El Estoque

Badminton Club’s intramural tournament in the works

Freshman Samuel Choi returns a hit during Badminton Club's lunch open gym.
Club members discuss plans for upcoming tournament
March 8, 2020
Club members discuss plans for upcoming tournament

Left-Handed Athletes

Sophomore Marcella Fowlkes prepares to bat. Photo used with the permission of Marcella Fowlkes
How being left-handed affects athletes in their athletic career
November 5, 2019
How being left-handed affects athletes in their athletic career

Smashing barriers: Badminton Club hosts open gyms for students

Junior Alvin Tian performs a jump smash during a doubles match of badminton.
Examining officer and team member perspectives on the parallels between the club and the MVHS badminton team
October 24, 2019
Examining officer and team member perspectives on the parallels between the club and the MVHS badminton team

Badminton: Why they began playing

Badminton Club members share their stories
February 8, 2019

He hid from the sun in his sister’s shadow as they walked together towards the MVHS field house. As he approached the entrance, all he could hear were whooshing sounds of rackets slicing in the air....

Badminton: Team gets second win against Cupertino HS

Badminton: Team gets second win against Cupertino HS
April 8, 2018

As the MVHS badminton team prepared for its ninth game on a gloomy and cloudy afternoon, the team was warming up as they were about to play the Cupertino HS Pioneers. Having already previously defeated...

Badminton: MVHS maintains undefeated streak with win over Milpitas HS

Badminton: MVHS maintains undefeated streak with win over Milpitas HS
March 28, 2018

VHS badminton players held cups of boba and boxes of pizza in their hands as part of a team tradition called ‘Baddy Buddies,’ a version of Secret Santa gift exchange players participate in that takes...

Badminton: The start of a journey towards CCS

Badminton: The start of a journey towards CCS
March 10, 2018

s the MVHS badminton team filled the field house on March 6 before their first game, there was a sense of excitement in the air as the team practiced their serves.  Looking for their first win, the players...

Behind the scenes of Badminton club

Junior Karina Wang plays in the San Jose State Uni Smash-Offs in the summer of 2017. Wang is now the vice president of MVHS Badminton club and is working to improve the skills of other members on the team.
March 9, 2018

Every Thursday lunch, numerous students pile into the field house, holding badminton racquets and talking animatedly to their friends. Here, the MVHS badminton club hosts open gym for club members to enjoy...

Passing the birdie

Passing the birdie
March 7, 2018

adminton coach Brian Sullivan wrapped up the 2015 school year with an undefeated season. But at the end of the year, he had to walk away from the sport when he accepted a job at the FUHSD district office....

Retiring the Racquet: Badminton holds memorable senior night on April 27

Retiring the Racquet: Badminton holds memorable senior night on April 27
May 7, 2017

parkly silver tiaras rested on the seniors’ heads as they stood outside the field house waiting for a cue. For the beginning of their senior night, they'd replaced the badminton racquets they normally...

Photo Gallery: Badminton triumphs over Gunn HS 19-11

Photo Gallery: Badminton triumphs over Gunn HS 19-11
April 23, 2017

hen the MVHS badminton team first filed into the field house on April 18, the players were smiling, sharing jokes and relaxing. The atmosphere in the building was calm and carefree. That was, up until...

Photo gallery: Badminton victorious over rival Cupertino HS

Photo gallery: Badminton victorious over rival Cupertino HS
April 1, 2017

s senior David Chen and junior Sean Chen played their varsity doubles match against the pair from Cupertino HS, they occasionally paused between points and gave a loud, sudden shout. This kept them focused...

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