El Estoque

The Impact of Cheering

Junior Anika Mishra practices before a game with a small crowd. Photo used with permission by Mishra.
Student athletes share the effect of crowds on their performance
November 5, 2020
Student athletes share the effect of crowds on their performance

Strength in numbers

Tang poses for a photo with Curry at Warriors Basketball Camp surrounded by various championship and MVP trophies.
Students recount their experiences as fans of the Golden State Warriors
November 1, 2020
Students recount their experiences as fans of the Golden State Warriors

Multi-sport athletes

The boys water polo team celebrates its senior night in the 2019 season.
MVHS students discuss the benefits and disadvantages of playing on several school sports teams
November 1, 2020
MVHS students discuss the benefits and disadvantages of playing on several school sports teams

Intersport friendships

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
MVHS athletes continue forming friendships between teams during a challenging socially distanced time
October 30, 2020
MVHS athletes continue forming friendships between teams during a challenging socially distanced time

COVID-19’s impact on Cupertino Hoops

Van Buren referees at a Cupertino Hoops boys basketball game on Jan. 19, 2013.
Exploring players’ and referees’ reactions to the potential canceling of the winter basketball season
October 26, 2020
Exploring players’ and referees’ reactions to the potential canceling of the winter basketball season

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

Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert leans to the side after a play
Exploring the the reactions of MVHS to the suspension of the NBA season
March 13, 2020
Exploring the the reactions of MVHS to the suspension of the NBA season

Girls Basketball: Matadors defeat Fremont HS on senior night

Junior Kelli Kosakura shoots a floater over FHS. Photo by Lance Tong
MVHS wins its last home game after an emotional senior night ceremony
February 22, 2020
MVHS wins its last home game after an emotional senior night ceremony

Girls Basketball: MVHS falls to Homestead HS

Junior Eshani Patel attempts to catch the ball after a rebounding shot off the hoop.
The Matadors lose with a final score of 34-60
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...

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

Junior Andrew Chang has a discouraged look on his face after a foul call against Wilcox HS.
MVHS comes up short against first place Wilcox HS
February 10, 2020
MVHS comes up short against first place Wilcox HS

Dear Kobe

Kobe's Dear Basketball poem // Photo from Ogene African
For Kobe
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.
Lack of steady possession and inability to convert leads to eighth loss of the season with a final score of 31-52
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

If the shoe drips: self-expression through sneakers

Junior Matthew Whong, Assistant Principal Michael Martinez and junior Sumer Hajela pose for photos wearing their favorite sneakers. Photos by Anish Vasudevan
Students use shoe customization as a form of self-expression
December 19, 2019
Students use shoe customization as a form of self-expression
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