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Wrestling: Matadors victorious in final dual home meet against Saratoga HS

Wrestling: Matadors victorious in final dual home meet against Saratoga HS

Roshan Fernandez

February 6, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports, Wrestling

Correction: February 7, 2018 at 8:55 p.m. A previous version of this story incorrectly spelled the name of senior Colin Yang. [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he voice of the Saratoga HS coach rang through the gym during the meet on Jan. 30. He yelled to his players, directing them on how they should position themsel...

Hear it from the players: Wrestling wins first dual meet against Homestead HS

Hear it from the players: Wrestling wins first dual meet against Homestead HS

Roshan Fernandez

January 13, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Winter Sports, Wrestling

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he stands were bustling as parents screamed instructions at their respective school’s wrestlers. The sound of a few Homestead HS parents seemed to echo off the walls the loudest through the night. As HHS’s wrestlers were taken down over and over, the parents’ shouting in desp...

Off the mat: Ceazar Agront shares his experiences as a long-time athlete and MVHS’s new wrestling coach

Off the mat: Ceazar Agront shares his experiences as a long-time athlete and MVHS’s new wrestling coach

Aditi Gnanasekar

November 15, 2017


Filed under Best of Sports, SPORTS, Sports, Sports Features, Wrestling

It’s 2008- the shrill sound of a whistle announced the start of a wrestling match between MVHS and Homestead HS. Ceazar Agront struts onto the mat in HHS colors as he prepares to take home the winning title. He does. But little does he know that he would return nine years later as head coach of hi...

A Wrestless day: A day in the life of a wrestler

A Wrestless day: A day in the life of a wrestler

Becca Zheng

March 1, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Video, Wrestling

Their food has been digested, their weigh-ins are complete, and adrenaline pumps through their veins. The referee lays on his stomach, transitioning back and forth as the wrestlers struggle to pin each others shoulders to the mat. He blows the whistle and the match is over. The MVHS wrestling team c...

How athletes stay mentally and physically in shape

How athletes stay mentally and physically in shape

Roshan Fernandez

February 28, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]thletes in different sports often have different approaches to the games they play. While basketball players might have a certain routine involving jump shots before a game, wrestlers have special preparations they make before matches as well. Preparation extends far beyond pre-match su...

Called up to the front office

Called up to the front office

Roshan Fernandez

October 19, 2016


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, NEWS, SPORTS

Co-authored by Anthony Moll. [dropcap]F[/dropcap]or our monthly issue, we sat down and talked to the most recent addition on the MVHS administrative team, Michael Martinez. Although he is always rocking a collared shirt and tie on any given day of the week, with a smile to match it, this wasn’t...

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...

Wrestling: Team defeats Los Gatos HS on senior night 40-33

Wrestling: Team defeats Los Gatos HS on senior night 40-33

Sharon Tung

February 6, 2016


Filed under SPORTS, Winter Sports, Wrestling

Thirty seconds into the first period, senior Austin Wu threw his opponent on the ground. The large thud made by the fallen wrestler elicited excited cheers from the crowd. After the match was over, some of the phrases audience murmured on the stands include “good fight” and “battle of the ni...

Wrestling pound for pound

Wrestling pound for pound

Sharon Tung

December 12, 2015


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Digital, Winter Sports, Wrestling

Wrestling pound for poundSophomore Andrew Burke (left) and sophomore Colin Yang (right). Burke and Yang are wrestlers in the lowest weight class. Culturally, when we imagine wrestlers, we visualize heavy, muscle-laden fighters. John Cena at 251 pounds and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson at 260 pounds are exam...

WRESTLING: MVHS wrestling expects a successful season with seven returning CCS wrestlers

WRESTLING: MVHS wrestling expects a successful season with seven returning CCS wrestlers

Alaina Lui

November 26, 2013


Filed under Main slider, SPORTS, Sports, Winter Sports, Wrestling

As the winter sports season comes to a start, the wrestling team prepares to hit the mats strong for what they believe will be a promising season. With a smaller yet dedicated group of returning CCS-level wrestlers, the team is expecting to be seeded high in their league. But the expectations for the...

Year in Review

Year in Review

Nathan Desai

May 22, 2013


Filed under Cross Country, Girls Golf, Girls Soccer, Girls Water Polo, SPORTS, Wrestling

This is a continuation of the Year in Review story published in the May 22 print issue. Girls Golf The girls golf team struggled throughout the season, finishing their second year 0-12. Senior Priyanka Singh, junior Natalie Ng and freshman Anika Singh advanced to BVAL finals but did not qualify for...

Sports shorts: Winter

Sports shorts: Winter

Carissa Chan

March 20, 2013


Filed under Main slider, SPORTS

This winter sports season was a thrilling one with unexpectedly strong performances by some of the teams and soccer finally playing at home. El Estoque looks back and ranks the five winter sports teams based on record, CCS qualification and comparison to previous years, from best to worst perfor...