El Estoque

5 student-athletes share the meanings behind unique sports phrases. Photo by Hannah Lee

Man on the street: Athletes share special phrases from their sports

Jayanti Jha February 9, 2021
Unpacking the meaning behind pancakes, bogeys and splats in sports
Junior Anika Mishra practices before a game with a small crowd. Photo used with permission by Mishra.

The Impact of Cheering

Lance Tong November 5, 2020
Student athletes share the effect of crowds on their performance
Tang poses for a photo with Curry at Warriors Basketball Camp surrounded by various championship and MVP trophies.

Strength in numbers

Anjali Singh and Anika Sharma November 1, 2020
Students recount their experiences as fans of the Golden State Warriors
The boys water polo team celebrates its senior night in the 2019 season.

Multi-sport athletes

Brian Xu November 1, 2020
MVHS students discuss the benefits and disadvantages of playing on several school sports teams
Players on the Boys Volleyball team give the Girls teams high-fives at the end of the game. Photo used with courtesy of Sammi Dunn

Intersport friendships

Jayanti Jha October 30, 2020
MVHS athletes continue forming friendships between teams during a challenging socially distanced time
Van Buren referees at a Cupertino Hoops boys basketball game on Jan. 19, 2013.

COVID-19’s impact on Cupertino Hoops

Anna Jerolimov October 26, 2020
Exploring players’ and referees’ reactions to the potential canceling of the winter basketball season
Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert leans to the side after a play

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

Tanish Mendki and Leanna Sun March 13, 2020
Exploring the the reactions of MVHS to the suspension of the NBA season
Junior Kelli Kosakura shoots a floater over FHS. Photo by Lance Tong

Girls Basketball: Matadors defeat Fremont HS on senior night

Sophia Chen and Lance Tong February 22, 2020
MVHS wins its last home game after an emotional senior night ceremony
Junior Eshani Patel attempts to catch the ball after a rebounding shot off the hoop.

Girls Basketball: MVHS falls to Homestead HS

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...

Junior Andrew Chang has a discouraged look on his face after a foul call against Wilcox HS.

Boys Basketball: The Matadors lose against Wilcox HS 44-53

Kamyar Moradi and Hannah Lee February 10, 2020
MVHS comes up short against first place Wilcox HS
Kobe's Dear Basketball poem // Photo from Ogene African

Dear Kobe

Anjali Singh January 31, 2020
For Kobe
Senior Ashley Liu dribbles past a Mountain View HS defender.

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

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
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