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Wrestling: Matadors victorious in final dual home meet against Saratoga HS

Wrestling: Matadors victorious in final dual home meet against Saratoga HS

Roshan Fernandez

February 6, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports, Wrestling

Correction: February 7, 2018 at 8:55 p.m. A previous version of this story incorrectly spelled the name of senior Colin Yang. he voice of the Saratoga HS coach rang through the gym during the meet on Jan. 30. He yelled to his players, directing them on how they should position themselves and what moves t...

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


Filed under SPORTS, Winter Sports, Wrestling

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...

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


Filed under Best of Sports, SPORTS, Sports, Sports Features, Wrestling

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


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...

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


Filed under SPORTS, Video, Wrestling

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...

Wrestling: MVHS rolled in first meet against Gunn HS 22-42

Wrestling: MVHS rolled in first meet against Gunn HS 22-42

Om Khandekar

January 11, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Winter Sports, Wrestling

Update: The spelling of varsity coach Joevon Barnes' name was incorrect on a previous version of this post The lights dimmed and both sides of the bleachers fell silent. The referee blew his whistle and junior Anahit Falak dove into his stance and began to wrestle. It was the first league match o...

Wrestling: Team defeats Los Gatos HS on senior night 40-33

Wrestling: Team defeats Los Gatos HS on senior night 40-33

Sharon Tung

February 6, 2016


Filed under SPORTS, Winter Sports, Wrestling

Thirty seconds into the first period, senior Austin Wu threw his opponent on the ground. The large thud made by the fallen wrestler elicited excited cheers from the crowd. After the match was over, some of the phrases audience murmured on the stands include “good fight” and “battle of the ni...

Sights and sounds: Wrestling takes down Palo Alto 55-21

Sights and sounds: Wrestling takes down Palo Alto 55-21

Vanessa Qin

January 29, 2016


Filed under SPORTS, Sports, Winter Sports, Wrestling

[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGwcqhT7gyc[/embedyt] Although the matches went under two minutes, the tournament felt anything but short. “That’s the thing about wrestling, it can end very quickly, at any time,” Rosefigura said. “It only takes a second to get a person to his back...

Wrestling pound for pound

Wrestling pound for pound

Sharon Tung

December 12, 2015


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Digital, Winter Sports, Wrestling

Wrestling pound for poundSophomore Andrew Burke (left) and sophomore Colin Yang (right). Burke and Yang are wrestlers in the lowest weight class. Culturally, when we imagine wrestlers, we visualize heavy, muscle-laden fighters. John Cena at 251 pounds and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson at 260 pounds are exam...

Workout Playlist: Music empowers wrestler senior Kenji Kadokura

Workout Playlist: Music empowers wrestler senior Kenji Kadokura

Sharon Tung

November 25, 2015


Filed under SPORTS, Under 20 Minutes, Winter Sports, Wrestling

  Senior Kenji Kadokura recalled looking nervously at his opponent from Utah. It was his first match in the 2015 Doc Buchanan Wrestling Invitational, one of the hardest wrestling tournaments in California. He wasn’t able to relax and get his head in the game as usual, because he forg...

Wrestling: Team wins the Cupertino Cup after a dominant performance

Wrestling: Team wins the Cupertino Cup after a dominant performance

Amol Pande

February 4, 2015


Filed under SPORTS, Sports, Winter Sports, Wrestling

The Matadors wasted no time in securing bragging rights for the city of Cupertino. The MVHS wrestling team competed for the Cupertino Cup against Cupertino High School on Jan. 29. “This is gonna be fun,” senior Max McCann said. “Cupertino is gonna be fun.” The Matadors enjoyed a dominant duel with only t...

Wrestling: Club team wrestles Japanese National Team

Amol Pande

January 15, 2015


Filed under SPORTS, Sports, Winter Sports, Wrestling

The Central Coast Championship Wrestling Club competed against the national champions of Japan on January 12. Coach Ian Bork has put four athletes into division one programs in the last three years. On Jan. 12th, Bork took his athletes to new heights as they competed against the Japanese National...