El Estoque

Softball: Class of 2020 Seniors

Senior Lauren Lee began playing softball when she was 5 years and was on varsity all 4 years.

Jayanti Jha and Collin Qian

May 23, 2020

As the MVHS softball season comes to a close, the seniors reflect on all their years being on the team as they share their fun experiences and most favorite memories. Lauren Lee At the end of her freshman year, senior Lauren Lee went to Central Coast Section (CCS) finals with the softball team,...

Athletes continue practicing virtually

Athletes continue practicing virtually

Jayanti Jha and Jefferson Le

May 13, 2020

Video conferencing apps like Zoom have become almost an essential for school due to shelter-in-place restrictions. In particular, student athletes at MVHS use apps like Zoom as tools to host virtual workouts and practices and maintain a line of communication between coaches and their athletes. Sophomore A...

COVID-19 and its impact on the sports community

COVID-19 and its impact on the sports community

Devin Gupta, Tanish Mendki, Leanna Sun, and Alyssa Hui

April 19, 2020

Exploring the feelings from different MVHS athletes who have been impacted directly from this and the fans of professional sports leagues

MVHS Swim: The Matadors host their annual senior night ceremony despite COVID-19 cancellations

Following Lin was senior Bianca Youngyouth, who was dressed in the special senior tie-dye shirt and a pool float.

Rucha Soman, Justine Ha, and Anjali Singh

March 13, 2020

On March 13, members of the MVHS Swim team gathered by the pool deck after school to set up for the annual senior night ceremony. The 13 seniors joined their fellow teammates as they ran from the tennis courts to the pool where they were greeted by a human bridge. Despite not allowing spectators, MVHS...

Athlete of the Month: Sotiris Kougiours

Athlete of the Month: Sotiris Kougiours

Elena Khan

March 13, 2020

The adrenaline rush of jumping over hurdles for 65 and 300 meters gives sophomore Sotiris Kougiours the motivation to keep progressing in his track career. Kougiours started hurdling in elementary school as his parents took him to a track clinic every Sunday. By participating in multiple events at the track...

Boys volleyball: MVHS takes commanding win against Lynbrook HS

Senior Daniel Chang and junior Brandon Ng successfully block a spike by a Lynbrook HS player. The duo amounted for multiple blocks during the game.

Elena Khan and Anish Vasudevan

March 3, 2020

The MVHS boys volleyball team, who hasn’t played a game since its Norcal championship win last season, defeated Lynbrook HS (LHS) at its first home game of the season. The team won in straight sets, starting the new season off strong with a current league standing at 1-0.  The Matadors remained...

Track & field host its annual 400 meter shootout event

Coach Kirk Flatow fires the starting gun for every heat during the shootout event.

Justine Ha and Tabitha Mendez

March 3, 2020

On Feb. 27, the shootout event took place which kickstarted the new 2020 track & field season

Back to back: How boys volleyball overcame immense expectations

Seniors Nikhil Bapat (right) and Gautham Dasari (left) embrace after winning CCS for the first time in program history. The victory over Bellarmine CP came after three consecutive CCS losses to BCP, most recently when BCP beat MVHS in the 2018 final. Photo by Roshan Fernandez.

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...