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Highlight video: 2016 intramural basketball semifinals and finals

Highlight video: 2016 intramural basketball semifinals and finals

Pranav Iyer

May 10, 2016


Filed under Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, SPORTS

Every year, basketball players and fans across the school await the intramural basketball tournament. And each year it lives up to its potential, with ankle breakers, blood baths and buzzer-beating finishes. What was a 16-team field was cut to four teams in just two days of play. Relive the memories of ...

A look back: Two games that played big roles in boys basketball’s season

A look back: Two games that played big roles in boys basketball’s season

Pranav Iyer

March 12, 2016


Filed under Boys Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Now that basketball season is over, take a look back at two games that shaped played a key part in the Matadors season. On Feb. 3, the Matadors entered the Mountain View HS Spartan’s territory with a 4-2 league record as they hoped to continue their league championship quest. Throughout the game...

Boys basketball: Senior recognition

Boys basketball: Senior recognition

Aditya Pimplaskar

March 11, 2016


Filed under Boys Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Boys basketball: Senior Night by Aditya Pimplaskar on Exposure...

Changing Seasons: The evolution of winter sports

Changing Seasons: The evolution of winter sports

Amita Mahajan

March 11, 2016


Filed under SPORTS, Winter Sports

Co-reported with Pranav Iyer. Correction: The number of seniors on the girls basketball team in the magazine from 2012-2015 were inaccurate. The correct numbers are reported below. Boys Soccer: A losing team was quickly turned into a winning program that eventually reached the CCS playoffs for the f...

Girls basketball: Team clinches senior night victory against Milpitas HS

Girls basketball: Team clinches senior night victory against Milpitas HS

Issra Osman

February 25, 2016


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Basketball, Winter Sports

Reporting and pictures by Karen Ma and Issra Osman. Exposure by Issra Osman....

Girls soccer: Matadors end the season with win at senior night

Girls soccer: Matadors end the season with win at senior night

Vivian Chiang

February 24, 2016


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Minutes before the game against Gunn HS on Friday, Feb. 12, crowds of families and friends from both schools flocked the bleachers. Many carried flowers and held posters to cheer the team members on for the girls’ senior night. Photo by Vivian Chiang. Game Review Click below the view the highligh...

Live blog: Boys basketball CCS Round 1 vs. Carlmont

Live blog: Boys basketball CCS Round 1 vs. Carlmont

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan

February 23, 2016


Filed under Boys Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

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Liveblog: Boys basketball vs. Saratoga HS

Liveblog: Boys basketball vs. Saratoga HS

Aditya Pimplaskar

February 19, 2016


Filed under Boys Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Follow the game live as the boys basketball team takes on Saratoga HS in the senior game. // ...

Highlight Reel: Pioneers shutdown the Matadors to win rivalry series

Highlight Reel: Pioneers shutdown the Matadors to win rivalry series

Pranav Iyer

February 14, 2016


Filed under Boys Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

On Friday, Feb. 12, the boys basketball team took on the Cupertino Pioneers for the second time this season, hoping to keep their league championship hopes alive. After a nail-biting two point loss last go around, the players, coaches and fans from both sides expected another tightly contested matchup....

Workout playlist: Music energizes sophomore goalie

Workout playlist: Music energizes sophomore goalie

Vivian Chiang

February 9, 2016


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS

The Gunn player dribbles the ball down the field towards sophomore Natalia Osorio. Calmly, Osorio hums to herself, getting ready in her goalie position. When the ball gets closer, Osorio suddenly shoots up, meeting the ball halfway in the air and knocking it down. How did she manage to interce...

Girls soccer: Matadors tie 1-1 with Wilcox HS

Girls soccer: Matadors tie 1-1 with Wilcox HS

Amita Mahajan

February 7, 2016


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Story written by Amita Mahajan. Additional reporting by Tyler Lin and Justin Kim. I’m just really happy. They put a smile on my face,” girls soccer coach DJ Driscoll said. “Even though they didn’t win, they battled the whole time.” After a few rocky weeks, MVHS put up a solid fight a...

Wrestling: Team defeats Los Gatos HS on senior night 40-33

Wrestling: Team defeats Los Gatos HS on senior night 40-33

Sharon Tung

February 6, 2016


Filed under SPORTS, Winter Sports, Wrestling

Thirty seconds into the first period, senior Austin Wu threw his opponent on the ground. The large thud made by the fallen wrestler elicited excited cheers from the crowd. After the match was over, some of the phrases audience murmured on the stands include “good fight” and “battle of the ni...