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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

Sophomore Stanley Du springs into the air to score a layup.

Boys Basketball defeats Thomas More High School 62-55 in its first home game

Kathryn Foo and Jami Lim November 26, 2022

Varsity Boys Basketball defeated Thomas More High School 62-55 on Tuesday, Nov 22. The first quarter had a slow start while MVHS was finding its rhythm, ending with MVHS trailing 12-17 going into the second....

Senior Diya Balakrishnan dribbles the ball around a BHS defender during the second half to advance up the field. Photo by Kalyani Puthenpurayil

Girls Soccer loses to Branham High School 1-0 in its first home game

Lauren Chuu and Kalyani Puthenpurayil November 25, 2022
Matadors attribute defeat to communication and incomplete passes
Senior Color Guard Member Katherine Chui takes her final stance at the end of the closer.

Marching Band and Color Guard shine at Tournament of Champions

Darpan Singh and Vincent Zhao November 23, 2022

Flags spinning, trumpets blaring and percussion laying down the beat, MVHS Marching Band performed its last ever performance of True North, the first show made custom for the band. Senior and soloist...

Sophomore Clara Fan protects the ball from an SCHS defender as she attempts to score points in the third quarter. Photo by Manas Kottakota

Varsity Girls Basketball defeats Santa Clara 51-33 to kick off the season

Jason Chu, Manas Kottakota, and Michelle Zheng November 19, 2022
Matadors win the sportsmanship game, the first game of the season
Sophomores Kiana Mark (left) and Samantha Tong (right) block a spike from AHS. Photo by Darpan Singh

Varsity Girls Volleyball loses 3-2 in the CCS Finals game

Darpan Singh and Vincent Zhao November 6, 2022
Matadors place second in CCS Division II Championships for the second year in a row
The team celebrates after winning the third set and qualifying for the CCS Semifinals.

Varsity Girls Volleyball beats Westmont High School 3-0 in the CCS Quarterfinals

Aashi Venkat and Anabelle Walker November 5, 2022
Matadors dominate in straight sets, with respective scores 25-19, 25-14 and 25-15
The team celebrates after winning the final point in the fourth set, defeating HHS 3-1.

Varsity Girls Volleyball beats Hillsdale High School 3-1 in the CCS Semifinals

Meggie Chen, Anna Jerolimov, and Michelle Zheng November 4, 2022
Matadors advance to the CCS Finals against Aragon High School on Nov. 5
Senior Miranda Shakouri stands alongside her family, her gift basket from her team in hand, moving to the side as her sister playfully nudges her.

Varsity Girls Volleyball defeats Los Gatos High School 3-0 on senior night

Aashi Venkat and Alyssa Yang October 20, 2022

Varsity Girls Volleyball swept Los Gatos High School 3-0, on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Prior to the game, Coach Nicki Ezatagha welcomed the team’s seniors onto the court, where they were given a basket filled...

Senior and quarterback Rohit Pamidi opts to rush the ball in the first few minutes of the game.

Varsity Football defeats Saratoga High School 42-35 in a thrilling comeback

Arjun Dhruv, Lily Jiang , and Sameer Maheshwari October 7, 2022

Varsity Football defeated Saratoga High School 42-35 in a close matchup on Friday, Sept. 30, bringing its overall record to 2-3. Although MVHS was able to score a touchdown early in the first quarter,...

Freshman Lelani Laruelle gets in position to hit the ball.

Varsity Girls Tennis wins 4-3 against Mountain View High School

Ananya Chaudhary and Aashi Venkat September 28, 2022
The outcome of the last match allowed the Matadors to secure the win
Senior Krupa Shanware serves the ball to start a rally.

Girls Volleyball loses to Mountain View High School 3-2

Lauren Chuu and Kalyani Puthenpurayil September 24, 2022

Varsity Girls Volleyball fell to Mountain View High School 3-2 on Sept. 23 during its third league game, bringing its overall league record to 1-2. While the Matadors took the lead after winning  the...

Wing player Owen Pow defends against a CHS player poised to take a shot.

Boys Water Polo wins 15-11 against Cupertino High School

Sonia Verma, Michelle Zheng, and Lily Jiang September 19, 2022

Varsity Boys Water Polo won 15-11 against Cupertino High School on Thursday, Sept. 15. MVHS took a 5-1 lead at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter ended with a score of 9-2. Although...

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