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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

Senior Tate Jun springs into the air at the beginning of the game to fight for the jump ball.

Boys Basketball falls to Saratoga High School 53-47

Shannon Yu and Yixuan (Joyce) Li February 13, 2024

Varsity Boys Basketball fell to Saratoga High School on Thursday, Feb. 9. With SHS taking the first seven points of the game — mainly due to multiple layups from SHS senior Brooks Overton — MVHS struggled...

Senior and shooting guard Vivian Ong shoots a free throw.

Varsity Girls Basketball defeats Lynbrook High School 53-45

Amberly Sun and Kaia Yuan February 10, 2024

Varsity Girls Basketball won against Lynbrook High School 53-45 on Wednesday, Feb. 8, in its 10th league game. LHS took the lead in the first quarter, with a score of 13-11, which continued into halftime...

On a higher level

On a higher level

Dylan Nguyen January 24, 2024

Senior and captain Carolyn Ruan passes the ball past an HHS defender to a teammate.

Girls Basketball beats Homestead High School 68-39 in an away game

Daphne Huang January 24, 2024
Matadors dominate the game throughout all four quarters
Senior and guard Jake Nakamura avoids opponents while dribbling the ball down the court.

Varsity Boys Basketball loses to Saratoga High School 52-50 in a close match

Lauren Chuu, Giljoon Lee, and Kalyani Puthenpurayil January 20, 2024
The Matadors maintain a nearly even score up until the last few seconds
Senior Jake Nakamura blocks an opposing player’s attempt to score points.

Boys Basketball beats Lynbrook High School 52-42

Ethan Kellogg, Staff Writer January 19, 2024

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, Varsity Boys Basketball won 52-42 against Lynbrook High School. The game started with MVHS gaining a 10-point lead with a score of 17-7 in the first quarter. LHS started to catch up...

Senior Matt Lau looks for an opening in the opposing team’s defense while dribbling the ball.

Boys Basketball defeats Ann Sobrato High School 60-44

Lily Jiang and Dylan Nguyen January 4, 2024

Varsity Boys Basketball defeated Ann Sobrato High School 60-44 during its fourth preseason game on Saturday, Dec. 30. MVHS maintained a strong lead, ending the first half 45-15. Though ASHS began to catch...

Senior and shooting guard Ruchir Banerjee defends an opponent in the paint.

Boys Basketball narrowly falls to Leland High School 58-50

Manas Kottakota and Sagnik Nag Chowdhury December 16, 2023

Varsity Boys Basketball fell to Leland High School 58-50 on Thursday, Dec. 14. MVHS started off strong, ending the first quarter 14-10. However, LHS went on a short run in the second quarter, ending the...

Senior Ruchir Banerjee jumps above an opponent for a layup attempt.

Boys Basketball defeats Overfelt 70-21 in its third game of the season

Leah Desai, Sania Nadkarni, and Eshika Tiwari November 29, 2023

Varsity Boys Basketball defeated Overfelt High School 70-21 on Monday, Nov. 27. MVHS started the game with a strong lead, ending the first quarter with a score of 20-4. The team didn’t give up its lead...

Sophomore and forward Sean Foo defends an opponent.

Boys Basketball falls to The King’s Academy 58-42

Manas Kottakota and Sagnik Nag Chowdhury November 18, 2023

Varsity Boys Basketball fell to The King’s Academy 58-42 during its sportsmanship game on Thursday, Nov. 16. While MVHS and TKA were initially neck and neck, ending the first quarter 11-11, TKA eventually...

Junior Clara Fan prepares to make another attempt in her high jump event at the Saint Francis Track and Field Invitational, with her lucky tape wrapped around her left wrist. 

Photo courtesy of Clara Fan | Used with permission

Superstitions

Abha Dash and Michelle Zheng November 3, 2023

Junior Clara Fan Junior and track and field member Clara Fan started her superstition of putting tape on her wrist during an afterschool practice her freshman year. As there was extra athletic tape, which...

Freshman Edward Fan launches a discus using the force of a turn.

Freshman Phenom: Edward Fan

Daphne Huang, Pranati Kotamraju, and Eshika Tiwari November 3, 2023
Following Fan through his journey and future prospects with track and field, football and basketball
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