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Liveblog: Boys volleyball battles St. Francis HS

Liveblog: Boys volleyball battles St. Francis HS

Om Khandekar

April 5, 2016

Follow along as MVHS (8-0) recreate last year's CCS finals against SFHS (6-0) (function(d, s, id) {var js,ijs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//embed.scribblelive.com/widgets/embed.js";ijs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, ijs);}(document, 'script', 'scrbbl-js'));...

Track and Field: Varsity Team loses in competition against the other MV

Track and Field: Varsity Team loses in competition against the other MV

Emma Lam

April 4, 2016

Co-reported by Fatima Ali and Hannan Waliullah n March 30th, a clash between Monta Vista HS and Mountain View HS occurred. Stakes were high, with Mountain View HS a step down from a higher division this season. The Matadors faced their toughest rival yet. It was a smaller home meet, with only two...

Boys volleyball: Matadors push past Saratoga HS

Boys volleyball: Matadors push past Saratoga HS

Aditya Pimplaskar

April 4, 2016

Story by Om Khandekar and Aditya Pimplaskar rior to the game, the Matadors experienced a sense of urgency as they realized that their undefeated league record could be threatened by Saratoga HS’ dominant hitters and the absence of star senior Alex Li. On the sidelines and not dressed out, Li sat ...

Track and Field: Q&A with team freshmen

Track and Field: Q&A with team freshmen

Emma Lam

April 1, 2016

Cowritten by Hannan Waliullah and Fatima Ali Photos by Fatima Ali veryone knows what it's like to be an freshman, whether they’re a teacher or a student at MVHS. They’ve all been through the transition from middle school to high school, not knowing where or how they’ll fit in. A few fin...

Swimming: Matadors gain victory over Homestead at senior meet

Swimming: Matadors gain victory over Homestead at senior meet

Chetana Ramaiyer

April 1, 2016

n March 24, the swimming team defeated Homestead High School in its last home meet of the year. Throughout the season, the team grew close, despite the fact that swimming is an individual sport. The diversity of skills and the close bond between the swimmers carried the team to its success this seaso...

Liveblog: Boys volleyball takes on Cupertino HS

Liveblog: Boys volleyball takes on Cupertino HS

Aditya Pimplaskar

March 25, 2016

Follow the game live as the Matadors (5-0) take on the Pioneers (4-0). // ...

Track and Field: First home meet of the season brings multiple wins

Track and Field: First home meet of the season brings multiple wins

Fatima Ali

March 24, 2016

Co-reported by Hannan Waliullah and Emma Lam Photos by Hannan Waliullah, Emma Lam and Fatima Ali he starting gun went off, signaling the start of the first 4x100 meter relay. As the lead for the MVHS team, freshman Reema Apte began to run, cheers all around the field resounded, shouting for the...

Baseball: Team blows past Prospect HS 9-1

Baseball: Team blows past Prospect HS 9-1

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan

March 14, 2016

atched up against a Prospect HS team with a 1-6 record, MVHS had a slow start in the the first inning. After PHS failed to convert a run in the top of the first, MVHS grounded out with the batting lineup unable to make it past first base. When the second inning began, senior catcher Ryan Granzella mish...

Swimming: Season begins with new coaches and diverse team

Swimming: Season begins with new coaches and diverse team

Karen Ma

March 13, 2016

ew other sports teams at MVHS have experienced the number of changes the swim team has had to face. With three different sets of coaches in the past four years and ceaseless adjustments to the training schedule, nothing has remained constant for the swimmers except one thing: their passion for swimmi...

Softball: Matadors lose 5-7 to Prospect HS

Softball: Matadors lose 5-7 to Prospect HS

Maya Murthy

March 10, 2016

Co-written by Sanjana Murthy t was the bottom of the fifth, bases loaded. The Matadors were behind by three runs when junior Danielle Koontz walked up to the plate. As her fellow teammates crouched from their position at the bases in preparation to even the score, Koontz swung her bat and connected....

Badminton: Season begins with high expectations, new coaches and different training drills

Badminton: Season begins with high expectations, new coaches and different training drills

Amita Mahajan

March 9, 2016

The team gathers around coaches Evan Blomquist and Peter Wu for instructions about training drills and season expectations on Feb. 23. The players look forward to another successful season this year. Photo by Amita Mahajan. ast year’s badminton team was arguably the most successful MVHS spor...

Diving: Season opens with new dives and high hopes

Diving: Season opens with new dives and high hopes

Karen Ma

March 9, 2016

hrieks from teammates resounded from the hot tub as a diver belly flopped into the deep end of the pool. After a few seconds, she resurfaced, hoisted herself out of the pool and joined the other four girls, all while laughing and groaning in pain. The usual during diving season. Last season, all but one of t...