El Estoque

From the sideline to the front line

From the sideline to the front line

Anish Vasudevan

August 29, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

I heard a thud. Four yards away, I watched the quarterback of my junior varsity football team get slammed to the ground by an enormous linebacker, a kid that looked too big to even be on junior varsity. I watched in shock as he laid there motionless waiting for the arrival of the trainer. I glanced to my...

A change of pace at ROTB

A change of pace at ROTB

Anish Vasudevan, Zara Iqbal, Shuvi Jha, Robert Liu, Annie Zhang, and Herman Saini

August 27, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Assistant Principal Michael Martinez sent an email reminding students about Running of the Bulls (ROTB) on Aug. 1. Especially for upperclassmen, most of the information in the message was expected. However, there was one piece of text that took some students by surprise. The text read: “Schedule ...

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...

Anish Vasudevan

Anish Vasudevan

April 27, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Anish is currently a junior and a sports editor for El Estoque. He participates in football on the school varsity team and enjoys playing basketball with his friends. In his free time he watches Sportscenter on ESPN and dreams to be hosting on that channel someday.

Boys basketball: MVHS loses senior night game against Santa Clara HS

Boys basketball: MVHS loses senior night game against Santa Clara HS

Anish Vasudevan

February 17, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Uncategorized

Senior night is the most important game for most of the MVHS basketball team, with the seniors playing in the MVHS gym for the last time. On Feb. 14, boys basketball had their last home matchup against a powerful Santa Clara HS team. SCHS was a big team, but smaller in number which was a good sign f...

Man on the street: Winter Olympics

Man on the street: Winter Olympics

Anish Vasudevan

February 12, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

On Feb. 9, the Winter Olympics began in Pyeongchang County, South Korea. 15 winter sports, 93 different countries, and with over 100 events, the Games will continue through Feb. 25. From figure skating to snowboarding, from Team USA to Team China, MVHS students’ attention are focused on different pla...

Super bowl: Pre-game and post game thoughts on the big game

Super bowl: Pre-game and post game thoughts on the big game

Anish Vasudevan

February 7, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

wo days prior to the kickoff of Super Bowl LII, sophomore Aditya Chittari was sure that his team, the New England Patriots, would win. Chittari first watched the Patriots play in the Super Bowl XLIV, and has witnessed quarterback Tom Brady’s ability to perform on the biggest stage multiple times...

Boys soccer: MVHS loses league matchup against Gunn HS

Boys soccer: MVHS loses league matchup against Gunn HS

Anish Vasudevan

January 30, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

At the end of a rainy and cold week, the MVHS boys soccer team faced off against Gunn HS for the second time in their season. Since they lost to GHS 3-2 three weeks earlier in the season, MVHS has only experienced more disappointment, winning only one out of four games since that matchup. Looking...

Girls basketball: MVHS loses quad game matchup against Milpitas HS

Girls basketball: MVHS loses quad game matchup against Milpitas HS

Anish Vasudevan

January 24, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

On Jan. 19, the MVHS basketball teams faced off against Milpitas High School in a quad game, the girls varsity game. Last year, MHS won the matchup at MVHS, and so the Matadors  were eager to bounce back with a win. MVHS started off well against a much taller MHS team. Even though they were smaller i...

Girls basketball: Disappointing loss against league rival Saratoga HS

Girls basketball: Disappointing loss against league rival Saratoga HS

Anish Vasudevan

January 11, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

The MVHS girls basketball team were looking to start the New Year off right, with their first win of the regular season. After only winning two games in their preseason, the team was hoping to rebound on Tuesday against league opponent Saratoga HS. The game went back and forth throughout the first half, but at t...

Boys basketball: Team loses tough season opener to Oak Grove HS

Boys basketball: Team loses tough season opener to Oak Grove HS

Anish Vasudevan

December 11, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

MVHS boys basketball started fresh this year with a new coaching staff for both varsity and JV.   After winning just one game last year in the regular season, the team was looking for a win to start off the season playing against Oak Grove HS, a team they beat at the beginning of the season last year. ...