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Boys volleyball: Despite slow start, team defeats Cupertino HS

Boys volleyball: Despite slow start, team defeats Cupertino HS

Om Khandekar

April 3, 2017


Filed under Boys Volleyball, Game Reviews, SPORTS

he last time MVHS competed against rival Cupertino HS, the box score said it all. MVHS had notched a 3-0 win at CHS on March 10 on their way to conquering the rest of the league, and didn’t look like they had any chance to slow down. Despite CHS losing by a margin of 10 points per set however, when the ...

Boys volleyball: MVHS maintains undefeated league record in nail-biting 3-2 finish over Homestead HS

Boys volleyball: MVHS maintains undefeated league record in nail-biting 3-2 finish over Homestead HS

Aditya Pimplaskar

March 28, 2017


Filed under Boys Volleyball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports

or the first time this season, head coach Paul Chiu was noticeably uncomfortable. He looked on from his spot on the sideline, occasionally barking plays and signaling to players, but all he could do was watch as the Matadors experienced a matchup unlike any other league team they had faced this seas...

Boys volleyball: Team defeats Cupertino HS 3-0

Boys volleyball: Team defeats Cupertino HS 3-0

Sannidhi Menon

March 14, 2017


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

The Matador supporters lined up in the red and gold covered Cupertino HS gym found themselves vastly outnumbered. The significant crowd filling the CHS seats cheered their team on as they warmed up, but the visiting MVHS boys volleyball team was quick to silence them, defeating the home team 25-11, 25-15...

Running down the clock: MVHS athletes deal with sleep deprivation

Running down the clock: MVHS athletes deal with sleep deprivation

Om Khandekar

March 8, 2017


Filed under Boys Volleyball, From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks, Track & Field, Wrestling

he mental aspects of sleep deprivation can hit a student particularly hard; drowsiness, irritability and a general reduction in mental ability turn the average school day into a series of challenges. MVHS students have heard people condemning sleeping late for its mental effects. People say things a...

Boys volleyball: Team gets revenge against Bellarmine College Preparatory in season’s home opener

Boys volleyball: Team gets revenge against Bellarmine College Preparatory in season’s home opener

Om Khandekar

March 7, 2017


Filed under Boys Volleyball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Sports Digital, Spring Sports

Update: A previous version of this article stated the game took place on March 5, the game actually took place on March 1 t had been a heartbreaking end to a season. The boys volleyball team had carried themselves to the semifinals of the 2016 CCS tournament, only to be shut down by outstanding pla...

Boys volleyball: Season cut short after CCS semifinals loss to Bellarmine College Prep

Boys volleyball: Season cut short after CCS semifinals loss to Bellarmine College Prep

Malini Ramaiyer

May 26, 2016


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Additional reporting by Om Khandekar and Aditya Pimplaskar “Win League, Win CCS, Win NorCals.” The boys volleyball team has repeated this as their anthem for the past two seasons. Head coach Paul Chiu has always set high expectations for the team, and it worked. Last year, they ended with a ...

Boys volleyball: MVHS beats Los Altos HS in round two of CCS playoffs

Boys volleyball: MVHS beats Los Altos HS in round two of CCS playoffs

Malini Ramaiyer

May 13, 2016


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

When the Matadors won the first set 25-11, it seemed like the match would be a quick one. It was the clear that the Matadors were the stronger team when they won the first set with a margin of 14 points. But that fact became less and less clear as the game went on, especially in the third set when Matadors...

Liveblog: Boys volleyball takes on Los Altos HS in the second round of CCS

Liveblog: Boys volleyball takes on Los Altos HS in the second round of CCS

Aditya Pimplaskar

May 12, 2016


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Follow the game live as the Matadors take on the Los Altos HS Eagles in a CCS second round match up. // ...

Boys volleyball: Team celebrates senior game with straight sets over Mountain View HS

Boys volleyball: Team celebrates senior game with straight sets over Mountain View HS

Malini Ramaiyer

May 11, 2016


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

You can tell that a team feels a little too comfortable during a match when they laugh at points they lose, cheer extra loudly for points they win and play their starting outside as setter. The boys volleyball team made sure to have a little fun as they coasted through their senior game on April 29. T...

Boys volleyball: Matadors rebound from loss against St. Francis HS to a win against Los Altos HS

Boys volleyball: Matadors rebound from loss against St. Francis HS to a win against Los Altos HS

Om Khandekar

April 27, 2016


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Co-written by Malini Ramaiyer he boys volleyball team is dominating their league and season in a style reminiscent of last year. They broke record after record, making it all the way to the championships, where they fell to St. Francis HS. The Matadors’ rematch against SFHS marked the game as a ke...

Liveblog: Boys volleyball battles St. Francis HS

Liveblog: Boys volleyball battles St. Francis HS

Om Khandekar

April 5, 2016


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Follow along as MVHS (8-0) recreate last year's CCS finals against SFHS (6-0) (function(d, s, id) {var js,ijs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//embed.scribblelive.com/widgets/embed.js";ijs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, ijs);}(document, 'script', 'scrbbl-js'));...

Boys volleyball: Matadors push past Saratoga HS

Boys volleyball: Matadors push past Saratoga HS

Aditya Pimplaskar

April 4, 2016


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Story by Om Khandekar and Aditya Pimplaskar rior to the game, the Matadors experienced a sense of urgency as they realized that their undefeated league record could be threatened by Saratoga HS’ dominant hitters and the absence of star senior Alex Li. On the sidelines and not dressed out, Li sat ...