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Boys volleyball: Team sets up rematch with Bellarmine CP after NorCal quarterfinal victory

Boys volleyball: Team sets up rematch with Bellarmine CP after NorCal quarterfinal victory

Om Khandekar

May 23, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

Junior Nikhil Bapat was on a roll in the beginning of the first set, nailing shot after shot against a Whitney HS team that faltered with every swing and serve. But when the score reached 21-14, WHS got its first solid block off a swing by Bapat who finally faltered. Bapat tried tipping, and WHS got a bo...

Dylan and his stars

Dylan and his stars

Om Khandekar and Anjini Venugopal

May 23, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, Main slider, SPORTS

Among towering volleyball players sits 5-year-old Dylan Tagawa. Surrounded by the team’s postgame chatter, he stretches and sits quietly for a few seconds before standing up to make an announcement. The players lower their volume and turn their attention to Dylan, who begins his latest story. “...

Lunchtime Legends

Lunchtime Legends

Roshan Fernandez and Aditi Gnanasekar

May 23, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

The sound of players arguing with the referee and shouting at their opponents bounces off the field house walls. The scene heats up, but after a couple of shoves between the two teams and an argument over the call, the players settle down again and go back to their usual joking ways. This competitive at...

The threepeat

The threepeat

Rana Aghababazadeh, Editor-in-chief

May 22, 2018


Filed under Boys Volleyball, Game of the Week, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports

For the third year in a row, the MVHS boys volleyball team played Bellarmine College Preparatory in the Central Coast Sections at Saint Francis HS, this time in the finals. The boys won their first game against BCP earlier in the season with a score of 3-0 and lost a neutral game at the Bellarmine tourname...

The MVHS medicine man

The MVHS medicine man

Om Khandekar

May 22, 2018


Filed under Best of Videos, FEATURES, Multimedia, SPORTS

After a flurry of retirements and vacancies entering into the 2018-19 school year, the "younger veteran" population of the MVHS faculty is waning. However Margarito is here to stay, and he's bringing a shift to the sports medicine culture at MVHS with new initiatives and newer ideas. Now, lets see what's...

Finding the melody in sports

Finding the melody in sports

Aditya Dash and Carol Lei

May 13, 2018


Filed under Best of Sports, SPORTS, Spring Sports

As sophomore Charlie Yi puts on his headphones and starts conditioning for volleyball, his teammates see a rhythmic pattern in his movement. With every drill, Yi uses his music to motivate himself, pacing himself with the beat of the music. “It just helps me work faster because as I said I want to move...

Boys volleyball: MVHS triumphs in second round of postseason after 3-0 victory against Wilcox HS

Boys volleyball: MVHS triumphs in second round of postseason after 3-0 victory against Wilcox HS

Om Khandekar

May 11, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

Photos by Cathie Lin  MVHS looked vulnerable in the final set in their game against Wilcox HS. They couldn’t string together their usual scoring streaks with their hitting, and unforced errors started to build as the set dragged on for this team.  Despite this, head coach Paul Chiu was unfazed f...

Boys volleyball: Team wins in first round of CCS Playoffs

Boys volleyball: Team wins in first round of CCS Playoffs

Om Khandekar

May 9, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

Photos by Cathie Lin A kill and a hit are two very similar actions in volleyball, with one key difference. A hit happens anytime a hitter on either team makes contact with the ball. It doesn’t have to go over the net, or be very well timed and most importantly it doesn’t guarantee a point. A kill d...

Boys volleyball: MVHS defeats Saratoga HS on senior night

Boys volleyball: MVHS defeats Saratoga HS on senior night

Julia Yang

May 8, 2018


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

On May 4, banners and posters decorated the sides of the field house, which buzzed with excitement from family and friends. This day marked senior night for the volleyball team and the last home game of the season against Saratoga HS, a team that MVHS had lost to earlier in the season. Before the gam...

Softball: MVHS loses thriller against Wilcox HS 7-11

Softball: MVHS loses thriller against Wilcox HS 7-11

Anish Vasudevan, Sports Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

On April 27th MVHS faced off against Wilcox HS for the second time this season, ready to get revenge after losing 2-0 to them the first time around. Down by five runs in the fourth inning, MVHS needed a miracle to beat an aggressive WHS team  side. MVHS came back scoring six runs in the fourth and fift...

Badminton: Team celebrates senior night in a win over Gunn HS

Badminton: Team celebrates senior night in a win over Gunn HS

Ankit Gupta

May 1, 2018


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Spring Sports

While the sound of players shuffling usually fills the MVHS field house before a  badminton game, it instead buzzed with conversation and excitement as the team prepared to celebrate senior night. Graduating seniors would be showered with gifts and attention as they played their final home game. The t...