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Softball: MVHS loses thriller against Wilcox HS 7-11

Softball: MVHS loses thriller against Wilcox HS 7-11

Anish Vasudevan, Sports Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

On April 27th MVHS faced off against Wilcox HS for the second time this season, ready to get revenge after losing 2-0 to them the first time around. Down by five runs in the fourth inning, MVHS needed a miracle to beat an aggressive WHS team  side. MVHS came back scoring six runs in the fourth and fift...

Softball: Nail-biting senior night game against Los Altos HS ends in victory

Softball: Nail-biting senior night game against Los Altos HS ends in victory

Roshan Fernandez

May 20, 2017


Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t was the bottom of the sixth inning with the score tied at 0-0 against Los Altos HS on May 11, and the crowd was beginning to grow restless. MVHS was up at bat, but the scoreboard read with two outs, and it seemed as if this inning would be scoreless just like the past five. The...

Softball: Team blows out Wilcox HS

Softball: Team blows out Wilcox HS

Akshara Majjiga

May 6, 2017


Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]espite the blistering afternoon heat, the MVHS softball team took the field on May 4 ready to compete. The team was dominant on defense throughout the game, holding Wilcox HS scoreless through all five innings. After MVHS was able to secure the three outs necessary for a quick endi...

Softball: Team suffers 5-2 loss against Los Gatos HS

Softball: Team suffers 5-2 loss against Los Gatos HS

Stephanie Lam

April 4, 2017


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

[su_dropcap style="flat" size="4"]I[/su_dropcap]t was windier than usual when the softball team took their places on the field. The wind carried sounds of rustling trees and shouts from the boy’s baseball team.. But all of those noises were soon ignored by the the softball team and its audience. All...

Softball: MVHS win earns team first place spot in division

Softball: MVHS win earns team first place spot in division

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan

April 26, 2015


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

The comeback began with a little bit of luck. In the bottom of the fourth inning on April 24, the Matadors were down 2-0 against Mountain View High School, who at the time, sat on the throne of their division. In fact, the Spartans had just scored a home run, ran out of their dugout and cheered so long...

Softball: Matadors end the season with a 0-4 loss

Softball: Matadors end the season with a 0-4 loss

Joyce Varma

May 18, 2014


Filed under Game Reviews, Softball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

MVHS loses their senior night game to Los Altos High School due to a defensive focus. Read More »...

Liveblog: Softball vs Saratoga High School

Alina Abidi

May 7, 2014


Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Matadors lose to Saratoga Falcons. Read More »

Softball: Second inning home run not enough to win senior night

Karen Feng

May 11, 2013


Filed under Multimedia, Softball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

After many seniors graduated and players transferred following the 2011-2012 season, the softball team rebuilt this year to finish its season 3-9. Having been defeated 1-5 in a previous away game against Los Gatos High School on April 2, the Matadors kept their last game of the season on May 9 against...

Girls softball: Weak offense in first league game leads to no-hitter

Girls softball: Weak offense in first league game leads to no-hitter

Karen Feng

March 13, 2013


Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Varsity softball team struggles to unite and continues five-game losing streak Read More »...

Girls softball: Initial gap in score leads to loss for Matadors

Girls softball: Initial gap in score leads to loss for Matadors

Angela Liu

May 4, 2012


Filed under Game Reviews, Softball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Despite defeating Los Gatos High School at their April 28 game, the varsity softball home game against the Wildcats ended in defeat on May 1. After a brief lead during the start of the game, the score tipped out of the girls’ favor and did not come back. “There was a lack of focus. Maybe [we were] overconfident, potentially,” head coach Ray Teixeira said. A combination of hard hits and tough defense from LGHS made it ...

Girls softball: Strong defense holds off Mustangs 4-2

Girls softball: Strong defense holds off Mustangs 4-2

Nona Penner

April 29, 2012


Filed under Game Reviews, Softball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

On April 26, the Matadors played against the Mustangs, the second-highest ranked team in the De Anza softball league and won 4-2. Carrying over strong defense from their April 24 game against Palo Alto High School, the Matadors made quick work of the innings with smooth defensive plays. With the score tied 2-2 from the second inning ...

Girls softball: Walkoff hit leads to 1-0 win over Palo Alto

Girls softball: Walkoff hit leads to 1-0 win over Palo Alto

Nona Penner

April 25, 2012


Filed under Game Reviews, Softball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

At the end of the seventh inning, the score was still scoreless. Stellar defensive plays by the Matadors kept the Palo Alto High School Vikings from scoring any runs, yet the girls were unable to put themselves on the scoreboard, either. It took one hour and forty-five minutes and eight innings before...