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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...

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

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 out by a five run L...

Views from the bench: Team USA’s 10-day trip to Spain

Views from the bench: Team USA’s 10-day trip to Spain

Karen Ma

December 8, 2016


Filed under Badminton, Best of Videos, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Watch the video below to follow our World Junior badminton team through our 10 days in Spain! Expectation: Lug racquet bag around Spain for a week. Play and watch the best of each nation’s youth badminton players. Rest at hotel. Reality: Ten days of uncontrollable laughter, tempting meals, ...

Influencing America, one sport at a time

Influencing America, one sport at a time

Akshara Majjiga

November 4, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, SPORTS, Spring Sports, Winter Sports

With election season upon us, athletes across the country are increasingly using their platforms to endorse candidates and make progress against prominent issues in our communities. Click through the slideshow to see how athletes in the past have helped spark political and social change. Photos taken from Wikimedia Commons...

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 ...

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...

Boys tennis: Matadors pummel Los Gatos HS in first round of CCS

Boys tennis: Matadors pummel Los Gatos HS in first round of CCS

Karen Ma

May 19, 2016


Filed under Boys Tennis, SPORTS, Spring Sports

t was May 9, day one of their CCS team tournament. One senior, one junior and eight sophomores played for the varsity boys’ tennis team and competed in seven events — four singles and three doubles entries against Los Gatos HS. Out of them, six emerged victorious, the remaining one falling short...

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...

Under one banner: The difference between club and high school sports

Under one banner: The difference between club and high school sports

Aditya Pimplaskar

May 18, 2016


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS, Swimming & Diving

Story by Om Khandekar and Aditya Pimplaskar Until the final weeks of January, they are rival swimmers on rival teams. Then February rolls around and these rivals become teammates. Come May, senior Keven Shang can be seen speeding into the wall, finishing his portion of the relay just as senior Lucca Ma...

Junior Marcus Harjono discovers a passion in the sport of golf

Junior Marcus Harjono discovers a passion in the sport of golf

Akshara Majjiga

May 17, 2016


Filed under Boys Golf, SPORTS

t just wasn't working,” junior Marcus Harjono said, remembering a time during practice. “And I was just frustrated because I couldn't reach my expectations.” Frustration is not uncommon in the game of golf. On a bad day filled with unlucky drives, it’s hard not to pack up your clubs and head...

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. // ...