El Estoque

Back at it

Back at it

Akshara Majjiga

March 8, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Fall Sports, SPORTS, Sports Features, Spring Sports, Swimming & Diving, Water Polo

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]en years ago, when JV baseball coach Shawn Voigt graduated from MVHS with the class of 2007, things were different. Without the internet, Voigt found it difficult to develop his skills and opinions with limited access to contrasting perspectives. But, 2015 JV water polo and swim coa...

Baseball: Matadors open up season with home loss to Los Altos HS

Baseball: Matadors open up season with home loss to Los Altos HS

Om Khandekar

March 7, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks, Spring Sports

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hat started as a miraculous comeback ended in a staggering loss for the MVHS baseball team. A chilly day was capped off by an even colder turn of events as fans and players alike watched a four run deficit vanish thanks to a miraculous offensive effort by MVHS, but then was cancelled...

Baseball: 2016 season comes to a close after second straight CCS quarterfinal apperance

Baseball: 2016 season comes to a close after second straight CCS quarterfinal apperance

Pranav Iyer

May 24, 2016


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Round of 16: #2 Willow Glen HS vs #15 MVHS Additional reporting credits to Ankit Dua. The CCS playoffs. An underdog role. Both familiar sights for the Matadors. Coming off a quarterfinal run in last year’s tournament, the Matadors were ready for the Goliaths of the CCS. And on May 18, they trav...

Baseball: Matadors lose unofficial league championship game against the Spartans

Baseball: Matadors lose unofficial league championship game against the Spartans

Pranav Iyer

May 18, 2016


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Two teams with 10-3 league record. A 1-1 split in the series. Two games left in the regular season. Robert Braunstein of CalHiSports Bay Area on hand. On May 11, the unofficial El Camino League championship game took place at MVHS. The winner to clinch at least a tie of of first place and the tiebreaker. “It...

Baseball: Matadors emerge victorious after last second run against SCHS Bruins

Baseball: Matadors emerge victorious after last second run against SCHS Bruins

Om Khandekar

May 5, 2016


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

After a sluggish start in the first few innings of the game, it seemed like MVHS’ winning league record would be derailed by a frenzied effort by the Santa Clara High School dugout. However, holding true to the pattern of turning games around that they've been sticking to throughout the season, the M...

Baseball: Matadors erupt for longest win streak in five years spanning across 22 days

Baseball: Matadors erupt for longest win streak in five years spanning across 22 days

Pranav Iyer

April 25, 2016


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

After a disappointing 4-7 start to the season, with many loses against superior competition in non-league play, the Matadors have finally started to find their groove. After going on a six game win streak that lasted from March 24 to April 15, the Matadors boasted a 10-7 record with a 4-2 league record....

Baseball: Matadors late rally pushes them past Fremont HS

Baseball: Matadors late rally pushes them past Fremont HS

Pranav Iyer

April 25, 2016


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Story by Kalpana Gopalkrishnan. Down 3-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning, it looked like MVHS was going to lose its first home game against Fremont High School after a five-game home winning streak. This game was a rematch that took place on April 7; two days before, MVHS blew out FHS 13-6 at t...

Baseball: Matadors edge SCHS to make it three straight wins

Baseball: Matadors edge SCHS to make it three straight wins

Malini Ramaiyer

April 21, 2016


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

In the bottom of the sixth, the score was tied at two and the Matadors had two outs. Facing Santa Clara High School, the top team in the league, MVHS had expected a tough game. And on March 31, a tough game is what they got. Sophomore Josh Huang, however, stepped up to the plate and brought home s...

Baseball: Slater’s one-hitter leads Matadors past Independence HS

Baseball: Slater’s one-hitter leads Matadors past Independence HS

Pranav Iyer

April 17, 2016


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

When senior Ryan Granzella stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the third, sophomore Jarrett James had just rounded the bases to put MVHS up 2-0. The Independence High School pitcher lobbed a slow pitch and Granzella capitalized with a hard hit down left centerfield. With the IHS outfielder in position...

Baseball: Matadors end three game skid with win over Gunn HS

Baseball: Matadors end three game skid with win over Gunn HS

Pranav Iyer

April 11, 2016


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Down 3-1 in the third inning, the Matadors were on pace to lose their fourth straight game and their second in a row to the Gunn Titans. But determined to not let their season fall out of their grasp, they decided to put their rally caps on and get to work. Four innings later, they emerged with a 6-3 ...

Baseball: Team blows past Prospect HS 9-1

Baseball: Team blows past Prospect HS 9-1

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan

March 14, 2016


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]atched up against a Prospect HS team with a 1-6 record, MVHS had a slow start in the the first inning. After PHS failed to convert a run in the top of the first, MVHS grounded out with the batting lineup unable to make it past first base. When the second inning began, senior catcher...

Baseball: Despite loss in CCS quarterfinals, Matadors are optimistic about future

Baseball: Despite loss in CCS quarterfinals, Matadors are optimistic about future

Pranav Iyer

May 24, 2015


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]ll it took was one play to decide the outcome of this game. It wasn’t a play made by any player from either side. It was one made by the refs, at least in the minds of the Matadors. “The ump missed the call and you can’t really change that,” junior Ryan Granzella said. After...