El Estoque

Boys volleyball: MVHS glides past Lynbrook HS in first home game

Boys volleyball: MVHS glides past Lynbrook HS in first home game

Anish Vasudevan and Gauri Kaushik

March 18, 2019


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

Ballerinas, snipers, rowing and baseball. These aren’t actions that one would expect to see from a volleyball team’s bench during a game. However, MVHS boys volleyball is not a regular team. After winning the NorCal championship last season, the team aims to repeat its achievements from last year...

Girls softball: Team loses close game against Saratoga HS

Girls softball: Team loses close game against Saratoga HS

Rucha Soman and Tina Low

March 15, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Uncategorized

“Do softball games have a time limit?” asked a Saratoga HS parent in the bleachers. The SHS coach replied no — stating that varsity games can go on for hours. It was the ninth inning with strong winds blowing in the faces of a small crowd of onlooking parents in the bleachers. The parent...

Dancing together

Dancing together

Gauri Kaushik

March 15, 2019


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

From all-day workshops during the summer to six-hour choreography sessions on the weekends to three-hour bus rides to and from competitions, being a member of the MVHS dance team is a year-round commitment. Performing at football games, rallies and their own winter and spring showcases, the team has ...

Taking it to the next level

Taking it to the next level

Rajas Habbu and Rucha Soman

March 13, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Features

It was the summer of 5th grade when MVHS alumna and now Cornell University freshman Demetra Williams and her best friend found diving lessons offered at Fremont HS. Her friend said, “I’ll do it if you do” and managed to convince her to enroll. Down the road, her friend quit diving for field ho...

Talking trash: How MVHS players and spectators influence gameplay

Talking trash: How MVHS players and spectators influence gameplay

Anish Vasudevan

March 13, 2019


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

A barrage of noises filled the MVHS gym as a Santa Clara HS player meticulously bounced the ball up and down focusing on the basket 15 feet in front of him. The more he prepared himself to take the freethrow, the louder the sounds were, and the harder the ground vibrated from the stomps of the students...

Starting them young

Starting them young

Sreya Kumar, Ankit Gupta, Iman Malik, Tina Low, Charlotte Chui, and Gauri Kaushik

March 10, 2019


Filed under Main slider, Multimedia, MULTIMEDIA PACKAGES, SPORTS

A look into recreational sports leagues in Cupertino

Track and field: MVHS hosts third annual RustBuster Invitational

Track and field: MVHS hosts third annual RustBuster Invitational

Ankit Gupta and Tina Low

March 8, 2019


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

The rain faded in and out between a soft drizzle and heavier drops — but this didn’t matter to the hundreds of parents and onlookers who filled the bleachers to watch MVHS host the third annual Rustbuster Invitational meet on Saturday, March 2. This meet serves as a day for schools from all over...

Boys basketball: Team loses senior night to Santa Clara HS

Boys basketball: Team loses senior night to Santa Clara HS

Charlotte Chui, Gauri Kaushik, and Rajas Habbu

February 18, 2019


Filed under Boys Basketball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports

urrounded by two lines of his applauding teammates, senior and captain Ryan Tagawa makes his way down the basketball court to the sound of ecstatic cheers from the crowd, clutching a bouquet of flowers. As the announcer lists off Tagawa’s contributions and proudest moments on the team, Tagawa’s 6-year...