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Last week’s rundown of MVHS boys volleyball

Last week’s rundown of MVHS boys volleyball

Rana Aghababazadeh

March 7, 2018


Filed under Boys Volleyball, Game of the Week, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks, Spring Sports

"Win leagues. Win CCS. Win NorCals." The boys volleyball team has been repeating this phrase consistently for the last three years, yet every year they have fallen short. The team came close last season, with a nearly  undefeated record, but eventually fell to Bellarmine College Preparatory in the ...

Covering ground: Nike’s Pro Hijab aims to accommodate Muslim athletes

Covering ground: Nike’s Pro Hijab aims to accommodate Muslim athletes

Amanda Chan

April 17, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks

t a cross country race in middle school — one or two years after senior Salma Sheriff began wearing the hijab — a boy from another school approached Sheriff and asked her a question. “How can you even walk around like this, much less run?”  “How can you even walk around like this, much ...

Running down the clock: MVHS athletes deal with sleep deprivation

Running down the clock: MVHS athletes deal with sleep deprivation

Om Khandekar

March 8, 2017


Filed under Boys Volleyball, From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks, Track & Field, Wrestling

he mental aspects of sleep deprivation can hit a student particularly hard; drowsiness, irritability and a general reduction in mental ability turn the average school day into a series of challenges. MVHS students have heard people condemning sleeping late for its mental effects. People say things a...

Baseball: Matadors open up season with home loss to Los Altos HS

Baseball: Matadors open up season with home loss to Los Altos HS

Om Khandekar

March 7, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks, Spring Sports

hat started as a miraculous comeback ended in a staggering loss for the MVHS baseball team. A chilly day was capped off by an even colder turn of events as fans and players alike watched a four run deficit vanish thanks to a miraculous offensive effort by MVHS, but then was cancelled out by a five run L...

Girls basketball: Team beat by Milpitas HS on senior night

Girls basketball: Team beat by Milpitas HS on senior night

Amanda Chan

February 24, 2017


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks, Winter Sports

With flowers in their hands and family by their sides, the girls basketball seniors walked up the court one by one as friends in the stands cheered. The four seniors donned matching white shirts with a picture of the seniors cut out in the shape of a heart. While each senior stood in the middle of the...

Keep Tahoe true: The significance of Tahoe’s changing culture

Keep Tahoe true: The significance of Tahoe’s changing culture

Om Khandekar

February 8, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks

hristmas came early for the greater Lake Tahoe area this year. Bare patches of dirt that had been eyesores across the mountain were now blanketed by an early snowfall. Even better, that thin layer of snow had remained frozen on the mountain face in the chilly days since. It was Dec. 22, 2016, and...

MVHS football’s finest: Inside the lunchtime Madden bracket

MVHS football’s finest: Inside the lunchtime Madden bracket

Om Khandekar

January 29, 2017


Filed under Football, SPORTS, Sports Digital, Sports Editor's Picks

It’s been months since the lights dimmed on the final football game of the 2016/17 football season. So what's MVHS supposed to do until the first kickoff of 2017 flies through the air? Well, it’s Madden Time! The popular football video game has found a spot on campus in room A112, where MVHS studen...

Taking their shot: Two players pursue soccer at the Academy

Taking their shot: Two players pursue soccer at the Academy

Rana Aghababazadeh

December 11, 2016


Filed under Boys Soccer, From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports, Sports Editor's Picks, Sports Features

ophomore Itay Rabinovich can hardly remember his life before soccer. At the age of five, his grandfather introduced him to the game by giving him a ball to play with. "He was always kicking something around," Itay's father, Roberto Rabinovich, said. "We would always play with him around the block and...

MVHS students try to start Sports Medicine Club on campus

MVHS students try to start Sports Medicine Club on campus

Om Khandekar

December 6, 2016


Filed under Best of Sports, Multimedia, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks

hen an athlete is injured on the field, extensive help is needed in order to ensure recovery. With that in mind, three high school athletes set out to learn more about the physiology of their bodies and recovery process for fellow athletes. The three students, Sophomores Jacquelyn Loretto, Kimi Chen a...

Michael Martinez

Michael Martinez

Om Khandekar

October 21, 2016


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports Digital, Sports Editor's Picks, Sports Features

Thirty years ago, Michael Martinez thought wrestling was his life. Instead, he sat down and talked about his change of pace from the wrestling mat to the front office as an assistant principal. EE: You used to wrestle in high school until you broke your neck sophomore year and ended your competitive wr...

Kneeling down to stand up: Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest spreads to high school football teams

Kneeling down to stand up: Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest spreads to high school football teams

Amanda Chan

October 10, 2016


Filed under Best of Sports, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks

When San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick first took a knee during the national anthem before a preseason game on Sept. 1, senior Vincent Kao was shocked. "I couldn't believe someone was actually doing this,” Kao said. “Because the conventional thing is to stand up and respect you...