El Estoque

Man on the street: Winter Olympics

Man on the street: Winter Olympics

Anish Vasudevan

February 12, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

On Feb. 9, the Winter Olympics began in Pyeongchang County, South Korea. 15 winter sports, 93 different countries, and with over 100 events, the Games will continue through Feb. 25. From figure skating to snowboarding, from Team USA to Team China, MVHS students’ attention are focused on different pla...

Enter the ATR

Enter the ATR

Om Khandekar

February 10, 2018


Filed under Briefs, SPORTS

he purple and red bruises from cupping have been popping up as far back as the Summer Olympics of 2016. Even more recently, cupping has shown up again on prominent athletes such as Patriots defensive linebacker James Harrison, who was featured on National Geographic about his use of the therapy to play in t...

Girls varsity soccer loses 2-0 to Gunn HS

Girls varsity soccer loses 2-0 to Gunn HS

Shayon Moradi

February 8, 2018


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

On January 26,  a cold Monday night, with a fire alarm blaring in the middle of the match, the MVHS girls varsity soccer team hoped to continue their better-than-expected season. After a lackluster season last year with a 1-10-1 record, the team has bounced back and has a chance of making it to CCS. ...

Super bowl: Pre-game and post game thoughts on the big game

Super bowl: Pre-game and post game thoughts on the big game

Anish Vasudevan

February 7, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

wo days prior to the kickoff of Super Bowl LII, sophomore Aditya Chittari was sure that his team, the New England Patriots, would win. Chittari first watched the Patriots play in the Super Bowl XLIV, and has witnessed quarterback Tom Brady’s ability to perform on the biggest stage multiple times...

Wrestling: Matadors victorious in final dual home meet against Saratoga HS

Wrestling: Matadors victorious in final dual home meet against Saratoga HS

Roshan Fernandez

February 6, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports, Wrestling

Correction: February 7, 2018 at 8:55 p.m. A previous version of this story incorrectly spelled the name of senior Colin Yang. he voice of the Saratoga HS coach rang through the gym during the meet on Jan. 30. He yelled to his players, directing them on how they should position themselves and what moves t...

Girls soccer: Close win over Lynbrook HS seals Matadors’ second seed position in

Girls soccer: Close win over Lynbrook HS seals Matadors’ second seed position in

Rana Aghababazadeh

February 6, 2018


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

  ust a few seconds after senior Nanda Nayak retreated from the Lynbrook HS goal after scoring, her team slapping her back and shouting her name, junior Samantha Chan came in from behind the LHS defensive line and sealed another goal for MVHS, making the score 2-0 just ten minutes into the ga...

Girls soccer: Team easily wins over Cupertino HS despite the weather conditions

Girls soccer: Team easily wins over Cupertino HS despite the weather conditions

Rana Aghababazadeh

February 5, 2018


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

ith rain on the way and the wind nearly blowing the team tent off the ground, several players on the MVHS girls soccer team were seen rubbing their hands together, hopping from leg to leg while waiting in line for their warm-up drills. Just on the other end of the field was the Cupertino HS team, si...

Girls basketball: MVHS wins in fast paced game against Homestead HS

Girls basketball: MVHS wins in fast paced game against Homestead HS

Bill Cheng

February 3, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

 crowd slowly started forming in the bleachers of the gym after the JV basketball teams played in the third quad game of the season. Fans of the Matadors arrived to the news that the girls varsity team would not be playing in the quad game, but that their game had been shifted to the previous day. ...

Climbing Kilimanjaro

Climbing Kilimanjaro

Akshara Majjiga

February 2, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports

"Polepole" This was a phrase that freshman Daanyal Raja and his family heard repeatedly from their Tanzanian guides as they made their long-awaited climb up one of the world’s highest peaks. In Swahili, it means “slowly, slowly.” And, as they made their way through hail and rain, this phrase ...

Sports Flash

Sports Flash

Jasmine Lee

January 31, 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. Sophomore Noah Rizk dribbles the ball down the field during a game against Wilcox High School. Despite having a lot of talented players this year, the team is s...