El Estoque

The threepeat

The threepeat

Rana Aghababazadeh, Editor-in-chief

May 22, 2018

For the third year in a row, the MVHS boys volleyball team played Bellarmine College Preparatory in the Central Coast Sections at Saint Francis HS, this time in the finals. The boys won their first game against BCP earlier in the season with a score of 3-0 and lost a neutral game at the Bellarmine tourname...

The MVHS medicine man

The MVHS medicine man

Om Khandekar

May 22, 2018

After a flurry of retirements and vacancies entering into the 2018-19 school year, the "younger veteran" population of the MVHS faculty is waning. However Margarito is here to stay, and he's bringing a shift to the sports medicine culture at MVHS with new initiatives and newer ideas. Now, lets see what's...

Finding the melody in sports

Finding the melody in sports

Aditya Dash and Carol Lei

May 13, 2018

As sophomore Charlie Yi puts on his headphones and starts conditioning for volleyball, his teammates see a rhythmic pattern in his movement. With every drill, Yi uses his music to motivate himself, pacing himself with the beat of the music. “It just helps me work faster because as I said I want to move...

Boys volleyball: MVHS triumphs in second round of postseason after 3-0 victory against Wilcox HS

Boys volleyball: MVHS triumphs in second round of postseason after 3-0 victory against Wilcox HS

Om Khandekar

May 11, 2018

Photos by Cathie Lin  MVHS looked vulnerable in the final set in their game against Wilcox HS. They couldn’t string together their usual scoring streaks with their hitting, and unforced errors started to build as the set dragged on for this team.  Despite this, head coach Paul Chiu was unfazed f...

Boys volleyball: Team wins in first round of CCS Playoffs

Boys volleyball: Team wins in first round of CCS Playoffs

Om Khandekar

May 9, 2018

Photos by Cathie Lin A kill and a hit are two very similar actions in volleyball, with one key difference. A hit happens anytime a hitter on either team makes contact with the ball. It doesn’t have to go over the net, or be very well timed and most importantly it doesn’t guarantee a point. A kill d...

Boys volleyball: MVHS defeats Saratoga HS on senior night

Boys volleyball: MVHS defeats Saratoga HS on senior night

Julia Yang

May 8, 2018

On May 4, banners and posters decorated the sides of the field house, which buzzed with excitement from family and friends. This day marked senior night for the volleyball team and the last home game of the season against Saratoga HS, a team that MVHS had lost to earlier in the season. Before the gam...

Softball: MVHS loses thriller against Wilcox HS 7-11

Softball: MVHS loses thriller against Wilcox HS 7-11

Anish Vasudevan, Sports Editor

May 2, 2018

On April 27th MVHS faced off against Wilcox HS for the second time this season, ready to get revenge after losing 2-0 to them the first time around. Down by five runs in the fourth inning, MVHS needed a miracle to beat an aggressive WHS team  side. MVHS came back scoring six runs in the fourth and fift...

Badminton: Team celebrates senior night in a win over Gunn HS

Badminton: Team celebrates senior night in a win over Gunn HS

Ankit Gupta

May 1, 2018

While the sound of players shuffling usually fills the MVHS field house before a  badminton game, it instead buzzed with conversation and excitement as the team prepared to celebrate senior night. Graduating seniors would be showered with gifts and attention as they played their final home game. The t...

Track and field: Seniors reflect on their last home meet against Homestead HS

Track and field: Seniors reflect on their last home meet against Homestead HS

Roshan Fernandez

April 29, 2018

When the results appeared on the electronic board from the 100-meter race, senior Morris Chiang let out a shout and collapsed on the ground, angrily pounding his hands against the rubber track and then burying his face in his chest. He had finished in first place, but that was not the source of his fr...

The effect of teenage drinking on athletes

The effect of teenage drinking on athletes

Rajas Habbu

April 15, 2018

veryone could smell the stench of alcohol on the MVHS soccer player's breath as he spoke to his teammates who had gathered around him before the game. His intoxication wasn't something he could hide easily, and it was clear to an anonymous MVHS soccer player, who will be referred to as Stan in order to...

Sports Flash

Sports Flash

Chetana Ramaiyer

April 13, 2018

Look through the images below for information about four spring sports. This was featured in the Sports Flash page of the January 2018 El Estoque print magazine. Junior Colin Chang drops the birdie to take the serve in their match against Milpitas HS on March 22. This year, the MVHS Badminton team has maintained a...