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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

Juniors Julianna Kimm and Lucy Choy celebrate after the team’s 49-25 defeat of Sequoia High School in the first round of CCS playoffs. Photo by Lance Tong

Refuse to lose

Anna Jerolimov and Michelle Zheng March 18, 2022
Girls Basketball goes 12-0 in league and competes in three rounds of CCS playoffs
Analyzing Girls Basketball’s undefeated league season and CCS run

Analyzing Girls Basketball’s undefeated league season and CCS run

Anna Jerolimov and Lance Tong March 12, 2022
A timeline of the Varsity Girls Basketball team’s 2021-2022 season achievements
Race in Sports

Race in Sports

Exploring the different facets of race in sports
Athlete of the Month: Vivian Ong

Athlete of the Month: Vivian Ong

Anna Jerolimov February 14, 2022

Sophomore Vivian Ong began playing basketball in fifth grade after her dad’s encouragement to try the sport. After playing in the Amateur Athletic Union for a year, she joined the basketball team...

The Matadors huddle before the first quarter, discussing their strategy.

Girls Basketball defeats Gunn High School 69-40 on its senior night

Krish Dev and Aashi Venkat February 12, 2022

Girls Basketball secured its league championship on Wednesday, Feb. 9, defeating Gunn High School with a final score of 69-40. The team started off strong with a score of 21-9 by the end of the first quarter,...

Junior and Varsity Girls Basketball captain Julianna Kimm stands before the Chinese flag.

Representation in sports matters

Irene Tang and Matthew Yoshimoto February 8, 2022
Exploring how students are inspired by professional athletes of the same race
Juniors Julianna Kimm and Varshini Peddinti guard an opponent from passing the ball to a teammate.

Girls Basketball beats Fremont High School 45-34

Anna Jerolimov, Sarah Liu, and Kalyani Puthenpurayil January 29, 2022
Matadors remain undefeated in league with 6-0 record
Sophomore Ekom Mann lunges at junior Hayden Ancheta after coach Andrew Pappas signals the wrestlers to “go live” — beginning a practice match that lasts a few minutes.

Introducing the winter season sports

Showcasing games and practices from MVHS's basketball, soccer and wrestling teams
The Cross Country team runs laps around the track, while being socially distant and wearing masks.

Athletic conditioning

Anjali Singh and Anika Sharma September 24, 2020
Exploring the impact of COVID-19 on team conditioning
Junior Kelli Kosakura shoots a floater over FHS. Photo by Lance Tong

Girls Basketball: Matadors defeat Fremont HS on senior night

Sophia Chen and Lance Tong February 22, 2020
MVHS wins its last home game after an emotional senior night ceremony
Junior Eshani Patel attempts to catch the ball after a rebounding shot off the hoop.

Girls Basketball: MVHS falls to Homestead HS

Jayanti Jha, Elena Khan, and Neysa Singh February 10, 2020

MVHS lost to Homestead HS in its eighth game of the season, bringing their current league standing to 5-3.  During the first and second quarter, HHS players played a hard defense, making it difficult...

Senior Ashley Liu dribbles past a Santa Clara defender.

Athlete of the Month: Ashley Liu

Rucha Soman February 7, 2020

After watching people who played at her elementary school and noticing her dad’s keen interest in the sport, senior Ashley Liu started playing basketball in sixth grade. At first Liu would shoot hoops...

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