El Estoque

Taking it to the next level

Taking it to the next level

Rajas Habbu and Rucha Soman

March 13, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Features

It was the summer of 5th grade when MVHS alumna and now Cornell University freshman Demetra Williams and her best friend found diving lessons offered at Fremont HS. Her friend said, “I’ll do it if you do” and managed to convince her to enroll. Down the road, her friend quit diving for field ho...

Talking trash: How MVHS players and spectators influence gameplay

Talking trash: How MVHS players and spectators influence gameplay

Anish Vasudevan

March 13, 2019


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

A barrage of noises filled the MVHS gym as a Santa Clara HS player meticulously bounced the ball up and down focusing on the basket 15 feet in front of him. The more he prepared himself to take the freethrow, the louder the sounds were, and the harder the ground vibrated from the stomps of the students...

Starting them young

Starting them young

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

March 10, 2019


Filed under Main slider, Multimedia, MULTIMEDIA PACKAGES, SPORTS

A look into recreational sports leagues in Cupertino

Track and field: MVHS hosts third annual RustBuster Invitational

Track and field: MVHS hosts third annual RustBuster Invitational

Ankit Gupta and Tina Low

March 8, 2019


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

The rain faded in and out between a soft drizzle and heavier drops — but this didn’t matter to the hundreds of parents and onlookers who filled the bleachers to watch MVHS host the third annual Rustbuster Invitational meet on Saturday, March 2. This meet serves as a day for schools from all over...

Boys basketball: Team loses senior night to Santa Clara HS

Boys basketball: Team loses senior night to Santa Clara HS

Charlotte Chui, Gauri Kaushik, and Rajas Habbu

February 18, 2019


Filed under Boys Basketball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports

urrounded by two lines of his applauding teammates, senior and captain Ryan Tagawa makes his way down the basketball court to the sound of ecstatic cheers from the crowd, clutching a bouquet of flowers. As the announcer lists off Tagawa’s contributions and proudest moments on the team, Tagawa’s 6-year...

Girls Basketball: Matadors fall to Homestead HS after losing an early lead

Girls Basketball: Matadors fall to Homestead HS after losing an early lead

Sreya Kumar, Iman Malik, and Tina Low

February 10, 2019


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Senior Jessica Ji walked down the court hand in hand with her parents, clutching a bouquet of flowers and colorful balloons given to her by her teammates. Coach Sara Borelli read out her thank you letter to the team and her supporters, highlighting Ji’s favorite moments from her time on varsity basket...

Athlete of the Month

Athlete of the Month

Oishee Misra

February 8, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

VHS girls soccer striker and sophomore Skylar Ploshay started playing soccer at the age of eight after deciding to join the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) with a couple of her friends. Her passion for the sport further grew from involvement with club teams, and she’s currently a member of ...

Basketball: Matadors fall to Los Altos HS and Wilcox HS in aggressive back-to-back matchups

Basketball: Matadors fall to Los Altos HS and Wilcox HS in aggressive back-to-back matchups

Justine Ha, Anish Vasudevan, and Kamyar Moradi

February 7, 2019


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

Girls Basketball The clock ticked down towards the start of the MVHS girls basketball game against Los Altos HS. With CCS closing in, the team wishes to gain some momentum before they head into the playoffs  The Matadors were also looking for redemption after being blown out against Fremont HS in t...