El Estoque

Feathered friends

Feathered friends

Jahan Razavi and Chelsea Wong

April 10, 2019

Struggle “I got you chickens” was all it took for senior Jessica Ji to spring up in bed early in the morning. Her father’s attempt to wake her had become a running joke between the two of them, always teasing her with the possibility of owning her most desired pets: chickens. Ji had always had a strange c...

Boys baseball: MVHS falls to Saratoga HS in a 6-0 loss

Boys baseball: MVHS falls to Saratoga HS in a 6-0 loss

Chetana Ramaiyer

March 12, 2018

With many parents in the crowd, the MVHS Boys Baseball team walked off the field with their heads hanging low as they lost their first game of the season. The Matadors fell to Saratoga HS 6-0 on March 6. After SHS won the first inning by 2-0, MVHS was able to overcome the deficit over the next three...

Boys soccer: Team suffers 2-3 loss against Saratoga HS

Boys soccer: Team suffers 2-3 loss against Saratoga HS

Karen Ma

February 17, 2018

n Feb. 11, the  MVHS boys soccer team played their second to last home game against Saratoga HS. Although the Matadors started off with a lack of coordination, the team soon pulled together, with senior Takeshi Ueno scoring within the first few minutes. The team started connecting passes, the Matadors of...

Football: Matadors suffer 49-6 defeat in final game of the season

Football: Matadors suffer 49-6 defeat in final game of the season

Roshan Fernandez

November 19, 2017

Additional reporting by Rucha Soman. espite the fact that Matadors’ CCS hopes were no longer alive, the team came into their matchup against Fremont HS looking to close out their season with pride. MVHS had only three days to prepare after their helmet game defeat, and they did so with a thin rost...

Boys water polo: Matadors narrowly lose senior night to Palo Alto HS

Boys water polo: Matadors narrowly lose senior night to Palo Alto HS

Roshan Fernandez

October 24, 2017

olorful ribbons and posters lined the pool deck, a table with cake, drinks, and other snacks sat up against the wall, and fans filed into the MVHS pool area, filling the bleachers until they were packed to capacity. Coming into their senior night game against Palo Alto HS, the Matadors knew it woul...

Boys water polo: Team loses to Los Gatos HS 6-10

Boys water polo: Team loses to Los Gatos HS 6-10

Roshan Fernandez

October 11, 2017

he sun was setting on the horizon, casting golden rays that bounced off the MVHS swimming pool as the boys water polo team prepared to play Los Gatos HS in one of their last home games of the season. After losing to LGHS earlier in Sept. by a score of 7-14, the boys anticipated a tough game that they ho...

Girls volleyball: Team loses all sets against Los Altos HS

Girls volleyball: Team loses all sets against Los Altos HS

Roshan Fernandez

September 26, 2017

Additional reporting by Gauri Kaushik. ach time the Los Altos HS team scored a point, the players on the LAHS team bench sprang up out of their seats in unison and repeated one of various team cheers. “How high is the net? Too high,” the players yelled in response. Throughout the game on Sept. 21, the so...