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Athletes continue practicing virtually

Athletes continue practicing virtually

Jayanti Jha and Jefferson Le

May 13, 2020

Video conferencing apps like Zoom have become almost an essential for school due to shelter-in-place restrictions. In particular, student athletes at MVHS use apps like Zoom as tools to host virtual workouts and practices and maintain a line of communication between coaches and their athletes. Sophomore A...

Athlete of the Month: Sotiris Kougiours

Athlete of the Month: Sotiris Kougiours

Elena Khan

March 13, 2020

The adrenaline rush of jumping over hurdles for 65 and 300 meters gives sophomore Sotiris Kougiours the motivation to keep progressing in his track career. Kougiours started hurdling in elementary school as his parents took him to a track clinic every Sunday. By participating in multiple events at the track...

Track & field host its annual 400 meter shootout event

Coach Kirk Flatow fires the starting gun for every heat during the shootout event.

Justine Ha and Tabitha Mendez

March 3, 2020

On Feb. 27, the shootout event took place which kickstarted the new 2020 track & field season

Track and field: Seniors reflect on their last home meet against Homestead HS

Track and field: Seniors reflect on their last home meet against Homestead HS

Roshan Fernandez

April 29, 2018

When the results appeared on the electronic board from the 100-meter race, senior Morris Chiang let out a shout and collapsed on the ground, angrily pounding his hands against the rubber track and then burying his face in his chest. He had finished in first place, but that was not the source of his fr...

Sports flash: Photos from MVHS athletics

Sports flash: Photos from MVHS athletics

Om Khandekar

April 17, 2017

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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

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...

A look back: Most valuable athletes of the 2017 Rustbuster Invitational

A look back: Most valuable athletes of the 2017 Rustbuster Invitational

Om Khandekar

March 22, 2017

Nearing the end of the varsity girls 800m race, senior Kelly Bishop was virtually alone on the track. As she crossed the finish line, three seconds passed before the second place competitor finished the race. Yet Bishop’s winning time of 2:22.61 was four seconds slower than her personal best. Even af...

Running down the clock: MVHS athletes deal with sleep deprivation

Running down the clock: MVHS athletes deal with sleep deprivation

Om Khandekar

March 8, 2017

he mental aspects of sleep deprivation can hit a student particularly hard; drowsiness, irritability and a general reduction in mental ability turn the average school day into a series of challenges. MVHS students have heard people condemning sleeping late for its mental effects. People say things a...

On the Right Track: Custodian Tom Orsua becomes track coach

Photo used with permission of Thomas Orsua

Hannan Waliullah

April 27, 2016

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 ...