El Estoque

Boys Tennis: team earns a clean victory against Los Gatos HS

Boys Tennis: team earns a clean victory against Los Gatos HS

Emily Xia

March 20, 2018


Filed under Boys Tennis, Game Reviews, SPORTS

Additional reporting by Roshan Fernandez and Jasmine Lee he boys varsity tennis team was calm as they prepared for their second home game of the season, drinking sips of water and making small talk before the game began. The Matadors expected to win as they prepared for their game. After their...

Boys volleyball: MVHS dominates in spotlight by finishing second in San Diego

Boys volleyball: MVHS dominates in spotlight by finishing second in San Diego

Aditya Dash

March 20, 2018


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

s the MVHS boys volleyball team arrived in San Diego on March 9, they experienced their own version of an all-star game. Surrounded by some of the best teams in the state, they were ready to compete against the best Southern California had to offer. With minimal expectations for this smaller than ave...

A look back: Girls soccer team closes out season with dominant victory

A look back: Girls soccer team closes out season with dominant victory

Akshara Majjiga

March 19, 2018


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Additional reporting by Anthony Moll hen the 10 seniors on the MVHS girls soccer team took the field on Feb. 16 for the final time in their high school careers, emotions were mixed. They were nostalgic, remembering all of the times that they joked around with their friends and the quirky traditio...

Swimming: Palo Alto HS defeats MVHS

Swimming: Palo Alto HS defeats MVHS

Carol Lei

March 18, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Swimming & Diving

n March 9, in the second to last home meet of the season, the MVHS swimming team lost to Palo Alto HS. The meet started approximately 30 minutes late due to technical difficulties. But once the meet was underway, events, such as the 100 free, 500 free, and 200-yard freestyle relay, ran smoothly one af...

Boys baseball: MVHS falls to Saratoga HS in a 6-0 loss

Boys baseball: MVHS falls to Saratoga HS in a 6-0 loss

Chetana Ramaiyer

March 12, 2018


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

With many parents in the crowd, the MVHS Boys Baseball team walked off the field with their heads hanging low as they lost their first game of the season. The Matadors fell to Saratoga HS 6-0 on March 6. After SHS won the first inning by 2-0, MVHS was able to overcome the deficit over the next three...

Badminton: The start of a journey towards CCS

Badminton: The start of a journey towards CCS

Aditya Dash

March 10, 2018


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Spring Sports

s the MVHS badminton team filled the field house on March 6 before their first game, there was a sense of excitement in the air as the team practiced their serves.  Looking for their first win, the players individually had a bigger goal in their mind: to make CCS and win it all. With the team and its c...

Up the ranks

Up the ranks

Sannidhi Menon

March 9, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

After a close loss to Fremont HS, MVHS girls soccer coach Jose Vargas pulled out his phone to read a message from the FHS coach. “The Fremont coach ended up texting our coach and saying ‘You guys were a very good team and you guys have grown a lot over the past few years,’” senior captain Sri...

Boys soccer: Team sends off seniors despite narrow senior night defeat

Boys soccer: Team sends off seniors despite narrow  senior night defeat

Elizabeth Han

March 9, 2018


Filed under Boys Soccer, SPORTS

ork ethic, positive attitude and talent were just some of the praises that Coach Todd Kimble echoed across the field during the boys soccer senior night on Feb. 14. After a few friendly jabs at the players, laughter broke out from the bleachers, where friends of the seniors cheered and raised their po...

On board: Collaboration in diving

On board: Collaboration in diving

Akshara Majjiga

March 7, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports, Spring Sports, Swimming & Diving

t’s MVHS tradition to be competitive — from contending against other classes during rally weeks to promoting the annual Beat Lynbrook Day, Matadors seem to think that if people aren’t on the same team, they’re competing against each other. But the MVHS diving team holds a different mindset. WITHI...

Sportsflash

Sportsflash

Roshan Fernandez

March 7, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

Click the images below for more in depth reporting of each sport featured in the Sports Flash page of the January 2018 El Estoque print magazine. Dribbling through a double-team, senior Ryan Lee drives toward the basket in the Matadors’ 59-45 victory over Milpitas HS on Jan. 19. The team earned its second league win of the year, finishing the season with a 3-9 record. Photo by Roshan ...

Straying Away: How the MVHS mascot lost its ties to the sport of bullfighting

Straying Away: How the MVHS mascot lost its ties to the sport of bullfighting

Ankit Gupta

March 7, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

hen art department chair Brian Chow first entered the MVHS gym more than 20 years ago, his eyes skimmed past the towering basketball hoops and purple banners, only to land on the mural on a wall. It contained two rows of light skinned athletes, painted in 10 variations of MVHS sports uniforms. Upon see...