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Coach Flatow’s message: How he uses messages of grit and self-regulation to motivate cross country runners

Coach Flatow’s message: How he uses messages of grit and self-regulation to motivate cross country runners

Maggie McCormick

August 19, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, SPORTS

For just under a decade, cross country coach Kirk Flatow has motivated distance runners at Monta Vista to realize their athletic potential as well as their academic, social and personal potentials. Flatow explained that he was inspired by American psychologist Angela Duckworth and her academic papers on the ...

Girls tennis: Return of long time coach brings high hopes

Girls tennis: Return of long time coach brings high hopes

Aditi Gnanasekar

August 19, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

he week before school started, MVHS’ tennis courts were filled with sunshine, lively chatter and the sound of rackets swooshing back and forth. With coach Gene Fortino’s return and the recruitment of four freshmen, the team is expecting to perform well in the upcoming season. The team has a rig...

Football: Preseason views

Football: Preseason views

Rana Aghababazadeh

August 18, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, SPORTS

lthough school has only been in session for a week, the MVHS football team has been gearing up for the new season since early June. With a new line-up, the team, including new assistant coach Cody Owens, discusses their insights on this season’s dynamics. ...

Water Polo: A fresh start

Water Polo: A fresh start

ZaZu Lippert

August 12, 2017


Filed under Boys Water Polo, Girls Water Polo, Multimedia, Sports, Water Polo

Co-reported by Anish Vasudevan.  ollowing a rocky last season after both varsity teams finished with losing records, the water polo program is looking to bounce back and pave way for stronger and more successful teams this year. Now with new coaches, a new regiment and a newer purpose of establish...

Back at it

Back at it

Akshara Majjiga

March 8, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Fall Sports, SPORTS, Sports Features, Spring Sports, Swimming & Diving, Water Polo

en years ago, when JV baseball coach Shawn Voigt graduated from MVHS with the class of 2007, things were different. Without the internet, Voigt found it difficult to develop his skills and opinions with limited access to contrasting perspectives. But, 2015 JV water polo and swim coach Jennifer Liu, who...

MVHS football’s finest: Inside the lunchtime Madden bracket

MVHS football’s finest: Inside the lunchtime Madden bracket

Om Khandekar

January 29, 2017


Filed under Football, SPORTS, Sports Digital, Sports Editor's Picks

It’s been months since the lights dimmed on the final football game of the 2016/17 football season. So what's MVHS supposed to do until the first kickoff of 2017 flies through the air? Well, it’s Madden Time! The popular football video game has found a spot on campus in room A112, where MVHS studen...

A look back: Girls golf’s trip to CCS

A look back: Girls golf’s trip to CCS

Akshara Majjiga

December 9, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Golf, SPORTS

he first incongruity that both sophomore Tiffany Chen and junior Meg Niu noticed when they arrived in Rancho Cañada East Course in Carmel early in the morning on Nov. 1 was the giant scoreboard above the course. The board was adorned with papers with different names and scores, and it was much larger ...

Cross country: CCS appearance marked with top 10 finish

Cross country: CCS appearance marked with top 10 finish

Om Khandekar

November 14, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, SPORTS, Uncategorized

Following a successful 2016-17 season, the MVHS cross country team took to the Crystal Springs course for the annual CCS finals meet. Although the boys varsity team ended its season by placing sixth in the Division I heat, the girls team finished second overall. It is their fourth consecutive state ...

Girls tennis: Team beats Lynbrook HS at senior game three days after their senior night celebrations

Girls tennis: Team beats Lynbrook HS at senior game three days after their senior night celebrations

Himani Yalamaddi

November 8, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

At the girls tennis team’s last match against Lynbrook HS on Oct. 31, there was a special spectator — former head coach Gene Fortino. Fortino coached the MVHS girls tennis team for 12 years, until he decided last year that the two-hour commute from his home in Gilroy to MVHS was too long. Fortino...

Photo gallery: Girls volleyball ends season in round two of CCS

Photo gallery: Girls volleyball ends season in round two of CCS

Om Khandekar

November 8, 2016


Filed under Girls Volleyball, Sports

Correction: A previous version of this article stated that the MVHS girls volleyball team lost in the first round of  the CCS  tournament. That was incorrect. The team had a round one bye and lost to LGHS in the quarterfinals. Correction made Nov. 11, 2016. t was a last minute push to stay in the competition....

Four years, one family

Four years, one family

Sharjeel Rahman

November 6, 2016


Filed under Field Hockey, SPORTS, Sports Features

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Field Hockey: MVHS season ends with emotional loss to Lynbrook HS

Field Hockey: MVHS season ends with emotional loss to Lynbrook HS

Anjini Venugopal

November 5, 2016


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

The freshmen, sophomores, and juniors on both the varsity and junior varsity teams lined up in two rows and lifted their hockey sticks to create a tunnel. MVHS varsity field hockey had their senior night against Lynbrook HS on Oct. 27, which started with the senior ceremony on the football f...