The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Junior and captain Himani Jha serves to her opponent during a game against Mountain View High School on Sept. 7, where the team won 4-3.

To the top

Anna Jerolimov and Kripa Mayureshwar December 14, 2022
Detailing the Varsity Girls Tennis team’s journey to winning CCS and becoming NorCal runners up
The players celebrate after winning their first home game in straight sets against Homestead High School, not knowing that they would be facing HHS again for the Division I CCS Championship.

Fight like hell

Kalyani Puthenpurayil May 25, 2022

After a crushing 3-0 loss in its first game of the season against Saint Francis High School on March 1, the Varsity Boys Volleyball team stood in the SFHS gym as Head Coach Paul Chiu told the team something...

The team celebrates after defeating Windsor High School 3-1 in the first round of NorCal playoffs, during their first time ever in the tournament. Senior and captain Lia Vorthmann made the final kill of the match, giving the Matadors the win.

Against all odds

Ishaani Dayal and Anna Jerolimov December 8, 2021
Girls Volleyball make it to CCS finals for the first time since 1998
Photo by Roshan Fernandez

MVHS defeats Harker HS to secure their second straight NorCal Championship

Keshav Taneja, Staff Writer 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...

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.

Back to back: How boys volleyball overcame immense expectations

Roshan Fernandez and Kamyar Moradi 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...

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 beats Amador Valley in the first round of NorCal Volleyball Championships

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Collin Qian 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...

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.

GIRLS TENNIS: State champion team strives for undefeated season

Ashley Ding August 23, 2012
MVHS varsity girls tennis ready to repeat as CCS and NorCal champions
VIDEO: MVHS goes to NorCal CDC

VIDEO: MVHS goes to NorCal CDC

Albert Qiu January 20, 2012
Over 350 students from MVHS attended DECA's Northern California regional competition
Falling in the finals

Falling in the finals

Eric Wong 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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