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Boys basketball: Team loses senior night to Santa Clara HS

Boys basketball: Team loses senior night to Santa Clara HS

Charlotte Chui, Gauri Kaushik, and Rajas Habbu

February 18, 2019


Filed under Boys Basketball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports

urrounded by two lines of his applauding teammates, senior and captain Ryan Tagawa makes his way down the basketball court to the sound of ecstatic cheers from the crowd, clutching a bouquet of flowers. As the announcer lists off Tagawa’s contributions and proudest moments on the team, Tagawa’s 6-year...

Boys basketball: MVHS beats Lynbrook HS in the Battle for De Anza Boulevard

Boys basketball: MVHS beats Lynbrook HS in the Battle for De Anza Boulevard

Anish Vasudevan and Tyler Cho

January 28, 2019


Filed under Boys Basketball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Chants rang across the gym. MVHS students yelled and stomped in the bleachers, trying to distract the Lynbrook HS players every time they shot from the free-throw line. Other MVHS students cheered on their friends on the team, standing up and shouting every time an MVHS player scored. This explosi...

Boys Basketball: Matadors’ faltering energy level lets Milpitas HS erase a close game

Boys Basketball: Matadors’ faltering energy level lets Milpitas HS erase a close game

Sreya Kumar and Brandon Ng

January 25, 2019


Filed under Boys Basketball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports

It was close. Really close. The Matadors trailed by just two points at halftime. For the most part, MVHS played point for point, led by seniors and captains AJ Falak and Ryan Tagawa. Yet after the teams switched sides entering the second half, things began to fall apart. The two point difference turned...

Boys Basketball: Matadors secure a win against Saratoga HS

Boys Basketball: Matadors secure a win against Saratoga HS

Oishee Misra and Justine Ha

January 18, 2019


Filed under Boys Basketball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports

enior AJ Falak raced down the court hoping to score the first points of the game. Coming back from a defeat against Lynbrook HS during their first game of 2019, the Matadors were hoping to secure a strong lead quickly against Saratoga HS. Falak bent down, about to shoot, but an aggressive scuffle bet...

MVHS basketball teams lose intense matchups against Lynbrook HS

MVHS basketball teams lose intense matchups against Lynbrook HS

Anish Vasudevan, Oishee Misra, and Rajas Habbu

January 11, 2019


Filed under Boys Basketball, Game Reviews, Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Girls Basketball With two weeks of winter break to prepare for their matchup against Lynbrook HS on Jan. 4, the MVHS girls basketball team was confident that it would win against LHS after failing to do so in both of its matchups last season.The Matadors were also looking forward to getting their fi...

Boys basketball: Clutch free throws propel Matadors to a narrow 52-50 victory

Boys basketball: Clutch free throws propel Matadors to a narrow 52-50 victory

Brandon Ng and Herman Saini

January 11, 2019


Filed under Boys Basketball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Additional reporting by Roshan Fernandez. ith just over three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, senior Josiah Figueroa drove towards the basket. The Matadors opportunities were dwindling, and with a three point deficit, Figueroa had to make every shot count. Sliding past two Fremont HS defend...

Boys basketball: Team gets upset win over Fremont HS

Boys basketball: Team gets upset win over Fremont HS

Akshara Majjiga

February 13, 2018


Filed under Boys Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

heers and chants could be heard from the Fremont HS bench throughout the entirety of the boys basketball game on Feb. 7, but they were loudest during the first quarter. The enthusiasm of the FHS players drew many members of the crowd in as they joined in the classic chorus of “defense.” FHS fans an...

Boys basketball: Matadors beat Milpitas HS by score of 59-45

Boys basketball: Matadors beat Milpitas HS by score of 59-45

Roshan Fernandez

January 29, 2018


Filed under Boys Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

idway through the second quarter, senior Zachary Whong received the ball on the Milpitas HS end of the court. He quickly lined up his shot and released the ball. The net swished, and the home crowd erupted as the scoreboard increased by three points for the Matadors. On the very next possession, Whon...

Hear it from the rivals: Lynbrook HS boys basketball players discuss their hopes for upcoming quad game

Anthony Moll

January 11, 2018


Filed under Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

hether it’s to cheer on a friend or sit back to watch two teams go head to head, basketball games at MVHS are popular social events that allow students from different schools to meet and connect. A competitive atmosphere still exists as they root for their respective teams. Though is the case at a...

Fresh start to the winter season

Fresh start to the winter season

Sunjin Chang

November 17, 2017


Filed under Boys Basketball, Boys Soccer, SPORTS, Sports, Winter Sports

he day was Monday, October 30. Winter sports took over the athletic fields from the fall sports as they began their season. MVHS welcomed a whole new batch of coaches, including a new head coach for the boys basketball team, Calvin Wong, and new head coach for the boys varsity soccer team, Todd Kimble...

Boys basketball: Team loses to Saratoga HS 55-56 in closest game of season

Boys basketball: Team loses to Saratoga HS 55-56 in closest game of season

Sannidhi Menon

February 27, 2017


Filed under Boys Basketball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports

“This is not a negotiation.” Fans from both teams had been disappointed in the fouls and travels called throughout the Valentine’s Day MVHS senior night matchup against Saratoga HS. But it was the backcourt violation, the call that spurred the referee to shout back, the call that led to a fo...