El Estoque

Powderpuff: How each grade level prepared for and executed their performances

Powderpuff: How each grade level prepared for and executed their performances

Flora Peng, Tabitha Mendez, and Collin Qian

May 24, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

Class pitted against class. Hundreds of students gathered in the bleachers to cheer on their teams with painted faces, color-coordinated outfits and voices ready to scream. For most of the school, Powderpuff provides an engaging outlet to showcase school pride before the frenzy of AP Test preparation...

MVHS defeats Harker HS to secure their second straight NorCal Championship

MVHS defeats Harker HS to secure their second straight NorCal Championship

Keshav Taneja, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

This was a situation of unfamiliarity for the Matadors. After sweeping through the CCS playoffs, the NorCal quarter and semifinals — the Matadors found themselves in a vulnerable position after being down a set early . On May 19, the Matadors faced the Harker Eagles, a team that finished the league...

A Warrior’s faith

A Warrior’s faith

Jai Uparkar

May 22, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

ike many other students during this period of time — filled with early finals and standardized tests — I was extremely stressed: watching the Golden State Warriors play the Rockets in the NBA Western Conference Semifinals, that is. I was sitting in a black leather armchair situated in the corner ...

Back to back: How boys volleyball overcame immense expectations

Back to back: How boys volleyball overcame immense expectations

Roshan Fernandez and Kamyar Moradi

May 22, 2019


Filed under Boys Volleyball, From the magazine, SPORTS, Spring Sports

elief — that’s what Coach Paul Chiu felt last year when the boys volleyball team took home its first major championship. He says it was delightful to watch everyone celebrate the NorCal Championship — the parents, the athletes, the community all rejoicing in the heat of the moment. But beyond th...

Athlete of the Month

Athlete of the Month

Stuti Upadhyay

May 22, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Uncategorized

As a child, junior Jeremy Wu was extremely athletic, trying out various teams sports like baseball, basketball, and hockey. However, no sport really seemed to click until fourth grade, when Wu tried tennis.3 Since fourth grade, Wu has excelled at tennis, entering high school and playing on the MVH...

Boys Volleyball beats Amador Valley in the first round of NorCal Volleyball Championships

Boys Volleyball beats Amador Valley in the first round of NorCal Volleyball Championships

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Collin Qian

May 17, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

Up 25-14 in the third set, the Monta Vista gym floor shook as senior Nikhil Bapat leaped into the air. The sound of a loud clap, created by Bapat’s game-ending kill, triggered loud cheers and stomps from the crowd—sending the MVHS Boys Volleyball team past Amador Valley High School (AVHS) and on to th...

Recapping boys volleyball’s CCS championship and NorCal playoff run

Recapping boys volleyball’s CCS championship and NorCal playoff run

Roshan Fernandez

May 12, 2019


Filed under Boys Volleyball, Game Reviews, Main slider, SPORTS, Spring Sports

itting on the left-most side of the bench, Coach Paul Chiu clicked his pen rapidly. On, off, on, off — he kept doing it, paying close attention to his players on the court.   It was the third set of the CCS Championship, and his team had nearly made history by winning CCS for the first time in th...

MVHS baseball take home a 3-2 win on senior night

MVHS baseball take home a 3-2 win on senior night

Ankit Gupta, Tabitha Mendez, and Kamyar Moradi

May 11, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Game Reviews, SPORTS

As the MVHS baseball team warmed up for their last home game of the season, they could hear the chatter of excited parents and friends stringing purple and gold streams along the field and bleachers.In celebration for senior night, family also taped posters for each senior on the dugout wall.  At ...

Boys volleyball wins league championship on their senior night

Boys volleyball wins league championship on their senior night

Rucha Soman, Kamyar Moradi, and Herman Saini

May 7, 2019


Filed under Boys Volleyball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports

With the MVHS Boys Volleyball’s legacy reaching its peak with their win at the Norcal Championship last year, this years seniors tried to close out their final regular season with a bang. MVHS hasn’t lost a home game for the past two years. But on their senior night and last home league game, th...