El Estoque

Baseball: Final innings

Baseball: Final innings

Michelle Wong

May 16, 2017


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

t was uncertain whether or not the Matadors would be able to secure a senior night win before their game against Gunn HS, but a late rally in the bottom of the seventh inning helped give the Matadors the victory with a score of 4-3. On May 8, MVHS took on GHS at home for the seniors' last home game of t...

One kill after another: Assistant coach Calvin Wong talks about the volleyball season’s success

One kill after another: Assistant coach Calvin Wong talks about the volleyball season’s success

Om Khandekar

May 12, 2017


Filed under Boys Volleyball, From the magazine, SPORTS

ast year, the boys volleyball team was eliminated from the CCS tournament in a heartbreaking 3-1 loss to Bellarmine College Preparatory. In the semifinals. But in the first match of this season, they dominated BCP 3-0. So far, they are poised to finally win CCS. But no matter how this season panned out f...

Baseball: MVHS’ win against Fremont HS brings them a step closer to CCS

Baseball: MVHS’ win against Fremont HS brings them a step closer to CCS

Michelle Wong

May 8, 2017


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

ith the hot sun beating down on them, the Matadors hit an astounding five runs during the fourth inning, helping them secure a win as they defeated Fremont HS on May 3 with a score of 7-5. Their current ranking at a three way tie for third place in the league meant that MVHS would have to win all of the...

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...

Softball: Team blows out Wilcox HS

Softball: Team blows out Wilcox HS

Akshara Majjiga

May 6, 2017


Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

espite the blistering afternoon heat, the MVHS softball team took the field on May 4 ready to compete. The team was dominant on defense throughout the game, holding Wilcox HS scoreless through all five innings. After MVHS was able to secure the three outs necessary for a quick ending to the top of the...

Boys volleyball: Team defeats Los Altos HS in senior night game

Boys volleyball: Team defeats Los Altos HS in senior night game

Roshan Fernandez

May 6, 2017


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

p against a Los Altos HS team with a 2-10 league record, the Matadors came into their senior night game feeling confident of a win. After a brief ceremony for seniors Prathik Rao and Yash Hegde, MVHS took the court and the players seemed laid back, all smiling and sharing jokes. “I think a lot of us p...

Boys volleyball: No longer undefeated

Boys volleyball: No longer undefeated

Rana Aghababazadeh

April 28, 2017


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Update: Shen is defensive as Libero. Rao played in the second set. Clapping sequences followed blocks, not kills. The team has five sophomores.  series of "ooh-ooh ah-ah's" followed by a clapping sequence came from the Homestead High School crowd. It was nearly the end of the last set against HHS ...

Take it from the players: MVHS pushes past Saratoga HS in straight sets

Take it from the players: MVHS pushes past Saratoga HS in straight sets

Om Khandekar

April 25, 2017


Filed under Boys Volleyball, Game Reviews, SPORTS

It’s not every game that MVHS takes on Mercury News boys volleyball Player of the Year, Joel Schneidmiller, as an opponent. For sophomore Nikhil Bapat, it was a reality he had to face when MVHS went up against Saratoga HS and their dynamic 6-foot 6-inch hitter. For most of the first set, SHS and MVHS ...

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...

Off the high dive

Off the high dive

Akshara Majjiga

April 21, 2017


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

n seventh grade, a couple of years after junior Demetra Williams first launched into her diving career, she recalls being asked if diving even qualified as a sport. The boy who asked her was confused; he assumed divers just climbed a ladder and jumped off of a board, not really noticing what may have gone ...

Softball: Team conquered by Mountain View HS 1-3

Softball: Team conquered by Mountain View HS 1-3

Rana Aghababazadeh

April 21, 2017


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

arents sat in the stands, hands shading their heads as the sun emerged from behind the pines in the two last innings of the game. Many had lost attention with the score lingering at 1-3. But an unexpected hit from junior Anne-Marie Manley redrew the attention of the crowd as the two-year varsity pl...

Baseball: MVHS defeats Gunn HS 2-0 in shutout

Baseball: MVHS defeats Gunn HS 2-0 in shutout

Himani Yalamaddi

April 19, 2017


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Written by Michelle Wong. After losing three straight games, the Matadors finally added a game to their win column, defeating Gunn HS 2-0 on April 19. Though GHS was able to get runners on base, senior Allen Iwamoto's strong pitching allowed him to throw a complete game shutout. Click through the phot...