El Estoque

Wrestling Revolution

Wrestling Revolution

Amrutha Dorai

March 12, 2012

The match was almost over by the time junior Matt Merkhofer was up. He was the last wrestler left waiting in the wings, and it was late in the meet. The audience was restless, fidgety.He shook hands with his opponent, and, at the referee’s whistle, launched into his offense. Merkhofer ja...

Wrestling team met with mixed results at CCS

Wrestling team met with mixed results at CCS

Amrutha Dorai

March 3, 2012

Initially, the varsity wrestling team qualified 11 members for CCS. However, only six were able to compete. Personal circumstances beyond their control, including injuries and weight limit issues, prevented five wrestlers from competing. The six who competed —  freshman Audie Batsford, juni...

Wrestling: 46-23 victory at Senior Night vs. Homestead

Wrestling: 46-23 victory at Senior Night vs. Homestead

Howard Lee

February 13, 2012

Wrestling’s last dual meet provided a fitting end to one of the finest seasons the team has ever had. Its 46-23 victory against Homestead on Feb. 9 brought the season record up to an undefeated 6-0. The match itself showcased the talents of the wrestlers, three of them seniors who were celebrated during th...

Wrestling: Varsity wins decisive 63-6 victory on Jan. 12

Wrestling: Varsity wins decisive 63-6 victory on Jan. 12

Howard Lee

January 14, 2012

After winning their first league wrestling match against Wilcox last week, the Matadors were left wondering if they could repeat their success against Santa Clara on Jan. 12. They did so in decisive fashion: 9 of 10 individual matches ended in victory, with 8 of the victors pulling off pins against t...

Throwdown with Coach Klemm

Throwdown with Coach Klemm

Amrutha Dorai

December 7, 2011

Wrestling has long been stereotyped as a brutal sport. In the minds of many, it is reserved for those of great macho and belligerence. After all, the whole point is to pin the other guy down. The irony, therefore, is that new wrestling coach Kevin Klemm's true passion for coaching comes from an almost...

California government argues video games make minors violent

California government argues video games make minors violent

Lisa Zhang

October 5, 2010

Schwarzenegger v. EMA goes before the Supreme Court to establish restrictions on video-gaming minors   Read More »...

Football team kicks off season with a win

Football team kicks off season with a win

Eric Wong

September 8, 2010

Junior Jordan Sheade scored two touchdowns in a 20-13 win against Overfelt High School Read More »...