El Estoque

Switching Sides

Switching Sides

Anish Vasudevan, Justine Ha, Vivian Jiang, and Neysa Singh

January 10, 2020

Exploring how certain MVHS athletes handle playing different sports

A & K Podcast: NFL playoffs divisional round

A & K Podcast: NFL playoffs divisional round

Anish Vasudevan and Kamyar Moradi

January 10, 2020

El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan break down the divisional round of the NFL playoffs

Athlete of the month: Guy Lavi

Athlete of the month: Guy Lavi

Tabitha Mendez

January 7, 2020

After watching games with his dad, uncle and older brother, senior and defender Guy Lavi started playing soccer at age six. Since then, he has had a 13-year career but is still uncertain whether or not he will play in college. Lavi has been playing on the MVHS boys soccer team since he was a freshman, a...

Teachers’ athletic pasts

Teachers’ athletic pasts

Jayanti Jha and Elena Khan

January 7, 2020

As a student at MVHS, biology teacher Pooya Hajjarian joined an outdoor 5 on 5 soccer league at De Anza College. Although joining the team was more of a hobby, the team was able to excel in their league and make it to playoffs. During one practice, Hajjarian unexpectedly met one of his  biggest soccer i...

A familiar face

A familiar face

Anish Vasudevan

December 19, 2019

DJ Kobza returns to coach MVHS boys basketball

Boys Soccer: Monta Vista draws with Hillsdale HS 2-2

Boys Soccer: Monta Vista draws with Hillsdale HS 2-2

Lance Tong, Sreya Kumar, and Zara Iqbal

December 18, 2019

MVHS takes two different leads, but allows two goals ending in a tie

The Field Hockey Golden Stick

The Field Hockey Golden Stick

Elena Khan

December 14, 2019

Sharing my view on receiving the golden stick

Boys basketball: The Matadors lose in an intense matchup against Willow Glen HS

Boys basketball: The Matadors lose in an intense matchup against Willow Glen HS

Tabitha Mendez and Justine Ha

December 14, 2019

With faltering defensive plays throughout the game, the Matadors fell with a final score of 46-58

From coach to future olympian

From coach to future olympian

Jayanti Jha

December 9, 2019

For 19-year-old MVHS field hockey coach Zaid Hassan, the Olympics isn’t just an event he watches on TV — it’s his goal. Hassan is currently working to be on the U.S. men’s national field hockey team by winning a series of games and tournaments along the way as part of the U21 national te...

Girls Basketball: The Matadors suffer a landslide defeat to Sequoia HS

Girls Basketball: The Matadors suffer a landslide defeat to Sequoia HS

Vivian Jiang and Rucha Soman

December 6, 2019

Despite having a strong start to their season, the MVHS varsity girls basketball team was defeated by Sequoia HS 45-17. Senior Daphne Lam made the first points of the game, scoring a 3-pointer shortly after the game started. Sequoia soon caught up, bringing the score 3-9. Even with a few strong offens...