El Estoque

Analyzing the newest club on campus: Sports Analytics

Analyzing the newest club on campus: Sports Analytics

Roshan Fernandez, Anish Vasudevan, and Ankit Gupta

November 7, 2018


Filed under Briefs, SPORTS

ports and math — the two topics that seniors Karthik Guruvayurappan and Vishnu Palaniappan combined when forming Sports Analytics Club. This new club is a way for students to analyze and discuss statistics that appear throughout sports via a common medium — fantasy sports. After being approved by ...

Senior Night

Senior Night

November 1, 2018


Filed under Best of Sports, Main slider, SPORTS

During the last week of October, MVHS fall season teams celebrated the end of their regular season with senior night games. In their last home game of the season, seniors were celebrated in ceremonies before or during the games. Click the photos below to read the stories about each of the senior nights. ...

Football: MVHS falls to Santa Clara HS on senior night

Football: MVHS falls to Santa Clara HS on senior night

Ankit Gupta and Herman Saini

October 31, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Game Reviews

Senior and quarterback Cheto Vasquez glanced back at the packed stands from the sidelines one last time before strapping on his helmet and jogging onto the field for the ceremonial coin toss. Four years ago, Vasquez walked onto the same field for the first time as a freshman. Today, he will be playing...

Tennis Senior Night

Tennis Senior Night

Rajas Habbu and Oishee Misra

October 31, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

Senior Leslie Ligier shook her head as she heard her friends cheering her on. She looked back, smiled and wiped off some sweat. It was girls tennis senior night — one of the last times that Ligier would get to play on the MVHS tennis team. Ligier, along with the rest of the tennis team, had the mai...

Field Hockey: Matadors suffer 0-2 loss on senior night

Field Hockey: Matadors suffer 0-2 loss on senior night

Sreya Kumar, Tyler Cho, and Justine Ha

October 28, 2018


Filed under Field Hockey, Game Reviews, SPORTS

It was an unnatural feeling for her. For the past three years, she has always held up her stick, cheering for seniors as they walked down the field. But now, it was finally her turn. She stood at the end of a line with her teammates, filled with nervous energy as her hands wrapped around her parents’....

Girls Volleyball: Senior night performance falls short as Matadors lose 3-1

Girls Volleyball: Senior night performance falls short as Matadors lose 3-1

Roshan Fernandez and Brandon Ng

October 26, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Game Reviews, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS

ears. That’s how the night began for the Matadors, as numerous players grew emotional during the senior night ceremony. Teammates spoke about the impact seniors had on their life both on and off the court, honoring the seven seniors after their last season of high school volleyball. Following the tri...

Filling the empty seats

Filling the empty seats

Rana Aghababazadeh and Anish Vasudevan

October 24, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

here was a time at MVHS when the football bleachers were so packed that a crowd, four to five people deep, stood around the perimeter of the field. There was always anticipation of the Friday-night football games in the fall, and fights burst out after basketball matches in the winter. In recent years, howev...

His watchful eyes

His watchful eyes

Jai Uparkar

October 24, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

s another ball went flying off the court, I looked over at my dad and threw my hands up in frustration. Slumping my shoulders in reaction, I looked at him again defeated and annoyed. Patiently, his eyes conveyed a message: stay loose. I nodded my head and moved on to the next point. My dad was an op...

Doubled up

Doubled up

Rajas Habbu and Kamyar Moradi

October 24, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, Print, SPORTS

He looked around the field, scouting the other players. He was nervous but confident, knowing that he had a strong chance of making the team. All he was waiting for was his name to be called. Time went on, his coach pulling players off the field, congratulating them. But he didn’t hear his name. As...

Girls Water Polo: The defeat against Santa Clara HS 15-17

Girls Water Polo: The defeat against Santa Clara HS 15-17

Rana Aghababazadeh and Tabitha Mendez

October 17, 2018


Filed under Boys Water Polo, Fall Sports, SPORTS

VHS girls water polo head coach Chris Love gathered the girls before the game for their usual team talk, followed by a chant led by one of the captains before the start of the game. Only few minutes into the game, a series of shouting and complaints arose from both coaches, as well as the SCHS crowd....