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Boys soccer: Team blown out 0-3 against Los Altos HS

Boys soccer: Team blown out 0-3 against Los Altos HS

Becca Zheng

January 10, 2017


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

ith the wind blowing in their faces and the rain soaking their jerseys, the MVHS boys soccer team stepped onto the damp field ready to play Los Altos HS on Jan. 3. In some of the worst conditions this area has to offer — high winds, pouring rain and low temperatures, MVHS lost the match 0-3 after ...

Boys basketball: Team starts off league play with a 43-34 loss to Santa Clara HS

Boys basketball: Team starts off league play with a 43-34 loss to Santa Clara HS

Aditya Krishnan

January 9, 2017


Filed under Boys Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Photos by Aditya Pimplaskar. Correction: January 3rd, 2017

Boys basketball: Team takes part in Lynbrook HS Winter Tournament

Boys basketball: Team takes part in Lynbrook HS Winter Tournament

Om Khandekar

January 3, 2017


Filed under Boys Basketball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Sports

Additional reporting by Anthony Moll The only thing standing between the Matadors and the final round of the Lynbrook HS Winter Tournament was a long three pointer from the baseline, shot with four seconds left on the clock. Yet, the score was deceptive: the Matadors were up by as much as 11 points...

Taking their shot: Two players pursue soccer at the Academy

Taking their shot: Two players pursue soccer at the Academy

Rana Aghababazadeh

December 11, 2016


Filed under Boys Soccer, From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports, Sports Editor's Picks, Sports Features

ophomore Itay Rabinovich can hardly remember his life before soccer. At the age of five, his grandfather introduced him to the game by giving him a ball to play with. "He was always kicking something around," Itay's father, Roberto Rabinovich, said. "We would always play with him around the block and...

Photo gallery: Boys basketball defeated by San Lorenzo Valley HS

Photo gallery: Boys basketball defeated by San Lorenzo Valley HS

Aditya Pimplaskar

December 9, 2016


Filed under Boys Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

As the Matadors warmed up on their half of the court on the evening of Dec. 6, the San Lorenzo Valley HS Cougars stood tall on the other side. The Matadors found themselves undersized and undermanned compared to the Cougars. From the get-go, SLVHS found their rhythm and were successful in getting to...

Photo gallery: Girls basketball defeats Mt. Pleasant HS in non-league game

Photo gallery: Girls basketball defeats Mt. Pleasant HS in non-league game

Amanda Chan

December 9, 2016


Filed under Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

During their second game of the season, the MVHS girls varsity basketball team displayed offensive dominance over Mt. Pleasant HS. With a 3-1 record coming into the game, MVHS improved to 4-1 with a 51-18 victory over Mt. Pleasant HS. See the photo gallery below for moments from Monday’s game. ...

One-on-one with senior Ron Talmor

One-on-one with senior Ron Talmor

Becca Zheng

December 7, 2016


Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports, Sports Digital, Winter Sports

n our print magazine, three of our staff writers trained under the guidance of winter sports athletes. But what happens when a staff member takes on an athlete at their own sport? Senior Ron Talmor took on not one, but two of our own, at a game of pickup basketball. Watch the video below to see what happ...

Liveblog: Boys basketball takes on San Lorenzo Valley HS

Liveblog: Boys basketball takes on San Lorenzo Valley HS

Aditya Pimplaskar

December 6, 2016


Filed under Boys Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Follow the game live as MVHS faces off against the San Lorenzo Valley Cougars in a preseason home game. (function(d, s, id) {var js,ijs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//embed.scribblelive.com/widgets/embed.js";ijs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, ijs);}(document, 'script', 'scrbbl-js'));...

Boys Soccer: Varsity boys pre-season victory against Cupertino HS

Boys Soccer: Varsity boys pre-season victory against Cupertino HS

Becca Zheng

December 6, 2016


Filed under Boys Soccer, Game Reviews, Multimedia, Sports

he rain was quickly subsiding as the MVHS boys soccer team took to the field in their first preseason game on Nov. 30. The clouds remained heavy over the field throughout the game, but the team seemed unaffected by the weather and focused on their goal: winning their first game of the season. In...

Taking a walk with the new face of MVHS basketball

Taking a walk with the new face of MVHS basketball

Rana Aghababazadeh

November 22, 2016


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

s the field hockey players rack their hockey sticks and the football players hang up their helmets, winter sports begin their four-month long seasons. Former boys basketball coach Clay Stiver stepped down this year as he said he decided to put more time into his college classes, working towards his ...

Soccer: Try it out

Soccer: Try it out

Becca Zheng

November 9, 2016


Filed under Best of Videos, Boys Soccer, Coach's corner, Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Sports Digital, Winter Sports

ith hope and determination, students jump into soccer tryouts, hoping to impress the coaches and make the team. With coaches containing their own unique mindset and goals, it takes a variety of characteristics and skills to make varsity. The girls varsity soccer team also welcomes a new coach, Jose V...

Influencing America, one sport at a time

Influencing America, one sport at a time

Akshara Majjiga

November 4, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, SPORTS, Spring Sports, Winter Sports

With election season upon us, athletes across the country are increasingly using their platforms to endorse candidates and make progress against prominent issues in our communities. Click through the slideshow to see how athletes in the past have helped spark political and social change. Photos taken from Wikimedia Commons...