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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

Dance Instructor Anagha Kulkarni teaches her students a dance routine at the Arete Dance Center in Los Altos. 

Photo Courtesy of Anagha Kulkarni | Used with permission

Coaching through the ages

Sameer Maheshwari and Gauri Manoj November 11, 2022

Coaches often have to change their teaching styles based on the age and skill level of each player in order to bring out the best in them, often taking the players’ health into account. Dance Fitness...

Sophomore Yotaro Sato pitches the ball during the second inning of the game against Saratoga High School on March 24, which they lost 13-1.

Spring season sports recap

Showcasing games and practices from MVHS’s spring season sports teams
5 student-athletes share the meanings behind unique sports phrases. Photo by Hannah Lee

Man on the street: Athletes share special phrases from their sports

Jayanti Jha February 9, 2021
Unpacking the meaning behind pancakes, bogeys and splats in sports
Exploring juniors and seniors who are preparing for college through athletics.

Ready for commitment

Ritu Atreyas, Gavin Hung, Jayanti Jha, Andie Liu, and Neysa Singh December 15, 2020
Local student-athletes share their past, present and future goals for collegiate play
Lynbrook High School junior Anton Ouyang discusses his journey to recruitment

Lynbrook High School junior Anton Ouyang discusses his journey to recruitment

Gavin Hung December 11, 2020

While his love for golf is the reason he’s so passionate about it today, Lynbrook High School junior Anton Ouyang was first enticed by the perfectly curated grass on the course. He was initially exposed...

Athletes continue practicing virtually

Athletes continue practicing virtually

Jayanti Jha and Jefferson Le May 13, 2020

Video conferencing apps like Zoom have become almost an essential for school due to shelter-in-place restrictions. In particular, student athletes at MVHS use apps like Zoom as tools to host virtual workouts...

Flying Solo: Senior Meg Niu represents MVHS golf at CCS

Flying Solo: Senior Meg Niu represents MVHS golf at CCS

Aditya Dash November 13, 2017

t age seven, Meg Niu could be spotted next to her father on the  golf course holding her very own set of plastic golf clubs and pretending to be a golfer like her dad. She loved to play around with the...

Girls golf: Team loses tight game against Lynbrook HS

Girls golf: Team loses tight game against Lynbrook HS

Roshan Fernandez September 30, 2017

ilence spreads throughout the course and the only sounds are the whispers of onlookers and the squeaking of wheels from carts and bags making their way across the manicured grass. Streaks of lavender,...

A look back: Girls golf’s trip to CCS

A look back: Girls golf’s trip to CCS

Akshara Majjiga December 9, 2016

he first incongruity that both sophomore Tiffany Chen and junior Meg Niu noticed when they arrived in Rancho Cañada East Course in Carmel early in the morning on Nov. 1 was the giant scoreboard above...

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...

Sports shorts

Sports shorts

Carissa Chan November 18, 2012

An eight-sport recap of the fall season Some were undefeated and others were only defeated. Some barely made it and others barely missed it. El Estoque looks back and ranks the eight fall sports teams,...

Sophomore Valene Tjong attempts to putt a ball into the fourth hole at Cupertino’s Deep Cliff Golf Course. Tjong finished with a score of 55. Photo by Karen Feng.

GIRLS GOLF: Matadors lose to Homestead and Lynbrook 121-109-109

Karen Feng September 15, 2012

On Sept. 13, six members of the girls golf team faced off against Homestead and Lynbrook High Schools in their fifth match of the season at Cupertino’s Deep Cliff Golf Course. Despite an individual...

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