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Football: Matadors suffer 49-6 defeat in final game of the season

Football: Matadors suffer 49-6 defeat in final game of the season

Roshan Fernandez

November 19, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, SPORTS

Additional reporting by Rucha Soman. espite the fact that Matadors’ CCS hopes were no longer alive, the team came into their matchup against Fremont HS looking to close out their season with pride. MVHS had only three days to prepare after their helmet game defeat, and they did so with a thin rost...

Fantasy Sports Breakdown

Fantasy Sports Breakdown

Priya Reddy

November 15, 2017


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, SPORTS

As the NFL season progresses, fans are looking forward to seeing which players will play well this year. But their hopes do not come purely from being pro-sports enthusiasts. People now cross their fingers for their favorite players as their play during the season will determine the status of their f...

Football: Cupertino HS defeats Matadors in Helmet game

Football: Cupertino HS defeats Matadors in Helmet game

Maggie McCormick

November 7, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Game Reviews, SPORTS

n November 3, MVHS hosted the annual Helmet game against Cupertino HS. After losing last year for the first time in 13 years, the Matadors were determined to take back the helmet. The overcast skies and heavy clouds didn’t scare away the crowd, and the bleachers on both sides of the field filled a...

Choosing the dream team

Choosing the dream team

Aditya Dash

September 22, 2017


Filed under OPINION

s the clock ticks towards the start of the National Football League fantasy draft on Sept. 6th, sophomore Rohit Kumar is already planning out who to draft. With the high stakes, he knows that he must make smart decisions to win the NFL jersey. The fantasy draft begins with the draft engine’s small...

Sophomores prepare for 2017 Powderpuff

Sophomores prepare for 2017 Powderpuff

Aanchal Garg

March 10, 2017


Filed under Briefs, SPORTS

A crowd in the bleachers, cheerleaders on the track and players reviewing the playbook. Although this sounds like the scene for the MVHS football team playing under the Friday night lights, it isn’t; it’s the soon-to-come scene of the 2017 annual Powderpuff games. The well-spirited class of 2019 ...

Football: Wrap up of the last home game

Football: Wrap up of the last home game

Becca Zheng

October 31, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Multimedia, SPORTS, Sports Digital

fter a tough week at practice, the Matadors took the field for their last home game of the season against Los Altos HS, hoping to go out with a bang. And they started off with just that. On the first possession of the game, the Matadors offense drove 75 yards into the endzone to take an early 7-0 lead....

September sports recap

September sports recap

Roshan Fernandez

October 1, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, SPORTS

s Sept. is now officially over, MVHS fall sports are full swing into their season. Watch El Estoque's monthly recap video to stay up to date on scores, stats, and clips for football, boys water polo, girls water polo, girls volleyball and girls golf. ...

Football: MVHS bounces back after tough loss

Football: MVHS bounces back after tough loss

Anthony Moll

September 13, 2016


Filed under Football, Game Reviews, Multimedia, SPORTS

Tensions are high at the Matadors’ bench as they trail Evergreen HS 7 points to 15 at the halftime mark. The Matadors’ squad believed they could take the victory in the second half on their home turf. Watch how they took their lead with 2 seconds to spare in the fourth quarter and made a night to rem...

Football team addressed by administration at Welcome Back Dance

Football team addressed by administration at Welcome Back Dance

Om Khandekar

August 31, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

Additional reporting by Kalpana Gopalkrishnan s they exited one by one, the members of the football team blocked the harsh fluorescent light of the F building classroom from reaching the dancers in the rally court below. Team members were not celebrating or cheering as they left the room; instead the...

Football: Matadors lose their first home game of the season

Football: Matadors lose their first home game of the season

Anthony Moll

August 30, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Game Reviews, SPORTS

After a long pre-season adapting to a new playbook and coaching staff, the Matadors were eager to play under the Friday night lights. On their home turf, MVHS' first opponent was Westmont HS. Watch how they fared with their season opener with a new coach along with a new playbook and find out...