El Estoque

Playing with style

Playing with style

Anish Vasudevan

April 10, 2019


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

It was 7:59 a.m. on a Thursday morning. The second bell for school was just about to ring, and freshman Ronit Ramchandani was on his phone in the back of class. As clock hit 8 a.m., he slid his thumbs down the screen, glancing up to make sure the teacher wasn’t looking in his direction. He refreshed ...

Warming up

Warming up

Sreya Kumar, Charlotte Chui, Gauri Kaushik, Iman Malik, Ankit Gupta, and Tina Low

April 10, 2019


Filed under Main slider, Multimedia, MULTIMEDIA PACKAGES, SPORTS

El Estoque documents how teams and athletes prepare for the big day

Boys tennis: Matadors defeat Los Gatos HS 6-1

Boys tennis: Matadors defeat Los Gatos HS 6-1

Ankit Gupta and Tina Low

April 8, 2019


Filed under Boys Tennis, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Team victorious in senior night game

Boys volleyball: MVHS defeats Los Altos HS in straight sets

Boys volleyball: MVHS defeats Los Altos HS in straight sets

Iman Malik

April 7, 2019


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

On Friday, March 29, the MVHS boys volleyball team defeated Los Altos HS 3-0, winning every set by at least seven points. Junior and setter William Liou describes the game as easy and effortless, especially since the team had turned towards a strategy of keeping things simple instead of running compl...

Softball: MVHS loses to Gunn HS in second home game of the season

Softball: MVHS loses to Gunn HS in second home game of the season

Iman Malik and Anish Vasudevan

April 7, 2019


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

On March 29, the MVHS girls softball team faced the undefeated Gunn HS in its second home game of the season. The game started off close with Gunn HS only holding a run lead after the first inning. However, MVHS struggled offensively, only scoring in the sixth inning as they were unable to bring anyon...

MVHS Ultimate Frisbee Club welcomes new members

MVHS Ultimate Frisbee Club welcomes new members

Ankit Gupta, Sports Editor

April 1, 2019


Filed under Briefs, SPORTS

On Friday, March 29, the MVHS Ultimate Frisbee Club held its weekly meeting after school. Due to weather and scheduling conflicts, the previous two meetings were postponed. However, after careful planning and an eventual agreement between club officers, the club finally held its final meeting of the m...

Swimming: Matadors defeat Los Altos HS in last home meet

Swimming: Matadors defeat Los Altos HS in last home meet

Charlotte Chui and Iman Malik

March 29, 2019


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports, Swimming & Diving

 n March 22, the MVHS swimming team competed against Los Altos HS in their last home meet of the season. Despite the chilly weather and an expected forecast of rain, the Matadors were in high spirits. To honor their seniors for the senior night meet, a gold 2019 sign, along with purple and yellow balloons and banners,...

Boys volleyball: MVHS beats Saratoga HS in straight sets

Boys volleyball: MVHS beats Saratoga HS in straight sets

Gauri Kaushik and Anish Vasudevan

March 25, 2019


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Last year, the MVHS boys volleyball team had an almost perfect season, with a league record of 15-2. However, the Matadors faced an unprecedented loss to Saratoga HS in a tight game that went to five sets. On March 20, MVHS faced off against SHS once more, looking for revenge. MVHS started off strong of...

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...

Girls softball: Team loses close game against Saratoga HS

Girls softball: Team loses close game against Saratoga HS

Rucha Soman and Tina Low

March 15, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Uncategorized

“Do softball games have a time limit?” asked a Saratoga HS parent in the bleachers. The SHS coach replied no — stating that varsity games can go on for hours. It was the ninth inning with strong winds blowing in the faces of a small crowd of onlooking parents in the bleachers. The parent...

Dancing together

Dancing together

Gauri Kaushik

March 15, 2019


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

From all-day workshops during the summer to six-hour choreography sessions on the weekends to three-hour bus rides to and from competitions, being a member of the MVHS dance team is a year-round commitment. Performing at football games, rallies and their own winter and spring showcases, the team has ...