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Girls Tennis: Team falls in CCS quarterfinal

Girls Tennis: Team falls in CCS quarterfinal

Anish Vasudevan and Sreya Kumar

November 11, 2018


Filed under Best of Sports, Fall Sports, Game Reviews, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

Sophomore Brooke Young stood beside the tennis courts, sweat dotted her forehead as her eyes stayed fixed on the remaining matches on the court. Needing just three more of her teammates to win their matches, she nervously awaited the results. The Matadors headed into Thursday’s match against Palo Alt...

End of season traditions

End of season traditions

Anish Vasudevan and Chelsea Wong

November 9, 2018


Filed under Best of Sports, Fall Sports, SPORTS

The music stopped as the senior homecoming skit came to a close. The crowd started to disperse from the rally court, but an eruption of cheers rose from near the cafeteria. The cheers traveled closer to the rally stage as a group of students in swimwear shorts paved their way through the crowd. It was t...

Senior Night

Senior Night

November 1, 2018


Filed under Best of Sports, Main slider, SPORTS

During the last week of October, MVHS fall season teams celebrated the end of their regular season with senior night games. In their last home game of the season, seniors were celebrated in ceremonies before or during the games. Click the photos below to read the stories about each of the senior nights. ...

How two MVHS students found their love for fencing

How two MVHS students found their love for fencing

Collin Qian and Ankit Gupta

September 5, 2018


Filed under Best of Sports, SPORTS

rom traveling to Paris on a school week to representing a whole entire country at an international competition, MVHS sophomores Isak Westelius and Richie Hsiung have dedicated countless days and nights in order to compete at the highest levels in one of the world’s most cerebral sports — fenc...

Finding the melody in sports

Finding the melody in sports

Aditya Dash and Carol Lei

May 13, 2018


Filed under Best of Sports, SPORTS, Spring Sports

As sophomore Charlie Yi puts on his headphones and starts conditioning for volleyball, his teammates see a rhythmic pattern in his movement. With every drill, Yi uses his music to motivate himself, pacing himself with the beat of the music. “It just helps me work faster because as I said I want to move...

Off the mat: Ceazar Agront shares his experiences as a long-time athlete and MVHS’s new wrestling coach

Off the mat: Ceazar Agront shares his experiences as a long-time athlete and MVHS’s new wrestling coach

Aditi Gnanasekar

November 15, 2017


Filed under Best of Sports, SPORTS, Sports, Sports Features, Wrestling

It’s 2008- the shrill sound of a whistle announced the start of a wrestling match between MVHS and Homestead HS. Ceazar Agront struts onto the mat in HHS colors as he prepares to take home the winning title. He does. But little does he know that he would return nine years later as head coach of hi...

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...

Boys water polo: What really happened in their one point loss against Homestead HS?

Boys water polo: What really happened in their one point loss against Homestead HS?

Om Khandekar

October 10, 2016


Filed under Best of Sports, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Water Polo

In the end, the game came down to a one point difference between the MVHS boy's water polo team and the Homestead HS team. To get a sense of what that meant, we took a look at some of the big moments of the game and how they stacked up in this MVHS loss. ...

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...