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Baseball: Vikings extra-inning tally too much for Matadors

Baseball: Vikings extra-inning tally too much for Matadors

Kevin Guo

March 26, 2012


Filed under Baseball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports

It took eight innings to do it, but the Vikings (3-6) were able to edge out the Matadors (5-5) 6-5 after tying the game in the sixth inning. The Matadors had a strong start, but were unable to create any more offense until the fifth inning. The two teams played evenly, sending the game into extra-innings during which Lynbrook...

Olympic discus gold medalist speaks to track team

Olympic discus gold medalist speaks to track team

Emma Courtright

March 26, 2012


Filed under SPORTS, Sports, Track & Field

March 20 was a unique day for the MVHS track team. Instead of starting with practice the team met in the staff lounge at Kennedy Middle School and listened as Stephanie Brown Trafton, the Olympic gold medalist for women’s discus in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, spoke to them about her accomplishment...

Boys Tennis: 6-1 win against Paly extends undefeated league streak

Boys Tennis: 6-1 win against Paly extends undefeated league streak

Kevin Guo

March 25, 2012


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

  On March 22, the varsity boys tennis team continued their undefeated league streak, scoring 6-1 in a home game against Palo Alto and bringing their league record to 7-0. The team went into the game expecting to do well — this season, the Matadors defeated Los Altos 4-3 which previously beat Pal...

Volleyball: Despite unforced errors, Matadors cruise over the Knights 3-0

Volleyball: Despite unforced errors, Matadors cruise over the Knights 3-0

Ashley Wu

March 24, 2012


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

The ball flew into the air as sophomore Kevin Szelong kicked it up high to sophomore Ryan Manley for the kill. It was an unusual but valid save in the middle of the third game in the varsity boys volleyball match against the King’s Academy on March 21. Szelong’s kick was part of a match with strong kills and solid passing that made up for inconsistent serves, allowing the ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Swimming holds first meet vs. Los Gatos

PHOTO GALLERY: Swimming holds first meet vs. Los Gatos

Margaret Lin

March 11, 2012


Filed under Multimedia, SPORTS, Spring Sports, Swimming & Diving

The varsity and junior varsity swimming teams held their first home and league meet on March 8 against Los Gatos High. The meet lasted from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. In total there were 45 individual and relay events. Their next meet will be the against Mountain View on March 16 at 3:30 p.m. Click thr...

Olympic athlete Erica McClain to coach track team

Olympic athlete Erica McClain to coach track team

Kevin Tsukii

February 1, 2012


Filed under SPORTS, Spring Sports, Track & Field

  Starting spring 2012, Olympic athlete Erica McClain will be coaching the triple jump and long jump for the MVHS track and field team while simultaneously training to qualify for the 2012 Olympic team. McClain graduated from Stanford University in 2008 and was a member of the 2008 U...