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Taking their time: Freshmen deal with less playing time on varsity volleyball

Taking their time: Freshmen deal with less playing time on varsity volleyball

Maggie McCormick

September 4, 2017

fter changing into spandex and strapping up their knee pads, the MVHS girls varsity volleyball team warm up and then begin passing in pairs. As practice begins, some girls have the familiar routine embedded in their minds and bodies after playing more than three years on the varsity team.  But for the...

Photo Gallery: Cross country team holds annual Watermelon Run

Photo Gallery: Cross country team holds annual Watermelon Run

Roshan Fernandez

September 4, 2017

Additional reporting Sunjin Chang and Anjini Venugopal roplets of sweat had already started to streak down the faces of the cross country runners as they gathered around Coach Kirk Flatow after warming up. However, this practice was a little bit different. For starters, it was the day of the team...

Water Polo: A fresh start

Water Polo: A fresh start

ZaZu Lippert

August 12, 2017

Co-reported by Anish Vasudevan.  ollowing a rocky last season after both varsity teams finished with losing records, the water polo program is looking to bounce back and pave way for stronger and more successful teams this year. Now with new coaches, a new regiment and a newer purpose of establish...

Girls tennis: Team beats Lynbrook HS at senior game three days after their senior night celebrations

Girls tennis: Team beats Lynbrook HS at senior game three days after their senior night celebrations

Himani Yalamaddi

November 8, 2016

At the girls tennis team’s last match against Lynbrook HS on Oct. 31, there was a special spectator — former head coach Gene Fortino. Fortino coached the MVHS girls tennis team for 12 years, until he decided last year that the two-hour commute from his home in Gilroy to MVHS was too long. Fortino...

Field Hockey: Team defeats Homestead HS in shutout

Field Hockey: Team defeats Homestead HS in shutout

Anjini Venugopal

October 28, 2016

MVHS varsity field hockey took the field for a home game on Oct. 21 against Homestead HS. In the first half, the ball moved between the two sides, with neither team getting an opportunity to score. Fifteen minutes in, an HHS player was called on a foul and got a green card, giving MVHS the advantage....

Girls tennis: Team picks up first home win of season against Gunn HS

Girls tennis: Team picks up first home win of season against Gunn HS

Himani Yalamaddi

October 26, 2016

What should have been a routine match against Gunn HS on Sept. 29 turned out a little differently than expected. The game was supposed to take place almost a month ago, but GHS had it postponed until Oct. 24. The day before MVHS’ next away game against them. When the day of the game finally came,...

Field hockey: Team falls to Los Altos HS

Field hockey: Team falls to Los Altos HS

Anjini Venugopal

October 20, 2016

With a resounding cheer of “MV score!”, MVHS varsity field hockey took the field against Los Altos HS on Oct. 14. For most of the first half, MVHS maintained possession and kept the ball on LAHS’ side. Aggressive offense from LAHS resulted in a yellow card for a player who shoved a MVHS defender....

Girls volleyball: Team takes win from Homestead HS

Girls volleyball: Team takes win from Homestead HS

Roshan Fernandez

October 13, 2016

oming off a rough 3-0 loss the previous week against Los Altos HS, the Matadors felt pumped and ready to avenge their record. They entered their league game against Homestead HS on Oct. 4 with confidence and energy. MVHS started off strong in the first set, which was shown in the 25-17 set win. ...

Girls water polo: MVHS loses to Lynbrook HS after playing overtime

Girls water polo: MVHS loses to Lynbrook HS after playing overtime

Himani Yalamaddi

October 8, 2016

Co-written by Ruth Feng Both MVHS and LHS were very evenly matched; for most of their game on Oct. 4, either team was only one point away from the other. In the very tight game, MVHS lost 7-8 at home against LHS. Both teams were tied at the end of the last period, resulting in overtime, the first of...

Girls water polo: After recent losses, team comes back with 12-0 win against Wilcox HS

Girls water polo: After recent losses, team comes back with 12-0 win against Wilcox HS

Himani Yalamaddi

October 3, 2016

In their second landslide win of the season, the girls water polo team won 12-0 against Wilcox HS at home on Sept. 27. The team’s last sweeping victory, a 15-0 win over Milpitas HS, was during the beginning of the season and wasn’t replicated until their most recent win against WHS. Though some players...

September sports recap

September sports recap

Roshan Fernandez

October 1, 2016

As Sept. is now officially over, MVHS fall sports are full swing into their season. Watch El Estoque's monthly recap video to stay up to date on scores, stats, and clips for football, boys water polo, girls water polo, girls volleyball and girls golf. ...