El Estoque

Softball: Nail-biting senior night game against Los Altos HS ends in victory

Softball: Nail-biting senior night game against Los Altos HS ends in victory

Roshan Fernandez

May 20, 2017


Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t was the bottom of the sixth inning with the score tied at 0-0 against Los Altos HS on May 11, and the crowd was beginning to grow restless. MVHS was up at bat, but the scoreboard read with two outs, and it seemed as if this inning would be scoreless just like the past five. The...

Softball: Team blows out Wilcox HS

Softball: Team blows out Wilcox HS

Akshara Majjiga

May 6, 2017


Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]espite the blistering afternoon heat, the MVHS softball team took the field on May 4 ready to compete. The team was dominant on defense throughout the game, holding Wilcox HS scoreless through all five innings. After MVHS was able to secure the three outs necessary for a quick endi...

Softball: Team conquered by Mountain View HS 1-3

Softball: Team conquered by Mountain View HS 1-3

Rana Aghababazadeh

April 21, 2017


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

[dropcap]P[/dropcap]arents sat in the stands, hands shading their heads as the sun emerged from behind the pines in the two last innings of the game. Many had lost attention with the score lingering at 1-3. But an unexpected hit from junior Anne-Marie Manley redrew the attention of the crowd as the...

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...

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...

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....

Softball: Matadors lose 5-7 to Prospect HS

Softball: Matadors lose 5-7 to Prospect HS

Maya Murthy

March 10, 2016


Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Co-written by Sanjana Murthy [dropcap]I[/dropcap]t was the bottom of the fifth, bases loaded. The Matadors were behind by three runs when junior Danielle Koontz walked up to the plate. As her fellow teammates crouched from their position at the bases in preparation to even the score, Koontz swung he...

Softball: Los Gatos HS takes early lead, Matadors end season

Softball: Los Gatos HS takes early lead, Matadors end season

Alina Abidi

May 22, 2015


Filed under Game Reviews, Softball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

  [dropcap]A[/dropcap]t nearly all MVHS softball games, a usual cast of parents is present. They're prepared with sunglasses, hats, chairs and years of softball knowledge. At the team's CCS game on May 20, there were quite a few guests among the seasoned regulars. Parents speed walked to t...

Softball: Despite slow start, Matadors shut out Fremont HS

Softball: Despite slow start, Matadors shut out Fremont HS

Alina Abidi

May 6, 2015


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

A Homestead High School runner raced past the MVHS parents and students sitting in bleachers. Another blur of dark green and white passed the fans, then another and another, minutes before a starting pistol was heard, which was strange considering the Matadors were playing Fremont High School, and this...

Softball: MVHS win earns team first place spot in division

Softball: MVHS win earns team first place spot in division

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan

April 26, 2015


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

The comeback began with a little bit of luck. In the bottom of the fourth inning on April 24, the Matadors were down 2-0 against Mountain View High School, who at the time, sat on the throne of their division. In fact, the Spartans had just scored a home run, ran out of their dugout and cheered so long...

Softball: Matadors win by mercy rule again

Softball: Matadors win by mercy rule again

Pranav Iyer

April 3, 2015


Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

The Matadors started off fast and had the game in hand early on. They scored two runs in the first, three in the third and erased all of the Vikings hope of a comeback with a five-run forth inning. Defensively, sophomore Danielle Koontz and senior Tamanna Ahluwallia held the Viking offense to just two...

Softball: Matadors enact mercy rule, secure 10-0 victory

Softball: Matadors enact mercy rule, secure 10-0 victory

Alina Abidi

March 27, 2015


Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n softball, the mercy rule dictates that a game is cut short when one team is ahead ten runs in five innings. Five innings into their game against Mission San Jose High School, the Matadors were up 10-0. The game was over. Before senior Tamanna Ahluwalia faced MSJHS on March ...