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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


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports, Track & Field

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


Filed under Badminton, Baseball, Boys Volleyball, From the magazine, SPORTS, Track & Field

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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


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...

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


Filed under Game Reviews, Matador of the Week, SPORTS, Spring Sports, Track & Field

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


Filed under Boys Volleyball, From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks, Track & Field, Wrestling

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

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 ...

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


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

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...

Track and Field: Q&A with team freshmen

Track and Field: Q&A with team freshmen

Emma Lam

April 1, 2016


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

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...

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


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

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...

Track and Field: Athletes achieve personal records at El Camino League Finals

Track and Field: Athletes achieve personal records at El Camino League Finals

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan

May 10, 2015


Filed under SPORTS, Spring Sports, Track & Field

No one seems to remember when the El Camino League Finals were last held at MVHS, but nevertheless, on May 6, 2015 at 4 p.m., athletes from around the valley congregated at MVHS’ renovated track to compete for entrance to the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League Finals. Although MVHS finished fifth...

Track and field: Subteams gives players specialized attention respective of their events

Track and field: Subteams gives players specialized attention respective of their events

Avni Prasad

March 25, 2015


Filed under SPORTS, Spring Sports, Track & Field

A team of 110 student athletes filed on to the upper field on March 10. Some traded their soccer cleats for running spikes, while others their baggy basketball jersey for a tight purple running shirt. They were no stranger to sweat — but as they stretched on the bleachers, coach Kirk Flatow pointed...