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

The players celebrate after winning their first home game in straight sets against Homestead High School, not knowing that they would be facing HHS again for the Division I CCS Championship.

Fight like hell

Kalyani Puthenpurayil May 25, 2022

After a crushing 3-0 loss in its first game of the season against Saint Francis High School on March 1, the Varsity Boys Volleyball team stood in the SFHS gym as Head Coach Paul Chiu told the team something...

Juniors Julianna Kimm and Lucy Choy celebrate after the team’s 49-25 defeat of Sequoia High School in the first round of CCS playoffs. Photo by Lance Tong

Refuse to lose

Anna Jerolimov and Michelle Zheng March 18, 2022
Girls Basketball goes 12-0 in league and competes in three rounds of CCS playoffs
Analyzing Girls Basketball’s undefeated league season and CCS run

Analyzing Girls Basketball’s undefeated league season and CCS run

Anna Jerolimov and Lance Tong March 12, 2022
A timeline of the Varsity Girls Basketball team’s 2021-2022 season achievements
The team celebrates after defeating Windsor High School 3-1 in the first round of NorCal playoffs, during their first time ever in the tournament. Senior and captain Lia Vorthmann made the final kill of the match, giving the Matadors the win.

Against all odds

Ishaani Dayal and Anna Jerolimov December 8, 2021
Girls Volleyball make it to CCS finals for the first time since 1998
Seniors Nikhil Bapat (right) and Gautham Dasari (left) embrace after winning CCS for the first time in program history. The victory over Bellarmine CP came after three consecutive CCS losses to BCP, most recently when BCP beat MVHS in the 2018 final. Photo by Roshan Fernandez.

Back to back: How boys volleyball overcame immense expectations

Roshan Fernandez and Kamyar Moradi May 22, 2019

elief — that’s what Coach Paul Chiu felt last year when the boys volleyball team took home its first major championship. He says it was delightful to watch everyone celebrate the NorCal Championship...

MVHS wins the game, moving past Amador Valley High School to play Clovis High School in the second round of the NorCal Boys Volleyball Championship.

Boys Volleyball beats Amador Valley in the first round of NorCal Volleyball Championships

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Collin Qian May 17, 2019

Up 25-14 in the third set, the Monta Vista gym floor shook as senior Nikhil Bapat leaped into the air. The sound of a loud clap, created by Bapat’s game-ending kill, triggered loud cheers and stomps...

Recapping boys volleyball’s CCS championship and NorCal playoff run

Recapping boys volleyball’s CCS championship and NorCal playoff run

Roshan Fernandez May 12, 2019

itting on the left-most side of the bench, Coach Paul Chiu clicked his pen rapidly. On, off, on, off — he kept doing it, paying close attention to his players on the court.   It was the third set...

The dream team

The dream team

November 21, 2018

I’ve always played for one reason — myself. Tennis is an individual sport, so all the sacrifices I put into the sport were only for myself. This year, I realized playing on a team meant that I was...

A Change in Plans

A Change in Plans

Justine Ha November 17, 2018

Girls Tennis: Team falls in CCS quarterfinal

Girls Tennis: Team falls in CCS quarterfinal

Anish Vasudevan and Sreya Kumar November 11, 2018

Sophomore Brooke Young stood beside the tennis courts, sweat dotted her forehead as her eyes stayed fixed on the remaining matches on the court. Needing just three more of her teammates to win their matches,...

Girls Tennis: Matadors win CCS game 5-2

Girls Tennis: Matadors win CCS game 5-2

Sreya Kumar and Brandon Ng November 8, 2018

The Matadors huddle together in the center of the court as captains and seniors Cynthia Hom and Leslie Ligier lead the team cheers. Tensions ran high as the weight of qualifying for the upcoming CCS games...

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