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Girls tennis: Team stays positive after losing 1-6 in first league match of season

Girls tennis: Team stays positive after losing 1-6 in first league match of season

Himani Yalamaddi

September 22, 2016

History repeated itself at the girls tennis team’s first match of the season. Saratoga HS, who beat MVHS 6-1 at the CCS quarterfinals last year, delivered the same outcome on MVHS’ home turf on Sept. 15. SHS made it to CCS finals last year and with the addition of new, stronger players to their...

Field hockey: MVHS Varsity loses to three time CCS champions

Field hockey: MVHS Varsity loses to three time CCS champions

Anjini Venugopal

September 21, 2016

Co reported by Emma Lam he varsity field hockey team fell to Los Gatos HS 0-7 last season on Sept. 16, so this time around MVHS anticipated a difficult game against the reigning CCS champions. The game started with MVHS playing mostly defensively. Within the first 10 minutes, LGHS had already score...

Field hockey: Team suffers disappointing defeat to Leigh HS

Field hockey: Team suffers disappointing defeat to Leigh HS

Anjini Venugopal

September 16, 2016

For the first time this season, MVHS varsity field hockey suffered their first loss at home on Sept. 8 against Leigh HS. Going into the game, MVHS players expected Leigh to be a difficult opponent, having lost 0-1 against them last year. “They are actually really strong and their hits [are] really...

Field hockey: MVHS defeats Branham HS in a shutout

Field hockey: MVHS defeats Branham HS in a shutout

Anjini Venugopal

September 7, 2016

Last season, the varsity field hockey team played against Branham HS in a disappointing game that resulted in a 2-1 loss. This time, however, their strong passes and offensive strategies resulted in an impressive 6-0 shutout. MVHS maintained possession for most of the first half and started its lead...

Field hockey: Team starts season off with win against Live Oak HS

Field hockey: Team starts season off with win against Live Oak HS

Anjini Venugopal

August 29, 2016

It was only the second week of school when the field hockey team had its first match against Live Oak HS. “We’ve got the fever. We’re hot. Ooh, we can’t be stopped!” the players chanted three times before making their way onto the field. Last season, with the game ending in a tie, Thursday,...

Girls water polo: Team loses 6-5 in a close match against Wilcox HS

Girls water polo: Team loses 6-5 in a close match against Wilcox HS

Stephanie Lam

October 11, 2015

On Oct. 6, girls water polo played a home game against Wilcox HS. Although it was a close match, the Matadors lost to WHS with a score of 6:5. In the first quarter, WHS proved to be fierce competitors as they scored their first goal of the game.  MVHS was only able to score in the last 50 seconds...

Game GIFs: Girls water polo secures close victory over Homestead HS 10-8

Game GIFs: Girls water polo secures close victory over Homestead HS 10-8

Stephanie Lam

October 4, 2015

Videos by Amanda Chan When the Homestead HS team moved down this year to the Lady Mats league, the girls expected a tough game from them. On Sept. 30, the girls water polo team played their second home game against Homestead High School. The girls were victorious over HHS, winning the game at a...

Cross country: Season begins with a united team of many perspectives

Cross country: Season begins with a united team of many perspectives

Nanda Nayak

August 21, 2015

It’s a grueling 85 degrees, and the whole cross-country team, present and lively, awaits Coach Kirk Flatow’s commands. They’re a team, and they’re here together, waiting for Flatow to utter the magic word “Go,” which dismisses them off to McClellan Ranch Park. They’re a team, but each o...

Field hockey: Team falls short at 3-2 against Saratoga High School despite late second half comeback

Field hockey: Team falls short at 3-2 against Saratoga High School despite late second half comeback

Malini Ramaiyer

October 6, 2014

After beating Cupertino High School, Homestead High School and Los Altos High School by large margins, MVHS fell 3-2 to Saratoga High School on Oct. 4 in spite of goals from junior Jaya Kumari and senior Janaye Sakkas. It was the first loss of the regular season and now MVHS looks back on the ga...