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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

An accompanist plays chords on an electric piano while his partner sings “Blackbird” by the Beatles outside of the Le Boulanger Bakery on Main Street in Los Altos

Holiday-themed events invoke community and festive cheer

Anushka De and Gauri Manoj December 8, 2021
Reviewing different winter events in the Bay Area
The front of the Standard Liquor store located in Los Altos.

Five juvenile females rob Standard Liquor in Los Altos

Oishee Misra and Brian Xu September 26, 2020
Examining the actions of LHS and MVHS seniors and teen alcohol usage in our school community
All the seniors apart of the girls varsity volleyball team and coach Colin Anderson pose for a photo after the senior night game.

Girls Volleyball: The Matadors lose to Los Altos HS on their senior night

Justine Ha, Tabitha Mendez, and Collin Qian November 13, 2019
The Lady Mats defeated with a final score of 3-0
Junior Erica Haskell steals the ball from a Los Altos HS defender, while trying to keep the ball to pass to a teammate. Photo by Justine Ha.

Girls soccer: MVHS falls to Los Altos HS in a 0-2 defeat

Justine Ha January 28, 2019

n Jan. 25, the MVHS varsity girls soccer team had a fast-paced start in the first half against Los Altos HS, including a close goal attempt from sophomore Hana Foster just 10 seconds into the game. But...

Softball: Nail-biting senior night game against Los Altos HS ends in victory

Softball: Nail-biting senior night game against Los Altos HS ends in victory

Roshan Fernandez May 20, 2017

t was the bottom of the sixth inning with the score tied at 0-0 against Los Altos HS on May 11, and the crowd was beginning to grow restless. MVHS was up at bat, but the scoreboard read with two outs,...

Football: Wrap up of the last home game

Football: Wrap up of the last home game

Becca Zheng October 31, 2016

fter a tough week at practice, the Matadors took the field for their last home game of the season against Los Altos HS, hoping to go out with a bang. And they started off with just that. On the first possession...

Sophomores Ansell Yuen and Joshua Ho played in one of the fastest courts of the April 28 matchup. Returning rallies were demanded at incredible speed and persisted for the duration of the game.

Game GIFs: Badminton team surpasses Los Altos HS 18-12

Brandon Chin April 30, 2015

Racquet on the Court The court featuring sophomores Ansell Yuen and Joshua Ho drew the attention and voices of dozens of players from both schools. Each additional point only drove up the volume until...

GIRLS TENNIS: MVHS defeats Los Altos 7-0

GIRLS TENNIS: MVHS defeats Los Altos 7-0

Carissa Chan October 9, 2012

Matadors look to end season on high note The girls’ tennis team defeated the Los Altos High School Eagles on Oct. 5 with a score of 7-0. The entire team played well overall, making fewer unforced...

Girls Basketball: Senior Steffanie Sum scores 21 in 60-48 win

Girls Basketball: Senior Steffanie Sum scores 21 in 60-48 win

Dickson Tsai January 14, 2012

Highlight video by Dickson Tsai. Music: "Could be Worse" by Alex (ft. Steven M Bryant & Rex Havoc) licensed under CC-BY-NC-3.0. On Jan. 10, the Matadors (6-9, 3-0) topped the Los Altos Eagles...

Boys basketball: Matadors defeat Los Altos 49-44

Boys basketball: Matadors defeat Los Altos 49-44

Rachel Lu January 13, 2012

For three quarters, the Matadors held a comfortable lead. Then came the fourth quarter where Los Altos made the first two point shot, then another, and then multiple free throws to make a short...

Offense struggles in 8-14 loss to Los Altos

Offense struggles in 8-14 loss to Los Altos

Carissa Chan October 20, 2011

As MVHS head coach Ed Samuels faced the school he used to coach, the varsity boys water polo team lost 8-14 on Oct. 18, falling to Los Altos High School. The team’s offense had difficulty finding...

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