El Estoque

Developing success

Developing success

Karen Ma

December 12, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, From the magazine, SPORTS

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s the first game of the 2017-18 varsity boys soccer season. As players take the field, ready to put their practice to play, new varsity coach Todd Kimble observes from the sidelines. This year, however, fans and the players on the bench aren’t the only ones watching. Six ...

Back at it

Back at it

Akshara Majjiga

March 8, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Fall Sports, SPORTS, Sports Features, Spring Sports, Swimming & Diving, Water Polo

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]en years ago, when JV baseball coach Shawn Voigt graduated from MVHS with the class of 2007, things were different. Without the internet, Voigt found it difficult to develop his skills and opinions with limited access to contrasting perspectives. But, 2015 JV water polo and swim coa...

Stepping into the MVHS weight room

Stepping into the MVHS weight room

Ruth Feng

September 21, 2016


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, SPORTS, Sports, Sports Digital, Sports Features

By now, the MVHS weight room has more dirt and grime than weights. Gray bars have turned brown and stained, and clean glass mirrors now show their age with cracks and smudges that have become permanent over time. The barbells have been here longer than most students, and this year they have a new owner....

On the Right Track: Custodian Tom Orsua becomes track coach

On the Right Track: Custodian Tom Orsua becomes track coach

Hannan Waliullah

April 27, 2016


Filed under Print, SPORTS, Spring Sports, Track & Field

It’s 3:15p.m. Custodian Thomas Orsua turns in his radio, rides his white cart to the cafeteria, throws away the trash he collected during the day and signs out. Heís done with his shift for the day. But instead of climbing into his car and heading home, Orsua shifts gears and heads to the locker ...

New season, new coach, new ambition

New season, new coach, new ambition

Morahd Shawki

October 19, 2011


Filed under Sports

It has been almost three years since Clay Stiver joined the Special Education staff, and this month will see him become the coach of varsity boys’ basketball. Although now filling in for guidance counselor Shari Schussel, who is on maternity leave, Stiver started out as a para-educator and will assume his old position next semes...

Give big or go home

Give big or go home

Jacob Lui

October 12, 2011


Filed under Sports

Australia, NCAA Championships, Eastern Europe, Mexico, Canada – the new varsity boys water polo coach Edwin Samuels has had a prolific career. The list of his accomplishments seems to make students wonder: why our school? From the local Mountain View High School, Samuels climbed to the top and was consider...

Full-time students, overtime coaches

Full-time students, overtime coaches

Edward Wang

September 17, 2010


Filed under Multimedia

Three seniors coach middle school volleyball after school   Read More »...