The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

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Age in Sports

Exploring the athletic experiences of different age groups and the effects of age on one's journey in sports and coaching style
Freshman Gillie Ross kneels on the ice at a hockey game.

Starting young

Crystal Cheng November 9, 2022
Describing community members’ experiences with starting sports as children
Sophomore Yotaro Sato pitches the ball during the second inning of the game against Saratoga High School on March 24, which they lost 13-1.

Spring season sports recap

Showcasing games and practices from MVHS’s spring season sports teams
Junior and captain Lance Fuchia gets ready to smash the birdie over the net. Photo by Anna Jerolimov

Badminton narrowly defeats Cupertino High School 16-14

Anna Jerolimov and Kalyani Puthenpurayil March 26, 2022
A tiebreaking match allows MVHS to take the victory
Athletes share about how they got into their sports

Athletes share about how they got into their sports

Kalyani Puthenpurayil and Angela Zhang October 23, 2021

MVHS athletes reflect on how starting their sport at an early age affected their lives and shaped their identity. These athletes share their memories associated with their sport from when they were younger...

Subbing Out

Subbing Out

Seniors reflect on their time as athletes on MVHS sports teams
Chatterjee believes that the swim team has been the most connected during her time as a senior due to the fact that the team was smaller due to COVID-19.(Photo courtesy of Riya Chatterjee | Used with permission)

In four years

Anna Jerolimov May 21, 2021
Seniors share how their sport has changed since they were freshmen
Freshman Samuel Choi returns a hit during Badminton Clubs lunch open gym.

Badminton Club’s intramural tournament in the works

Robert Liu March 8, 2020
Club members discuss plans for upcoming tournament
Sophomore Marcella Fowlkes prepares to bat. Photo used with the permission of Marcella Fowlkes

Left-Handed Athletes

Anjali Singh and Sophia Chen November 5, 2019
How being left-handed affects athletes in their athletic career
Junior Alvin Tian performs a jump smash during a doubles match of badminton.

Smashing barriers: Badminton Club hosts open gyms for students

Robert Liu 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

Julia Yang and Collin Qian 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

Aditya Dash 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...

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