El Estoque

Boys Basketball: Matadors secure a win against Saratoga HS

Boys Basketball: Matadors secure a win against Saratoga HS

Oishee Misra and Justine Ha

January 18, 2019

enior AJ Falak raced down the court hoping to score the first points of the game. Coming back from a defeat against Lynbrook HS during their first game of 2019, the Matadors were hoping to secure a strong lead quickly against Saratoga HS. Falak bent down, about to shoot, but an aggressive scuffle bet...

Girls Water Polo: The defeat against Santa Clara HS 15-17

Girls Water Polo: The defeat against Santa Clara HS 15-17

Rana Aghababazadeh and Tabitha Mendez

October 17, 2018

VHS girls water polo head coach Chris Love gathered the girls before the game for their usual team talk, followed by a chant led by one of the captains before the start of the game. Only few minutes into the game, a series of shouting and complaints arose from both coaches, as well as the SCHS crowd....

Boys soccer: Matadors triumph over Milpitas HS in 4-0 shutout

Boys soccer: Matadors triumph over Milpitas HS in 4-0 shutout

Karen Ma

January 25, 2018

fter the team’s close defeat against Lynbrook HS on Jan. 12, junior Avi Libman claimed it was one of their best games yet. The team started out the game strong, establishing a 2-1 lead in the first half through heightened focus and tight passes. It was only until the last five minutes of the game th...

Developing success

Developing success

Karen Ma

December 12, 2017

t’s the first game of the 2017-18 varsity boys soccer season. As players take the field, ready to put their practice to play, new varsity coach Todd Kimble observes from the sidelines. This year, however, fans and the players on the bench aren’t the only ones watching. Six juniors and seniors ...

Boys water polo: Team’s loss to Homestead HS marks halfway point of season

Boys water polo: Team’s loss to Homestead HS marks halfway point of season

Aanchal Garg

September 28, 2017

he bleachers were filled with parents from both sides, anxious to secure the win for their respective teams. The cheers and mumbles from the crowd added to the competitive environment, one that would only escalate as the game went on. On Tuesday, Sept. 26, the MVHS boys water polo team played again...

Sole Mates: Basketball players discuss what their sneakers mean to them

Sole Mates: Basketball players discuss what their sneakers mean to them

Sannidhi Menon

February 6, 2017

Worn during both games and practice, basketball shoes are an essential part of the game. Four members of the boys basketball team talked us through their main priorities when looking for shoes. LOOKS Sophomore Akshay Gopalkrishnan used to not care what his shoes looked like. But after buying a pair ...

Game GIFs: Boys and girls basketball face league rivals

Game GIFs: Boys and girls basketball face league rivals

Malini Ramaiyer

January 19, 2015

Boys and girls basketball teams competed on Jan. 16 a week after Basketball Opening Night against league rivals Lynbrook Vikings. The MVHS teams triumphed, with the boys winning 53-36 and the girls 55-31. Boys basketball MVHS students piled into the gym to watch yet another intense basketball match...

Boys soccer: Matadors lose a struggling game against Homestead High School

Boys soccer: Matadors lose a struggling game against Homestead High School

Anushka Tyagi

January 9, 2015

The team was feeling confident as Homestead High School’s boys soccer team approached the field. Each player was more than ready to start off the season strong on Jan. 6. The athletes had powerful possession of the ball and executed strong plays. The energy and excitement for the first game of the...

Volleyball: Matadors come back from two sets down to win on senior night

Volleyball: Matadors come back from two sets down to win on senior night

Cynthia Mao

May 15, 2013

Improved blocking and tightened play allow team to overcome initial deficit. Read More »...

Boys basketball: Keerthi’s double-double leads MVHS to victory over Gunn

Boys basketball: Keerthi’s double-double leads MVHS to victory over Gunn

Nathan Desai

January 31, 2013

Having lost three of their last four games, MVHS has been stuck in a dry spell for the past two weeks. However, the Matadors were able to bounce back in their Jan. 25 game against Gunn High School, as MVHS won 62-36 pulling them one game below .500. From the very beginning, MVHS was able to find holes...

Boys soccer: Matadors hand Firebirds first loss of the season

Boys soccer: Matadors hand Firebirds first loss of the season

Atharva Fulay

January 27, 2013

The Matadors faced off against the Fremont Firebirds, the last undefeated team in the league on Jan. 25. After a quick start and crisp passes, the Matadors were able to fend off any early goals by the Firebirds. In the second half, MVHS played aggressively and was able to get a goal to take the lead...