El Estoque

Senior Seo Eun Kim and Sophomore Mihret Tesfaye explain that teammates are essential to staying motivated during football games

Cheering from the sidelines

Anushka De November 2, 2021
Exploring how the team stays motivated even during a loss
Junior Sydney Su and senior Marissa Jensen embrace in a tight hug. The four seniors were given speeches and gifts from the juniors before the start of the game.

Girls Volleyball falls to Los Altos High School on senior night

Anna Jerolimov, Jayanti Jha, and Lance Tong October 24, 2021
The Matadors lose with a final score of 3-2
Senior Tanisha Pulla tries to maintain possession as a SHS opponent attempts to steal the ball.

Varsity Field Hockey falls to Saratoga High School on senior night

Sarah Liu and Lance Tong October 24, 2021
Matadors end their last home game against Saratoga with a power outage
Senior Sophia Fu swims backwards to distance herself from SCHS players before passing the ball.

Girls Water Polo overpowers Santa Clara High School 12-4 on its senior night

Anna Jerolimov and Michelle Zheng October 23, 2021
Matadors maintain a strong lead throughout all four quarters
Athletes share about how they got into their sports

Athletes share about how they got into their sports

Kalyani Puthenpurayil and Angela Zhang October 23, 2021

MVHS athletes reflect on how starting their sport at an early age affected their lives and shaped their identity. These athletes share their memories associated with their sport from when they were younger...

Senior and captain Ashley Twu attempts to make her way around an opponent from HHS.

Varsity Field Hockey loses to Homestead High School 4-0

Anna Kaminitz and Matthew Yoshimoto October 22, 2021
Matadors recognize their need to improve communication after the defeat
Junior Rohin Inani poses next to his two recycling bins for discarded tennis balls.

Rohin Inani recycles tennis balls to create ‘green gold’

Matthew Yoshimoto October 20, 2021
How a junior partnered with a nonprofit to install bins at the tennis courts for discarded balls
The team rushes through the banner, marking the end of halftime and the beginning of the third quarter.

Matadors lose helmet trophy to Cupertino High School for the fifth consecutive year

Irene Tang, Michelle Zheng, and Lance Tong October 18, 2021
MVHS loses 20-45 against CHS in the Helmet Game despite second half push
Junior Greyson Mobley runs with the ball after senior Prathmesh Modi passes it to him.

Homecoming 2021: Football falls to Los Altos High School 34-6

Michelle Chen and Matthew Yoshimoto October 3, 2021
A close score in the first half ends with the Matadors’ defeat in their Homecoming game
Teammates by Chance

Teammates by Chance

Exploring the impacts of playing the same sport as a family member
MVHS players huddle together following a play

Football falls to Lowell High School 53-14

Lance Tong and Kripa Mayureshwar September 22, 2021
MVHS falls to Lowell High School in its third home game of the season
Freshman Varsha Iyengar gets ready to serve the ball. Photo by Kalyani Puthenpurayil

Picking up a racket

Kalyani Puthenpurayil September 21, 2021
Three tennis players explain how they first began the sport
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