El Estoque

Secondary School Reports: Tips from the Counselors

Anushka De, News Editor

October 11, 2019

In August, as the new school year rolls around, the rising senior class is confronted with a barrage of deadlines, one for each college application.  Students must face a barrage of deadlines before the barrage of deadlines — asking teachers for letters of recommendation, having to complete regi...

Boys basketball: Matadors finish 2-1 in annual Holiday Tournament

Boys basketball: Matadors finish 2-1 in annual Holiday Tournament

Pranav Iyer

January 9, 2016

Dec. 29: Game 1 The Matadors had won three of their last four game and were finding their groove as they entered the Monta Vista Holiday Tournament. Coming in with a 4-5 record they had one glaring problem. That problem was their inability to play consistently all four quarters, which played a big fa...

Boys basketball: Matadors fall to 0-2 after losses to Burlingame HS and Oak Grove HS

Boys basketball: Matadors fall to 0-2 after losses to Burlingame HS and Oak Grove HS

Pranav Iyer

December 8, 2015

Dec. 3: Game 1 Story by Pranav Iyer and Aditya Pimplaskar.  “They were playing five on nothing,” coach Clay Stiver said. “It’s easy to get shots when nobody’s guarding you. We just didn’t put the pressure on. They got anything they wanted to get.” The boys basketball team was ...

Boys basketball: Familiar faces, new expectations

Boys basketball: Familiar faces, new expectations

Pranav Iyer

December 3, 2015

An 8-16 record. A fifth place league finish. One win away from a CCS playoff berth. These are marks that the MVHS boys’ basketball team do not want to repeat. This year, Coach Clay Stiver and the rest of the team have new expectations on their mind. “I know they’d like to win league,” Stiver...

Boys basketball: Matadors run past Mountain View High School

Boys basketball: Matadors run past Mountain View High School

Pranav Iyer

February 5, 2015

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. ...

Behind the scenes: Paraeducators create support system for student body

Behind the scenes: Paraeducators create support system for student body

Kristin Chang

October 10, 2013

[dropcap1]I[/dropcap1]t’s Thursday morning and the tutorial bell has just rung. The classroom hums with the whir of rebooted computers, zipping backpacks and rustling paper. Some students tap on their calculators and some fiddle with their erasers, but all are hunched over the morning’s work. Pencils ...

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

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

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: Win against rival Lynbrook High School

Boys basketball: Win against rival Lynbrook High School

Alaina Lui

January 12, 2013

The Matadors defeated the Vikings 45-26 in the annual rivalry game. Read More »...

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

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

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 basketball: Fourth place finish at Lynbrook Invitational

Boys basketball: Fourth place finish at Lynbrook Invitational

Dickson Tsai

December 12, 2011

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 ...