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Girls volleyball: Team looks to maintain success in higher league

Girls volleyball: Team looks to maintain success in higher league

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan

August 30, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS

Watch the video to see what the girls volleyball team's plans are for this season after last year's undefeated league record and trip to the second round of CCS.

Girls water polo: Team looks forward to strong season despite multiple injuries

Girls water polo: Team looks forward to strong season despite multiple injuries

Amanda Chan

August 22, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Water Polo, SPORTS

The girls water polo team is starting their season off with a new coach, a smaller team and many players dealing with long-term injuries. Still, they believe that the injuries will not be a setback and that they can continue their strong play this season. [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In622yU...

Swimming: Season begins with new coaches and diverse team

Swimming: Season begins with new coaches and diverse team

Karen Ma

March 13, 2016


Filed under SPORTS, Spring Sports, Swimming & Diving

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]ew other sports teams at MVHS have experienced the number of changes the swim team has had to face. With three different sets of coaches in the past four years and ceaseless adjustments to the training schedule, nothing has remained constant for the swimmers except one thing: thei...

Badminton: Season begins with high expectations, new coaches and different training drills

Badminton: Season begins with high expectations, new coaches and different training drills

Amita Mahajan

March 9, 2016


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Spring Sports

The team gathers around coaches Evan Blomquist and Peter Wu for instructions about training drills and season expectations on Feb. 23. The players look forward to another successful season this year. Photo by Amita Mahajan. [dropcap]L[/dropcap]ast year’s badminton team was arguably the most ...

Diving: Season opens with new dives and high hopes

Diving: Season opens with new dives and high hopes

Karen Ma

March 9, 2016


Filed under SPORTS, Spring Sports, Swimming & Diving

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]hrieks from teammates resounded from the hot tub as a diver belly flopped into the deep end of the pool. After a few seconds, she resurfaced, hoisted herself out of the pool and joined the other four girls, all while laughing and groaning in pain. The usual during diving season. Last seas...

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 golf: Season begins with new coach and record number of athletes trying out

Girls golf: Season begins with new coach and record number of athletes trying out

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan

September 12, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Golf, SPORTS

[dropcap]U[/dropcap]nlike other MVHS sports, girls golf meets at Deep Cliff Golf Course — it’s only about a ten minute walk down the narrow stretch of McClellan Rd. But a ten minute walk seems a long way from MVHS. After school ends at 3 pm, the Matadors make their way down McClellan with clubs, ...

Girls tennis: Team looks to compensate for the graduation of key players

Girls tennis: Team looks to compensate for the graduation of key players

Sandhya Kannan

August 21, 2015


Filed under Girls Tennis, Sports Editor's Picks

Graphic by Derek Shao.  Bright rays engulf the raised green and blue asphalt, rackets forcefully swing back and forth in intervals and the pattering of feet echo throughout the court— girls tennis tryouts have begun, and after the loss of three seniors from the previous season, the players are...

Field hockey: Team begins with high hopes of reaching CCS

Field hockey: Team begins with high hopes of reaching CCS

Karen Ma

August 21, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, SPORTS, Sports, Sports Editor's Picks

Off the field, they’re friends and fellow MVHS students. On the field, they’re players, teammates, one unit with the same motivation and goal for the season:  “Getting to CCS,” senior Allegra Ziegler Hunts said, her friends seniors Eva Ruiz and Nikki Stuart nodding in unison. “We...

Cross country: Season begins with a united team of many perspectives

Cross country: Season begins with a united team of many perspectives

Nanda Nayak

August 21, 2015


Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, SPORTS

It’s a grueling 85 degrees, and the whole cross-country team, present and lively, awaits Coach Kirk Flatow’s commands. They’re a team, and they’re here together, waiting for Flatow to utter the magic word “Go,” which dismisses them off to McClellan Ranch Park. They’re a team, but each o...

Track and field: Subteams gives players specialized attention respective of their events

Track and field: Subteams gives players specialized attention respective of their events

Avni Prasad

March 25, 2015


Filed under SPORTS, Spring Sports, Track & Field

A team of 110 student athletes filed on to the upper field on March 10. Some traded their soccer cleats for running spikes, while others their baggy basketball jersey for a tight purple running shirt. They were no stranger to sweat — but as they stretched on the bleachers, coach Kirk Flatow pointed...

Girls soccer: Team prepares for a season full of changes

Alina Abidi

November 27, 2013


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

New coaching staff and player diversity motivates team to restart their CCS qualification streak. Read More »