El Estoque

Finding the melody in sports

Finding the melody in sports

Aditya Dash and Carol Lei

May 13, 2018


Filed under Best of Sports, SPORTS, Spring Sports

As sophomore Charlie Yi puts on his headphones and starts conditioning for volleyball, his teammates see a rhythmic pattern in his movement. With every drill, Yi uses his music to motivate himself, pacing himself with the beat of the music. “It just helps me work faster because as I said I want to move...

Boys volleyball: MVHS defeats Saratoga HS on senior night

Boys volleyball: MVHS defeats Saratoga HS on senior night

Julia Yang

May 8, 2018


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

On May 4, banners and posters decorated the sides of the field house, which buzzed with excitement from family and friends. This day marked senior night for the volleyball team and the last home game of the season against Saratoga HS, a team that MVHS had lost to earlier in the season. Before the gam...

Boys volleyball: MVHS dominates in spotlight by finishing second in San Diego

Boys volleyball: MVHS dominates in spotlight by finishing second in San Diego

Aditya Dash

March 20, 2018


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

[su_dropcap]A[/su_dropcap]s the MVHS boys volleyball team arrived in San Diego on March 9, they experienced their own version of an all-star game. Surrounded by some of the best teams in the state, they were ready to compete against the best Southern California had to offer. With minimal expectations...

Math teacher Colin Anderson suffered a minor heart attack

Math teacher Colin Anderson suffered a minor heart attack

Gauri Kaushik

December 1, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n November 29, math teacher and volleyball coach Colin Anderson was visiting a chiropractor for a back pain he had been experiencing for about a week when he suddenly broke into a sweat and began to feel a pain throughout his body. Anderson drove himself to urgent care and it was...

Taking their time: Freshmen deal with less playing time on varsity volleyball

Taking their time: Freshmen deal with less playing time on varsity volleyball

Maggie McCormick

September 4, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter changing into spandex and strapping up their knee pads, the MVHS girls varsity volleyball team warm up and then begin passing in pairs. As practice begins, some girls have the familiar routine embedded in their minds and bodies after playing more than three years on the varsity...

Boys volleyball: Team defeats Los Altos HS in senior night game

Boys volleyball: Team defeats Los Altos HS in senior night game

Roshan Fernandez

May 6, 2017


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

[dropcap]U[/dropcap]p against a Los Altos HS team with a 2-10 league record, the Matadors came into their senior night game feeling confident of a win. After a brief ceremony for seniors Prathik Rao and Yash Hegde, MVHS took the court and the players seemed laid back, all smiling and sharing jokes. “I...

Girls volleyball: Final home game of season brings memories back to senior class

Girls volleyball: Final home game of season brings memories back to senior class

Bhargava Matta

November 8, 2016


Filed under SPORTS

 This line was said in the midst of the celebrations on senior night, a sentiment shared by all the members of the team. [dropcap]B[/dropcap]efore the players took to the court, they stood silently in the gym listening to emotional speeches to seniors from team members. This was a night to remember for seniors, the...

Girls volleyball: Team takes win from Homestead HS

Girls volleyball: Team takes win from Homestead HS

Roshan Fernandez

October 13, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]oming off a rough 3-0 loss the previous week against Los Altos HS, the Matadors felt pumped and ready to avenge their record. They entered their league game against Homestead HS on Oct. 4 with confidence and energy. MVHS started off strong in the first set, which was shown in the...

September sports recap

September sports recap

Roshan Fernandez

October 1, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, SPORTS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s Sept. is now officially over, MVHS fall sports are full swing into their season. Watch El Estoque's monthly recap video to stay up to date on scores, stats, and clips for football, boys water polo, girls water polo, girls volleyball and girls golf. ...

Live Blog: Boys volleyball vs. Washington HS in first round of NorCals

Live Blog: Boys volleyball vs. Washington HS in first round of NorCals

Aditya Pimplaskar

May 26, 2015


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

The #2 seed boys volleyball team will face the #7 seed, Washington HS in the first round of the NorCal championship tournament at MVHS. The match will begin at 7 p.m. on May 26. Follow the game with the live coverage below. // ...

Girls volleyball looks to bounce back from last season

Girls volleyball looks to bounce back from last season

Joshua Tsuei

August 26, 2014


Filed under Girls Volleyball, SPORTS

Last season, Girls Volleyball had a tough time in the De Anza league. The team had a lot of new players and this inexperience led to many close losses and a disappointing season record. This year, the team is without two four-year starters, but many returning players are optimistic. Junior Sydney Howar...

Volleyball vs. Homestead

Volleyball vs. Homestead

Amol Pande

April 30, 2014


Filed under Boys Volleyball, Game of the Week, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Monta Vista takes on Homestead high school in this league match up Monta Vista's next home game is against The Harker Academy on May 5, 2014