The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Junior Phillip Chiu jumps up to shoot a basket with less than a minute of the third quarter remaining. Photo by Michelle Zheng

Boys Basketball loses to Lynbrook High School 53-41

Taryn Lam, Sarah Liu, and Michelle Zheng January 11, 2022
Matadors trail a few points behind Lynbrook for the entirety of the game
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
Senior Rohan Shah sets up for a free throw as the teams deficit decreases in the second half. Photo by Elena Khan

MVHS Boys Basketball defeats Fremont High School 52-50

Suraj Gangaram, Jayanti Jha, and Elena Khan May 31, 2021
MVHS comes back strong after ending their first half with a 16 point deficit
The Matadors pose with the De Anza Boulevard  trophy after its win against Lynbrook HS.

Season Superlatives: Boys Basketball

Nika Zamani May 21, 2021
Athletes share the best and worst games of the season, and everything in between
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
A familiar face

A familiar face

Anish Vasudevan December 19, 2019
DJ Kobza returns to coach MVHS boys basketball
Talking trash: How MVHS players and spectators influence gameplay

Talking trash: How MVHS players and spectators influence gameplay

Anish Vasudevan March 13, 2019

A barrage of noises filled the MVHS gym as a Santa Clara HS player meticulously bounced the ball up and down focusing on the basket 15 feet in front of him. The more he prepared himself to take the freethrow,...

Boys basketball: Team loses senior night to Santa Clara HS

Boys basketball: Team loses senior night to Santa Clara HS

Charlotte Chui February 18, 2019

urrounded by two lines of his applauding teammates, senior and captain Ryan Tagawa makes his way down the basketball court to the sound of ecstatic cheers from the crowd, clutching a bouquet of flowers....

Boys basketball: MVHS beats Lynbrook HS in the Battle for De Anza Boulevard

Boys basketball: MVHS beats Lynbrook HS in the Battle for De Anza Boulevard

Anish Vasudevan and Tyler Cho January 28, 2019

Chants rang across the gym. MVHS students yelled and stomped in the bleachers, trying to distract the Lynbrook HS players every time they shot from the free-throw line. Other MVHS students cheered on their...

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