El Estoque

Boys Volleyball: Matadors triumph in 3-0 victory against Homestead HS

Boys Volleyball: Matadors triumph in 3-0 victory against Homestead HS

Charlotte Chui, Sreya Kumar, and Rucha Soman

April 11, 2019


Filed under Boys Volleyball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports

n the first game of the season, the Matadors played against Homestead HS, and though they came away with a win, MVHS ended the game with a score of 3-1, giving up one set to HHS. The Matadors met HHS on the court again on March 10, for the second time this season. While the first and second sets dragge...

Boys tennis: Matadors defeat Los Gatos HS 6-1

Boys tennis: Matadors defeat Los Gatos HS 6-1

Ankit Gupta and Tina Low

April 8, 2019


Filed under Boys Tennis, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Team victorious in senior night game

Swimming: Matadors defeat Los Altos HS in last home meet

Swimming: Matadors defeat Los Altos HS in last home meet

Charlotte Chui and Iman Malik

March 29, 2019


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports, Swimming & Diving

 n March 22, the MVHS swimming team competed against Los Altos HS in their last home meet of the season. Despite the chilly weather and an expected forecast of rain, the Matadors were in high spirits. To honor their seniors for the senior night meet, a gold 2019 sign, along with purple and yellow balloons and banners,...

Boys volleyball: MVHS beats Saratoga HS in straight sets

Boys volleyball: MVHS beats Saratoga HS in straight sets

Gauri Kaushik and Anish Vasudevan

March 25, 2019


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Last year, the MVHS boys volleyball team had an almost perfect season, with a league record of 15-2. However, the Matadors faced an unprecedented loss to Saratoga HS in a tight game that went to five sets. On March 20, MVHS faced off against SHS once more, looking for revenge. MVHS started off strong of...

From Matador to Recruit

From Matador to Recruit

Rana Aghababazadeh and Julia Yang

September 28, 2018


Filed under Girls Tennis, SPORTS, Swimming & Diving

As the college application season is now upon the class of 2019, many hopeful students wonder if they’ve satisfied the admissions offices of their favorite schools. Though her classmates are scrambling to perfect applications through the thick of college application season, Ligier is not. For her,...

From dream to reality

From dream to reality

Rajas Habbu

September 1, 2018


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS

It was February 2016 and I was a freshman, eager to be joining the ranks of the MVHS volleyball team and donning the purple and gold. Throughout tryouts, I’d find myself gazing at the purple championship banners with gold embroidery. There was one there for every sport. Every sport except volleyball. ...

End of the line

End of the line

Michelle Wong and Aditi Gnanasekar

May 25, 2018


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Editor's note: Although Anthony Moll is on the El Estoque staff, he has been included in this story in order to include all graduating seniors on the MVHS baseball team. From walk-on beginners to ten year veterans, the 2018 seniors all came into the MVHS baseball team with varying experiences, goals,...

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...

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 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...

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...