El Estoque

Girls soccer: Matadors draw against Valley Christian HS 0-0

Girls soccer: Matadors draw against Valley Christian HS 0-0

Anish Vasudevan

December 4, 2019

fter a 5-1 loss to Branham HS in its preseason opener, the MVHS varsity girls soccer team bounced back with a draw against Valley Christian HS (VCHS) on Dec. 2.  According to senior team captain and center midfielder Jaimie Chan, the Matadors’ expectations heading into the game were low since V...

The Power of Sports

The Power of Sports

Anjali Singh

December 3, 2019

How different athletes benefit mentally when playing a sport

Dear football,

Dear football,

Anish Vasudevan

December 2, 2019

Dear Football, Thank you for teaching me about teamwork by showing me what happens when there’s a lack of it. Without the efforts of all 11 players on the field, our team would crumble. But, you showed me that when everyone played selflessly, the results were outstanding.  Thank you for showing m...

Athlete of the Month: Madisen Vongnakhone

Athlete of the Month: Madisen Vongnakhone

Swara Tewari, Managing editor

November 25, 2019

Senior Madisen Vongnakhon doesn’t think of herself as a leader on the field — the idea of other players looking up to her still baffles her. As an experienced player, she just tries to offer support and positivity to her teammates.  Having just completed her fourth season of field hockey as an o...

MVHS girls basketball defeats Santa Clara HS

MVHS girls basketball defeats Santa Clara HS

Kamyar Moradi and Neysa Singh

November 24, 2019

he MVHS varsity girls basketball team began their season with a victory against Santa Clara HS: 40-35.  The Matadors were the first on the board as Senior Daphne Lam knocked down a baseline jumper to put MVHS up 2-0 early in the first quarter. Following, junior Katerina Baxter and sophomore Siri Ad...

Behind MVXC’s Success

Rucha Soman

November 24, 2019

For the past nine years, MVXC has been qualifying for the Central Coast Section Championship (CCS). Coach Kirk Flatow attributes the success to the kind of kids MV has. He believes that running comes from sustained long term hard effort, something he sees in MV students. Although the team trains hard p...

The contrast in my sports

Rucha Soman

November 24, 2019

I walked onto the stage, my ankles heavy with brass bells. I could feel my heart ready to explode from stage fright, even though I had practiced my routine a million times. The music started and I robotically performed the choreography with an emotionless smile plastered on my face.  “You did suc...

Javier’s Helpers

Javier’s Helpers

Tabitha Mendez and Stuti Upadhyay

November 23, 2019

enior Hannah Risher used to attend every MVHS football game — home games because she was a cheerleader and away games to support the team and watch the game she enjoyed. One day, as she attended an away game at Santa Teresa with her friend, MVHS athletic trainer Javier Margarito saw her and asked if she w...

Coming up short

Coming up short

Stuti Upadhyay, Anjali Singh, Collin Qian, Justine Ha, and Kamyar Moradi

November 16, 2019

Exploring how different members of the MVHS athletic community attempt to overcome different types of defeats in their athletic career and team season