El Estoque

Different perspectives on parent teachers

Jady Wei

October 21, 2013

Students are mentored by their parents at home, but how many parents actually teach their children at school? At MVHS, some teachers have had the experience of teaching their own children –– like math teacher Martin Jennings who taught precalculus to two of his children and is currently teaching...

Girls basketball: Turnovers and slow start lead to 37-46 loss

Sophmore guard Christina Jennings looks to pass at the bottom of the second inning when the Lady Mats were ahead of the Spartans by three points. Source: Margaret Lin

Shannon Lin

February 2, 2013

The girls varsity basketball team lost to the Mountain View Spartans in a close game on Jan. 25. Although Monta Vista kept the lead for the majority of the game, Mountain View took advantage of Monta Vista’s defensive breakdowns in the fourth quarter, ultimately resulting in a loss of 37-46. ...

Girls basketball: Matadors put off 48-15 victory over Cupertino Pioneers

The Lady Mats eagerly anticipate the ball falling into the hoop shot from the three-point line. Photo by Athira Penghat.


January 20, 2013

After strong defense, the Lady Mats were victorious over the Cupertino High School Pioneers with a score of 48-15 at MVHS on Jan.16. The first quarter started off with tough defense by the Lady Mats; the Pioneers were only able to score two points, which jump-started a scoring streak for the Mats....

Girls basketball: Lady Mats fall short in 46-52 loss to Santa Clara Bruins

Lady Mats race across the court to keep the Santa Clara Bruins from scoring. Photo by Catherine Lockwood.


January 10, 2013

Girls Basketball vs. Santa Clara Bruins from El Estoque on Vimeo. The MVHS girls basketball team was not victorious after a long game against the Santa Clara High School Bruins. Though the game was off to an even start in the first quarter, at halftime MVHS was behind 22-33. The first quarte...

Play together, stay together

Play together, stay together

Howard Lee

February 8, 2012

Back when the Jennings siblings — senior Thomas "TJ" Jennings, sophomore Stephanie Jennings and freshman Christina Jennings — were younger, they would spend all of their summer afternoons the same way. Eat lunch, then head onto the makeshift basketball court in front of their house. The kids would...

Girls soccer: Matadors tie 1-1 against Palo Alto

Girls soccer: Matadors tie 1-1 against Palo Alto

Yaamini Venkataraman

January 6, 2012

Coming from pre-season with a 4-2-0 record, the Lady Mats hoped to secure a win against long-time rival Palo Alto in their first league game on Jan. 4. Instead, the team tied 1-1.The first period shot up to a start by junior Celeste Kim, who scored on a head shot in the first ten minutes. Ho...