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Girls basketball: Senior night game lost in final minutes of fourth quarter

Girls basketball: Senior night game lost in final minutes of fourth quarter

Roshan Fernandez

March 5, 2018


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

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]uring the warmups leading up to their senior night game, the three seniors on the girls basketball team came out onto the court wearing bright yellow shirts with one bold word written across: chicken. The shirts, which also had small drawings of chickens along the sleeves, were part of...

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...

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...

Photo gallery: Girls basketball defeats Mt. Pleasant HS in non-league game

Photo gallery: Girls basketball defeats Mt. Pleasant HS in non-league game

Amanda Chan

December 9, 2016


Filed under Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

During their second game of the season, the MVHS girls varsity basketball team displayed offensive dominance over Mt. Pleasant HS. With a 3-1 record coming into the game, MVHS improved to 4-1 with a 51-18 victory over Mt. Pleasant HS. See the photo gallery below for moments from Monday’s game. ...

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 secures win against Fremont HS

Girls basketball: Team secures win against Fremont HS

Karen Ma

January 15, 2016


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

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he squeaking of Nikes and the shouts of players resonated throughout the main gym as the girls basketball game against Fremont HS began at 7 p.m. on Jan. 12. With strong synergy between the players and fluent ball movement on both offense and defense, the Matadors clinched a 41-30 w...

Girls basketball: Team trails behind dominant Mills HS

Girls basketball: Team trails behind dominant Mills HS

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan

December 18, 2015


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

Co-reported by Kalpana Gopalkrishnan, Pranav Iyer and Aditya Pimplaskar [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Matadors were shut out in the first quarter. Mills HS went on a 21-0 run as they took advantage of MVHS’s turnovers on offense. MHS’s shooters took advantage of the defense and shot threes from the weak...

Girls basketball: Team falls 58-35 to Independence HS

Girls basketball: Team falls 58-35 to Independence HS

Karen Ma

December 16, 2015


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

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s players clad in sleeveless white uniforms lined with purple and gold began warming up with shoots and passes, the excitement for the girls basketball match against Independence HS intensified among the team and spectators. Before the first period began, the team gathered for a ...

Girls basketball: Matadors aim to reach CCS once again

Girls basketball: Matadors aim to reach CCS once again

Karen Ma

December 6, 2015


Filed under Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ast season, the team made it to the Central Coast Section playoffs. With an overall younger group and tough months of practice ahead, the varsity girls basketball team is determined to place in the top three in its league and repeat its qualification for CCS this season. The team c...

Girls basketball: Team starts off shaky but looks to quickly get on track

Girls basketball: Team starts off shaky but looks to quickly get on track

Justin Kim

December 3, 2014


Filed under Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

After school, the field house resounds with the squeaks of rubber soles on the shining hardwood floor and dozens of basketballs loudly pounding off the floor. Drill after drill, hour after hour, the girls practice the usual — dribbling, shooting and defense. The players are individually capable of...