El Estoque

Girls Basketball: The Matadors suffer a landslide defeat to Sequoia HS

Freshman Varshini Peddinti receives the ball and prepares to pass to the center. Photo by Vivian Jiang

Vivian Jiang and Rucha Soman

December 6, 2019

Despite having a strong start to their season, the MVHS varsity girls basketball team was defeated by Sequoia HS 45-17. Senior Daphne Lam made the first points of the game, scoring a 3-pointer shortly after the game started. Sequoia soon caught up, bringing the score 3-9. Even with a few strong offens...

The rise of VSCO girls

Typical VSCO girls dawn bracelets and scrunchies on their hand which are related to other parts of their lives. Photo by Anish Vasudevan.

Shreshta Ranganathan and Anish Vasudevan

September 27, 2019

How a new fashion trend from TikTok has made its way into MVHS

A look back: Girls soccer team closes out season with dominant victory

A look back: Girls soccer team closes out season with dominant victory

Akshara Majjiga

March 19, 2018

Additional reporting by Anthony Moll hen the 10 seniors on the MVHS girls soccer team took the field on Feb. 16 for the final time in their high school careers, emotions were mixed. They were nostalgic, remembering all of the times that they joked around with their friends and the quirky traditio...

Girls water polo: Team wins against Milpitas HS 13-2

Girls water polo: Team wins against Milpitas HS 13-2

Aanchal Garg

September 26, 2017

n Tuesday Sept. 19, the MVHS girls water polo team shouted their customary ‘1-2-3 Lady Mats!’ cheer, creating an echo that rang around the pool. MVHS played against Milpitas HS in the team’s second home game of the season. Senior Neha Mylvaganan has been playing against MHS for the last four year...

Girls water polo: Team is victorious in first home game

Girls water polo: Team is victorious in first home game

Emma Lam

September 14, 2017

s the girls junior varsity water polo teams were shaking hands after losing their game against Wilcox HS, the MVHS girls water polo players were preparing themselves for their own game against WHS. As the first home game of the season,  the team’s excitement was tangible despite two team members, s...

Girls’ Empowerment project spreads to MVHS

Girls’ Empowerment project spreads to MVHS

Sepand Rouz

October 25, 2016

  tudent support groups are hard to find in MVHS, mainly because they are often overshadowed by other activities at school. But recently, a club was made not just for new students, but for all of MVHS’ student body. A club that accepts all, a club that has bonding. But this isn’t just a club...

MVHS Varsity Golf Team: Team bonding with practice

MVHS Varsity Golf Team: Team bonding with practice

Akshara Majjiga

September 13, 2016

They sit at a secluded bench, waiting for the rest of their team to arrive. It’s hidden in the shade of a building right in front of Blackberry Farm, where people of all ages are playing golf on the green. They laugh, wonder where the rest of their team is and greet them as they come one by one. T...

Game GIFs: Boys and girls basketball face league rivals

Game GIFs: Boys and girls basketball face league rivals

Malini Ramaiyer

January 19, 2015

Boys and girls basketball teams competed on Jan. 16 a week after Basketball Opening Night against league rivals Lynbrook Vikings. The MVHS teams triumphed, with the boys winning 53-36 and the girls 55-31. Boys basketball MVHS students piled into the gym to watch yet another intense basketball match...

Girls volleyball looks to bounce back from last season

Junior Sydney Howard practices her serves in preparation for the upcoming season.

Joshua Tsuei

August 26, 2014

Last season, Girls Volleyball had a tough time in the De Anza league. The team had a lot of new players and this inexperience led to many close losses and a disappointing season record. This year, the team is without two four-year starters, but many returning players are optimistic. Junior Sydney Howar...

Girls water polo hopes to place at CCS this year

Girls water polo hopes to place at CCS this year

Catherine

August 28, 2013

Nine girls at Monta Vista push themselves everyday. They tread water for two hours after school and throw around a one-pound ball with accuracy. They face aggressive opponents, who scratch, push, and claw them under water. After failing to qualify for CCS last year, the girl’s water polo team hopes...

Girls soccer: Lady Mats end three-game scoreless streak

Senior Malvika Mecker dribbles down the field. Mecker scored the only matador goal in the first half.

Mihir Joshi

January 28, 2013

Strong play from the girls help halt losing streak The Lady Mats faced off against the Homestead Mustangs on Jan. 18, finishing with a score of 1-1 to end a three game scoring drought. Improved ball control and communication allowed MVHS to control the pace of play for the majority of the game. Earl...