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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...

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...

Badminton: MVHS maintains undefeated streak with win over Milpitas HS

Badminton: MVHS maintains undefeated streak with win over Milpitas HS

Roshan Fernandez

March 28, 2018


Filed under Badminton, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports

VHS badminton players held cups of boba and boxes of pizza in their hands as part of a team tradition called ‘Baddy Buddies,’ a version of Secret Santa gift exchange players participate in that takes place during March. After finishing up the exchange, the players then began to warm up. The atmosphe...

Badminton: The start of a journey towards CCS

Badminton: The start of a journey towards CCS

Aditya Dash

March 10, 2018


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Spring Sports

s the MVHS badminton team filled the field house on March 6 before their first game, there was a sense of excitement in the air as the team practiced their serves.  Looking for their first win, the players individually had a bigger goal in their mind: to make CCS and win it all. With the team and its c...

Retiring the Racquet: Badminton holds memorable senior night on April 27

Retiring the Racquet: Badminton holds memorable senior night on April 27

Roshan Fernandez

May 7, 2017


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Spring Sports

parkly silver tiaras rested on the seniors’ heads as they stood outside the field house waiting for a cue. For the beginning of their senior night, they'd replaced the badminton racquets they normally held with glittery, colorful wands. And once they were called inside by a former team member, senior...

Photo Gallery: Badminton triumphs over Gunn HS 19-11

Photo Gallery: Badminton triumphs over Gunn HS 19-11

Roshan Fernandez

April 23, 2017


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Spring Sports

hen the MVHS badminton team first filed into the field house on April 18, the players were smiling, sharing jokes and relaxing. The atmosphere in the building was calm and carefree. That was, up until the matches started. Then the laughter stopped, and the players began to focus for their matches. A...

Sports flash: Photos from MVHS athletics

Sports flash: Photos from MVHS athletics

Om Khandekar

April 17, 2017


Filed under Badminton, Baseball, Boys Volleyball, From the magazine, SPORTS, Track & Field

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Photo gallery: Badminton victorious over rival Cupertino HS

Photo gallery: Badminton victorious over rival Cupertino HS

Roshan Fernandez

April 1, 2017


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Spring Sports

s senior David Chen and junior Sean Chen played their varsity doubles match against the pair from Cupertino HS, they occasionally paused between points and gave a loud, sudden shout. This kept them focused on their match and built up their momentum. Throughout the afternoon, the MVHS field house was fil...

Badminton: Matadors blew out Milpitas HS in a highlight match

Badminton: Matadors blew out Milpitas HS in a highlight match

Chelsea Wong

March 26, 2017


Filed under Badminton, Sports

Repeated yells of encouragement filled the MVHS field house as the badminton team took on Milpitas HS and Palo Alto HS in back-to-back games on March 15 and 16. The team took the win against MHS on Wednesday with a score of 24-6 and against PAHS on Thursday with a score of 27-3.   During t...

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...

Views from the bench: Team USA’s 10-day trip to Spain

Views from the bench: Team USA’s 10-day trip to Spain

Karen Ma

December 8, 2016


Filed under Badminton, Best of Videos, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Watch the video below to follow our World Junior badminton team through our 10 days in Spain! Expectation: Lug racquet bag around Spain for a week. Play and watch the best of each nation’s youth badminton players. Rest at hotel. Reality: Ten days of uncontrollable laughter, tempting meals, ...

Badminton: Matadors win first match against Gunn HS

Badminton: Matadors win first match against Gunn HS

Renee Pu

April 11, 2016


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Spring Sports

VHS’ badminton team played its first match of the season on March 8, 2016. Competing against Gunn HS, varsity won the match with an overall score of 25 - 5, with 25 points for MVHS and five for GHS.   Highlights of Varsity 1 Mixed Doubles Game 1 As the first game of varsity 1 ...