El Estoque

Keep your guard up: different martial artists describe one specific move of their sport

Keep your guard up: different martial artists describe one specific move of their sport

Zara Iqbal

April 11, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports

SENIOR MIKAELA LEE, PURPLE BELT “You’re balancing on one leg basically and your other leg is up, but I think the part I struggled most with [leg blocking] is the idea that you’re not getting super close to them ... so the idea of using momentum, I have to pull them onto me [first], and then ...

On board: Collaboration in diving

On board: Collaboration in diving

Akshara Majjiga

March 7, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports, Spring Sports, Swimming & Diving

t’s MVHS tradition to be competitive — from contending against other classes during rally weeks to promoting the annual Beat Lynbrook Day, Matadors seem to think that if people aren’t on the same team, they’re competing against each other. But the MVHS diving team holds a different mindset. WITHI...

Climbing Kilimanjaro

Climbing Kilimanjaro

Akshara Majjiga

February 2, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports

"Polepole" This was a phrase that freshman Daanyal Raja and his family heard repeatedly from their Tanzanian guides as they made their long-awaited climb up one of the world’s highest peaks. In Swahili, it means “slowly, slowly.” And, as they made their way through hail and rain, this phrase ...

Fresh start to the winter season

Fresh start to the winter season

Sunjin Chang

November 17, 2017


Filed under Boys Basketball, Boys Soccer, SPORTS, Sports, Winter Sports

he day was Monday, October 30. Winter sports took over the athletic fields from the fall sports as they began their season. MVHS welcomed a whole new batch of coaches, including a new head coach for the boys basketball team, Calvin Wong, and new head coach for the boys varsity soccer team, Todd Kimble...

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...

Girls volleyball: Team takes five-set victory against HHS

Girls volleyball: Team takes five-set victory against HHS

Sannidhi Menon

November 13, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Game Reviews, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS, Sports

Purple and gold posters and balloons decked one side of the gym, while the bleachers on the opposite side were packed with excited parents, siblings, friends and even pets. Oct. 26 marked the last home game of the season against Homestead HS, and the MVHS girls volleyball team was ready for a memorable ...

Field hockey says goodbye to their seniors as they end their season with a tie

Field hockey says goodbye to their seniors as they end their season with a tie

Sunjin Chang

November 10, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, SPORTS, Sports

he stakes were high for this game. For MVHS, this would be the seniors’ last game; for Saratoga HS, this was their shot at making CCS. Both teams had the incentive to give it their all, but what was supposed to be an intense game had a strange turn of events. After a discussion with the team, th...

Girls volleyball: Team loses to Palo Alto HS in four set defensive victory

Girls volleyball: Team loses to Palo Alto HS in four set defensive victory

Sannidhi Menon

October 26, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Game Reviews, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS, Sports

On Oct. 19., the MVHS girls volleyball team lost in the fourth set to Palo Alto HS. After an intense and competitive first set, which ended with MVHS winning 25-23, the team went on to lose the remaining three sets due to lack of communication and execution. The second and third set saw fierce rallie...

Girls water polo: Senior Night

Girls water polo: Senior Night

Sunjin Chang

October 26, 2017


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Water Polo, Girls water polo, Sports

ith an array of posters lined up against the pool deck, and loud music blaring in the background, the MVHS girls water polo team got ready to celebrate their senior night against Fremont HS. The cheers for MVHS could be heard from the parking lot even before the game had started. Before the game st...

Sports Flash: Nearing the end of the 2017 fall sports season

Anthony Moll

October 18, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Flash

Be sure to click on the circles for more in depth reporting of each sport featured in the Sports Flash page of the October 2017 El Estoque print magazine. Football: The MVHS football team carries a 3-3 overall record with a 1-1 record in league. Despite the recent air quality and the rescheduli...

Cut to the race

Cut to the race

Anjini Venugopal

September 13, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, Sports

rit. That’s the daily reminder that MVHS’ head coach of cross country and track and field Kirk Flatow gives his athletes at practice. But even when MVHS runners are not competing at the school level over the summer, many of them continue to demonstrate their grit through additional events. Going beyond the summer trainin...