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Girls Tennis: Team falls in CCS quarterfinal

Girls Tennis: Team falls in CCS quarterfinal

Anish Vasudevan and Sreya Kumar

November 11, 2018


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

Sophomore Brooke Young stood beside the tennis courts, sweat dotted her forehead as her eyes stayed fixed on the remaining matches on the court. Needing just three more of her teammates to win their matches, she nervously awaited for the final results. The Matadors headed into Thursday’s match against Palo Alt...

Girls Tennis: Matadors win CCS game 5-2

Girls Tennis: Matadors win CCS game 5-2

Sreya Kumar and Brandon Ng

November 8, 2018


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

The Matadors huddle together in the center of the court as captains and seniors Cynthia Hom and Leslie Ligier lead the team cheers. Tensions ran high as the weight of qualifying for the upcoming CCS games rested on the athletes’ shoulders. "It’s CCS,” Hom said. “If we lose, we're out of the draw. ...

Football: Team misses out on CCS after 61-13 loss to Mountain View HS

Football: Team misses out on CCS after 61-13 loss to Mountain View HS

Roshan Fernandez

November 8, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks

Additional reporting by Brandon Ng and Gauri Kaushik. hree second-half carries. Three second-half touchdowns. That’s all MVHS senior Jacob Cortinas needed to secure a victory for his team. Unfortunately for the Matadors, the victory came for the other MVHS –– their opponents Mountain View HS....

Football: MVHS falls to Santa Clara HS on senior night

Football: MVHS falls to Santa Clara HS on senior night

Ankit Gupta and Herman Saini

October 31, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Game Reviews

Senior and quarterback Cheto Vasquez glanced back at the packed stands from the sidelines one last time before strapping on his helmet and jogging onto the field for the ceremonial coin toss. Four years ago, Vasquez walked onto the same field for the first time as a freshman. Today, he will be playing...

Tennis Senior Night

Tennis Senior Night

Rajas Habbu, Oishee Misra

October 31, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

Senior Leslie Ligier shook her head as she heard her friends cheering her on. She looked back, smiled and wiped off some sweat. It was girls tennis senior night — one of the last times that Ligier would get to play on the MVHS tennis team. Ligier, along with the rest of the tennis team, had the mai...

Field Hockey: Matadors suffer 0-2 loss on senior night

Field Hockey: Matadors suffer 0-2 loss on senior night

Sreya Kumar, Tyler Cho, and Justine Ha

October 28, 2018


Filed under Field Hockey, Game Reviews, SPORTS

It was an unnatural feeling for her. For the past three years, she has always held up her stick, cheering for seniors as they walked down the field. But now, it was finally her turn. She stood at the end of a line with her teammates, filled with nervous energy as her hands wrapped around her parents’....

Girls Volleyball: Senior night performance falls short as Matadors lose 3-1

Girls Volleyball: Senior night performance falls short as Matadors lose 3-1

Roshan Fernandez and Brandon Ng

October 26, 2018


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

ears. That’s how the night began for the Matadors, as numerous players grew emotional during the senior night ceremony. Teammates spoke about the impact seniors had on their life both on and off the court, honoring the seven seniors after their last season of high school volleyball. Following the tri...

Football: Team maintains winning streak after narrowly defeating Gunn HS

Football: Team maintains winning streak after narrowly defeating Gunn HS

Sreya Kumar, Tabitha Mendez, and Kamyar Moradi

October 6, 2018


Filed under Football, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Sports

With all their games earlier in the season being decided by 10 or more points, the Matadors were not used to playing a close game. However, in their first league matchup of the season, they were able to beat Gunn HS in dramatic fashion. The two teams took turns exchanging scores, each showcasing their o...

Field Hockey: Team suffers loss against Cupertino HS

Field Hockey: Team suffers loss against Cupertino HS

Sreya Kumar

September 28, 2018


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

The Matadors took the field on Sept. 26, anxious to face their competitors, who were in a higher league. Captain and senior Heather Migdal commented on how players were feeling lethargic from their previous game earlier in the week. “Monday, we were really pumped up [when we played against Pres...

Field Hockey: Matadors score their first goal of the season in 1-1 tie against Saratoga HS

Field Hockey: Matadors score their first goal of the season in 1-1 tie against Saratoga HS

Ankit Gupta and Anish Vasudevan

September 26, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

After losing the first five games of the season, the MVHS field hockey was looking for their first win against a tough Saratoga HS team on September 20. Going into the game, the Matadors were optimistic because the other team was lacking in numbers. “It was hot so we knew that our play might not be the best. We...

Girls volleyball: Team loses season opener to Palo Alto HS

Girls volleyball: Team loses season opener to Palo Alto HS

Julia Yang, Kamyar Moradi, and Collin Qian

September 16, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS

On Sept. 11, the MVHS girls volleyball team entered the field house excited for their first home game of the season. However, with all the excitement also came nervousness as they had lost to their tough opponent — Palo Alto HS — the year before. “I felt like we were pretty prepared, like we definitely did p...

Matadors stun Westmont HS beating them 22-12

Matadors stun Westmont HS beating them 22-12

Julia Yang, Tabitha Mendez, Collin Qian, and Kamyar Moradi

August 30, 2018


Filed under Football, Game Reviews, SPORTS

The team is excited about its strong start in the first game of the season beating Westmont for the first time in three years