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Boys volleyball: Coach celebrates 200th career win against Los Altos HS

Boys volleyball: Coach celebrates 200th career win against Los Altos HS

Rana Aghababazadeh

April 17, 2017


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS

he MVHS crowd full of attentive parents cheered as sophomore Apoorv Pachori prepared to serve. The Matador bench yelled “push one” with the score at 24-19, and sophomore Gautham Dasari closed the game with a clear kill. This point would not only add on to the Matadors’ league win streak, but wo...

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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Q and A: Bianca Yongyuth

Q and A: Bianca Yongyuth

Stephanie Lam

April 17, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Swimming & Diving

Freshman Bianca Yongyuth discovered her affinity for water nine years ago, as a 5-year-old. She currently swims year-round with the Santa Clara Swim Club and for the Matadors in the spring, as a freshman on varsity. Yongyuth’s love for swimming has taken her to swim meets across the country, from Califo...

Baseball: Matadors pull past Homestead HS with a late rally

Baseball: Matadors pull past Homestead HS with a late rally

Michelle Wong

April 13, 2017


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Additional reporting by Himani Yalamaddi. ith consecutive hits by the Matadors allowing them to score point after point during the sixth inning, the relatively slow game culminated in an action packed inning that gave MVHS the victory. On March 27, a rally in the sixth inning brought MVHS to a thr...

Track and Field: Cupertino High School loses against MVHS Track Team

Track and Field: Cupertino High School loses against MVHS Track Team

Emma Lam

April 10, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Spring Sports, Track & Field

It was a blinding day, the sun shining down on the red and purple clad people below. The sun beat down on the athletes below, and the sounds of start guns ring across the field. People are spread across the field, the shouts of cheering ringing all around. Although, the competition was tough, the Mat...

Swimming: Matadors race against Los Altos in last home meet of the year

Swimming: Matadors race against Los Altos in last home meet of the year

Trisha Kholiya

April 6, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Spring Sports, Swimming & Diving

On April 6, the MVHS swimming team honored their seniors in the last home game of their high school careers. The swimmers sat in the bleachers while waiting for their events, cheering on their teammates who raced across the pool deck. In the hands of the spectators were colorful handmade posters for...

Liveblog: Boys baseball faces Santa Clara HS

Liveblog: Boys baseball faces Santa Clara HS

Michelle Wong

April 6, 2017


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Follow the baseball game live as MVHS takes on Santa Clara Bruins in a home league game. // ...

Softball: Team suffers 5-2 loss against Los Gatos HS

Softball: Team suffers 5-2 loss against Los Gatos HS

Stephanie Lam

April 4, 2017


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

t was windier than usual when the softball team took their places on the field. The wind carried sounds of rustling trees and shouts from the boy’s baseball team.. But all of those noises were soon ignored by the the softball team and its audience. All they could hear was the cracking of a bat again...

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 ...

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...

Baseball: Team dominates Cupertino HS in 8-4 win

Baseball: Team dominates Cupertino HS in 8-4 win

Michelle Wong

March 30, 2017


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

On March 21, tensions were high as the Matadors finally faced their long-anticipated opponent, Cupertino HS. After their win against Lynbrook HS on March 16, MVHS awaited their game against their rival CHS, which the team believed would be a much more difficult opponent. What began as a strong start by...

Photo gallery: Boys tennis sweeps Menlo-Atherton HS and Los Gatos HS

Photo gallery: Boys tennis sweeps Menlo-Atherton HS and Los Gatos HS

Mingjie Zhong

March 29, 2017


Filed under Boys Tennis, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Sunny and clear afternoon weather on March 15 and 16 found the Matadors triumphantly defending their home court, despite missing key players in both competitions. No. 1 singles player senior Aditya Prabhakar found himself absent against both Menlo-Atherton HS and Los Gatos HS due to an injured wrist....