El Estoque

Doubled up

Doubled up

Rajas Habbu and Kamyar Moradi

October 24, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, Print, SPORTS

He looked around the field, scouting the other players. He was nervous but confident, knowing that he had a strong chance of making the team. All he was waiting for was his name to be called. Time went on, his coach pulling players off the field, congratulating them. But he didn’t hear his name. As...

Girls Water Polo: The defeat against Santa Clara HS 15-17

Girls Water Polo: The defeat against Santa Clara HS 15-17

Rana Aghababazadeh and Tabitha Mendez

October 17, 2018


Filed under Boys Water Polo, Fall Sports, SPORTS

VHS girls water polo head coach Chris Love gathered the girls before the game for their usual team talk, followed by a chant led by one of the captains before the start of the game. Only few minutes into the game, a series of shouting and complaints arose from both coaches, as well as the SCHS crowd....

Homecoming game liveblog: Football vs Los Altos HS

Homecoming game liveblog: Football vs Los Altos HS

Roshan Fernandez

October 12, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, SPORTS

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Football: Team maintains winning streak after narrowly defeating Gunn HS

Football: Team maintains winning streak after narrowly defeating Gunn HS

Sreya Kumar, Tabitha Mendez, and Kamyar Moradi

October 6, 2018


Filed under Football, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Sports

With all their games earlier in the season being decided by 10 or more points, the Matadors were not used to playing a close game. However, in their first league matchup of the season, they were able to beat Gunn HS in dramatic fashion. The two teams took turns exchanging scores, each showcasing their o...

Previewing the NBA season

Previewing the NBA season

Keshav Taneja and Collin Qian

October 4, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

After a tumultuous offseason which included LeBron James joining the Lakers and Demarcus Cousins forming an all-star starting five with the dominant Golden State Warriors, MVHS students have patiently awaited the start of the NBA season. Some plan to watch just for pure enjoyment, others are die-hard ...

Points for participation

Points for participation

Anish Vasudevan, Sreya Kumar, and Ankit Gupta

October 3, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

With the fall season in full swing, the MVHS athletic department has introduced a new system to get sports teams more involved with the school community and increase overall attendance at games. One of the members of the board, senior Akshay Gopalkrishnan, discusses the benefits of having a platform w...

Fanning the flames

Fanning the flames

Stuti Upadhyay

October 3, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Uncategorized

It’s the first day of school and I’m asked to share a fun fact about myself. I’m at a family party and someone asks me what my hobbies are. I’m in Chinese class and I’m supposed to deliver a speech on a talent. No matter what the circumstance, when a situation like this arises, the thing tha...

Coaching parents: Peter Wood on supporting your student athletes

Coaching parents: Peter Wood on supporting your student athletes

Rajas Habbu and Kamyar Moradi

October 3, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

On Sept. 25, parents of MVHS athletes trickled into the auditorium. All of them wanted to hear PAC, or the Parent Athlete Conference, representative Peter Wood share his thoughts about what role parents have in MVHS athletics. Throughout his presentation, he invited the parents to participate in vario...

From Matador to Recruit

From Matador to Recruit

Rana Aghababazadeh and Julia Yang

September 28, 2018


Filed under Girls Tennis, SPORTS, Swimming & Diving

As the college application season is now upon the class of 2019, many hopeful students wonder if they’ve satisfied the admissions offices of their favorite schools. Though her classmates are scrambling to perfect applications through the thick of college application season, Ligier is not. For her,...

Field Hockey: Team suffers loss against Cupertino HS

Field Hockey: Team suffers loss against Cupertino HS

Sreya Kumar

September 28, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, Game Reviews, SPORTS

The Matadors took the field on Sept. 26, anxious to face their competitors, who were in a higher league. Captain and senior Heather Migdal commented on how players were feeling lethargic from their previous game earlier in the week. “Monday, we were really pumped up [when we played against Pres...

Field Hockey: Matadors score their first goal of the season in 1-1 tie against Saratoga HS

Field Hockey: Matadors score their first goal of the season in 1-1 tie against Saratoga HS

Ankit Gupta and Anish Vasudevan

September 26, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

After losing the first five games of the season, the MVHS field hockey was looking for their first win against a tough Saratoga HS team on September 20. Going into the game, the Matadors were optimistic because the other team was lacking in numbers. “It was hot so we knew that our play might not be the best. We...