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Field hockey: Team starts their season strong with a win against Lynbrook HS

Field hockey: Team starts their season strong with a win against Lynbrook HS

Aditi Gnanasekar

September 18, 2017


Filed under Field Hockey, Game Reviews, SPORTS

econds before the referee blew the whistle, senior captains Devin Pereira and Sara Nordby yelled, “Start strong!” The players felt a mix of emotions before the start of the game. Some, like Pereira, were nervous, for they hadn’t played the Lynbrook HS team during the preseason and did not know what ...

Field hockey: Team is victorious over Del Mar HS 3-0

Field hockey: Team is victorious over Del Mar HS 3-0

Sunjin Chang

September 17, 2017


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

early at the end of their preseason, the MVHS field hockey team stepped out onto the field to play their last match before league games started. Having faced Del Mar HS most recently in 2011, this time the team pushed their offensive line to seal a 3-0 win. Listen to the audio tracks below to hea...

New year, new season: Volleyball club strives for a successful season

New year, new season: Volleyball club strives for a successful season

Rajas Habbu

September 15, 2017


Filed under Girls Volleyball, SPORTS

s students enter room D108 for the volleyball club informational meeting, students, returnees and officers of the club are welcoming them, encouraging them and hoping for a successful season. As the crowd settles down, each individual officer is brainstorming new ideas on how to make the club a place where...

SportsFlash: Photos from MVHS athletics

SportsFlash: Photos from MVHS athletics

Sannidhi Menon

September 15, 2017


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, Fall Sports, SPORTS

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Girls water polo: Team is victorious in first home game

Girls water polo: Team is victorious in first home game

Emma Lam

September 14, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Water Polo, SPORTS

s the girls junior varsity water polo teams were shaking hands after losing their game against Wilcox HS, the MVHS girls water polo players were preparing themselves for their own game against WHS. As the first home game of the season,  the team’s excitement was tangible despite two team members, s...

Girls Tennis: Los Altos HS seals win over MVHS

Girls Tennis: Los Altos HS seals win over MVHS

Rana Aghababazadeh

September 11, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

ith the sun nearly above their heads and the heat rising from the ground of the tennis courts, the MVHS girls tennis team huddled in a circle before their second home match against Los Altos HS. As one of the earlier matches in the season, the game against LAHS will not count towards the Matadors...

Field hockey: Team falls to Saint Francis HS

Field hockey: Team falls to Saint Francis HS

Anjini Venugopal

September 8, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, SPORTS

he MVHS varsity field hockey team played their first preseason home game against Saint Francis HS on Sept. 6. Despite winning their last game against Leigh HS on Aug. 30, the players did not know what to expect from the SFHS players, who last year defeated the MVHS team 8-0. Despite the team’s strong ...

Girls volleyball: Team falls to Branham HS

Girls volleyball: Team falls to Branham HS

Aditi Gnanasekar

September 8, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS, Sports

he MVHS girls volleyball team streamed into the gym on Aug. 30 buoyed by the junior varsity team’s comeback victory just moments before. After their win against Wilcox on Aug. 28, the team was unsure what to expect from Branham HS. “We knew they were definitely tougher than Wilcox so we knew w...

Taking their time: Freshmen deal with less playing time on varsity volleyball

Taking their time: Freshmen deal with less playing time on varsity volleyball

Maggie McCormick

September 4, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS

fter changing into spandex and strapping up their knee pads, the MVHS girls varsity volleyball team warm up and then begin passing in pairs. As practice begins, some girls have the familiar routine embedded in their minds and bodies after playing more than three years on the varsity team.  But for the...

Photo Gallery: Cross country team holds annual Watermelon Run

Photo Gallery: Cross country team holds annual Watermelon Run

Roshan Fernandez

September 4, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, SPORTS

Additional reporting Sunjin Chang and Anjini Venugopal roplets of sweat had already started to streak down the faces of the cross country runners as they gathered around Coach Kirk Flatow after warming up. However, this practice was a little bit different. For starters, it was the day of the team...

Hear it from the players: Girls volleyball wins first game 3-0

Hear it from the players: Girls volleyball wins first game 3-0

Roshan Fernandez

August 30, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS

s the team came out onto the court for their first game of the season, the players appeared to be all smiles, but as they started to play, it became apparent that there were some slight nerves circulating throughout the court. Facing off against Mountain View HS on Aug. 24., each player seemed to fe...

Girls volleyball: Keeping up the legacy

Girls volleyball: Keeping up the legacy

Rajas Habbu

August 22, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS

t the start of their practice, senior Hanna Kotesova calls the warm-ups for her teammates on the MVHS girls volleyball team. From high knees to lunges, Mr. Anderson is quiet as Kotesova leads the team during practice. After warm ups, the team works on serving and hitting to each other. As a retur...