El Estoque

New student-run website BetaHoops aims to popularize sports analytics at MVHS

Sports analytics

Robert Liu May 18, 2021
New student-run website BetaHoops aims to popularize sports analytics at MVHS
Sophomore Irene Chon reaches for the ball during a tight first half. Photo by Elena Khan

Girls Water Polo defeats Wilcox HS 8-7

Anna Jerolimov, Jayanti Jha, and Elena Khan May 16, 2021
The Lady Mats secure a win after a tight game that went into overtime
European Super League: 48 hours of failure

European Super League: 48 hours of failure

Nika Zamani May 8, 2021
MVHS soccer players share their thoughts on the European Super League
Freshman Catherine Yao pitches a curveball during the sixth inning. Photo by Nika Zamani

Girls Softball: MVHS loses to Saratoga HS 9-5

Nika Zamani May 4, 2021
After six innings of neck and neck gameplay, MVHS falls to SHS due to their lack of focus in the final inning
Monta Vista defends against Homestead

Girls Basketball: Monta Vista loses to Homestead 43-35

Devin Gupta, Irene Tang, and Mikaylah Du May 2, 2021
Varsity loses its fifth game of the season
Warming up: Reopening sports at MVHS

Warming up: Reopening sports at MVHS

Examining how athletes, coaches and administration have adapted to the pandemic
Senior Allison Leung and her teammate MVHS alumna 18 Demetra Williams practice their dives at MVHS pool.

Women in sports

Exploring the experiences of women in sports in honor of Women's History Month
The Matadors congratulate one another after junior Shervin Jalilvand scores the first goal of the game during the first half.

Boys Soccer: MVHS defeats Lynbrook High School 3-0

Nika Zamani March 29, 2021
Varsity team continues their winning streak in the third game of the season
The NCAA pushes its womens teams off to the sidelines once again by providing them with inadequate resources. Photos courtesy of University of Northern Colorados Womens Basketball & Sedona Prince

NCAA fails to provide equal resources for women’s teams

Jayanti Jha March 22, 2021
Female athletes are pushed to the sidelines once again
Junior Shervin Jalilvand passes a long ball into the midfield.

Boys Soccer: MVHS defeats Cupertino High School 1-0

Devin Gupta, News and Web Editor March 21, 2021
The team secures its first win post-pandemic despite struggles with team chemistry
A 1952 Mickey Mantle Topps card sold for $5.2 million in November of 2020. | Photo from  Hypebeast

Card craze

Suraj Gangaram, Staff Writer March 14, 2021

It’s crazy how a piece of cardboard gave me so much happiness.  Looking back at second grade, I remember I was envious of my friends in summer camp who spent countless hours tossing these shiny,...

The most recent iterations of the Madden and NBA 2K, released in 2020. Photos by EA Sports and 2K Sports.

Recent changes in sports simulation games incite criticism  

Aditya Shukla, Staff Writer March 14, 2021
Sports gaming fans examine the addition of microtransactions in ‘NBA 2K’  
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