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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

All in

All in

Amberly Sun and Aidan Ruan May 24, 2024

Out of the 54 total athletic teams at MVHS, many teams, including football, softball, cross country, dive and track & field, do not enforce cuts when determining their rosters. No-cut refers to sports...

Together or alone

Together or alone

Pranati Kotamraju and Michelle Zheng May 16, 2024

Junior Anshul Sinha has been a part of the MVHS Football team since his freshman year of high school. By the second semester of junior year, Sinha wanted to try a new sport and decided to join Track and...

Man on the street: Super Bowl predictions

Man on the street: Super Bowl predictions

Leah Desai and Ananda Singh February 9, 2024
MVHS students predict the outcome of the 2024 Super Bowl
Freshman Vatsel Dave, dressed in traditional Bharatanatyam uniform as he practices this art form

Playing by their own rules

Pranati Kotamraju and Arushi Singh December 11, 2023

Living in Australia, freshman Vatsel Dave was in a constant state of boredom trying to fill up his free time by watching YouTube videos. It was by chance that a dance video popped up on his feed, and before...

Junior and long snapper Zachary Mommer snaps the ball to the punter behind him. Photo courtesy of John Ling | Used with permission

Snap judgement

Lauren Chuu and Arjun Dhruv December 9, 2023

Growing up a sports fan, junior and long snapper Zachary Mommer became immersed in football at a young age. With a background in flag football and baseball, Mommer wanted to use his experience to foster...

Reversing the roles

Pranati Kotamraju and Arushi Singh December 3, 2023

Monta Vista held its first reverse football game with on November 17th, 2023 with boys doing cheer and girls doing football. El Estoque describes the process of preparing for the game and the emotions...

Get the ball rolling

Get the ball rolling

Arjun Dhruv and Raj Thapliyal November 3, 2023

‘‘That's half! Saratoga High: 28, Monta Vista: 6.’’ On Sept. 30, 2022, Football Head Coach Caesar Agront looked up at the scoreboard and tried to find the words that would motivate his team....

Junior Clara Fan prepares to make another attempt in her high jump event at the Saint Francis Track and Field Invitational, with her lucky tape wrapped around her left wrist. 

Photo courtesy of Clara Fan | Used with permission


Abha Dash and Michelle Zheng November 3, 2023

Junior Clara Fan Junior and track and field member Clara Fan started her superstition of putting tape on her wrist during an afterschool practice her freshman year. As there was extra athletic tape, which...

Freshman Edward Fan launches a discus using the force of a turn.

Freshman Phenom: Edward Fan

Daphne Huang, Pranati Kotamraju, and Eshika Tiwari November 3, 2023
Following Fan through his journey and future prospects with track and field, football and basketball
Senior and strong safety Hamza Moharram moves for a tackle in synchrony with senior and defensive end Nathan Diaz.

Photo by Shannon Yu

Varsity Football defeats Lynbrook High School 44-6

Ellie Wang and Shannon Yu October 26, 2023

Varsity Football defeated Lynbrook High School 44-6 on Friday, Oct. 20, improving its league record to 2-3-0 and overall record to 3-5-0. Both teams had bleachers packed with fans, as this was LHS’ homecoming...

Maaz Zafar prepares for a play during a game against Lynbrook High School. Photo courtesy of Maaz Zafar | Used with permission

Time out! Ep. 8: Maaz Zafar

Stephanie Zhang October 22, 2023 SZ: Hi everyone,...

Sophomore and running back Graham Ischo runs with the ball as MHS lineman chase him.

Football falls to Mills High School 6-14

Daphne Huang October 14, 2023
Matadors struggle to maintain momentum after scoring the first touchdown
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