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GIRLS SOCCER: Preseason opener ends in 1-1 tie

GIRLS SOCCER: Preseason opener ends in 1-1 tie

Soumya Kurnool

November 28, 2012

Matadors overcome communication problems in first half to tie Scotts Valley High School Read More »...

A closer look at the real problem when it comes to dirty dancing

Ankita Tejwani

September 26, 2012

Freaking is acceptable ― but only if you do it the right way. Freaking has always been controversial at MVHS, but in the battle between students and administration, a major group is discountedó the teachers. Let's be honest: students aren't going to stop freaking any time soon. But that is...

New field brings new pride to MV

New field brings new pride to MV

Robert Sulgit

August 23, 2012

For the first time in several years, MVHS will be able to have its Homecoming football game on its own football field. The new stadium is much deserved and will be a huge boost to the community and our school’s morale. MVHS is ready to rock on our turf. With work on the football field being finish...

Class of 2012: Here are my parting words

Class of 2012: Here are my parting words

Elvin Wong

May 24, 2012

I once watched a comedy music video titled “The Honest Holiday Card Song”, in which a stereotypical, Asian boy sang the line: “I only got accepted to my safety schools!” That was back in December. The joke was on me, though, because that was almost my reality. I, like many of my peers, carried the illusion that colleg...

PHOTO GALLERY: Swimming CCS Championships

PHOTO GALLERY: Swimming CCS Championships

Rachel Lu

May 14, 2012

With the vibrant and warm weather, students, parents, and coaches were all the more excited for some strong competition. On May 11 and 12, MVHS Swimming sent 25 students, 11 girls and 14 boys, to the CCS Championships at the Santa Clara International Swim Center. For most of the season, the swim coaches push the swimmers to their limits to build up their strength and about a month before League Finals and CCS, they begin begin tapering in which the practices become shorter and l...

Girls softball: Strong defense holds off Mustangs 4-2

Girls softball: Strong defense holds off Mustangs 4-2

Nona Penner

April 29, 2012

On April 26, the Matadors played against the Mustangs, the second-highest ranked team in the De Anza softball league and won 4-2. Carrying over strong defense from their April 24 game against Palo Alto High School, the Matadors made quick work of the innings with smooth defensive plays. With the score tied 2-2 from the second inning ...

Brick by brick

Brick by brick

Angela Liu

April 7, 2012

Bricks. For the especially low price of $125 (or $200 for per larger brick) one can get their very own customized MVHS brick. It sounds like the deal of a lifetime. From a logical standpoint, though, it makes no sense to spend $125 on a brick when one could be spending that money on, for instance, 250 tacos from Jack in the Box. But when the money...

Boys soccer: Senior night ends in loss to Santa Clara 1-2

Boys soccer: Senior night ends in loss to Santa Clara 1-2

Rachel Lu

February 14, 2012

The Matadors (6-3-2) had a lot on the line on their senior night game. This was the game to give it their all — not just because this was the seniors‘ last home game, but they were close behind second place Santa Clara High School (7-1-2) in the El Camino League. For the seniors and for a chance at CCS, the...

Boys soccer: Last minute magic leads to 1-1 tie

Boys soccer: Last minute magic leads to 1-1 tie

Rachel Lu

February 5, 2012

Los Gatos has been having a strong season with seven wins in seven league games. A perfect 7-0-0 record, Los Gatos was looking to add on another win to their perfect record on Feb. 1. The Matadors had other plans.Down 0-1 with one minute left in the game, senior Clayton Pugh had one final ...

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 comeback. Los Altos took the lead 39-40, but MVHS quickly responded with quick shots and a resurge...

Boys soccer: Matadors shut out Lynbrook Vikings 4-0

Boys soccer: Matadors shut out Lynbrook Vikings 4-0

Rachel Lu

January 8, 2012

All teams want a strong start. After a strong preseason, the Matadors surged into the first two games of the season, scoring eleven goals total, and shutting out the other team.The Matadors started the season off with a 2-0 record after their 7-0 rout of Cupertino High School in their first league...