El Estoque

Football coach Cody Owens takes position as Athletic Director at Homestead HS

Offensive Coordinator Cody Owens watches players on the field.
Owens will no longer coach MVHS football as he takes on his new role
May 1, 2020
Owens will no longer coach MVHS football as he takes on his new role

Former judge in Brock Turner case getting hired as LHS JV tennis coach causes national stir

Former judge in Brock Turner case getting hired as LHS JV tennis coach causes national stir
Community members reflect on former judge Aaron Persky's hire and consequent firing
October 15, 2019
Community members reflect on former judge Aaron Persky's hire and consequent firing

Football: MVHS falls 32-6 against Mills HS

Senior Tarun Sarang breaks a tackle and runs the ball across the forty-yard line towards the endzone.  Despite numerous plays for big yardage, MVHS still could not score, even when at the doorstep of the endzone.  Photo by Lance Tong.
A promising start to the Matador’s first home game ends in an overwhelming defeat
September 7, 2019
A promising start to the Matador’s first home game ends in an overwhelming defeat

Skipping into Retirement

Skipping into Retirement
Math teacher Skip Mueller reflects on his time at MVHS and his retirement plans
May 22, 2019

here were two things math teacher Skip Mueller never wanted to become: a salesman or a teacher. He ended up working in sales engineering for 17 years after graduating from college with a civil engineering...

Don’t Quit On Me

Don't Quit On Me
How an experience with my tennis coach negatively affected my confidence
April 11, 2019

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

Girls Water Polo: The defeat against Santa Clara HS 15-17
Game against SCHS results in crowd member ejection
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...

Developing success

Developing success
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,...

Back at it

Varsity baseball coach JC Beeson poses for a goofy picture with his former MVHS baseball team.
March 8, 2017

en years ago, when JV baseball coach Shawn Voigt graduated from MVHS with the class of 2007, things were different. Without the internet, Voigt found it difficult to develop his skills and opinions with...

Stepping into the MVHS weight room

Stepping into the MVHS weight room
September 21, 2016

By now, the MVHS weight room has more dirt and grime than weights. Gray bars have turned brown and stained, and clean glass mirrors now show their age with cracks and smudges that have become permanent...

On the Right Track: Custodian Tom Orsua becomes track coach

Photo used with permission of Thomas Orsua
April 27, 2016

It’s 3:15p.m. Custodian Thomas Orsua turns in his radio, rides his white cart to the cafeteria, throws away the trash he collected during the day and signs out. Heís done with his shift for the day....

New season, new coach, new ambition

Para-educator and substitute guidance counselo, Clay Stiver, hopes to bring positivity and victory to the Junior Varsity boys basketball team.
October 19, 2011

It has been almost three years since Clay Stiver joined the Special Education staff, and this month will see him become the coach of varsity boys’ basketball. Although now filling in for guidance...

Give big or go home

Give big or go home
October 12, 2011

Australia, NCAA Championships, Eastern Europe, Mexico, Canada – the new varsity boys water polo coach Edwin Samuels has had a prolific career. The list of his accomplishments seems to make students...

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