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Boys basketball: Team gets upset win over Fremont HS

Boys basketball: Team gets upset win over Fremont HS

Akshara Majjiga

February 13, 2018


Filed under Boys Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]heers and chants could be heard from the Fremont HS bench throughout the entirety of the boys basketball game on Feb. 7, but they were loudest during the first quarter. The enthusiasm of the FHS players drew many members of the crowd in as they joined in the classic chorus of “def...

Boys basketball: Matadors beat Milpitas HS by score of 59-45

Boys basketball: Matadors beat Milpitas HS by score of 59-45

Roshan Fernandez

January 29, 2018


Filed under Boys Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]idway through the second quarter, senior Zachary Whong received the ball on the Milpitas HS end of the court. He quickly lined up his shot and released the ball. The net swished, and the home crowd erupted as the scoreboard increased by three points for the Matadors. On the very n...

Hear it from the rivals: Lynbrook HS boys basketball players discuss their hopes for upcoming quad game

Anthony Moll

January 11, 2018


Filed under Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hether it’s to cheer on a friend or sit back to watch two teams go head to head, basketball games at MVHS are popular social events that allow students from different schools to meet and connect. A competitive atmosphere still exists as they root for their respective teams. Tho...

Fresh start to the winter season

Fresh start to the winter season

Sunjin Chang

November 17, 2017


Filed under Boys Basketball, Boys Soccer, SPORTS, Sports, Winter Sports

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he day was Monday, October 30. Winter sports took over the athletic fields from the fall sports as they began their season. MVHS welcomed a whole new batch of coaches, including a new head coach for the boys basketball team, Calvin Wong, and new head coach for the boys varsity socc...

Boys basketball: Team loses to Saratoga HS 55-56 in closest game of season

Boys basketball: Team loses to Saratoga HS 55-56 in closest game of season

Sannidhi Menon

February 27, 2017


Filed under Boys Basketball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports

“This is not a negotiation.” Fans from both teams had been disappointed in the fouls and travels called throughout the Valentine’s Day MVHS senior night matchup against Saratoga HS. But it was the backcourt violation, the call that spurred the referee to shout back, the call that led to a fo...

Boys basketball: Team falls to Lynbrook HS 52-54 in overtime battle

Boys basketball: Team falls to Lynbrook HS 52-54 in overtime battle

Sannidhi Menon

February 16, 2017


Filed under Boys Basketball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports

The Matadors were ahead for most of Friday’s game with their biggest lead at 12 points, a huge difference from their 25 point loss to LHS earlier in the season. But a strong LHS defense late in the game and missed shots by the Matadors led the Vikings to carry the game, which took place on 2/10, into ...

Boys Basketball: Homestead HS defeats MVHS 50-53 in nailbiter

Boys Basketball: Homestead HS defeats MVHS 50-53 in nailbiter

Sannidhi Menon

February 14, 2017


Filed under Boys Basketball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports

While most students were busy doing homework or eating a late dinner, the MVHS varsity boys basketball team went to work on Tuesday night, Feb. 7th, against a Homestead HS team who had crushed them 53-69 earlier in the season. Despite aggressive defense and a three-point lead with three minutes left...

Mismatched: Boys basketball overcomes their size disadvantage

Mismatched: Boys basketball overcomes their size disadvantage

Aditya Pimplaskar

February 8, 2017


Filed under Boys Basketball, From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports, Winter Sports

This story appeared in the Feb. 2017 issue of El Estoque under the title "Mismatched". [dropcap]W[/dropcap]henever the MVHS boys basketball team meets its opponents at half court on game night, they look mismatched. Almost without exception, their opponents tower over them. But despite these potentia...

Sole Mates: Basketball players discuss what their sneakers mean to them

Sole Mates: Basketball players discuss what their sneakers mean to them

Sannidhi Menon

February 6, 2017


Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

Worn during both games and practice, basketball shoes are an essential part of the game. Four members of the boys basketball team talked us through their main priorities when looking for shoes. LOOKS Sophomore Akshay Gopalkrishnan used to not care what his shoes looked like. But after buying a pair ...

Boys basketball: Team starts off league play with a 43-34 loss to Santa Clara HS

Boys basketball: Team starts off league play with a 43-34 loss to Santa Clara HS

Aditya Krishnan

January 9, 2017


Filed under Boys Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Photos by Aditya Pimplaskar. Correction: January 3rd, 2017

Boys basketball: Team takes part in Lynbrook HS Winter Tournament

Boys basketball: Team takes part in Lynbrook HS Winter Tournament

Om Khandekar

January 3, 2017


Filed under Boys Basketball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Sports

Additional reporting by Anthony Moll The only thing standing between the Matadors and the final round of the Lynbrook HS Winter Tournament was a long three pointer from the baseline, shot with four seconds left on the clock. Yet, the score was deceptive: the Matadors were up by as much as 11 points...