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MVHS defeats Harker HS to secure their second straight NorCal Championship

Photo by Roshan Fernandez
Despite early struggles in the match, the Matadors prevail in their victory against Harker HS
May 24, 2019

This was a situation of unfamiliarity for the Matadors. After sweeping through the CCS playoffs, the NorCal quarter and semifinals — the Matadors found themselves in a vulnerable position after being...

Back to back: How boys volleyball overcame immense expectations

Seniors Nikhil Bapat (right) and Gautham Dasari (left) embrace after winning CCS for the first time in program history. The victory over Bellarmine CP came after three consecutive CCS losses to BCP, most recently when BCP beat MVHS in the 2018 final. Photo by Roshan Fernandez.
A year ago the boys volleyball team won NorCals, the highest possible achievement, and with that, the bar for this season was set — anything short of a NorCal Championship would be a disappointment. Winning a championship is hard, but repeating one — that's a whole different story.
May 22, 2019

elief — that’s what Coach Paul Chiu felt last year when the boys volleyball team took home its first major championship. He says it was delightful to watch everyone celebrate the NorCal Championship...

Boys Volleyball beats Amador Valley in the first round of NorCal Volleyball Championships

MVHS wins the game, moving past Amador Valley High School to play Clovis High School in the second round of the NorCal Boys Volleyball Championship.
Boys Volleyball continues their victory streak by winning in three sets against Amador Valley
May 17, 2019

Up 25-14 in the third set, the Monta Vista gym floor shook as senior Nikhil Bapat leaped into the air. The sound of a loud clap, created by Bapat’s game-ending kill, triggered loud cheers and stomps...

GIRLS TENNIS: State champion team strives for undefeated season

Senior Ruri Kobayakawa, then a junior, returns the ball during a game last season. Due to the great performance of the girls' tennis team last season, expectations are high as the girls enter yet another season. Photo from El Estoque archives.
August 23, 2012

Last year, varsity girls tennis made headlines, finishing the season without a single loss. The team pulled out a close win over former NorCal Champions, Saratoga High School, to take the position...

VIDEO: MVHS goes to NorCal CDC

VIDEO: MVHS goes to NorCal CDC
January 20, 2012

From Jan. 13 to 15, Monta Vista DECA members attended the DECA Northern California Career Development Conference at the San Ramon Marriott Hotel. Along with over 1300 DECA members from all over Northern...

Falling in the finals

Falling in the finals
November 25, 2009

To come so close and to walk away with nothing   At the end of the day, not everyone can walk away a winner.  Every sports league only has one championship team.  Unfortunately, the...

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