El Estoque

Track and Field: Cupertino High School loses against MVHS Track Team

Track and Field: Cupertino High School loses against MVHS Track Team

Emma Lam

April 10, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Spring Sports, Track & Field

It was a blinding day, the sun shining down on the red and purple clad people below. The sun beat down on the athletes below, and the sounds of start guns ring across the field. People are spread across the field, the shouts of cheering ringing all around. Although, the competition was tough, the Mat...

Swimming: Matadors race against Los Altos in last home meet of the year

Swimming: Matadors race against Los Altos in last home meet of the year

Trisha Kholiya

April 6, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Spring Sports, Swimming & Diving

On April 6, the MVHS swimming team honored their seniors in the last home game of their high school careers. The swimmers sat in the bleachers while waiting for their events, cheering on their teammates who raced across the pool deck. In the hands of the spectators were colorful handmade posters for...

Liveblog: Boys baseball faces Santa Clara HS

Liveblog: Boys baseball faces Santa Clara HS

Michelle Wong

April 6, 2017


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Follow the baseball game live as MVHS takes on Santa Clara Bruins in a home league game. // ...

Softball: Team suffers 5-2 loss against Los Gatos HS

Softball: Team suffers 5-2 loss against Los Gatos HS

Stephanie Lam

April 4, 2017


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

[su_dropcap style="flat" size="4"]I[/su_dropcap]t was windier than usual when the softball team took their places on the field. The wind carried sounds of rustling trees and shouts from the boy’s baseball team.. But all of those noises were soon ignored by the the softball team and its audience. All...

Boys volleyball: Despite slow start, team defeats Cupertino HS

Boys volleyball: Despite slow start, team defeats Cupertino HS

Om Khandekar

April 3, 2017


Filed under Boys Volleyball, Game Reviews, SPORTS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he last time MVHS competed against rival Cupertino HS, the box score said it all. MVHS had notched a 3-0 win at CHS on March 10 on their way to conquering the rest of the league, and didn’t look like they had any chance to slow down. Despite CHS losing by a margin of 10 points per se...

Photo gallery: Badminton victorious over rival Cupertino HS

Photo gallery: Badminton victorious over rival Cupertino HS

Roshan Fernandez

April 1, 2017


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Spring Sports

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s senior David Chen and junior Sean Chen played their varsity doubles match against the pair from Cupertino HS, they occasionally paused between points and gave a loud, sudden shout. This kept them focused on their match and built up their momentum. Throughout the afternoon, the MVHS...

Baseball: Team dominates Cupertino HS in 8-4 win

Baseball: Team dominates Cupertino HS in 8-4 win

Michelle Wong

March 30, 2017


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

On March 21, tensions were high as the Matadors finally faced their long-anticipated opponent, Cupertino HS. After their win against Lynbrook HS on March 16, MVHS awaited their game against their rival CHS, which the team believed would be a much more difficult opponent. What began as a strong start by...

Photo gallery: Boys tennis sweeps Menlo-Atherton HS and Los Gatos HS

Photo gallery: Boys tennis sweeps Menlo-Atherton HS and Los Gatos HS

Mingjie Zhong

March 29, 2017


Filed under Boys Tennis, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Sunny and clear afternoon weather on March 15 and 16 found the Matadors triumphantly defending their home court, despite missing key players in both competitions. No. 1 singles player senior Aditya Prabhakar found himself absent against both Menlo-Atherton HS and Los Gatos HS due to an injured wrist....

Boys volleyball: MVHS maintains undefeated league record in nail-biting 3-2 finish over Homestead HS

Boys volleyball: MVHS maintains undefeated league record in nail-biting 3-2 finish over Homestead HS

Aditya Pimplaskar

March 28, 2017


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

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or the first time this season, head coach Paul Chiu was noticeably uncomfortable. He looked on from his spot on the sideline, occasionally barking plays and signaling to players, but all he could do was watch as the Matadors experienced a matchup unlike any other league team they...

Badminton: Matadors blew out Milpitas HS in a highlight match

Badminton: Matadors blew out Milpitas HS in a highlight match

Chelsea Wong

March 26, 2017


Filed under Badminton, Sports

Repeated yells of encouragement filled the MVHS field house as the badminton team took on Milpitas HS and Palo Alto HS in back-to-back games on March 15 and 16. The team took the win against MHS on Wednesday with a score of 24-6 and against PAHS on Thursday with a score of 27-3.   During t...

Softball: Team falls against Santa Clara HS

Softball: Team falls against Santa Clara HS

Stephanie Lam

March 24, 2017


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

[su_dropcap style="flat" size="4"]D[/su_dropcap]uring the first inning, parents and friends of the MVHS girls softball team sat quietly on the bleachers. Meanwhile, on the other side of the bleachers, SCHS fans cheered. Everyone was focused on the scoreboard, which read the score: 5-0 Despite a rough first and second inning, during t...

A look back: Most valuable athletes of the 2017 Rustbuster Invitational

A look back: Most valuable athletes of the 2017 Rustbuster Invitational

Om Khandekar

March 22, 2017


Filed under Game Reviews, Matador of the Week, SPORTS, Spring Sports, Track & Field

Nearing the end of the varsity girls 800m race, senior Kelly Bishop was virtually alone on the track. As she crossed the finish line, three seconds passed before the second place competitor finished the race. Yet Bishop’s winning time of 2:22.61 was four seconds slower than her personal best. Even af...