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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...

Baseball: Matadors emerge victorious after last second run against SCHS Bruins

Baseball: Matadors emerge victorious after last second run against SCHS Bruins

Om Khandekar

May 5, 2016


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

After a sluggish start in the first few innings of the game, it seemed like MVHS’ winning league record would be derailed by a frenzied effort by the Santa Clara High School dugout. However, holding true to the pattern of turning games around that they've been sticking to throughout the season, the M...

On the Right Track: Custodian Tom Orsua becomes track coach

On the Right Track: Custodian Tom Orsua becomes track coach

Hannan Waliullah

April 27, 2016


Filed under Print, SPORTS, Spring Sports, Track & Field

It’s 3:15p.m. Custodian Thomas Orsua turns in his radio, rides his white cart to the cafeteria, throws away the trash he collected during the day and signs out. Heís done with his shift for the day. But instead of climbing into his car and heading home, Orsua shifts gears and heads to the locker ...

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...

Boys tennis: Team defeats Carmel HS 6-1 in final home game

Boys tennis: Team defeats Carmel HS 6-1 in final home game

Karen Ma

April 26, 2016


Filed under Boys Tennis, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Co-reported by Karen Ma, Emma Lam and Priya Reddy. fter the usual huddles and motivational talks, chatters of encouragement amongst both team’s players arose as each player split off onto a court to begin his match. With the knowledge that their opponents Carmel HS had a lower record than them th...

Baseball: Matadors erupt for longest win streak in five years spanning across 22 days

Baseball: Matadors erupt for longest win streak in five years spanning across 22 days

Pranav Iyer

April 25, 2016


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

After a disappointing 4-7 start to the season, with many loses against superior competition in non-league play, the Matadors have finally started to find their groove. After going on a six game win streak that lasted from March 24 to April 15, the Matadors boasted a 10-7 record with a 4-2 league record....

Baseball: Matadors late rally pushes them past Fremont HS

Baseball: Matadors late rally pushes them past Fremont HS

Pranav Iyer

April 25, 2016


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Story by Kalpana Gopalkrishnan. Down 3-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning, it looked like MVHS was going to lose its first home game against Fremont High School after a five-game home winning streak. This game was a rematch that took place on April 7; two days before, MVHS blew out FHS 13-6 at t...

Baseball: Matadors edge SCHS to make it three straight wins

Baseball: Matadors edge SCHS to make it three straight wins

Malini Ramaiyer

April 21, 2016


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

In the bottom of the sixth, the score was tied at two and the Matadors had two outs. Facing Santa Clara High School, the top team in the league, MVHS had expected a tough game. And on March 31, a tough game is what they got. Sophomore Josh Huang, however, stepped up to the plate and brought home s...

Boys tennis: Victorious doubles but unsuccessful singles lead to 5-2 defeat against Homestead HS

Boys tennis: Victorious doubles but unsuccessful singles lead to 5-2 defeat against Homestead HS

Akshara Majjiga

April 19, 2016


Filed under Boys Tennis, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Co-reported by Akshara Majjiga and Karen Ma oming into their game on Tuesday, April 5, the Matadors were first in their league. Seven matches later, however, Homestead HS was able to dethrone them at home with a score of 5-2. Since the Matadors’ No. 1 player in singles, senior Amit Batta, was away for a competition, the rest of th...

Baseball: Slater’s one-hitter leads Matadors past Independence HS

Baseball: Slater’s one-hitter leads Matadors past Independence HS

Pranav Iyer

April 17, 2016


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

When senior Ryan Granzella stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the third, sophomore Jarrett James had just rounded the bases to put MVHS up 2-0. The Independence High School pitcher lobbed a slow pitch and Granzella capitalized with a hard hit down left centerfield. With the IHS outfielder in position...

Badminton: Matadors win first match against Gunn HS

Badminton: Matadors win first match against Gunn HS

Renee Pu

April 12, 2016


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Spring Sports

VHS’ badminton team played its first match of the season on March 8, 2016. Competing against Gunn HS, varsity won the match with an overall score of 25 - 5, with 25 points for MVHS and five for GHS.   Highlights of Varsity 1 Mixed Doubles Game 1 As the first game of varsity 1 ...

Baseball: Matadors end three game skid with win over Gunn HS

Baseball: Matadors end three game skid with win over Gunn HS

Pranav Iyer

April 11, 2016


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Down 3-1 in the third inning, the Matadors were on pace to lose their fourth straight game and their second in a row to the Gunn Titans. But determined to not let their season fall out of their grasp, they decided to put their rally caps on and get to work. Four innings later, they emerged with a 6-3 ...