El Estoque

Running down the clock: MVHS athletes deal with sleep deprivation

Running down the clock: MVHS athletes deal with sleep deprivation

Om Khandekar

March 8, 2017


Filed under Boys Volleyball, From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks, Track & Field, Wrestling

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he mental aspects of sleep deprivation can hit a student particularly hard; drowsiness, irritability and a general reduction in mental ability turn the average school day into a series of challenges. MVHS students have heard people condemning sleeping late for its mental effects....

Girls Soccer: Senior night against Los Altos HS

Girls Soccer: Senior night against Los Altos HS

Becca Zheng

March 2, 2017


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Soccer, Winter Sports

[su_dropcap]A[/su_dropcap] final school year. A final season. A final game not only of the season, but of their high school careers. Aiming to step up and play with maximum effort against a tough component, senior night approached. Unfaltering motivation, teamwork and excellent possession of the...

A Wrestless day: A day in the life of a wrestler

A Wrestless day: A day in the life of a wrestler

Becca Zheng

March 1, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Video, Wrestling

Their food has been digested, their weigh-ins are complete, and adrenaline pumps through their veins. The referee lays on his stomach, transitioning back and forth as the wrestlers struggle to pin each others shoulders to the mat. He blows the whistle and the match is over. The MVHS wrestling team c...

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...

Girls basketball: Team beat by Milpitas HS on senior night

Girls basketball: Team beat by Milpitas HS on senior night

Amanda Chan

February 24, 2017


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks, Winter Sports

With flowers in their hands and family by their sides, the girls basketball seniors walked up the court one by one as friends in the stands cheered. The four seniors donned matching white shirts with a picture of the seniors cut out in the shape of a heart. While each senior stood in the middle of the...

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 ...

Girls basketball: Team vanquished by Cupertino HS

Girls basketball: Team vanquished by Cupertino HS

Rana Aghababazadeh

February 15, 2017


Filed under Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Cupertino HS bench was on their feet, jumping and clapping as their teammates forced turnover after turnover. They were on their way to seal a second victory against MVHS. Meanwhile, the MVHS team was silent as coach Sara Borelli paced back and forth in her classic beige high heels...

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...

Girls soccer: Team loses against Gunn HS 1-4

Girls soccer: Team loses against Gunn HS 1-4

Vijeet Chaugule

February 14, 2017


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen MVHS took to the field on Feb. 9, they were going into their game against Gunn HS shorthanded. Juniors Emma Lam and Nina Biondi, who started at the forward position for the majority of this season, were sitting out with injuries, while the rest of their team hoped to secure a...

Photo gallery: Boys soccer falls to Lynbrook HS in season’s final home game

Photo gallery: Boys soccer falls to Lynbrook HS in season’s final home game

Aditya Pimplaskar

February 13, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

MVHS parents and students gathered on the MVHS upper field at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, as the boys soccer team honored their seniors. Despite their elimination from CCS contention, the Matadors looked to follow up their senior recognition ceremony and honor their veteran seniors with their first ...

Girls basketball: Narrow victory over Los Altos HS

Girls basketball: Narrow victory over Los Altos HS

Akshara Majjiga

February 8, 2017


Filed under Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

[su_dropcap style="flat"]O[/su_dropcap]n a rainy Jan. 27, the girls basketball team took to the court against Los Altos HS. Early on, MVHS looked poised to win: over the first two quarters, they built a lead of over 15 points. Nothing done by LAHS could deter them. But after halftime, they began to l...

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...