El Estoque

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
Senior Tanisha Pulla tries to maintain possession as a SHS opponent attempts to steal the ball.

Varsity Field Hockey falls to Saratoga High School on senior night

Sarah Liu and Lance Tong October 24, 2021
Matadors end their last home game against Saratoga with a power outage
Senior and captain Ashley Twu attempts to make her way around an opponent from HHS.

Varsity Field Hockey loses to Homestead High School 4-0

Anna Kaminitz and Matthew Yoshimoto October 22, 2021
Matadors recognize their need to improve communication after the defeat
Coach Eachus encourages the team during halftime.

Varsity Field Hockey falls to Saint Francis High School 0-7

Angela Zhang September 18, 2021

After a tough game of constant defense, the Varsity Field Hockey team lost 0-7 to Saint Francis High School. During the first quarter, MVHS prevented SFHS from scoring, keeping the score at 0-0. Sophomore...

Senior Carolyn Huang dodges around opponents from Salinas High School.

Varsity Field Hockey defeats Salinas High School 5-1

Anna Kaminitz and Matthew Yoshimoto September 8, 2021
Madators solidify their first win of the season
The Varsity and JV Girls Field Hockey teams take a picture during their practice. Photo by Charlotte Dingli | Used with Permission

JV Girls Field Hockey team faces a player shortage

Gauri Manoj March 11, 2021
The team shares how it is recruiting new members this season despite setbacks
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
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