El Estoque

Intersport friendships

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
MVHS athletes continue forming friendships between teams during a challenging socially distanced time
October 30, 2020
MVHS athletes continue forming friendships between teams during a challenging socially distanced time

How COVID-19 has impacted sports clubs

DACA practices over quarantine with two people in one lane line. Photo used with permission from Jacqueleine Liu.
Athletes share their experiences with their competitive clubs over quarantine
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...

Athletes continue preparing for their sports next year

Senior Triya Roy is part of the varsity track team and participated in the Rustbuster Invitational Track Meet in March.
Students focus on improving sports performance at home
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
How movies about sports impact the MVHS body
December 19, 2019
How movies about sports impact the MVHS body

From coach to future olympian

Hassan sprints with the ball down the field. Photo used with permission of Zaid Hassan.
Exploring JV coach Zaid Hassan’s field hockey career
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...

Athlete of the Month: Madisen Vongnakhone

Senior Madisen Vongnakhone plays in a game versus Saratoga HS. Photo courtesy of Arnold de Leon
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
The team celebrates seniors after last game against Palo Alto HS
November 8, 2019
The team celebrates seniors after last game against Palo Alto HS

Defining Success

Defining Success
How teams measure success besides winning
September 27, 2019
How teams measure success besides winning

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

Matadors unsuccessfully ends game against Los Altos HS with a 6-0 loss.
Matadors fail to pull off the upset on the higher ranked Los Altos HS
September 22, 2019
Matadors fail to pull off the upset on the higher ranked Los Altos HS

Field Hockey: MVHS wins back to back games for the first time since 2017

Senior Victoria Valdez takes the ball away from Wilcox HS in a 12-0 win.  Photo by Sreya Kumar
Matadors blow out Wilcox 12-0
September 12, 2019
Matadors blows out Wilcox 12-0

Field Hockey: Team takes home first win of the season

Sophomore Navarin Pirachai tries to keep control of the ball when a VCHS player attacks. Pirachai scored two of the three goals during the game. Photo by Lakshanyaa Ganesh.
Despite a shaky start, Matadors emerge victorious against Valley Christian HS
September 10, 2019
Despite a shaky start, Matadors emerge victorious against Valley Christian HS

Field Hockey: Matadors suffer 0-2 loss on senior night

Field Hockey: Matadors suffer 0-2 loss on senior night
The team falls to Homestead HS in its last home game of the season
October 28, 2018

It was an unnatural feeling for her. For the past three years, she has always held up her stick, cheering for seniors as they walked down the field. But now, it was finally her turn. She stood at the...

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