El Estoque

NBA suspends all games left in the season due to COVID-19

Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert leans to the side after a play

Tanish Mendki and Leanna Sun

March 13, 2020

Exploring the the reactions of MVHS to the suspension of the NBA season

Girls Basketball: MVHS falls to Homestead HS

Junior Eshani Patel attempts to catch the ball after a rebounding shot off the hoop.

Jayanti Jha, Elena Khan, and Neysa Singh

February 10, 2020

MVHS lost to Homestead HS in its eighth game of the season, bringing their current league standing to 5-3.  During the first and second quarter, HHS players played a hard defense, making it difficult for the Matadors to score. Junior Katerina Baxter explains how their lack of communication hind...

Dear Kobe

Kobe's Dear Basketball poem // Photo from Ogene African

Anjali Singh

January 31, 2020

For Kobe

Girls Basketball: MVHS falls to Mountain View HS after struggling to maintain possessions

Senior Ashley Liu dribbles past a Mountain View HS defender.

Jai Uparkar

January 18, 2020

Lack of steady possession and inability to convert leads to eighth loss of the season with a final score of 31-52

A familiar face

A familiar face

Anish Vasudevan

December 19, 2019

DJ Kobza returns to coach MVHS boys basketball

Boys basketball: The Matadors lose in an intense matchup against Willow Glen HS

Senior Sanjay Gollapudi passes by a Willow Glenn defender in hopes for a shot opportunity early on into the second period.

Tabitha Mendez and Justine Ha

December 14, 2019

With faltering defensive plays throughout the game, the Matadors fell with a final score of 46-58

Girls Basketball: The Matadors suffer a landslide defeat to Sequoia HS

Freshman Varshini Peddinti receives the ball and prepares to pass to the center. Photo by Vivian Jiang

Vivian Jiang and Rucha Soman

December 6, 2019

Despite having a strong start to their season, the MVHS varsity girls basketball team was defeated by Sequoia HS 45-17. Senior Daphne Lam made the first points of the game, scoring a 3-pointer shortly after the game started. Sequoia soon caught up, bringing the score 3-9. Even with a few strong offens...

MVHS girls basketball defeats Santa Clara HS

Senior Jocelyn Chang jumps up and high fives her teammate in their warm up lines as they get set to play Santa Clara HS in their home opener. Photo by Anish Vasudevan

Kamyar Moradi and Neysa Singh

November 24, 2019

he MVHS varsity girls basketball team began their season with a victory against Santa Clara HS: 40-35.  The Matadors were the first on the board as Senior Daphne Lam knocked down a baseline jumper to put MVHS up 2-0 early in the first quarter. Following, junior Katerina Baxter and sophomore Siri Ad...