El Estoque

Taking it to the next level

Taking it to the next level

Rajas Habbu and Rucha Soman

March 13, 2019

It was the summer of 5th grade when MVHS alumna and now Cornell University freshman Demetra Williams and her best friend found diving lessons offered at Fremont HS. Her friend said, “I’ll do it if you do” and managed to convince her to enroll. Down the road, her friend quit diving for field ho...

Off the high dive

Off the high dive

Akshara Majjiga

April 21, 2017

n seventh grade, a couple of years after junior Demetra Williams first launched into her diving career, she recalls being asked if diving even qualified as a sport. The boy who asked her was confused; he assumed divers just climbed a ladder and jumped off of a board, not really noticing what may have gone ...

Diving: Season opens with new dives and high hopes

Diving: Season opens with new dives and high hopes

Karen Ma

March 9, 2016

hrieks from teammates resounded from the hot tub as a diver belly flopped into the deep end of the pool. After a few seconds, she resurfaced, hoisted herself out of the pool and joined the other four girls, all while laughing and groaning in pain. The usual during diving season. Last season, all but one of t...