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Views from the bench: Team USA’s 10-day trip to Spain

Views from the bench: Team USA’s 10-day trip to Spain

Karen Ma

December 8, 2016


Filed under Badminton, Best of Videos, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Watch the video below to follow our World Junior badminton team through our 10 days in Spain! Expectation: Lug racquet bag around Spain for a week. Play and watch the best of each nation’s youth badminton players. Rest at hotel. Reality: Ten days of uncontrollable laughter, tempting meals, ...

Influencing America, one sport at a time

Influencing America, one sport at a time

Akshara Majjiga

November 4, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, SPORTS, Spring Sports, Winter Sports

With election season upon us, athletes across the country are increasingly using their platforms to endorse candidates and make progress against prominent issues in our communities. Click through the slideshow to see how athletes in the past have helped spark political and social change. Photos taken from Wikimedia Commons...

Boys volleyball: Season cut short after CCS semifinals loss to Bellarmine College Prep

Boys volleyball: Season cut short after CCS semifinals loss to Bellarmine College Prep

Malini Ramaiyer

May 26, 2016


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Additional reporting by Om Khandekar and Aditya Pimplaskar “Win League, Win CCS, Win NorCals.” The boys volleyball team has repeated this as their anthem for the past two seasons. Head coach Paul Chiu has always set high expectations for the team, and it worked. Last year, they ended with a ...

Baseball: 2016 season comes to a close after second straight CCS quarterfinal apperance

Baseball: 2016 season comes to a close after second straight CCS quarterfinal apperance

Pranav Iyer

May 24, 2016


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Round of 16: #2 Willow Glen HS vs #15 MVHS Additional reporting credits to Ankit Dua. The CCS playoffs. An underdog role. Both familiar sights for the Matadors. Coming off a quarterfinal run in last year’s tournament, the Matadors were ready for the Goliaths of the CCS. And on May 18, they trav...

Boys tennis: Matadors pummel Los Gatos HS in first round of CCS

Boys tennis: Matadors pummel Los Gatos HS in first round of CCS

Karen Ma

May 19, 2016


Filed under Boys Tennis, SPORTS, Spring Sports

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t was May 9, day one of their CCS team tournament. One senior, one junior and eight sophomores played for the varsity boys’ tennis team and competed in seven events — four singles and three doubles entries against Los Gatos HS. Out of them, six emerged victorious, the remaini...

Baseball: Matadors lose unofficial league championship game against the Spartans

Baseball: Matadors lose unofficial league championship game against the Spartans

Pranav Iyer

May 18, 2016


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Two teams with 10-3 league record. A 1-1 split in the series. Two games left in the regular season. Robert Braunstein of CalHiSports Bay Area on hand. On May 11, the unofficial El Camino League championship game took place at MVHS. The winner to clinch at least a tie of of first place and the tiebreaker. “It...

Under one banner: The difference between club and high school sports

Under one banner: The difference between club and high school sports

Aditya Pimplaskar

May 18, 2016


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS, Swimming & Diving

Story by Om Khandekar and Aditya Pimplaskar Until the final weeks of January, they are rival swimmers on rival teams. Then February rolls around and these rivals become teammates. Come May, senior Keven Shang can be seen speeding into the wall, finishing his portion of the relay just as senior Lucca Ma...

Junior Marcus Harjono discovers a passion in the sport of golf

Junior Marcus Harjono discovers a passion in the sport of golf

Akshara Majjiga

May 17, 2016


Filed under Boys Golf, SPORTS

[dropcap]“I[/dropcap]t just wasn't working,” junior Marcus Harjono said, remembering a time during practice. “And I was just frustrated because I couldn't reach my expectations.” Frustration is not uncommon in the game of golf. On a bad day filled with unlucky drives, it’s hard not to pack...

Boys volleyball: MVHS beats Los Altos HS in round two of CCS playoffs

Boys volleyball: MVHS beats Los Altos HS in round two of CCS playoffs

Malini Ramaiyer

May 13, 2016


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

When the Matadors won the first set 25-11, it seemed like the match would be a quick one. It was the clear that the Matadors were the stronger team when they won the first set with a margin of 14 points. But that fact became less and less clear as the game went on, especially in the third set when Matadors...

Liveblog: Boys volleyball takes on Los Altos HS in the second round of CCS

Liveblog: Boys volleyball takes on Los Altos HS in the second round of CCS

Aditya Pimplaskar

May 12, 2016


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Follow the game live as the Matadors take on the Los Altos HS Eagles in a CCS second round match up. // ...

Boys volleyball: Team celebrates senior game with straight sets over Mountain View HS

Boys volleyball: Team celebrates senior game with straight sets over Mountain View HS

Malini Ramaiyer

May 11, 2016


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

You can tell that a team feels a little too comfortable during a match when they laugh at points they lose, cheer extra loudly for points they win and play their starting outside as setter. The boys volleyball team made sure to have a little fun as they coasted through their senior game on April 29. T...

Baseball: Matadors emerge victorious after last second run against SCHS Bruins

Baseball: Matadors emerge victorious after last second run against SCHS Bruins

Om Khandekar

May 5, 2016


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

After a sluggish start in the first few innings of the game, it seemed like MVHS’ winning league record would be derailed by a frenzied effort by the Santa Clara High School dugout. However, holding true to the pattern of turning games around that they've been sticking to throughout the season, the M...