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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Sophomore Amish Tyagi watches his birdie midair after a hard hit while his partner, senior Daphne Huang, stands at the ready.

Varsity Badminton falls to Cupertino High School 19-11

Shannon Yu, Brandon Xu, and Ethan Kellogg April 8, 2024

Varsity Badminton lost to Cupertino High School 19-11 on Tuesday, April 2. MVHS won six matches while CHS won nine, ultimately giving CHS the win. MVHS won two games in Boys Singles and one game in Girls...

Senior and Varsity 3 Boys Doubles player Saketh Korrada prepares to serve the birdie.

Varsity Badminton loses to Lynbrook High School 25-5

Sagnik Nag Chowdhury and Manas Kottakota March 31, 2024

Varsity Badminton fell 25-5 against Lynbrook High School on Tuesday, March 26. Girls Singles and Boys Doubles both lost all three of their games, losing a total of 12 points. Boys Singles, Girls Doubles...

Junior and Mixed Doubles player Max Lin serves the birdie in the first set.

Varsity Badminton loses against Saratoga High School 18-12

Trisha Sannappanavar and Manas Kottakota March 9, 2024

Varsity Badminton fell 18-12 to Saratoga High School in a close game on Thursday, March 7. Boys Singles won all three of its games while Girls Singles lost all of its games, earning MVHS six points in...

Senior and Varsity 1 Girls Doubles player Sruthi Venkatesan returns the birdie with a backhand. Venkatesan and her partner, senior Arshia Rikhi, won both sets 21-10 and 21-13.

Badminton defeats Fremont High School 29-1 in its first game

Dylan Nguyen, Staff Writer March 4, 2024

Varsity Badminton defeated Fremont High School 29-1 in its first game of the season on Wednesday, Feb. 28. The team dominated the game, with the Boys and Girls Singles players winning all their matches...

Shravya Guda (right) poses with co-coach Hemani Kukreja.

New season new coach

Stephanie Zhang December 9, 2023

After graduating from MVHS in '12, alum Shravya Guda never expected to return. However, after transitioning from being a competitive swimmer to playing four years of water polo on the MVHS Girls Water...

Cross-country and badminton were the two sports that I competed in during middle school.

Photo illustration by Aidan Ruan

Past the finish line

Aidan Ruan December 9, 2023

I hated cross country. I hated the sharp burning in my lungs each time I breathed. I hated the cramps and the stiffness in my muscles after each race. I hated the nausea that emerged as I became more...

Justin Ma lunges towards the net, looking to catch the shuttlecock early. Photo courtesy of Justin Ma | Used with permission

King of the court

Daphne Huang and Lauren Chuu December 7, 2023

To spare his mother an extra car ride, MVHS ‘15 alum Justin Ma started attending badminton classes at Bintang — the same gym as his older brother, Jack Ma — when he was 10. Phu Khuu, the owner of...

Get the ball rolling

Get the ball rolling

Arjun Dhruv and Raj Thapliyal November 3, 2023

‘‘That's half! Saratoga High: 28, Monta Vista: 6.’’ On Sept. 30, 2022, Football Head Coach Caesar Agront looked up at the scoreboard and tried to find the words that would motivate his team....

Lance Fucia playing fro MVHS badminton team

Time out! Ep. 6: Lance Fuchia

Trisha Sannappanavar and Stephanie Zhang June 3, 2023

SZ: Hi everyone, my name is Stephanie Zhang. TS: And my name is Trisha Sannappanavar. SZ: Welcome to Episode 6 of Time Out! Each episode, we will be diving into the sports scene here at Monta...

Junior Myles Vongnakhone and senior Lance Fuchia laugh as Fuchia receives his senior speech.

Badminton secures a 20-10 win over Wilcox High School on its senior night

Anna Jerolimov and Kalyani Puthenpurayil April 17, 2023

Varsity Badminton defeated Wilcox High School 20-10 in its senior night match on Thursday, April 13. The Boys and Girls Singles players dominated their competition, winning all six matches and earning...

Sophomore and Varsity 3 Boys Singles player Jayden Lim prepares to reach for the birdie. Lim won his set earning MVHS one point.

Photo by Manas Kottakota

Badminton defeats Cupertino High School 17-13 in a close game

Manas Kottakota and Sameer Maheshwari March 11, 2023
Varsity Badminton opens up its season with a close victory
Senior Rohin Inani, who was the stand-in Boys Tennis coach during the 2021-22 season, serves a ball.

The search for spring sport coaching

Anika Bhandarkar, Kathryn Foo, and Michelle Zheng February 11, 2023
Looking into the lack of coaching for the spring season
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