El Estoque

Coach Kirk Flatow fires the starting gun for every heat during the shootout event.

Track & field host its annual 400 meter shootout event

Justine Ha and Tabitha Mendez March 3, 2020
On Feb. 27, the shootout event took place which kickstarted the new 2020 track & field season
Junior Kelli Kosakura shoots a floater over FHS. Photo by Lance Tong

Girls Basketball: Matadors defeat Fremont HS on senior night

Sophia Chen and Lance Tong February 22, 2020
MVHS wins its last home game after an emotional senior night ceremony
Boys soccer: The Matadors fall to Gunn HS on the team’s senior night

Boys soccer: The Matadors fall to Gunn HS on the team’s senior night

Justine Ha, Tabitha Mendez, and Kamyar Moradi February 13, 2020
MVHS falters in upholding strong defense after back-and-forth plays, which resulted into the teams’ fourth league loss of the season
Sophomore Edin Kraja steals the ball from a MHS player.

Boys’ soccer: MVHS defeats Milpitas HS

Jayanti Jha and Elena Khan February 12, 2020

  The MVHS boys varsity soccer team defeated Milpitas HS 5-1, bringing its current league standing to 5-5-1.  The team played strong offense during the first half, scoring four of their...

Junior Eshani Patel attempts to catch the ball after a rebounding shot off the hoop.

Girls Basketball: MVHS falls to Homestead HS

Jayanti Jha, Elena Khan, and Neysa Singh February 10, 2020

MVHS lost to Homestead HS in its eighth game of the season, bringing their current league standing to 5-3.  During the first and second quarter, HHS players played a hard defense, making it difficult...

Junior Andrew Chang has a discouraged look on his face after a foul call against Wilcox HS.

Boys Basketball: The Matadors lose against Wilcox HS 44-53

Kamyar Moradi and Hannah Lee February 10, 2020
MVHS comes up short against first place Wilcox HS
Photo by Anish Vasudevan

Remembering Kobe Bryant

Anish Vasudevan, Anjali Singh, and Kamyar Moradi February 10, 2020
MVHS reacts to the death of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant

MVHS students react to Kobe Bryant’s death

Anish Vasudevan and Kamyar Moradi February 8, 2020

On January 26, retired NBA player Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash at the age of 41, along with his 13 year old daughter and seven other people. MVHS students shared the impact Bryant had on their...

A & K Podcast: Super Bowl recap

A & K Podcast: Super Bowl recap

Anish Vasudevan and Kamyar Moradi February 8, 2020
El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan analyze the result of Super Bowl 54
Junior Samiksha Rao attempts to bypass a WHS defender in the first half of the match despite their intense offensive plays. Junior Shriya Kaushik takes note on WHS' playing strategies during today's match especially.

Girls Soccer: The Lady Mats secure their fourth league victory against Wilcox HS

Justine Ha, Anjali Singh, and Collin Qian February 7, 2020
After an intense match, the Matadors gain their sixth overall win with a final score of 4-2
My dad and I when I was younger, matching in Raider gear often. We took this photo because our numbers were the opposite of each other.

Goodbye Oakland Raiders

Tabitha Mendez February 6, 2020

“Touchdown Raiders!”  This phrase is one of the first memories that comes to mind when I think about growing up.  Whenever I needed help putting on or taking off a sweater that I couldn't get...

Senior Noah Rizk and teammates jog back after Rizk scores his second goal. Photo by Collin Qian

Boys Soccer: The Matadors win against Saratoga HS 4-0

Collin Qian and Vivian Jiang February 6, 2020

After a hard loss against Lynbrook HS with a final score of 2-1 last week, the Matadors bounced back with four goals and a shutout against Saratoga HS. This put their record at 4-3-1, taking MVHS one step...

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