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Season Previews: Fall 2016 sports teams get ready for the upcoming season

Season Previews: Fall 2016 sports teams get ready for the upcoming season

Akshara Majjiga

August 22, 2016

As the various sports teams begin their seasons, they look forward to a successful few months ahead. Click on the pictures below to learn about how each sports team prepares for the season. CHECK BACK IN FOR GIRLS GOLF, FIELD HOCKEY, GIRLS TENNIS AND GIRLS VOLLEYBALL....

Under the hood of MVHS water polo

Under the hood of MVHS water polo

Ruth Feng

August 22, 2016

With the U.S. Water polo teams making a big splash at the Olympics this year, there’s been talk among viewers that water polo is no more than just a combination of other sports. To dive deeper into the basic elements that make up water polo, we asked senior water polo player Brendan Hughes and MVHS...

MVHS alumnus hosts summer rugby sessions

MVHS alumnus hosts summer rugby sessions

Om Khandekar

August 22, 2016

For Bay Area residents who have never seen or played rugby before, that may change a lot sooner than many of them would expect. During the summer, MVHS class of 2016 alumnus Eric Crouch began bringing the European game to Cupertino by hosting free rugby sessions on the MVHS football field. Crouch pro...

Track and Field: Varsity Team loses in competition against the other MV

Track and Field: Varsity Team loses in competition against the other MV

Emma Lam

April 4, 2016

Co-reported by Fatima Ali and Hannan Waliullah n March 30th, a clash between Monta Vista HS and Mountain View HS occurred. Stakes were high, with Mountain View HS a step down from a higher division this season. The Matadors faced their toughest rival yet. It was a smaller home meet, with only two...

The man on the elliptical: Paraeducator Tim Deegan’s seventeen years at MVHS

The man on the elliptical: Paraeducator Tim Deegan’s seventeen years at MVHS

Om Khandekar

March 8, 2016

huds, grunts and crashes erupt almost constantly in the weight room after school, all set to a blaring soundtrack with the likes of Rihanna and Drake and the rhythmic thud of dropping weights. Yet tucked away from all this chaos in the back corner of the room sits the only adult, who seems to remain f...

Sporting lessons

Sporting lessons

Akshara Majjiga

December 12, 2015

Sporting lessons Red pens, Schoolloop posts, text-heavy PowerPoints, scribble-filled whiteboards. Teachers are often associated with, well, teaching. But not every word uttered by a teacher is about sentence structure or derivatives. Some words are whispered in private, muttered in thought, or fo...

Wrestling pound for pound

Wrestling pound for pound

Sharon Tung

December 12, 2015

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...

The time I scored for the other team

The time I scored for the other team

Amita Mahajan

December 12, 2015

hile the first goal a soccer player scores for their team may be an incredible moment in their athletic career, the first time they score for the other team is just as memorable. This is not as uncommon as some believe. Below are a couple athletes who have scored on their own team:  ...

Moneyball: How fundraising helps MVHS sports teams

Moneyball: How fundraising helps MVHS sports teams

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan

December 12, 2015

Additional reporting by Kingsley Wang Every other year, baseball plays baseball so that they can play baseball. Congregating at the lower field, the team hosts a hit-a-thon, where each player's hit translates to funds for the baseball program. The players collect ten-cent pledges (like an IOU) fro...