, 2015


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Gunn High School is a titan-sized threat. With a team of experienced players and a history of close matches, the Matador’s’ third game on March 26 was one that made new and veteran players alike anxious. With a final score of 19-11 the game stood out as the closest score of the season. More frightening...

Badminton: Matadors smash Homestead High School 30-0 in scrimmage

Badminton: Matadors smash Homestead High School 30-0 in scrimmage

Brandon Chin

March 22, 2015


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Correction (Mar. 26): An earlier version of this article stated an incorrect upcoming match between MVHS and Saratoga High School. The Matadors next home game will be against Gunn High School on March 26. A sharp smack sounded from Homestead High School’s side of court. The birdie sliced through ...

Badminton: Matadors rally as the 2015 season prepares to be served

Badminton: Matadors rally as the 2015 season prepares to be served

Brandon Chin

March 18, 2015


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks, Spring Sports

The Matadors are champions when it comes to badminton. Since 1998, they have consistently made CCS appearances and have won nearly 15 titles across all divisions. Few schools can match MVHS legacy of driving through the ranks, and this ability will be tested once the badminton season approaches. ...

Badminton: Matadors dominate in win against Cupertino

Badminton: Matadors dominate in win against Cupertino

Mihir Joshi

April 24, 2013


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Consistent play in all categories leads MVHS to an easy win. The MVHS badminton team hosted Cupertino High School on April 9 and came out on top, winning all but two matches. Boys Singles: Junior Anand Kumar had a slow start to his match. The first few minutes were marked with multiple service chan...

Badminton: MVHS closes season with satisfactory finish

Badminton: MVHS closes season with satisfactory finish

Alexandria Poh

May 11, 2012


Filed under Badminton, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports

With the end of the year approaching, the badminton team held their senior game on May 9, facing Cupertino High School at home. Seniors on the badminton team played at home for the last time and each was presented with a gift bag from the rest of the team. Posters were also put up throughout the fi...

Badminton: Matadors beat Chargers for a 21-9 win

Badminton: Matadors beat Chargers for a 21-9 win

Alexandria Poh

May 2, 2012


Filed under Badminton, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports

On Thursday, April 26, MVHS faced Wilcox High School for the second time, defeating them at home with a dominant score of 21-9. Though the Chargers made noticeable improvements, they were still unable to secure a win. The Matadors overpowered the team with consistent gameplay and the help of several point-costing mistakes by the Chargers. Varsity one mixed doubles:...

Badminton: Matadors secure 18-12 win against Milpitas

Badminton: Matadors secure 18-12 win against Milpitas

Alexandria Poh

April 11, 2012


Filed under Badminton, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports

  As the Matadors progress in their season, they continue their recent winning streak, defeating Milpitas High School with a 18-12 score on April 5. Overall, according to Coach Charley Situ, the badminton team did well. While the Trojans certainly narrowed the point gap with MVHS in comp...

Badminton: MVHS overpowers Gunn High School at home 22-8

Badminton: MVHS overpowers Gunn High School at home 22-8

Alexandria Poh

April 9, 2012


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Spring Sports

  On Thursday, March 29, MVHS Badminton defeated the Gunn High School Titans with steady performances throughout the matches. While both the Titans’ and Matadors’ singles players struggled to gain an advantage, the Matadors’ doubles teams played aggressively, leading to an overall win of...