El Estoque

FUHSD athletes found ways to resonate with Lydia Jacoby, Suni Lee and Simone Biles. Graphic by Jayanti Jha, Aashna Patel and Kalyani Puthenpurayil

Twisting the game

Three Olympic winners resonate with local athletes
Senior Rohan Shah sets up for a free throw as the teams deficit decreases in the second half. Photo by Elena Khan

MVHS Boys Basketball defeats Fremont High School 52-50

Suraj Gangaram, Jayanti Jha, and Elena Khan May 31, 2021
MVHS comes back strong after ending their first half with a 16 point deficit
Kelli Kosakura dribbes the ball before an opponent after the MVHS team gained posession.

Girls Basketball defeats Fremont High School 37-23

Jannah Sheriff, Jayanti Jha, and Elena Khan May 31, 2021
MVHS maintains a lead throughout all four quarters
Athletes line up to get their QR badge scanned so they can enter the waiting room of the gym and receive a COVID test.

COVID-19 precautions in sports

Mikaylah Du, Staff Writer May 21, 2021
Athletes are tested regularly, wear masks and distance when possible
The Matadors pose with the De Anza Boulevard  trophy after its win against Lynbrook HS.

Season Superlatives: Boys Basketball

Nika Zamani May 21, 2021
Athletes share the best and worst games of the season, and everything in between
Photo Courtesy Jeff Shen | Used with Permission
Illustration Sophia Ma

A final season

Irene Tang and Sophia Ma May 21, 2021
Senior athletes reflect on the challenges they’ve faced during the pandemic
Subbing Out

Subbing Out

Seniors reflect on their time as athletes on MVHS sports teams
Sophomore Ryan Tang jumps to catch the ball

Boys Water Polo loses to Milpitas HS 13-16

Anushka De, Oishee Misra, and Nika Zamani May 21, 2021
Team loses despite nearly tied scores throughout the first three quarters

Man on the street: What do MVHS athletes first think when they hear ‘conditioning?’

Jayanti Jha May 20, 2021
Exploring athletes’ thoughts about a typically dreaded aspect of sports
Jasmine Varma leads a pack of runners at a SCVAL race at Baylands Park

Trying out

Jannah Sheriff May 19, 2021
Rearranged seasons cause some student athletes to try out new sports
Varsity Boys Soccer players share a team huddle following a game.

Season shutdown

Robert Liu and Nika Zamani May 19, 2021
How the MVHS football and boys soccer teams reacted to their teammates’ positive COVID results
Despite solid shots, the MVHS team could not keep up with Harker HS as the game went on. Photo by Jayanti Jha

Boys Water Polo falls to Harker HS 11-22

Anna Jerolimov, Jayanti Jha, and Elena Khan May 18, 2021
The team loses its energy in the second half after a promising first half
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