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Fresh start to the winter season

Fresh start to the winter season

Sunjin Chang

November 17, 2017

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...

Off the mat: Ceazar Agront shares his experiences as a long-time athlete and MVHS’s new wrestling coach

Off the mat: Ceazar Agront shares his experiences as a long-time athlete and MVHS’s new wrestling coach

Aditi Gnanasekar

November 15, 2017

It’s 2008- the shrill sound of a whistle announced the start of a wrestling match between MVHS and Homestead HS. Ceazar Agront struts onto the mat in HHS colors as he prepares to take home the winning title. He does. But little does he know that he would return nine years later as head coach of hi...

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...

Girls Soccer: Senior night against Los Altos HS

Girls Soccer: Senior night against Los Altos HS

Becca Zheng

March 2, 2017

final school year. A final season. A final game not only of the season, but of their high school careers. Aiming to step up and play with maximum effort against a tough component, senior night approached. Unfaltering motivation, teamwork and excellent possession of the ball kept the Matadors de...

A Wrestless day: A day in the life of a wrestler

A Wrestless day: A day in the life of a wrestler

Becca Zheng

March 1, 2017

Their food has been digested, their weigh-ins are complete, and adrenaline pumps through their veins. The referee lays on his stomach, transitioning back and forth as the wrestlers struggle to pin each others shoulders to the mat. He blows the whistle and the match is over. The MVHS wrestling team c...

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

“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...

Girls basketball: Team beat by Milpitas HS on senior night

Girls basketball: Team beat by Milpitas HS on senior night

Amanda Chan

February 24, 2017

With flowers in their hands and family by their sides, the girls basketball seniors walked up the court one by one as friends in the stands cheered. The four seniors donned matching white shirts with a picture of the seniors cut out in the shape of a heart. While each senior stood in the middle of the...

Boys basketball: Team falls to Lynbrook HS 52-54 in overtime battle

Boys basketball: Team falls to Lynbrook HS 52-54 in overtime battle

Sannidhi Menon

February 16, 2017

The Matadors were ahead for most of Friday’s game with their biggest lead at 12 points, a huge difference from their 25 point loss to LHS earlier in the season. But a strong LHS defense late in the game and missed shots by the Matadors led the Vikings to carry the game, which took place on 2/10, into ...

Girls basketball: Team vanquished by Cupertino HS

Girls basketball: Team vanquished by Cupertino HS

Rana Aghababazadeh

February 15, 2017

he Cupertino HS bench was on their feet, jumping and clapping as their teammates forced turnover after turnover. They were on their way to seal a second victory against MVHS. Meanwhile, the MVHS team was silent as coach Sara Borelli paced back and forth in her classic beige high heels between the end of ...

Boys Basketball: Homestead HS defeats MVHS 50-53 in nailbiter

Boys Basketball: Homestead HS defeats MVHS 50-53 in nailbiter

Sannidhi Menon

February 14, 2017

While most students were busy doing homework or eating a late dinner, the MVHS varsity boys basketball team went to work on Tuesday night, Feb. 7th, against a Homestead HS team who had crushed them 53-69 earlier in the season. Despite aggressive defense and a three-point lead with three minutes left...

Girls soccer: Team loses against Gunn HS 1-4

Girls soccer: Team loses against Gunn HS 1-4

Vijeet Chaugule

February 14, 2017

hen MVHS took to the field on Feb. 9, they were going into their game against Gunn HS shorthanded. Juniors Emma Lam and Nina Biondi, who started at the forward position for the majority of this season, were sitting out with injuries, while the rest of their team hoped to secure a win. Despite lo...

Photo gallery: Boys soccer falls to Lynbrook HS in season’s final home game

Photo gallery: Boys soccer falls to Lynbrook HS in season’s final home game

Aditya Pimplaskar

February 13, 2017

MVHS parents and students gathered on the MVHS upper field at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, as the boys soccer team honored their seniors. Despite their elimination from CCS contention, the Matadors looked to follow up their senior recognition ceremony and honor their veteran seniors with their first ...