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The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Senior and center Tate Jun leaps for the ball at the start of the game.

Boys Basketball falls to Saratoga High School 53-47

Shannon Yu and Yixuan (Joyce) Li February 13, 2024

Varsity Boys Basketball fell to Saratoga High School on Thursday, Feb. 9. With SHS taking the first seven points of the game — mainly due to multiple layups from SHS senior Brooks Overton — MVHS struggled...

Senior and striker Arnav Mahadev kicks the ball past an opponent.

Boys Soccer loses against Homestead High School 2-1

Ethan Kellogg, Staff Writer February 12, 2024

On Friday, Feb. 10, Varsity Boys Soccer lost 2-1 to Homestead High School. HHS quickly secured a goal near the beginning of the game, but the Matadors responded with a goal of their own later in the first...

Senior and shooting guard Vivian Ong shoots a free throw.

Varsity Girls Basketball defeats Lynbrook High School 53-45

Amberly Sun and Kaia Yuan February 10, 2024

Varsity Girls Basketball won against Lynbrook High School 53-45 on Wednesday, Feb. 8, in its 10th league game. LHS took the lead in the first quarter, with a score of 13-11, which continued into halftime...

Junior and striker Royce Tse runs to the ball near the goal to try to score.

Photo by Ethan Yang.

Boys Soccer defeats Saratoga High School 3-0

Brandon Wang and Ethan Yang February 6, 2024

Varsity Boys Soccer defeated Saratoga High School 3-0 on Friday, Feb. 2. MVHS was able to score early on in the game, ending the first half with a three-goal lead. Although SHS had some scoring opportunities...

Freshman Riley Chow and senior Pranay Gangaram attempt to steal the ball from an opponent.

Boys Soccer defeats Wilcox High School 3-2

Liz Liu and Alan Tai January 28, 2024

Varsity Boys Soccer defeated Wilcox High School 3-2 on Friday, Jan. 26. The game started with WHS scoring the first goal, but after halftime, MVHS returned stronger and won the game 3-2 through a series...

Senior and point guard Carolyn Ruan drives the ball down after stealing it from an opponent.

Girls basketball falls to Los Gatos 52-37

Sania Nadkarni, Leah Desai, and Pranati Kotamraju January 24, 2024

Varsity Girls Basketball lost against Los Gatos High School 52-37 on Friday, Jan. 19. LGHS held the lead throughout the game, ending the first quarter with a score of 15-9 and ending the next two quarters...

Senior and guard Jake Nakamura avoids opponents while dribbling the ball down the court.

Varsity Boys Basketball loses to Saratoga High School 52-50 in a close match

Lauren Chuu, Giljoon Lee, and Kalyani Puthenpurayil January 20, 2024
The Matadors maintain a nearly even score up until the last few seconds
Senior Jake Nakamura blocks an opposing player’s attempt to score points.

Boys Basketball beats Lynbrook High School 52-42

Ethan Kellogg, Staff Writer January 19, 2024

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, Varsity Boys Basketball won 52-42 against Lynbrook High School. The game started with MVHS gaining a 10-point lead with a score of 17-7 in the first quarter. LHS started to catch up...

Sophomore and shooting guard Alex Tashjian dribbles before a pass.

Boys Basketball falls to Cupertino High School 50-22

Shannon Yu January 13, 2024

Varsity Boys Basketball lost to Cupertino High School 50-22 on Thursday, Jan. 11. MVHS fell behind 8-3 in the first quarter after CHS broke through MVHS’ defense multiple times with consecutive layups....

Senior Matt Lau looks for an opening in the opposing team’s defense while dribbling the ball.

Boys Basketball defeats Ann Sobrato High School 60-44

Lily Jiang and Dylan Nguyen January 4, 2024

Varsity Boys Basketball defeated Ann Sobrato High School 60-44 during its fourth preseason game on Saturday, Dec. 30. MVHS maintained a strong lead, ending the first half 45-15. Though ASHS began to catch...

Senior Pranai Raina keeps up with an opposing player.

Varsity Boys Soccer defeats Evergreen High School 5-1

Aaryan Sharma, Pranati Kotamraju, and Arshiya Sen December 14, 2023

Varsity Boys Soccer defeated Evergreen High School 5-1 on Wednesday, Dec. 11 in its last game before leagues. The game started slow, with both teams struggling to score due to the constant back and forth...

Senior and center attacking mid Pranai Raina shields the ball from an FHS defender. Photo by Ethan Eisler

Boys Soccer loses to Fremont High School 4-1

Ethan Eisler, Staff Writer November 30, 2023

Varsity Boys Soccer fell 4-1 to Fremont High School on Monday, Nov. 27, marking its first loss of the season. FHS scored two goals while the Matadors scored one in the first half — however, FHS scored...

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