El Estoque

Swimming: Palo Alto HS defeats MVHS

Swimming: Palo Alto HS defeats MVHS

Carol Lei

March 18, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Swimming & Diving

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n March 9, in the second to last home meet of the season, the MVHS swimming team lost to Palo Alto HS. The meet started approximately 30 minutes late due to technical difficulties. But once the meet was underway, events, such as the 100 free, 500 free, and 200-yard freestyle relay,...

On board: Collaboration in diving

On board: Collaboration in diving

Akshara Majjiga

March 7, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports, Spring Sports, Swimming & Diving

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s MVHS tradition to be competitive — from contending against other classes during rally weeks to promoting the annual Beat Lynbrook Day, Matadors seem to think that if people aren’t on the same team, they’re competing against each other. But the MVHS diving team holds a diffe...

Off the high dive

Off the high dive

Akshara Majjiga

April 21, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Features, Spring Sports, Swimming & Diving

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n seventh grade, a couple of years after junior Demetra Williams first launched into her diving career, she recalls being asked if diving even qualified as a sport. The boy who asked her was confused; he assumed divers just climbed a ladder and jumped off of a board, not really noticing...

Q and A: Bianca Yongyuth

Q and A: Bianca Yongyuth

Stephanie Lam

April 17, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Swimming & Diving

Freshman Bianca Yongyuth discovered her affinity for water nine years ago, as a 5-year-old. She currently swims year-round with the Santa Clara Swim Club and for the Matadors in the spring, as a freshman on varsity. Yongyuth’s love for swimming has taken her to swim meets across the country, from Califo...

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...

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...

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...

Swimming: Matadors gain victory over Homestead at senior meet

Swimming: Matadors gain victory over Homestead at senior meet

Chetana Ramaiyer

April 1, 2016


Filed under SPORTS, Spring Sports, Swimming & Diving

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n March 24, the swimming team defeated Homestead High School in its last home meet of the year. Throughout the season, the team grew close, despite the fact that swimming is an individual sport. The diversity of skills and the close bond between the swimmers carried the team to it...

Swimming: Season begins with new coaches and diverse team

Swimming: Season begins with new coaches and diverse team

Karen Ma

March 13, 2016


Filed under SPORTS, Spring Sports, Swimming & Diving

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]ew other sports teams at MVHS have experienced the number of changes the swim team has had to face. With three different sets of coaches in the past four years and ceaseless adjustments to the training schedule, nothing has remained constant for the swimmers except one thing: thei...

Diving: Season opens with new dives and high hopes

Diving: Season opens with new dives and high hopes

Karen Ma

March 9, 2016


Filed under SPORTS, Spring Sports, Swimming & Diving

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]hrieks from teammates resounded from the hot tub as a diver belly flopped into the deep end of the pool. After a few seconds, she resurfaced, hoisted herself out of the pool and joined the other four girls, all while laughing and groaning in pain. The usual during diving season. Last seas...

Swimming: Senior meet brings together swimmers for CCS

Brian Fan

April 30, 2015


Filed under SPORTS, Swimming & Diving, Uncategorized

When swimmers first walked out onto the pool deck on April 24 to warm up for the meet, their eyes were drawn to the balloons bumping against the side fence and the colorful posters plastered on the wall under the scoreboard. Every year, these decorations commemorate the senior swimmers and their years...