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Girls Basketball: MVHS falls to Homestead HS

Junior Eshani Patel attempts to catch the ball after a rebounding shot off the hoop.
The Matadors lose with a final score of 34-60
February 10, 2020

MVHS lost to Homestead HS in its eighth game of the season, bringing their current league standing to 5-3.  During the first and second quarter, HHS players played a hard defense, making it difficult...

Boys Basketball: The Matadors lose against Wilcox HS 44-53

Junior Andrew Chang has a discouraged look on his face after a foul call against Wilcox HS.
MVHS comes up short against first place Wilcox HS
February 10, 2020
MVHS comes up short against first place Wilcox HS

Remembering Kobe Bryant

Photo by Anish Vasudevan
MVHS reacts to the death of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant
February 10, 2020
MVHS reacts to the death of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant

MVHS students react to Kobe Bryant’s death

Students react to the death of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant
February 8, 2020

On January 26, retired NBA player Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash at the age of 41, along with his 13 year old daughter and seven other people. MVHS students shared the impact Bryant had on their...

A & K Podcast: Super Bowl recap

A & K Podcast: Super Bowl recap
El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan analyze the result of Super Bowl 54
February 8, 2020
El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan analyze the result of Super Bowl 54

Girls Soccer: The Lady Mats secure their fourth league victory against Wilcox HS

Junior Samiksha Rao attempts to bypass a WHS defender in the first half of the match despite their intense offensive plays. Junior Shriya Kaushik takes note on WHS' playing strategies during today's match especially.
After an intense match, the Matadors gain their sixth overall win with a final score of 4-2
February 7, 2020
After an intense match, the Matadors gain their sixth overall win with a final score of 4-2

Ball in the family

Photo by Anish Vasudevan
Sisters Emi and Kelli Kosakura share the girls varsity basketball court
February 7, 2020
Sisters Emi and Kelli Kosakura share the girls varsity basketball court

Goodbye Oakland Raiders

My dad and I when I was younger, matching in Raider gear often. We took this photo because our numbers were the opposite of each other.
My emotions about the Oakland Raiders relocating to Las Vegas and the team’s impact on my life
February 6, 2020

“Touchdown Raiders!”  This phrase is one of the first memories that comes to mind when I think about growing up.  Whenever I needed help putting on or taking off a sweater that I couldn't get...

Boys Soccer: The Matadors win against Saratoga HS 4-0

Senior Noah Rizk and teammates jog back after Rizk scores his second goal. Photo by Collin Qian
MVHS blows past Saratoga maintaining its playoffs hopes
February 6, 2020

After a hard loss against Lynbrook HS with a final score of 2-1 last week, the Matadors bounced back with four goals and a shutout against Saratoga HS. This put their record at 4-3-1, taking MVHS one step...

Callin’ the Shots

Soccer referee keeps his eye on the players during the game. Photo by Tabitha Mendez
Referees share about their experiences outside of the game
February 5, 2020

ssential to almost every sports competition, referees stand out in their striped black and white attire, a whistle dangling around their necks — it’s up to them to call the shots. With eyes on the...

Hiring coaches for dummies

Understanding the process behind how sports coaches are hired. Illustration by Hannah Lee
Understanding the process behind how sports coaches are hired
February 5, 2020
Understanding the process behind how sports coaches are hired

A & K Podcast: R.I.P. Kobe Bryant

Illustration by Anish Vasudevan
El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan discuss the passing of Kobe Bryant
February 4, 2020
El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan discuss the passing of Kobe Bryant
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