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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 Soccer: Tie between MVHS and Santa Clara HS

Boys Soccer: Tie between MVHS and Santa Clara HS

Becca Zheng

February 6, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

On a rainy Thursday afternoon, with a broken scoreboard, the MVHS boys soccer team was gearing up to compete for a CCS birth. The Matadors needed a win against Santa Clara HS to remain in contention for a CCS berth. MVHS started the game off well, opening with a 1-0 lead. Senior Hidetoshi Yoshimura s...

Boys soccer: Team dealt 1-4 loss against Los Gatos HS

Boys soccer: Team dealt 1-4 loss against Los Gatos HS

Rana Aghababazadeh

January 25, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, SPORTS

he MVHS players warmed up on a cold January afternoon, with the temperature only dropping as the game went on. There were few in the stands, mostly parents, and a good half of them were supporting the Los Gatos HS Wildcats. On the pitch, the MVHS boys varsity soccer team was trying to get a win agains...

Boys soccer: The rundown of a last second tie

Boys soccer: The rundown of a last second tie

Rana Aghababazadeh

January 22, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, SPORTS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he MVHS players bit their jerseys with a frustrated look on their faces. SCHS had just scored a goal and evened out the score. Meanwhile, two parents from each school in the crowd argued about the referee’s judgment, adding to the tension between the two teams. On Jan. 13, the MVHS boys...

Girls basketball: MVHS makes a comeback in fourth quarter to beat Lynbrook HS

Girls basketball: MVHS makes a comeback in fourth quarter to beat Lynbrook HS

Amanda Chan

January 22, 2017


Filed under Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

In the second quad game of the season, the girls basketball team faced Lynbrook HS, a team ranked one place above MVHS in the El Camino League before Friday’s game. The game was close throughout, with LHS leading 32-28 after three quarters. In the fourth quarter however, MVHS dominated 19-9 to complete...

Girls basketball: Team defeated by Santa Clara HS 41-55

Girls basketball: Team defeated by Santa Clara HS 41-55

Aditya Pimplaskar

January 18, 2017


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

Additional Reporting by Shayon Moradi The MVHS girls basketball team did not have the opportunity to ease back into the school week following the three day weekend. The Matadors warmed up on their half of the court to the sound of popular instrumental tracks. Across the court, the Santa Clara HS Bruin...

Girls basketball: Team unable to clasp close battle against Fremont HS

Girls basketball: Team unable to clasp close battle against Fremont HS

Rana Aghababazadeh

January 17, 2017


Filed under Girls Basketball, SPORTS

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith only three minutes remaining in the final quarter, the MVHS girls basketball team was down three points behind Fremont HS. The crowd was yelling and the benches of both teams were standing up. The Matadors were on a three-game losing streak and were determined to win this gam...

Girls Soccer: Loss against opponent Milpitas HS

Girls Soccer: Loss against opponent Milpitas HS

Becca Zheng

January 16, 2017


Filed under Girls Soccer, Winter Sports

Photo by Roshan Fernandez and Om Khandekar [su_dropcap]A[/su_dropcap] typical chilly day on the field quickly turned into defeat, when the Matadors lost against Milpitas HS. During the first half of the game, MV attempted a number of shots, yet missed as Milpitas continued to drive towards victory. As the game progressed into the seco...

Boys soccer: Team falls short of comeback against Homestead HS 3-2

Boys soccer: Team falls short of comeback against Homestead HS 3-2

Aditya Krishnan

January 12, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he players sat shivering underneath the sideline canopy using whatever remaining energy they had to call out to and motivate their teammates on the field. All of a sudden, everyone jolted up and off the benches. While a majority of the players remained stagnant, a pair rushed out ont...

Wrestling: MVHS rolled in first meet against Gunn HS 22-42

Wrestling: MVHS rolled in first meet against Gunn HS 22-42

Om Khandekar

January 11, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Winter Sports, Wrestling

Update: The spelling of varsity coach Joevon Barnes' name was incorrect on a previous version of this post The lights dimmed and both sides of the bleachers fell silent. The referee blew his whistle and junior Anahit Falak dove into his stance and began to wrestle. It was the first league match o...

Photo gallery: Girls soccer ties 2-2 with Wilcox HS

Photo gallery: Girls soccer ties 2-2 with Wilcox HS

Karen Ma

January 10, 2017


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]espite the chilly Thursday afternoon on Jan. 5, the MVHS girls soccer team radiated energy and exuberance on the field in their second league home game against Wilcox HS. With a series of unrelenting ball maneuvers, offensive runs and persistent goal attempts from both sides, the f...