El Estoque

A step further in athletics and academics

A step further in athletics and academics

Tabitha Mendez

May 5, 2019

College is just a few months away. For some, college provides another way through which students can explore their passions. But for others, college is a way to take their sport and atheltcism to a higher level — through college recruiting. Athletic recruiting in college refers to the process by...

Girls soccer: MVHS loses in tight match against Milpitas HS

Girls soccer: MVHS loses in tight match against Milpitas HS

Anish Vasudevan and Rajas Habbu

January 14, 2019

With a constant downpour in the first half, one would expect the weather conditions to result in a slow-paced game. However, that was not the case when the MVHS girls soccer team faced Milpitas HS on Friday, Jan. 11. Despite the unfavorable conditions, the Matadors played a tough game filled with numero...

Football: Team maintains winning streak after narrowly defeating Gunn HS

Football: Team maintains winning streak after narrowly defeating Gunn HS

Sreya Kumar, Tabitha Mendez, and Kamyar Moradi

October 6, 2018

With all their games earlier in the season being decided by 10 or more points, the Matadors were not used to playing a close game. However, in their first league matchup of the season, they were able to beat Gunn HS in dramatic fashion. The two teams took turns exchanging scores, each showcasing their o...

Around the world

Around the world

Anish Vasudevan and Rajas Habbu

September 26, 2018

For some MVHS athletes, the season is not enough. For others, the school doesn’t offer the sport they play. Athletes combat these barriers by participating in camps and competitions during summer break to experience new cultures, compete at higher levels and potentially increase their rank in the coun...

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

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

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

"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

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

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...