El Estoque

Boys Basketball: MVHS loses to Wilcox, as star player watches from the bench

Boys Basketball: MVHS loses to Wilcox, as star player watches from the bench

Nathan Desai

January 19, 2013


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

Leading the league in blocks (1.6 per game) and rebounds (10.9 per game), junior Ramana Keerthi has shined as a post defender for the Matadors. However, in MVHS’ game against Wilcox High School on Jan. 15, Keerthi was out with a fever and the Chargers beat the Matadors 57-45. Throughout the gam...

Boys basketball: Win against rival Lynbrook High School

Boys basketball: Win against rival Lynbrook High School

Alaina Lui

January 12, 2013


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

The Matadors defeated the Vikings 45-26 in the annual rivalry game. Read More »

Boys Basketball: Tough defense not enough as Matadors lose to Santa Clara

Boys Basketball: Tough defense not enough as Matadors lose to Santa Clara

Nathan Desai

January 9, 2013


Filed under Boys Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

                            Since 2006, MVHS had won 11 of their past 12 matchups against Santa Clara High School. That hot streak ended as the Matadors fell below .500 (7-8, 1-2) with their 45...

Boys basketball team suffers 19 point loss on Senior Night

Boys basketball team suffers 19 point loss on Senior Night

Rachel Beyda

February 13, 2012


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

The seniors on the varsity boys basketball team proudly marched down the gauntlet of cheerleaders with their families as their names were called. Friends and fans filled the stands, ready to support the seniors at their last home game. The hype and support was there, but the Matadors usual performance was not. The boys varsity basketball team...

Boys basketball: Senior George Geha notches double-double in win

Boys basketball: Senior George Geha notches double-double in win

Dickson Tsai

February 9, 2012


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

Senior George Geha had a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds while MVHS out-rebounded Santa Clara High School 35-16 to win 52-45 on Feb. 3. Video by Dickson Tsai. Music: "Fhantom Surfer (Abstract Audio Mix)" by spinningmerkaba (ft. Abstract Audio aka Citizen_XO) licensed under CC-BY-NC-3.0. ...

Boys basketball: Matadors lose to Lynbrook in overtime

Boys basketball: Matadors lose to Lynbrook in overtime

Megan Jones

January 31, 2012


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

Senior George Geha's three-pointer with two seconds left on the clock forced overtime against the Lynbrook Vikings, but the Matadors lost 45-46. Footage by Morahd Shawki. Video compiled by Dickson Tsai. Music: "Kamihamiha Comin'" (ft. Kamihamiha) by JupiterSkydive licensed under CC-BY-3.0. With six ...

Boys basketball: Matadors defeat Los Altos 49-44

Boys basketball: Matadors defeat Los Altos 49-44

Rachel Lu

January 13, 2012


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

For three quarters, the Matadors held a comfortable lead. Then came the fourth quarter where Los Altos made the first two point shot, then another, and then multiple free throws to make a short comeback. Los Altos took the lead 39-40, but MVHS quickly responded with quick shots and a resurge...

Boys basketball: Sluggish first half in loss to Fremont

Boys basketball: Sluggish first half in loss to Fremont

Dickson Tsai

January 6, 2012


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

The Matadors entered the league season following a fourth place finish in the eight-team Monta Vista Invitational Tournament, scoring less than five points in the first quarter of each of their three games. In their first league game on Jan. 4 versus the Fremont Firebirds, they did it again — sc...

Boys basketball: Fourth place finish at Lynbrook Invitational

Boys basketball: Fourth place finish at Lynbrook Invitational

Dickson Tsai

December 12, 2011


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

After gaining the consolation championship at the Westmont Tournament, the Matadors entered the Lynbrook Invitational from Dec. 8 to Dec. 10 with a 2-1 record. Despite a strong defensive performance in a 39-35 win over Sobrato High School in the first round, the defense collapsed in the second quarter in their losses ...

LIVE Boys basketball: MVHS—Lynbrook

LIVE Boys basketball: MVHS—Lynbrook

Dickson Tsai

December 9, 2011


Filed under Boys Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

After a 39-35 win over Sobrato High School, the Matadors will play against Lynbrook at the Vikings' home court at 8 p.m in the semifinal round of the Lynbrook Invitational. Live coverage will begin at 7:45 p.m. ...

Head coach of basketball Mani Messy resigns

Head coach of basketball Mani Messy resigns

Kevin Tsukii

August 31, 2011


Filed under Boys Basketball, SPORTS, Top Headlines, Winter Sports

In an email sent out to the varsity and JV basketball teams on Aug. 31, head basketball coach Mani Messy announced that he would be leaving his position at MVHS. At a meeting last friday in the field house, Messy mentioned that he had another job opportunity lined up that he would confirm later ...