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Boys Basketball: Tough defense not enough as Matadors lose to Santa Clara

Boys Basketball: Tough defense not enough as Matadors lose to Santa Clara

Nathan Desai

January 9, 2013

                            Since 2006, MVHS had won 11 of their past 12 matchups against Santa Clara High School. That hot streak ended as the Matadors fell below .500 (7-8, 1-2) with their 45...

Four teams participate in 2012 Jamba Juice fundraiser

Four teams participate in 2012 Jamba Juice fundraiser

Joyce Varma

October 16, 2012

This fall season, girls’ basketball and volleyball and both girls’ and boys’ water polo collaborated with Jamba Juice to organize fundraisers for their team. This was the company’s first year running fundraisers in conjunction with high schools. To raise money for their teams, students sold...

Boys basketball team suffers 19 point loss on Senior Night

Boys basketball team suffers 19 point loss on Senior Night

Rachel Beyda

February 13, 2012

The seniors on the varsity boys basketball team proudly marched down the gauntlet of cheerleaders with their families as their names were called. Friends and fans filled the stands, ready to support the seniors at their last home game. The hype and support was there, but the Matadors usual performance was not. The boys varsity basketball team...

Play together, stay together

Play together, stay together

Howard Lee

February 8, 2012

Back when the Jennings siblings — senior Thomas "TJ" Jennings, sophomore Stephanie Jennings and freshman Christina Jennings — were younger, they would spend all of their summer afternoons the same way. Eat lunch, then head onto the makeshift basketball court in front of their house. The kids would...

Girls Basketball: Senior Steffanie Sum scores 21 in 60-48 win

Girls Basketball: Senior Steffanie Sum scores 21 in 60-48 win

Dickson Tsai

January 14, 2012

Highlight video by Dickson Tsai. Music: "Could be Worse" by Alex (ft. Steven M Bryant & Rex Havoc) licensed under CC-BY-NC-3.0. On Jan. 10, the Matadors (6-9, 3-0) topped the Los Altos Eagles (7-8, 1-2) 60-48, led by captain senior Steffanie Sum’s 21 point, 8 rebound performance. MVHS solid...

Boys basketball: Matadors defeat Los Altos 49-44

Boys basketball: Matadors defeat Los Altos 49-44

Rachel Lu

January 13, 2012

For three quarters, the Matadors held a comfortable lead. Then came the fourth quarter where Los Altos made the first two point shot, then another, and then multiple free throws to make a short comeback. Los Altos took the lead 39-40, but MVHS quickly responded with quick shots and a resurge...

Boys basketball: Sluggish first half in loss to Fremont

Boys basketball: Sluggish first half in loss to Fremont

Dickson Tsai

January 6, 2012

The Matadors entered the league season following a fourth place finish in the eight-team Monta Vista Invitational Tournament, scoring less than five points in the first quarter of each of their three games. In their first league game on Jan. 4 versus the Fremont Firebirds, they did it again — sc...

Girls basketball: Matadors fall to Cougars after early lead

Girls basketball: Matadors fall to Cougars after early lead

Rachel Lu

December 10, 2011

Coming off a strong win against Yerba Buena, the Matadors went up against the Newark Memorial High School Cougars in round two of the Monta Vista Invitational Tournament. The Cougars had beaten the Matadors just a few days earlier, but came back to beat them again 27-38 on Dec. 9. The stellar defense and strong drives to ...

Sports flash: Dec. 2011 issue

Sports flash: Dec. 2011 issue

Rachel Lu

December 7, 2011

WRESTLING Their first league match will be against Wilcox High School on Dec. 15. They expect a winning record this year with new coach Kevin Klemm. BOYS BASKETBALL They held a 4-8 league record and 8-16 overall. Nine seniors now lead the team with new coach and counselor Clay Stiver. Highly anticipated games against rival ...

The Great Divide

The Great Divide

Dickson Tsai

December 7, 2011

Last year, varsity girls basketball entered winter break riding high with a 6-4 record. Then, the entire season took a turn: the team took loss after loss, going 1-11 in their league games. The team redeemed itself by qualifying for the Central Coast Section playoffs and advancing with a 51-43 win over Leland High School. “I always call us the ‘...

New season, new coach, new ambition

New season, new coach, new ambition

Morahd Shawki

October 19, 2011

It has been almost three years since Clay Stiver joined the Special Education staff, and this month will see him become the coach of varsity boys’ basketball. Although now filling in for guidance counselor Shari Schussel, who is on maternity leave, Stiver started out as a para-educator and will assume his old position next semes...

Head coach of basketball Mani Messy resigns

Head coach of basketball Mani Messy resigns

Kevin Tsukii

August 31, 2011

In an email sent out to the varsity and JV basketball teams on Aug. 31, head basketball coach Mani Messy announced that he would be leaving his position at MVHS. At a meeting last friday in the field house, Messy mentioned that he had another job opportunity lined up that he would confirm later ...