El Estoque

Sophomore Ekom Mann lunges at junior Hayden Ancheta after coach Andrew Pappas signals the wrestlers to “go live” — beginning a practice match that lasts a few minutes.

Introducing the winter season sports

Showcasing games and practices from MVHS's basketball, soccer and wrestling teams
Sophomore Matthew Lau rushes the ball past an opposing player.

Boys Basketball defeats Harbor High School 65-26

Krish Dev and Sophia Ma December 5, 2021
After a strong start, the Matadors maintain control to earn a commanding victory
Sophomore Matt Lau faces an opponent from IHS, with MVHS Cheer giving support from the bleachers.

Boys Basketball loses to Independence High School 67-65

Anna Kaminitz and Matthew Yoshimoto November 22, 2021
Matadors lead for nearly the entirety of their sportsmanship game
Sophomore Matt Lau reaches for the rebound after Silver Creek misses their shot.

Boys Basketball scrimmages against Silver Creek High School

Michelle Zheng and Taryn Lam November 19, 2021
Seeking to improve their team dynamic, the Matadors start off their preseason games
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...

Jasmine Varma leads a pack of runners at a SCVAL race at Baylands Park

Trying out

Jannah Sheriff May 19, 2021
Rearranged seasons cause some student athletes to try out new sports
Knee injuries

Knee injuries

Andie Liu May 15, 2021
MVHS student athletes and a physical therapist discuss difficulties, recovery and prevention
Monta Vista defends against Homestead

Girls Basketball: Monta Vista loses to Homestead 43-35

Devin Gupta, Irene Tang, and Mikaylah Du May 2, 2021
Varsity loses its fifth game of the season
The NCAA pushes its womens teams off to the sidelines once again by providing them with inadequate resources. Photos courtesy of University of Northern Colorados Womens Basketball & Sedona Prince

NCAA fails to provide equal resources for women’s teams

Jayanti Jha March 22, 2021
Female athletes are pushed to the sidelines once again
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
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