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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...

Girls volleyball: Team wins first round of CCS playoffs

Girls volleyball: Team wins first round of CCS playoffs

Rana Aghababazadeh

November 7, 2017


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

Update: MVHS loses in quarterfinals against San Benito HS 2-3.  n Wednesday, Nov. 1, the MVHS girls volleyball team played in their first CCS game of the season against Milpitas HS. Although the Matadors fell behind by several points in the second and third sets, they went on to win the match 3-0. ...

Girls tennis: Seniors play last league game

Girls tennis: Seniors play last league game

Rana Aghababazadeh

November 4, 2017


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

n Oct. 23, the MVHS girls tennis team won their matches against Lynbrook 6-1 and victoriously walked over to the gym lobby with flowers, food and posters to prepare to celebrate the team's seniors for their last game. The team set up the night, putting up streamers and decorating the gym lobby with ...

Girls volleyball: Team loses to Palo Alto HS in four set defensive victory

Girls volleyball: Team loses to Palo Alto HS in four set defensive victory

Sannidhi Menon

October 26, 2017


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

On Oct. 19., the MVHS girls volleyball team lost in the fourth set to Palo Alto HS. After an intense and competitive first set, which ended with MVHS winning 25-23, the team went on to lose the remaining three sets due to lack of communication and execution. The second and third set saw fierce rallie...

Boys water polo: Matadors narrowly lose senior night to Palo Alto HS

Boys water polo: Matadors narrowly lose senior night to Palo Alto HS

Roshan Fernandez

October 24, 2017


Filed under Boys Water Polo, Fall Sports, Game Reviews, SPORTS

olorful ribbons and posters lined the pool deck, a table with cake, drinks, and other snacks sat up against the wall, and fans filed into the MVHS pool area, filling the bleachers until they were packed to capacity. Coming into their senior night game against Palo Alto HS, the Matadors knew it woul...

Field hockey: Team defeated 0-2 by Cupertino HS

Field hockey: Team defeated 0-2 by Cupertino HS

Maggie McCormick

October 22, 2017


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

fter losing to Cupertino HS earlier in the season, the MVHS field hockey team was looking forward to their second chance to beat their rival on Oct. 20. Practice was centered on taking shots at the goal rather than playing long passes. Knowing that CHS was going to play offense, MVHS decided to practice...

Girls volleyball: Team loses to LHS in four set defensive victory

Girls volleyball: Team loses to LHS in four set defensive victory

Sannidhi Menon

October 20, 2017


Filed under Girls Volleyball, SPORTS

On October 3, the MVHS girls volleyball team went up against their long-time rival, Lynbrook HS. Despite player substitutions due to injuries, the team put up a strong fight and lost 1-3. MVHS lost their first set by nine points, but quickly picked up in the second, After a close set with unforced ...

Girls water polo: Team victorious in must-win game against Harker HS

Girls water polo: Team victorious in must-win game against Harker HS

Akshara Majjiga

October 19, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Water Polo, SPORTS

fter nearly a week off from practice due to below acceptable air qualty, the MVHS girls water polo team returned to the pool on Monday, October 6. Although it took a little while to refocus, the girls came back strong, holding Harker HS scoreless through all four periods with a final score of 2-0. ...

Boys water polo: Reffing a divergent game

Boys water polo: Reffing a divergent game

Rana Aghababazadeh

October 17, 2017


Filed under Boys Water Polo, SPORTS

wo games. That’s how many games the MVHS boys water polo team has won this season. And those two almost turned into three in the Matadors’ game on Oct.16 against Harker HS. The game was close for the first three quarters with MVHS playing catch-up every time HHS got ahead. But as MVHS fell short in...

Girls water polo: Team defeats Santa Clara HS 10-7

Girls water polo: Team defeats Santa Clara HS 10-7

Sunjin Chang

October 11, 2017


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Water Polo, SPORTS

Having lost their previous game against Santa Clara HS with a score of 5-9, MVHS had a fighting mindset as they started the game. Before the game started, the team gathered as the captains encouraged them to try their best this game. “Guys, we can’t let what happened last time affect how we play...

Boys water polo: Team loses to Los Gatos HS 6-10

Boys water polo: Team loses to Los Gatos HS 6-10

Roshan Fernandez

October 11, 2017


Filed under Boys Water Polo, Fall Sports, SPORTS

he sun was setting on the horizon, casting golden rays that bounced off the MVHS swimming pool as the boys water polo team prepared to play Los Gatos HS in one of their last home games of the season. After losing to LGHS earlier in Sept. by a score of 7-14, the boys anticipated a tough game that they ho...