El Estoque

Junior Anika Mishra practices before a game with a small crowd. Photo used with permission by Mishra.

The Impact of Cheering

Lance Tong November 5, 2020
Student athletes share the effect of crowds on their performance
Local teams fans

Local teams’ fans

Students and fans share their connections to local Bay Area sports teams
The boys water polo team celebrates its senior night in the 2019 season.

Multi-sport athletes

Brian Xu November 1, 2020
MVHS students discuss the benefits and disadvantages of playing on several school sports teams
Players on the Boys Volleyball team give the Girls teams high-fives at the end of the game. Photo used with courtesy of Sammi Dunn

Intersport friendships

Jayanti Jha October 30, 2020
MVHS athletes continue forming friendships between teams during a challenging socially distanced time
Van Buren referees at a Cupertino Hoops boys basketball game on Jan. 19, 2013.

COVID-19’s impact on Cupertino Hoops

Anna Jerolimov October 26, 2020
Exploring players’ and referees’ reactions to the potential canceling of the winter basketball season
Each student-athlete had their own lane line during practice to maintain social distancing.

Water Polo holds its first preseason practice

Jayanti Jha and Elena Khan October 19, 2020
Boys and Girls Water Polo teams share their impressions of their first conditioning with COVID-19 restrictions
Assistant Color Guard Director Jubilee Hardwick demonstrates a move to her students during practice.

Color Guard modifies its practices

Prisha Tiwari, Staff Writer October 11, 2020
The team creates a new plan to continue practicing despite quarantine restrictions
Esports boom during quarantine

Esports boom during quarantine

Collin Qian, Sports Editor September 25, 2020
The pandemic pushes students to esports
The Cross Country team runs laps around the track, while being socially distant and wearing masks.

Athletic conditioning

Anjali Singh and Anika Sharma September 24, 2020
Exploring the impact of COVID-19 on team conditioning
Junior Arushi Tyagi holds a plank position during her daily workout in her house. Photo used with permission from Arushi Tyagi.

At-home quarantine workouts

Prisha Tiwari, Staff Writer September 24, 2020
Students and staff share what motivates them to exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic
Recreational sports during quarantine

Recreational sports during quarantine

Brian Xu September 24, 2020
MVHS students and staff safely stay active despite COVID-19 restrictions
DACA practices over quarantine with two people in one lane line. Photo used with permission from Jacqueleine Liu.

How COVID-19 has impacted sports clubs

Elena Khan and Anna Jerolimov September 22, 2020

The past seven months of shelter-in-place have required many student athletes to adjust to the cancellation of not only school sports, but also club sports tournaments. From college recruitment issues...

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