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 Seo Eun Kim and Sophomore Mihret Tesfaye explain that teammates are essential to staying motivated during football games

Cheering from the sidelines

Anushka De November 2, 2021
Exploring how the team stays motivated even during a loss
The team rushes through the banner, marking the end of halftime and the beginning of the third quarter.

Matadors lose helmet trophy to Cupertino High School for the fifth consecutive year

Irene Tang, Michelle Zheng, and Lance Tong October 18, 2021
MVHS loses 20-45 against CHS in the Helmet Game despite second half push
Junior Greyson Mobley runs with the ball after senior Prathmesh Modi passes it to him.

Homecoming 2021: Football falls to Los Altos High School 34-6

Michelle Chen and Matthew Yoshimoto October 3, 2021
A close score in the first half ends with the Matadors’ defeat in their Homecoming game
MVHS players huddle together following a play

Football falls to Lowell High School 53-14

Lance Tong and Kripa Mayureshwar September 22, 2021
MVHS falls to Lowell High School in its third home game of the season
Football team defeats Burton 58-6 in second home game of the season

Football team defeats Burton 58-6 in second home game of the season

Anna Jerolimov, Irene Tang, and Michelle Zheng September 14, 2021
Matadors maintain strong lead throughout all four quarters
The Varsity Football Team lost its season opener against Westmont High School 42-0.

Football falls 42-0 to Westmont in first game of the season

Anushka De and Nika Zamani August 27, 2021
The Matadors attribute the loss to inexperienced players and tentative playing
Photo Courtesy Jeff Shen | Used with Permission
Illustration Sophia Ma

A final season

Irene Tang and Sophia Ma May 21, 2021
Senior athletes reflect on the challenges they’ve faced during the pandemic
Varsity Boys Soccer players share a team huddle following a game.

Season shutdown

Robert Liu and Nika Zamani May 19, 2021
How the MVHS football and boys soccer teams reacted to their teammates’ positive COVID results
Junior Anika Mishra practices before a game with a small crowd. Photo used with permission by Mishra.

The Impact of Cheering

Lance Tong November 5, 2020
Student athletes share the effect of crowds on their performance
Senior Bassam Malik poses with his San Francisco 49ers jersey featuring defensive end Nick Bosa’s number.

Faithful to the bay

Brian Xu November 4, 2020
MVHS Students recount their experiences as fans of the San Francisco 49ers
Senior Connor Nieh attends a Giants game with his family

Let’s Go Giants!

Collin Qian, Sports Editor November 2, 2020

Ever since eighth grade, junior Arthur Chan never leaves for school without wearing his San Francisco Giants cap –– the bright orange outlines of the Giants’ “SF” logo on his head symbolized...

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