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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

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
Junior Anika Mishra practices before a game with a small crowd. Photo used with permission by Mishra.

The Impact of Cheering

Lance Tong November 5, 2020
Student athletes share the effect of crowds on their performance
The boys water polo team celebrates its senior night in the 2019 season.

Multi-sport athletes

Brian Xu November 1, 2020
MVHS students discuss the benefits and disadvantages of playing on several school sports teams
The Cross Country team runs laps around the track, while being socially distant and wearing masks.

Athletic conditioning

Anjali Singh and Anika Sharma September 24, 2020
Exploring the impact of COVID-19 on team conditioning
From serving as bonding events to fueling athletes in reaching their maximum potential, food is an integral part of an athletes’ experience. Whether it’s increasing intake of specific food groups to compensate for dietary restrictions or making their own meals, MVHS student-athletes have taken their diets into their own hands to make sure they’re “fuelin’ up.”

Fuelin’ Up

Anna Jerolimov, Jayanti Jha, Elena Khan, Lance Tong, and Brian Xu September 16, 2020
Exploring how food affects athletes before and during the COVID-19 pandemic
Eat, pray, jam

Eat, pray, jam

Exploring how different members of the MVHS athletic community prepare for games and practices
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