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

Cross-country and badminton were the two sports that I competed in during middle school.

Photo illustration by Aidan Ruan

Past the finish line

Aidan Ruan December 8, 2023

I hated cross country. I hated the sharp burning in my lungs each time I breathed. I hated the cramps and the stiffness in my muscles after each race. I hated the nausea that emerged as I became more...

Graphic | Michelle Zheng

Sports team expenses

Lily Jiang and Michelle Zheng September 29, 2023

The FUHSD Director of Administrative Services Jason Crutchfield grew up in an area consisting of small towns, with each town only having one high school. That means that every sports game was not just...

Denny Dong poses for a photo with Menlo School runner Justin Petre. Petre and Dong placed first and second respectively at the CCS semifinals 800 meter event. Photo courtesy of Denny Dong | Used with permission

Time Out! Ep. 5: Denny Dong

Brandon Xu and Aidan Ruan June 1, 2023

Brandon Xu · TimeOut! Ep. 5: Denny Dong BX: Hello everyone, my name is Brandon Xu. AR: And my name is Aidan Ruan. And this is the fifth episode of Time Out!  BX: Each episode, we will be...

Fall Sports Recap

Fall Sports Recap

Kathryn Foo December 6, 2022
Taking a look at the results of the fall season
Pushing through the pain

Pushing through the pain

Aidan Ruan, Staff Writer November 16, 2022

Crawling out of bed, senior Royce Wang makes his way to his desk to begin working on a pile of accumulated assignments before being struck by a splitting headache. Pulling himself to the bathroom, Wang...

Senior Andrew Cole runs down the track during a track meet.

Powering through practice

Kalyani Puthenpurayil and Lance Tong May 27, 2022

At MVHS, different sports have different types of practices that target the various skills they each require. Students find the physical aspects such as stamina and technique and mental aspects such as...

Junior Sophia Chen runs at her first cross country meet at Los Altos High School during the 2021 cross country season.

To all the sports I’ve done before: Cross country

Sophia Chen, Copy Editor January 11, 2022
How I learned to enjoy sports without pressure
Sophomore Ace Chow wearing his football gear | Photo Courtesy of Ace Chow

Preparing for the big game

MV athletes share different ways that help them get ready before their game
Jasmine Varma leads a pack of runners at a SCVAL race at Baylands Park

Trying out

Jannah Sheriff May 19, 2021
Rearranged seasons cause some student athletes to try out new sports
MVHS Cross Country competes in its first meet this season on Saturday, Feb. 20.

Cross Country: MVHS competes in its first meet of the season

Anjali Singh and Matthew Yoshimoto February 23, 2021
Varsity Girls finished sixth and Varsity Boys finished seventh in the league
The male runners on the Cross Country Team maintain social distancing and wear masks during their drills at Stevens Canyon near the reservoir. The team often runs there for “maintenance” days to get extra mileage.

Socially distant sports

Anjali Singh December 16, 2020
The Cross Country, Water Polo and Color Guard teams adjust their practices due to COVID-19
Exploring juniors and seniors who are preparing for college through athletics.

Ready for commitment

Ritu Atreyas, Gavin Hung, Jayanti Jha, Andie Liu, and Neysa Singh December 15, 2020
Local student-athletes share their past, present and future goals for collegiate play
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