El Estoque

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
MVHS alumna Sara Haller shares about her collegiate career as a multisport athlete

MVHS alumna Sara Haller shares about her collegiate career as a multisport athlete

Jayanti Jha December 11, 2020

Diving and field hockey — these two sports seemingly have no connection to each other. One is played on a turf field, while the other takes place in a pool. But for MVHS almuna Sara Haller, ‘17, ...

Players on the Boys Volleyball team give the Girls teams high-fives at the end of the game. Photo used with courtesy of Sammi Dunn

Intersport friendships

Jayanti Jha October 30, 2020
MVHS athletes continue forming friendships between teams during a challenging socially distanced time
DACA practices over quarantine with two people in one lane line. Photo used with permission from Jacqueleine Liu.

How COVID-19 has impacted sports clubs

Elena Khan and Anna Jerolimov September 22, 2020

The past seven months of shelter-in-place have required many student athletes to adjust to the cancellation of not only school sports, but also club sports tournaments. From college recruitment issues...

Senior Triya Roy is part of the varsity track team and participated in the Rustbuster Invitational Track Meet in March.

Athletes continue preparing for their sports next year

Jayanti Jha May 2, 2020

With shelter-in-place restrictions opening up students’ schedules, many have turned to picking up a new hobby, learning something new or baking their favorite treats. However, for some MVHS athletes,...

Remember the Matadors: Sports Movies

Remember the Matadors: Sports Movies

Rucha Soman December 19, 2019
How movies about sports impact the MVHS body
Hassan sprints with the ball down the field. Photo used with permission of Zaid Hassan.

From coach to future olympian

Jayanti Jha December 9, 2019

For 19-year-old MVHS field hockey coach Zaid Hassan, the Olympics isn’t just an event he watches on TV — it’s his goal. Hassan is currently working to be on the U.S. men’s national field hockey...

Senior Madisen Vongnakhone plays in a game versus Saratoga HS. Photo courtesy of Arnold de Leon

Athlete of the Month: Madisen Vongnakhone

Swara Tewari, Managing editor November 25, 2019

Senior Madisen Vongnakhon doesn’t think of herself as a leader on the field — the idea of other players looking up to her still baffles her. As an experienced player, she just tries to offer support...

Field hockey: Matadors end their season with a 2-0 loss

Field hockey: Matadors end their season with a 2-0 loss

Sreya Kumar, Zara Iqbal, and Lance Tong November 8, 2019
The team celebrates seniors after last game against Palo Alto HS
Defining Success

Defining Success

Rucha Soman and Sophia Chen September 27, 2019
How teams measure success besides winning
Matadors unsuccessfully ends game against Los Altos HS with a 6-0 loss.

Field Hockey: MVHS falls 6-0 to Los Altos HS

Sreya Kumar and Lance Tong September 22, 2019
Matadors fail to pull off the upset on the higher ranked Los Altos HS
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