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The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Spring sports recap

A recap of the spring sports season
Track and Field

MVHS, Cupertino High School, Fremont High School and Kathleen MacDonald High School competed in a Quadruple Dual Meet on Thursday, April 11 at MVHS. Junior Rishi Bhagatwala (right) won sixth place out of 20 competitors in the Varsity Boys 100-meter dash and achieved a personal record of 11.91 seconds.

MVHS hosted the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) trials for the El Camino division on Wednesday, April 24. The top eight competitors in each event moved on to compete in the SCVAL finals. Sophomore Zoe Laruelle (right) and junior Rajeswari Kenyan (left) competed in the Varsity Girls 100-meter Hurdles with times of 18.90 and 18.91 seconds respectively. Both finished in the top eight and qualified for SCVAL finals.


MVHS Varsity Badminton defeated Fremont High School 29-1 in its first game of the season on Wednesday, Feb. 28. Despite it being senior and Varsity Girls Doubles player Sruthi Venkatesan’s first time playing doubles with her partner, senior Arshia Rikhi, they still dominated the game, winning both sets 21-10 and 21-13.

The Matadors lost 25-5 to Lynbrook High School on Tuesday, March 26. Sophomore and Varsity 2 player Ryan Wong (left) paired up with junior Harshvardhan Patil (right) to compete in one of the three Boys Doubles matches. 


Varsity Softball lost 17-1 against Cupertino High School on Tuesday, May 7. Neither team made a run in the first and second innings, but CHS pulled ahead in the third with four runs. Despite MVHS scoring one run in the fourth inning, CHS dominated with a total of 13 runs. As MVHS failed to score more runs in the fifth inning, CHS mercied MVHS. The team’s record was 1-11 with a 1-10  league record. 


On its senior night, Varsity Baseball suffered a 14-3 defeat to Milpitas High School. The Matadors put up a good fight in the first few innings. However, the fourth inning marked the team's spiral into four consecutive losses, with MVHS gaining no runs against MHS. The Matadors had an overall record of 8-19 and a league record of 2-13, ending in sixth place in the El Camino division. 


MVHS hosted its last home swim meet of the season on Friday, April 5. Both Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys competed against and defeated Mountain View High School, winning 107-63 and 96-70 respectively. The team marked its final home meet by celebrating senior night, where team members delivered speeches to MVHS seniors to honor their last home competition. The Swim team had an exceptional season, with 12 people qualifying for the Central Coast Section (CCS) Swimming Championships and junior Davina Huang, freshman Angela Poon, senior Leah Rummelhoff, freshman Michelle Lee and senior Courtney Yuen qualifying for NorCal Regionals.

Boys Golf

Junior Ethan Lien and the rest of MVHS Varsity Boys Golf beat Cupertino High School 207-216 on Thursday, March 21 at Moffett Park. Although MVHS did not qualify for the Central Coast Section (CCS) Regional Two Boys Golf Championships, Lien secured a spot as an individual competitor after placing second overall with a score of 70. After competing on Tuesday, May 7 at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch, Lien placed fourth overall with a score of 67, qualifying for NorCal Regionals. 

Boys Volleyball

After finishing as the No. 1 seed in the Central Coast Section (CCS) Division II playoffs, Varsity Boys Volleyball got a bye for the first round and advanced straight to quarterfinals, where they won 3-0 against Burlingame High School. On Thursday, May 9, the Matadors competed against Carmel High School in the semi-finals and beat CHS 3-0. The Matadors continued to dominate in the final round against Aragon High School on Saturday, May 11. With a flawless 3-0 victory, MVHS was crowned the CCS Division II Champions. However, on Saturday, May, 18 played in the NorCal Division III Championships and fell to Leigh High School  3-2.

About the Contributors
Ananya Chaudhary
Ananya Chaudhary, Arts and Entertainment Editor
Ananya is currently a junior and Arts & Entertainment editor for El Estoque. She enjoys reading, watching "How I Met Your Mother" (all nine seasons) and going on walks with her dog.
Michelle Zheng
Michelle Zheng, Managing Editor
Michelle is currently a senior and a managing editor for El Estoque. In her free time, she likes to try new restaurants and watch dramas.
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