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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...

Baseball: First home league game against Lynbrook HS ends in a 4-3 victory

Baseball: First home league game against Lynbrook HS ends in a 4-3 victory

Himani Yalamaddi

March 21, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Additional reporting by Om Khandekar. [su_dropcap style="flat" size="5"]T[/su_dropcap]eachers and staff members sporting gray jerseys dotted the bleachers during MVHS baseball's first home league game of the season against Lynbrook HS on March 16. Math teacher Martin Jennings was one of them, chosen b...

Boys volleyball: Team defeats Cupertino HS 3-0

Boys volleyball: Team defeats Cupertino HS 3-0

Sannidhi Menon

March 14, 2017


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

The Matador supporters lined up in the red and gold covered Cupertino HS gym found themselves vastly outnumbered. The significant crowd filling the CHS seats cheered their team on as they warmed up, but the visiting MVHS boys volleyball team was quick to silence them, defeating the home team 25-11, 25-15...

Take it from the players: MVHS varsity baseball players’ thoughts against Prospect HS

Take it from the players: MVHS varsity baseball players’ thoughts against Prospect HS

Om Khandekar

March 13, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Reviews, SPORTS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]o the fans, MVHS’ game against Prospect HS seemed like just another game under a Thursday afternoon blue sky on the MVHS sports field. On the diamond though, the players can testify that there’s much more thought and action going into playing the game and representing MVHS as a...

Softball: Team clutches win against Evergreen HS in close battle

Softball: Team clutches win against Evergreen HS in close battle

Rana Aghababazadeh

March 11, 2017


Filed under Softball, Spring Sports, Uncategorized

With the sun almost completely concealed behind the clouds, and the wind picking up, the MVHS softball team grasped the fence between them and the field, squinting and chanting the name of teammate junior Aly Olkein. The score was tied at 2-2, but the Matadors weren’t ready to give up just yet....

Boys tennis: Team edges out Homestead HS 4-3

Boys tennis: Team edges out Homestead HS 4-3

Mingjie Zhong

March 10, 2017


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

[su_dropcap style="flat" size="5"]F[/su_dropcap]reshman Evan Yu trudges back towards the sixth court to continue his game with doubles partner junior Kevin Tan. Along the way, he stops by the fence — where his older sister senior Emilie Yu stands, watching the match. “[I’m] playing the wors...

Back at it

Back at it

Akshara Majjiga

March 8, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Fall Sports, SPORTS, Sports Features, Spring Sports, Swimming & Diving, Water Polo

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]en years ago, when JV baseball coach Shawn Voigt graduated from MVHS with the class of 2007, things were different. Without the internet, Voigt found it difficult to develop his skills and opinions with limited access to contrasting perspectives. But, 2015 JV water polo and swim coa...

Seasons of success

Seasons of success

Karen Ma

March 8, 2017


Filed under Badminton, Briefs, SPORTS, Sports Features, Spring Sports

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]very season for the past 18 years, MVHS’ varsity badminton team has played and won the top division. Every year before the spring season, the MVHS Badminton Club hosts open gyms at least once a week in the field house for badminton enthusiasts to play and for team members to pu...

Running down the clock: MVHS athletes deal with sleep deprivation

Running down the clock: MVHS athletes deal with sleep deprivation

Om Khandekar

March 8, 2017


Filed under Boys Volleyball, From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks, Track & Field, Wrestling

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he mental aspects of sleep deprivation can hit a student particularly hard; drowsiness, irritability and a general reduction in mental ability turn the average school day into a series of challenges. MVHS students have heard people condemning sleeping late for its mental effects....

Boys volleyball: Team gets revenge against Bellarmine College Preparatory in season’s home opener

Boys volleyball: Team gets revenge against Bellarmine College Preparatory in season’s home opener

Om Khandekar

March 7, 2017


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

Update: A previous version of this article stated the game took place on March 5, the game actually took place on March 1 [dropcap]I[/dropcap]t had been a heartbreaking end to a season. The boys volleyball team had carried themselves to the semifinals of the 2016 CCS tournament, only to be shut dow...

Baseball: Matadors open up season with home loss to Los Altos HS

Baseball: Matadors open up season with home loss to Los Altos HS

Om Khandekar

March 7, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks, Spring Sports

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hat started as a miraculous comeback ended in a staggering loss for the MVHS baseball team. A chilly day was capped off by an even colder turn of events as fans and players alike watched a four run deficit vanish thanks to a miraculous offensive effort by MVHS, but then was cancelled...