El Estoque

Boys volleyball: MVHS glides past Lynbrook HS in first home game

Boys volleyball: MVHS glides past Lynbrook HS in first home game

Anish Vasudevan and Gauri Kaushik

March 18, 2019


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

Ballerinas, snipers, rowing and baseball. These aren’t actions that one would expect to see from a volleyball team’s bench during a game. However, MVHS boys volleyball is not a regular team. After winning the NorCal championship last season, the team aims to repeat its achievements from last year...

Track and field: MVHS hosts third annual RustBuster Invitational

Track and field: MVHS hosts third annual RustBuster Invitational

Ankit Gupta and Tina Low

March 8, 2019


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

The rain faded in and out between a soft drizzle and heavier drops — but this didn’t matter to the hundreds of parents and onlookers who filled the bleachers to watch MVHS host the third annual Rustbuster Invitational meet on Saturday, March 2. This meet serves as a day for schools from all over...

Boys basketball: Team loses senior night to Santa Clara HS

Boys basketball: Team loses senior night to Santa Clara HS

Charlotte Chui, Gauri Kaushik, and Rajas Habbu

February 18, 2019


Filed under Boys Basketball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports

urrounded by two lines of his applauding teammates, senior and captain Ryan Tagawa makes his way down the basketball court to the sound of ecstatic cheers from the crowd, clutching a bouquet of flowers. As the announcer lists off Tagawa’s contributions and proudest moments on the team, Tagawa’s 6-year...

Girls Basketball: Matadors fall to Homestead HS after losing an early lead

Girls Basketball: Matadors fall to Homestead HS after losing an early lead

Sreya Kumar, Iman Malik, and Tina Low

February 10, 2019


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Senior Jessica Ji walked down the court hand in hand with her parents, clutching a bouquet of flowers and colorful balloons given to her by her teammates. Coach Sara Borelli read out her thank you letter to the team and her supporters, highlighting Ji’s favorite moments from her time on varsity basket...

Basketball: Matadors fall to Los Altos HS and Wilcox HS in aggressive back-to-back matchups

Basketball: Matadors fall to Los Altos HS and Wilcox HS in aggressive back-to-back matchups

Justine Ha, Anish Vasudevan, and Kamyar Moradi

February 7, 2019


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

Girls Basketball The clock ticked down towards the start of the MVHS girls basketball game against Los Altos HS. With CCS closing in, the team wishes to gain some momentum before they head into the playoffs  The Matadors were also looking for redemption after being blown out against Fremont HS in t...

Boys basketball: MVHS beats Lynbrook HS in the Battle for De Anza Boulevard

Boys basketball: MVHS beats Lynbrook HS in the Battle for De Anza Boulevard

Anish Vasudevan and Tyler Cho

January 28, 2019


Filed under Boys Basketball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Chants rang across the gym. MVHS students yelled and stomped in the bleachers, trying to distract the Lynbrook HS players every time they shot from the free-throw line. Other MVHS students cheered on their friends on the team, standing up and shouting every time an MVHS player scored. This explosi...

Girls basketball: Team overpowers Milpitas HS

Girls basketball: Team overpowers Milpitas HS

Roshan Fernandez and Oishee Misra

January 28, 2019


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

“Defense!” The Matadors broke away from their huddle and jogged back onto the court, ready to continue playing with renewed fire. This ‘defense’ chant wasn’t an isolated event — it is the sole chant they have been uttering every time they break away from a huddle this season. Senior and capta...

Girls soccer: MVHS falls to Los Altos HS in a 0-2 defeat

Girls soccer: MVHS falls to Los Altos HS in a 0-2 defeat

Justine Ha

January 28, 2019


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

n Jan. 25, the MVHS varsity girls soccer team had a fast-paced start in the first half against Los Altos HS, including a close goal attempt from sophomore Hana Foster just 10 seconds into the game. But this high intensive time was short-lived as sophomore Samiksha Rao got a red card just three minutes into...

Boys Basketball: Matadors’ faltering energy level lets Milpitas HS erase a close game

Boys Basketball: Matadors’ faltering energy level lets Milpitas HS erase a close game

Sreya Kumar and Brandon Ng

January 25, 2019


Filed under Boys Basketball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports

It was close. Really close. The Matadors trailed by just two points at halftime. For the most part, MVHS played point for point, led by seniors and captains AJ Falak and Ryan Tagawa. Yet after the teams switched sides entering the second half, things began to fall apart. The two point difference turned...