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Homecoming game liveblog: Football vs Los Altos HS

Homecoming game liveblog: Football vs Los Altos HS

Roshan Fernandez

October 12, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, SPORTS

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Football: Team maintains winning streak after narrowly defeating Gunn HS

Football: Team maintains winning streak after narrowly defeating Gunn HS

Sreya Kumar, Tabitha Mendez, Kamyar Moradi

October 6, 2018


Filed under Football, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Sports

With all their games earlier in the season being decided by 10 or more points, the Matadors were not used to playing a close game. However, in their first league matchup of the season, they were able to beat Gunn HS in dramatic fashion. The two teams took turns exchanging scores, each showcasing their o...

From Matador to Recruit

From Matador to Recruit

Rana Aghababazadeh and Julia Yang

September 28, 2018


Filed under Girls Tennis, SPORTS, Swimming & Diving

As the college application season is now upon the class of 2019, many hopeful students wonder if they’ve satisfied the admissions offices of their favorite schools. Though her classmates are scrambling to perfect applications through the thick of college application season, Ligier is not. For her,...

Field Hockey: Team suffers loss against Cupertino HS

Field Hockey: Team suffers loss against Cupertino HS

Sreya Kumar

September 28, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, Game Reviews, SPORTS

The Matadors took the field on Sept. 26, anxious to face their competitors, who were in a higher league. Captain and senior Heather Migdal commented on how players were feeling lethargic from their previous game earlier in the week. “Monday, we were really pumped up [when we played against Pres...

Girls volleyball: Team loses season opener to Palo Alto HS

Girls volleyball: Team loses season opener to Palo Alto HS

Julia Yang, Kamyar Moradi, and Collin Qian

September 16, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS

On Sept. 11, the MVHS girls volleyball team entered the field house excited for their first home game of the season. However, with all the excitement also came nervousness as they had lost to their tough opponent — Palo Alto HS — the year before. “I felt like we were pretty prepared, like we definitely did p...

Helmet game liveblog: Football vs Cupertino HS

Helmet game liveblog: Football vs Cupertino HS

Roshan Fernandez, Rana Aghababazadeh, and Keshav Taneja

August 31, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, SPORTS

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Matadors stun Westmont HS beating them 22-12

Matadors stun Westmont HS beating them 22-12

Julia Yang, Tabitha Mendez, Collin Qian, and Kamyar Moradi

August 30, 2018


Filed under Football, Game Reviews, SPORTS

The team is excited about its strong start in the first game of the season beating Westmont for the first time in three years

Field Hockey: Matadors deal with first loss of the season

Field Hockey: Matadors deal with first loss of the season

Sreya Kumar, Kamyar Moradi, and Keshav Taneja

August 27, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, Game Reviews, SPORTS

The MVHS field hockey team played its first game of the regular season against Leigh HS on Thursday, Aug. 23. Despite hazy conditions, the team fervently prepped for their game, eager to face their opponents in the first match of the year. Leigh was offensively dominant from the start, completing long p...

Football: Matadors suffer 49-6 defeat in final game of the season

Football: Matadors suffer 49-6 defeat in final game of the season

Roshan Fernandez

November 19, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, SPORTS

Additional reporting by Rucha Soman. espite the fact that Matadors’ CCS hopes were no longer alive, the team came into their matchup against Fremont HS looking to close out their season with pride. MVHS had only three days to prepare after their helmet game defeat, and they did so with a thin rost...

Girls volleyball: Team takes five-set victory against HHS

Girls volleyball: Team takes five-set victory against HHS

Sannidhi Menon and Rajas Habbu

November 13, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Game Reviews, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS, Sports

Purple and gold posters and balloons decked one side of the gym, while the bleachers on the opposite side were packed with excited parents, siblings, friends and even pets. Oct. 26 marked the last home game of the season against Homestead HS, and the MVHS girls volleyball team was ready for a memorable ...

Field hockey says goodbye to their seniors as they end their season with a tie

Field hockey says goodbye to their seniors as they end their season with a tie

Sunjin Chang

November 10, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, SPORTS, Sports

he stakes were high for this game. For MVHS, this would be the seniors’ last game; for Saratoga HS, this was their shot at making CCS. Both teams had the incentive to give it their all, but what was supposed to be an intense game had a strange turn of events. After a discussion with the team, th...

Football: Cupertino HS defeats Matadors in Helmet game

Football: Cupertino HS defeats Matadors in Helmet game

Maggie McCormick

November 7, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Game Reviews, SPORTS

n November 3, MVHS hosted the annual Helmet game against Cupertino HS. After losing last year for the first time in 13 years, the Matadors were determined to take back the helmet. The overcast skies and heavy clouds didn’t scare away the crowd, and the bleachers on both sides of the field filled a...