El Estoque

Influencing America, one sport at a time

Influencing America, one sport at a time

Akshara Majjiga

November 4, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, SPORTS, Spring Sports, Winter Sports

With election season upon us, athletes across the country are increasingly using their platforms to endorse candidates and make progress against prominent issues in our communities. Click through the slideshow to see how athletes in the past have helped spark political and social change. Photos taken from Wikimedia Commons...

Boys water polo: Season ends with last second victory

Boys water polo: Season ends with last second victory

Om Khandekar

November 1, 2016


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS, Water Polo

ake a look at the pool now, at the empty bleachers and stationary goals, and it seems like the calmest place on campus. You couldn’t tell that weeks ago the lights were blazing on a small but roaring crowd during the boys water polo senior night, as shot after shot tore across the surface of this ...

Tracking Senior Laura Cao’s journey to Varsity captain

Tracking Senior Laura Cao’s journey to Varsity captain

Aditya Krishnan

November 1, 2016


Filed under Girls Tennis, SPORTS, Sports Features

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Football: Wrap up of the last home game

Football: Wrap up of the last home game

Becca Zheng

October 31, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Multimedia, SPORTS, Sports Digital

fter a tough week at practice, the Matadors took the field for their last home game of the season against Los Altos HS, hoping to go out with a bang. And they started off with just that. On the first possession of the game, the Matadors offense drove 75 yards into the endzone to take an early 7-0 lead....

Girls water polo: MVHS defeats Milpitas HS 22-1 on Senior Night

Girls water polo: MVHS defeats Milpitas HS 22-1 on Senior Night

Sannidhi Menon

October 31, 2016


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

Co-written by Ruth Feng MVHS defeated Milpitas HS with the overwhelming score of 22-1 in their last home game of the season on Oct. 20. MVHS started off strong against MHS with shots on goal just as the game began, giving the team a 2-0 lead. After a goal by junior Sarah Tom brought the score to 3-0, ...

Field Hockey: Team defeats Homestead HS in shutout

Field Hockey: Team defeats Homestead HS in shutout

Anjini Venugopal

October 28, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, SPORTS

MVHS varsity field hockey took the field for a home game on Oct. 21 against Homestead HS. In the first half, the ball moved between the two sides, with neither team getting an opportunity to score. Fifteen minutes in, an HHS player was called on a foul and got a green card, giving MVHS the advantage....

Girls volleyball: Team defeats Los Gatos for first time in 17 years

Girls volleyball: Team defeats Los Gatos for first time in 17 years

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan

October 27, 2016


Filed under Girls Volleyball

On Oct. 13, the girls volleyball team defeated LGHS after a 17-year drought. Scroll through the pictures to see moments from the game. ...

Girls tennis: Team picks up first home win of season against Gunn HS

Girls tennis: Team picks up first home win of season against Gunn HS

Himani Yalamaddi

October 26, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

What should have been a routine match against Gunn HS on Sept. 29 turned out a little differently than expected. The game was supposed to take place almost a month ago, but GHS had it postponed until Oct. 24. The day before MVHS’ next away game against them. When the day of the game finally came,...

Field hockey: Team falls to Los Altos HS

Field hockey: Team falls to Los Altos HS

Anjini Venugopal

October 20, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, SPORTS

With a resounding cheer of “MV score!”, MVHS varsity field hockey took the field against Los Altos HS on Oct. 14. For most of the first half, MVHS maintained possession and kept the ball on LAHS’ side. Aggressive offense from LAHS resulted in a yellow card for a player who shoved a MVHS defender....