El Estoque

Girls soccer: Close win over Lynbrook HS seals Matadors’ second seed position in

Girls soccer: Close win over Lynbrook HS seals Matadors’ second seed position in

Rana Aghababazadeh

February 6, 2018

  ust a few seconds after senior Nanda Nayak retreated from the Lynbrook HS goal after scoring, her team slapping her back and shouting her name, junior Samantha Chan came in from behind the LHS defensive line and sealed another goal for MVHS, making the score 2-0 just ten minutes into the ga...

Girls soccer: Team easily wins over Cupertino HS despite the weather conditions

Girls soccer: Team easily wins over Cupertino HS despite the weather conditions

Rana Aghababazadeh

February 5, 2018

ith rain on the way and the wind nearly blowing the team tent off the ground, several players on the MVHS girls soccer team were seen rubbing their hands together, hopping from leg to leg while waiting in line for their warm-up drills. Just on the other end of the field was the Cupertino HS team, si...

Girls soccer: Team falls to Fremont in final minutes

Girls soccer: Team falls to Fremont in final minutes

Sannidhi Menon

January 29, 2018

The MVHS girls soccer team came into their game on Wednesday, Jan. 17 undefeated in their past six league games, and were looking to continue their success against a highly ranked Fremont HS team. “They had a very similar standing to us,” sophomore Jaimie Chan said, “so I knew that it wasn’t go...

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

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...

Boys soccer: Matadors triumph over Milpitas HS in 4-0 shutout

Boys soccer: Matadors triumph over Milpitas HS in 4-0 shutout

Karen Ma

January 25, 2018

fter the team’s close defeat against Lynbrook HS on Jan. 12, junior Avi Libman claimed it was one of their best games yet. The team started out the game strong, establishing a 2-1 lead in the first half through heightened focus and tight passes. It was only until the last five minutes of the game th...

Hear it from the players: Wrestling wins first dual meet against Homestead HS

Hear it from the players: Wrestling wins first dual meet against Homestead HS

Roshan Fernandez

January 13, 2018

he stands were bustling as parents screamed instructions at their respective school’s wrestlers. The sound of a few Homestead HS parents seemed to echo off the walls the loudest through the night. As HHS’s wrestlers were taken down over and over, the parents’ shouting in desperation quickly beca...

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

Anthony Moll

January 11, 2018

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...

Boys soccer: Team suffers 4-2 defeat against Wilcox HS

Boys soccer: Team suffers 4-2 defeat against Wilcox HS

Akshara Majjiga

January 11, 2018

he last of the rain was subsiding for the MVHS boys soccer team’s first league game of the year on Jan. 3, but temperatures continued to drop as the game progressed. Alumni from the class of 2016, who were on break from their respective colleges, stood on the sidelines cheering the players on as t...

Developing success

Developing success

Karen Ma

December 12, 2017

t’s the first game of the 2017-18 varsity boys soccer season. As players take the field, ready to put their practice to play, new varsity coach Todd Kimble observes from the sidelines. This year, however, fans and the players on the bench aren’t the only ones watching. Six juniors and seniors ...

Boys soccer: Game against Santa Cruz HS ends in a scoreless draw

Boys soccer: Game against Santa Cruz HS ends in a scoreless draw

Sreya Kumar

December 10, 2017

ensions were high during the boys soccer game on December 8 as the MVHS team played against Santa Cruz HS. After days of hard training, the team faced SCHS . The Matadors remained persistent and confident throughout the game despite many missed opportunities. The game ended with a 0-0 tie. “[The game] was...

Boys soccer: Team clinches 2-1 victory against Gilroy HS

Boys soccer: Team clinches 2-1 victory against Gilroy HS

Elizabeth Han

December 5, 2017

ovember 30 was a day of firsts. After weeks of preparation, varsity coach Todd Kimble coached his first game with the team, picking up the baton from former coach Patrick Lowney’s five-year legacy. New teammates filled up the bench, including members from the development team — a project created b...