El Estoque

Sophomore Matthew Lau rushes the ball past an opposing player.

Boys Basketball defeats Harbor High School 65-26

Krish Dev and Sophia Ma December 5, 2021

Starting off with a commanding lead against Harbor High School, the Varsity Boys Basketball team won 65-26 during its seventh preseason game on Dec. 4. Head coach Wade Nakamura said one “huge challenge”...

Freshman Maya Gallo sprints towards the ball as she gauges the field to see if any teammates are open.

Girls Soccer falls to Lincoln High School 8-2

Kalyani Puthenpurayil December 4, 2021

Although the Varsity Girls Soccer team played offensively for most of its game against Lincoln High School, it lost 8-2 in its third preseason game on Thursday, Dec. 2.  Sophomore Niku Sederat believes...

Senior and captain Mikey Tzankov dribbles the ball past an opponent from ARHS.

Boys Soccer beats Archbishop Riordan High School 1-0

Anna Kaminitz and Matthew Yoshimoto December 3, 2021
Matadors’ strong teamwork contributes to the win in their first preseason game
Sophomore Matt Lau faces an opponent from IHS, with MVHS Cheer giving support from the bleachers.

Boys Basketball loses to Independence High School 67-65

Anna Kaminitz and Matthew Yoshimoto November 22, 2021
Matadors lead for nearly the entirety of their sportsmanship game
Sophomore Matt Lau reaches for the rebound after Silver Creek misses their shot.

Boys Basketball scrimmages against Silver Creek High School

Michelle Zheng and Taryn Lam November 19, 2021
Seeking to improve their team dynamic, the Matadors start off their preseason games
Senior Ashley Twu lunges forward to take a shot during a field hockey game.

Students share about coaching youth sports

Sarah Liu November 16, 2021

Senior Ashley Twu is both a student and a teacher — she’s both a player and captain for the field hockey team and a coach for the San Jose Fly Field Hockey Club, which she’s been playing for since...

Sophomore Ace Chow wearing his football gear | Photo Courtesy of Ace Chow

Preparing for the big game

MV athletes share different ways that help them get ready before their game
Senior Seo Eun Kim and Sophomore Mihret Tesfaye explain that teammates are essential to staying motivated during football games

Cheering from the sidelines

Anushka De November 2, 2021
Exploring how the team stays motivated even during a loss
Junior Sydney Su and senior Marissa Jensen embrace in a tight hug. The four seniors were given speeches and gifts from the juniors before the start of the game.

Girls Volleyball falls to Los Altos High School on senior night

Anna Jerolimov, Jayanti Jha, and Lance Tong October 24, 2021
The Matadors lose with a final score of 3-2
Senior Tanisha Pulla tries to maintain possession as a SHS opponent attempts to steal the ball.

Varsity Field Hockey falls to Saratoga High School on senior night

Sarah Liu and Lance Tong October 24, 2021
Matadors end their last home game against Saratoga with a power outage
Senior Sophia Fu swims backwards to distance herself from SCHS players before passing the ball.

Girls Water Polo overpowers Santa Clara High School 12-4 on its senior night

Anna Jerolimov and Michelle Zheng October 23, 2021
Matadors maintain a strong lead throughout all four quarters
Athletes share about how they got into their sports

Athletes share about how they got into their sports

Kalyani Puthenpurayil and Angela Zhang October 23, 2021

MVHS athletes reflect on how starting their sport at an early age affected their lives and shaped their identity. These athletes share their memories associated with their sport from when they were younger...

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