El Estoque

Girls soccer: MVHS loses in tight match against Milpitas HS

Girls soccer: MVHS loses in tight match against Milpitas HS

Anish Vasudevan and Rajas Habbu

January 14, 2019


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS, Sports

With a constant downpour in the first half, one would expect the weather conditions to result in a slow-paced game. However, that was not the case when the MVHS girls soccer team faced Milpitas HS on Friday, Jan. 11. Despite the unfavorable conditions, the Matadors played a tough game filled with numero...

Rising Greatness

Rajas Habbu

January 14, 2019


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

At MVHS, varsity players are associated with upperclassmen like juniors and seniors, but sometimes teams use junior varsity players to their advantage. Some players get pulled up to play for their varsity team as early as sophomore year, and with a young player on the roster, their potential and their...

Boys Soccer: The tie against Fremont HS

Boys Soccer: The tie against Fremont HS

Justine Ha and Tina Low

January 12, 2019


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

On Jan. 9, the MVHS varsity boys soccer team faced Fremont HS in its seventh match of the season. While it was a rainy and chilly day on the field, the team carried on even with the poor weather conditions. The game went back and forth during the first half, concluding with MVHS in the lead, but duri...

MVHS basketball teams lose intense matchups against Lynbrook HS

MVHS basketball teams lose intense matchups against Lynbrook HS

Anish Vasudevan, Oishee Misra, and Rajas Habbu

January 11, 2019


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

Girls Basketball With two weeks of winter break to prepare for their matchup against Lynbrook HS on Jan. 4, the MVHS girls basketball team was confident that it would win against LHS after failing to do so in both of its matchups last season.The Matadors were also looking forward to getting their fi...

Boys basketball: Clutch free throws propel Matadors to a narrow 52-50 victory

Boys basketball: Clutch free throws propel Matadors to a narrow 52-50 victory

Brandon Ng and Herman Saini

January 11, 2019


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

Additional reporting by Roshan Fernandez. ith just over three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, senior Josiah Figueroa drove towards the basket. The Matadors opportunities were dwindling, and with a three point deficit, Figueroa had to make every shot count. Sliding past two Fremont HS defend...

Out of Time

Out of Time

Jai Uparkar

December 18, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

haven’t played tennis in four weeks and I didn’t even realize it. I haven’t gone to the court or even picked up my racket. For a player who would practice for three hours every day on the weekdays and even more on the weekends, the sudden lack of tennis in my life is strange. I never made t...

High times: How marijuana influences sports

High times: How marijuana influences sports

Roshan Fernandez and Anish Vasudevan

December 18, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

e was playing shockingly well. It was surprising to him because he had just smoked marijuana, forgetting that he had practice later in the day. He had made the decision to attend practice anyway, and he dominated every time he got the ball. After practice had finished, he reflected on his performance, ...

Growing Together

Oishee Misra and Chelsea Wong

December 18, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Seven years. Four boys. Five years. Two girls.    Senior Nikhil Bapat has been playing volleyball alongside the same three people since the beginning of sixth grade. The Kennedy Middle School boys volleyball team was where Bapat met current MVHS seniors Kevin Mathew, Gautham Dasari and Rajas ...

Silenced on the field

Silenced on the field

Sreya Kumar, Ankit Gupta, Brandon Ng, Justine Ha, Roshan Fernandez, and Herman Saini

December 12, 2018


Filed under Best of Sports, Main slider, MULTIMEDIA PACKAGES, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks

Examining social issues in sports through the lens of MVHS students and staff

On Top of the Game

On Top of the Game

Laasya Koduru

December 8, 2018


Filed under Briefs, SPORTS

Co-founder and vice president Kimi Chen calmly poured water into a big Gatorade jug during a track and field meet. Unaware that the spout had a lock and unlock position, Chen added the water while it was unlocked. After leaving the room to wait for the jug to fill, Chen was shocked to see the entire r...