El Estoque

Back to back: How boys volleyball overcame immense expectations

Back to back: How boys volleyball overcame immense expectations

Roshan Fernandez and Kamyar Moradi

May 22, 2019

elief — that’s what Coach Paul Chiu felt last year when the boys volleyball team took home its first major championship. He says it was delightful to watch everyone celebrate the NorCal Championship — the parents, the athletes, the community all rejoicing in the heat of the moment. But beyond th...

Boys Volleyball beats Amador Valley in the first round of NorCal Volleyball Championships

Boys Volleyball beats Amador Valley in the first round of NorCal Volleyball Championships

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Collin Qian

May 17, 2019

Up 25-14 in the third set, the Monta Vista gym floor shook as senior Nikhil Bapat leaped into the air. The sound of a loud clap, created by Bapat’s game-ending kill, triggered loud cheers and stomps from the crowd—sending the MVHS Boys Volleyball team past Amador Valley High School (AVHS) and on to th...

Recapping boys volleyball’s CCS championship and NorCal playoff run

Recapping boys volleyball’s CCS championship and NorCal playoff run

Roshan Fernandez

May 12, 2019

itting on the left-most side of the bench, Coach Paul Chiu clicked his pen rapidly. On, off, on, off — he kept doing it, paying close attention to his players on the court.   It was the third set of the CCS Championship, and his team had nearly made history by winning CCS for the first time in th...

MVHS baseball take home a 3-2 win on senior night

MVHS baseball take home a 3-2 win on senior night

Ankit Gupta, Tabitha Mendez, and Kamyar Moradi

May 11, 2019

As the MVHS baseball team warmed up for their last home game of the season, they could hear the chatter of excited parents and friends stringing purple and gold streams along the field and bleachers.In celebration for senior night, family also taped posters for each senior on the dugout wall.  At ...

Boys volleyball wins league championship on their senior night

Boys volleyball wins league championship on their senior night

Rucha Soman, Kamyar Moradi, and Herman Saini

May 7, 2019

With the MVHS Boys Volleyball’s legacy reaching its peak with their win at the Norcal Championship last year, this years seniors tried to close out their final regular season with a bang. MVHS hasn’t lost a home game for the past two years. But on their senior night and last home league game, th...

Softball: MVHS falls to Westmont high school with a 7-17 defeat

Softball: MVHS falls to Westmont high school with a 7-17 defeat

Justine Ha

April 30, 2019

On April 25, the MVHS girls softball team faced Westmont HS - hoping to gain a win after continuous losses. With both teams in similar positions in the central coast section rankings, the outcome of this game could have been in favor for either team. Despite the harsh weather conditions of the humid air and sun sh...

Boys volleyball: MVHS defeats Cupertino HS 3-0

Boys volleyball: MVHS defeats Cupertino HS 3-0

Kamyar Moradi and Stuti Upadhyay

April 25, 2019

It was Friday before break as the MVHS boys volleyball team faced off against CHS. Parents and fellow students lined the bleachers as the confident Matadors team prepared to face their division rival, the CHS Pioneers. Although MVHS was facing a team with a sub .500 record in their league, it was ...

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

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

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

 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

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...