El Estoque

Junior Phillip Chiu jumps up to shoot a basket with less than a minute of the third quarter remaining. Photo by Michelle Zheng

Boys Basketball loses to Lynbrook High School 53-41

Taryn Lam, Sarah Liu, and Michelle Zheng January 11, 2022
Matadors trail a few points behind Lynbrook for the entirety of the game
Sophomore Ekom Mann lunges at junior Hayden Ancheta after coach Andrew Pappas signals the wrestlers to “go live” — beginning a practice match that lasts a few minutes.

Introducing the winter season sports

Showcasing games and practices from MVHS's basketball, soccer and wrestling teams
Sophomore Matt Lau reaches for the rebound after Silver Creek misses their shot.

Boys Basketball scrimmages against Silver Creek High School

Michelle Zheng and Taryn Lam November 19, 2021
Seeking to improve their team dynamic, the Matadors start off their preseason games
Senior Sophia Fu swims backwards to distance herself from SCHS players before passing the ball.

Girls Water Polo overpowers Santa Clara High School 12-4 on its senior night

Anna Jerolimov and Michelle Zheng October 23, 2021
Matadors maintain a strong lead throughout all four quarters
The team rushes through the banner, marking the end of halftime and the beginning of the third quarter.

Matadors lose helmet trophy to Cupertino High School for the fifth consecutive year

Irene Tang, Michelle Zheng, and Lance Tong October 18, 2021
MVHS loses 20-45 against CHS in the Helmet Game despite second half push

Staying in the game

Michelle Zheng and Sarah Liu September 19, 2021
Student athletes explain how they balance academics, sports and extracurriculars
Football team defeats Burton 58-6 in second home game of the season

Football team defeats Burton 58-6 in second home game of the season

Anna Jerolimov, Irene Tang, and Michelle Zheng September 14, 2021
Matadors maintain strong lead throughout all four quarters
Senior Sophia Bokovikova poses beside her grandmother in Novosibirsk, Russia.

Post-lockdown getaways

Students recount their first summer vacations following quarantine
The freshman class officers take a group photo in their Leadership class | Photo by Ryland Adzich

A year of firsts

Gauri Manoj January 21, 2021
The freshman class officers discuss their first semester experiences and goals for the future
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