El Estoque

Boys basketball: Matadors beat Milpitas HS by score of 59-45

Boys basketball: Matadors beat Milpitas HS by score of 59-45

Roshan Fernandez

January 29, 2018


Filed under Boys Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

idway through the second quarter, senior Zachary Whong received the ball on the Milpitas HS end of the court. He quickly lined up his shot and released the ball. The net swished, and the home crowd erupted as the scoreboard increased by three points for the Matadors. On the very next possession, Whon...

How athletes stay mentally and physically in shape

How athletes stay mentally and physically in shape

Roshan Fernandez

February 28, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

thletes in different sports often have different approaches to the games they play. While basketball players might have a certain routine involving jump shots before a game, wrestlers have special preparations they make before matches as well. Preparation extends far beyond pre-match superstitions before a...

Changing Seasons: The evolution of winter sports

Changing Seasons: The evolution of winter sports

Amita Mahajan

March 11, 2016


Filed under SPORTS, Winter Sports

Co-reported with Pranav Iyer. Correction: The number of seniors on the girls basketball team in the magazine from 2012-2015 were inaccurate. The correct numbers are reported below. Boys Soccer: A losing team was quickly turned into a winning program that eventually reached the CCS playoffs for the f...

Boys basketball: Matadors senior night ceremony and game highlights

Boys basketball: Matadors senior night ceremony and game highlights

Pranav Iyer

March 1, 2015


Filed under Boys Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

The Matadors lost to their rival, the Cupertino High School Pioneers on Jan. 20, 51-35. The leader scorer of the game was the Pioneers' Ajaypal Singh with 21 points on 10-of-16 shooting. The Matadors were knocked out of playoff contention with the loss, finishing the season 8-16 overall and 5-7 in league. ...

Boys basketball: Team falls to Saratoga Falcons

Boys basketball: Team falls to Saratoga Falcons

Aditya Pimplaskar

February 18, 2015


Filed under Boys Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

A silence fell over the crowd as the announcer read off the names of the Matadors’ starting lineup. Just as he said the word “Falcons”, the crowd erupted, coating the entire row of bleachers in red. Fresh off of the excitement of their senior night ceremony, the Falcons came out strong, taking...

Boys basketball: Matadors run past Mountain View High School

Boys basketball: Matadors run past Mountain View High School

Pranav Iyer

February 5, 2015


Filed under Boys Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

On the opening tip of the boys basketball game against Mountain View HS on Feb 3., the ball bounced to Senior Casey Parsay. He caught the ball and easily scored the first bucket of the game. In just those four seconds, the Matadors gained their first lead and from then on they never looked back. ...

Boys basketball: Matadors prevail over Cupertino Pioneers in rivalry game

Boys basketball: Matadors prevail over Cupertino Pioneers in rivalry game

Aditya Pimplaskar

January 6, 2015


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks

On a chilly Tuesday night, throngs of Cupertino fans poured into the CHS gymnasium, eager to watch the intense rivalry game between the Pioneers and Matadors on Jan. 6. MVHS supporters found themselves miserably outnumbered, given the sea of red covering a whole section of the stands. Amidst a roaring...

Boys basketball: Matadors fall short in Monta Vista Holiday Tournament

Boys basketball: Matadors fall short in Monta Vista Holiday Tournament

Aditya Pimplaskar

January 5, 2015


Filed under Boys Basketball, SPORTS, Uncategorized

The stands were filled in the MVHS gym for the 6:30 pm boys’ basketball game as a part of the Monta Vista Holiday Tournament. But instead of the faithful purple and gold, players saw an overwhelming amount of blue, in a crowd dominated by Bellarmine’s supporters. Although the Matadors were at home,...

Sports shorts: Winter

Sports shorts: Winter

Carissa Chan

March 20, 2013


Filed under Main slider, SPORTS

This winter sports season was a thrilling one with unexpectedly strong performances by some of the teams and soccer finally playing at home. El Estoque looks back and ranks the five winter sports teams based on record, CCS qualification and comparison to previous years, from best to worst perfor...

Boys basketball: Senior George Geha notches double-double in win

Boys basketball: Senior George Geha notches double-double in win

Dickson Tsai

February 9, 2012


Filed under Boys Basketball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Senior George Geha had a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds while MVHS out-rebounded Santa Clara High School 35-16 to win 52-45 on Feb. 3. Video by Dickson Tsai. Music: "Fhantom Surfer (Abstract Audio Mix)" by spinningmerkaba (ft. Abstract Audio aka Citizen_XO) licensed under CC-BY-NC-3.0. ...

Boys basketball: Matadors lose to Lynbrook in overtime

Boys basketball: Matadors lose to Lynbrook in overtime

Megan Jones

January 31, 2012


Filed under Boys Basketball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Senior George Geha's three-pointer with two seconds left on the clock forced overtime against the Lynbrook Vikings, but the Matadors lost 45-46. Footage by Morahd Shawki. Video compiled by Dickson Tsai. Music: "Kamihamiha Comin'" (ft. Kamihamiha) by JupiterSkydive licensed under CC-BY-3.0. With six ...

Boys basketball: Fourth place finish at Lynbrook Invitational

Boys basketball: Fourth place finish at Lynbrook Invitational

Dickson Tsai

December 12, 2011


Filed under Boys Basketball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports

After gaining the consolation championship at the Westmont Tournament, the Matadors entered the Lynbrook Invitational from Dec. 8 to Dec. 10 with a 2-1 record. Despite a strong defensive performance in a 39-35 win over Sobrato High School in the first round, the defense collapsed in the second quarter in their losses ...