El Estoque

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...

Track and field: Seniors reflect on their last home meet against Homestead HS

Track and field: Seniors reflect on their last home meet against Homestead HS

Roshan Fernandez

April 29, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports, Track & Field

When the results appeared on the electronic board from the 100-meter race, senior Morris Chiang let out a shout and collapsed on the ground, angrily pounding his hands against the rubber track and then burying his face in his chest. He had finished in first place, but that was not the source of his fr...

Practice makes perfect: analyzing the importance of daily sports practice attendance

Practice makes perfect: analyzing the importance of daily sports practice attendance

Emily Xia

April 11, 2018


Filed under Boys Tennis, From the magazine, SPORTS, Spring Sports

enior Michael Wan spoke in a hurry, questions thrown at him from every direction. A robot had gone missing, and as the director of electrical engineering of the MV Robotics Team, he  suddenly found himself in the middle of several interviews from local news stations. He looked at the clock and sig...

Badminton: Team gets second win against Cupertino HS

Badminton: Team gets second win against Cupertino HS

Aditya Dash

April 8, 2018


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Spring Sports

As the MVHS badminton team prepared for its ninth game on a gloomy and cloudy afternoon, the team was warming up as they were about to play the Cupertino HS Pioneers. Having already previously defeated  them on their home court, MVHS had a level of confidence and it showed when they played, ultimately be...