El Estoque

Boys soccer: Matadors hand Firebirds first loss of the season

Midfielder senior Rohit Mukerji dribbles the ball past a FHS defender. The Matadors won 1-0, handing the Firebirds their first loss.

Atharva Fulay

January 28, 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...

Boys Basketball: MVHS loses to Wilcox, as star player watches from the bench

Senior Alex Soong shoots a free throw in MVHS’s Jan. 15 game against Wilcox High School. Soong’s contribution of 11 points and 8 rebounds was not enough as the Matadors lost 57-45. Photo by Robert Sulgit.

Nathan Desai

January 19, 2013

Leading the league in blocks (1.6 per game) and rebounds (10.9 per game), junior Ramana Keerthi has shined as a post defender for the Matadors. However, in MVHS’ game against Wilcox High School on Jan. 15, Keerthi was out with a fever and the Chargers beat the Matadors 57-45. Throughout the gam...

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

Junior Ramana Keerthi blocks a shot during Monta Vista’s game against Santa Clara on Jan. 8. Despite a strong defensive effort, the Matadors lost 45-35 against the Bruins. Photo by Robert Sulgit.

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...

Boys soccer: Game ends on two goals in stoppage time

Eric Polgar dribbles

Atharva Fulay

December 16, 2012

The Matadors lost the match 1-2. The Matadors faced off against the Santa Teresa High School Saints on Dec. 12 at home. The team had not practiced on Thursday because the campus was closed due to the bomb threat. “It may have taken away the intensity that we usually have during practice,” ...

Boys soccer: Easy 8-0 victory over San Lorenzo Valley

Defender senior Andrew Wang attempts to keep control of the ball on the MVHS side. The Matadors defeated the Cougars 8-0 in the second to last preseason game on Dec. 10. Photo by Carissa Chan.

Carissa Chan

December 11, 2012

Playing on the new turf field for the second time, varsity boys soccer defeated San Lorenzo Valley High School in a shutout on Dec. 10. In a relaxed, low-key game, the Matadors scored eight goals and allowed none. Forward sophomore Brad Ohadi led offensive efforts with three goals and three assis...

BOYS WATER POLO CCS: Close defeat in overtime

Senior Brendan Duffy and junior Anton Abramson practice before the CCS match. Their season ended with a loss of 14-15 in their first round CCS match on Nov. 6. Photo by Margaret Lin.

Karen Feng

November 10, 2012

Matadors lose 14-15 to LHS despite replay, end season Despite a five-point lead in the first half, the seventh-seeded Matadors lost their edge as tenth-seeded Lynbrook High School closed the gap to defeat them in overtime. The Matadors ended their season with a 14-15 loss in the first round of CC...

PHOTO GALLERY: Swimming CCS Championships

PHOTO GALLERY: Swimming CCS Championships

Rachel Lu

May 14, 2012

With the vibrant and warm weather, students, parents, and coaches were all the more excited for some strong competition. On May 11 and 12, MVHS Swimming sent 25 students, 11 girls and 14 boys, to the CCS Championships at the Santa Clara International Swim Center. For most of the season, the swim coaches push the swimmers to their limits to build up their strength and about a month before League Finals and CCS, they begin begin tapering in which the practices become shorter and l...

Boys soccer: Senior night ends in loss to Santa Clara 1-2

Boys soccer: Senior night ends in loss to Santa Clara 1-2

Rachel Lu

February 14, 2012

The Matadors (6-3-2) had a lot on the line on their senior night game. This was the game to give it their all — not just because this was the seniors‘ last home game, but they were close behind second place Santa Clara High School (7-1-2) in the El Camino League. For the seniors and for a chance at CCS, the...

Boys basketball team suffers 19 point loss on Senior Night

Junior Cory Low attempts to break Saratoga’s defense and shoots a layup. Photo by Kevin Tsukii.

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...

Boys soccer: Last minute magic leads to 1-1 tie

unior Bobak Ohadi carries sophomore Baris Demirlioglu after scoring the game-tying score within the last minute of the game. With Photo by Rachel Lu

Rachel Lu

February 5, 2012

Los Gatos has been having a strong season with seven wins in seven league games. A perfect 7-0-0 record, Los Gatos was looking to add on another win to their perfect record on Feb. 1. The Matadors had other plans.Down 0-1 with one minute left in the game, senior Clayton Pugh had one final ...

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 soccer: Matadors shut out Lynbrook Vikings 4-0

Senior Dustin Polgar chases after the ball in hopes of bringing it into scoring position. Polgar scores once in the game to contribute to the 4-0 win. Offense was lob-sided towards the Matadors as they had most of the possession time. Photo by Rachel Lu.

Rachel Lu

January 8, 2012

All teams want a strong start. After a strong preseason, the Matadors surged into the first two games of the season, scoring eleven goals total, and shutting out the other team.The Matadors started the season off with a 2-0 record after their 7-0 rout of Cupertino High School in their first league...