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Football: Offense steamrolls Harker 56-8 at Homecoming

Football: Offense steamrolls Harker 56-8 at Homecoming

Dickson Tsai

October 17, 2011

EESN looks back at the Homecoming game and analyzes the key plays that led to MVHS' 56-8 victory over the Harker Eagles. Seniors Sam McCann and Jordan Sheade score two touchdowns each, while Harker turns the ball over five times. Video produced by Dickson Tsai, Albert Qiu, Emily Vu, and Christophe ...

Sportsflash: Oct. 2011 issue

Sportsflash: Oct. 2011 issue

Albert Qiu

October 13, 2011

The girls varsity tennis team defeated Saratoga, the defending CCS and Norcal Champions, in a 4-3 victory on Sep. 30 which further extended their undefeated streak in the league.  Although the Matadors lost their first three games, they were able to compensate for the deficit and win the next four key games in straight sets to secure the win. "The only team...

Football: Matadors defeat Vikings 27-3 in rivalry game

Football: Matadors defeat Vikings 27-3 in rivalry game

Albert Qiu

October 8, 2011

The varsity football team defeated Lynbrook High School on Oct. 7 for the rivalry game at King’s Academy High School. After a tough loss against Los Gatos High School on Sept. 24, the Matadors had time to recover over the bye week before preparing to cruise through the rest of their season, beginning with a 27-3 victory against the Vi...

Twice fought, hard won: A struggle against ocular melanoma

Twice fought, hard won: A struggle against ocular melanoma

Akshay Agrawal

September 21, 2011

Some 13 years ago, senior Jordan Sheade stepped onto a soccer field; at the age of three, he was much younger than his teammates. As soon as he saw the ball, his mother recalled, he never let it go—that is, not until someone pushed him and took it from him. “He wasn’t mad they pushed him, but he was mad they got that ball,” Jordan’s mother Judy Sheade sa...

Sportsflash: Sept. 2011 issue

Sportsflash: Sept. 2011 issue

Dickson Tsai

September 21, 2011

    Varsity football began the season with a blistering pace. Running backs seniors Sam McCann and Jordan Sheade were the cornerstones of the new option offense with a combined eight touchdowns the first two games while the experienced defense gave the Matadors more offensive oppor...

Football: Lightning strikes as MVHS routs Prospect 50-0

Football: Lightning strikes as MVHS routs Prospect 50-0

Dickson Tsai

September 10, 2011

MVHS continued its strong season with a commanding 50-0 shutout over the Prospect Panthers in a game that featured a lightning weather delay. Video by Dickson Tsai, Kevin Tsukii, and Emily Vu. Music: "Dance in the Rain" (ft. snowflake, Jim Brady) by copperhead licensed under CC-BY-NC 3.0. R...

Track and field renovations to begin in late September

Track and field renovations to begin in late September

Anushka Patil

September 8, 2011

The track and fields on campus will be reconstructed during late September. After the Department of State Architects (DSA) approved the project, administration was notified on Sept. 1, and construction will begin as soon as possible. The track and field will be unusable for approximately the next 12 mo...

Traditional Powderpuff football games canceled

Traditional Powderpuff football games canceled

Emily Vu

September 7, 2011

The long-held Powderpuff tradition, where girls from each class play football for a chance to win at Homecoming, may now be broken due to disrupting new construction plans on the upper and lower field. MVHS students, parents and administration have been fighting for years to allow the constru...

Football: Offense shines in 41-14 rout against Overfelt

Football: Offense shines in 41-14 rout against Overfelt

Dickson Tsai

September 4, 2011

MVHS' excellent execution of its option offense led to 41 first-half points as the Matadors won 41-14 against the Overfelt High School Royals. Video by Dickson Tsai. Music: "RaysOfFunk" by carta licensed under CC-BY-NC 3.0. The varsity football team controlled the game with a 41-14 win against ...

Football: Season preview

Football: Season preview

Patrick Xie

September 2, 2011

Every team has the same goal each year—to get better. The football team is no different, and with new juniors on the team, it has high hopes to make it to CCS this year. “I think we’re in pretty good shape,” head coach and athletic director Jeff Mueller said. “Our roster is a very large...

Football: Highlights of the scrimmage at Homestead

Football: Highlights of the scrimmage at Homestead

Dickson Tsai

August 30, 2011

HD highlights of the Aug. 26 scrimmage vs. Homestead that did not have any official scores or stats. Video by Dickson Tsai. Music: "Where You Are Now" by Alex (ft. WolfFly) licensed under Creative Commons license CC BY 3.0. On Aug. 26, varsity football scrimmaged against the Homestead Mustangs in the Mustang’s brand new ...

Impacts of construction forthcoming

Impacts of construction forthcoming

Karishma Mehrotra

August 25, 2011

As the year moves on and the seasons shift from summer to fall, the color of the leaves won’t be the only aspect of our environment that will change. MVHS has started construction projects throughout the campus and is finalizing future construction plans as well. Track and Field: ...