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The man in 23

The man in 23

Rucha Soman, Rajas Habbu, Herman Saini, and Keshav Taneja

June 5, 2019


Filed under Best of Sports, Multimedia, SPORTS, Sports Digital, Sports Features, Video

Senior. Captain. Recruit. Those three words describe Gautham Dasari’s volleyball career. Starting in sixth grade, Gaudi, what his friends and coaches lovingly call him, has been climbing to the top and impressing coaches along the way. In the fall, Dasari will be playing at NYU and majoring in business. Click...

Taking it to the next level

Taking it to the next level

Rajas Habbu and Rucha Soman

March 13, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Features

It was the summer of 5th grade when MVHS alumna and now Cornell University freshman Demetra Williams and her best friend found diving lessons offered at Fremont HS. Her friend said, “I’ll do it if you do” and managed to convince her to enroll. Down the road, her friend quit diving for field ho...

Off the mat: Ceazar Agront shares his experiences as a long-time athlete and MVHS’s new wrestling coach

Off the mat: Ceazar Agront shares his experiences as a long-time athlete and MVHS’s new wrestling coach

Aditi Gnanasekar

November 15, 2017


Filed under Best of Sports, SPORTS, Sports, Sports Features, Wrestling

It’s 2008- the shrill sound of a whistle announced the start of a wrestling match between MVHS and Homestead HS. Ceazar Agront struts onto the mat in HHS colors as he prepares to take home the winning title. He does. But little does he know that he would return nine years later as head coach of hi...

Off the high dive

Off the high dive

Akshara Majjiga

April 21, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Features, Spring Sports, Swimming & Diving

n seventh grade, a couple of years after junior Demetra Williams first launched into her diving career, she recalls being asked if diving even qualified as a sport. The boy who asked her was confused; he assumed divers just climbed a ladder and jumped off of a board, not really noticing what may have gone ...

Choose to Lose

Choose to Lose

Rana Aghababazadeh

March 9, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports Features

he bell tolled, and her stomach dropped slightly. She slowly packed up her science notebook, pretending to write down extra notes and anxiously waited for her classmates to leave before she stood up. Pulling her shirt over her midsection, she walked out of her sixth grade science class, deliberately ...

Back at it

Back at it

Akshara Majjiga

March 8, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Fall Sports, SPORTS, Sports Features, Spring Sports, Swimming & Diving, Water Polo

en years ago, when JV baseball coach Shawn Voigt graduated from MVHS with the class of 2007, things were different. Without the internet, Voigt found it difficult to develop his skills and opinions with limited access to contrasting perspectives. But, 2015 JV water polo and swim coach Jennifer Liu, who...

Seasons of success

Seasons of success

Karen Ma

March 8, 2017


Filed under Badminton, Briefs, SPORTS, Sports Features, Spring Sports

very season for the past 18 years, MVHS’ varsity badminton team has played and won the top division. Every year before the spring season, the MVHS Badminton Club hosts open gyms at least once a week in the field house for badminton enthusiasts to play and for team members to put their newly acquir...

Taking their shot: Two players pursue soccer at the Academy

Taking their shot: Two players pursue soccer at the Academy

Rana Aghababazadeh

December 11, 2016


Filed under Boys Soccer, From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports, Sports Editor's Picks, Sports Features

ophomore Itay Rabinovich can hardly remember his life before soccer. At the age of five, his grandfather introduced him to the game by giving him a ball to play with. "He was always kicking something around," Itay's father, Roberto Rabinovich, said. "We would always play with him around the block and...

Taking a walk with the new face of MVHS basketball

Taking a walk with the new face of MVHS basketball

Rana Aghababazadeh

November 22, 2016


Filed under Boys Basketball, SPORTS, Sports Features, Winter Sports

s the field hockey players rack their hockey sticks and the football players hang up their helmets, winter sports begin their four-month long seasons. Former boys basketball coach Clay Stiver stepped down this year as he said he decided to put more time into his college classes, working towards his ...

Four years, one family

Four years, one family

Sharjeel Rahman

November 6, 2016


Filed under Field Hockey, SPORTS, Sports Features

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Tracking Senior Laura Cao’s journey to Varsity captain

Tracking Senior Laura Cao’s journey to Varsity captain

Aditya Krishnan

November 1, 2016


Filed under Girls Tennis, SPORTS, Sports Features

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