El Estoque

MVHS defeats Harker HS to secure their second straight NorCal Championship

Photo by Roshan Fernandez

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 down a set early . On May 19, the Matadors faced the Harker Eagles, a team that finished the league...

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.

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 — the parents, the athletes, the community all rejoicing in the heat of the moment. But beyond th...

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.

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 from the crowd—sending the MVHS Boys Volleyball team past Amador Valley High School (AVHS) and on to th...

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.

Ashley Ding

August 24, 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 as the top team in the state. And this year, Coach Gene Fortino says, the team is headed in the sam...

VIDEO: MVHS goes to NorCal CDC

VIDEO: MVHS goes to NorCal CDC

Albert Qiu

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 California, MVHS DECA students participated in a grand opening ceremony, competitions, a dance, and the grand awa...

Falling in the finals

Falling in the finals

Eric Wong

November 25, 2009

To come so close and to walk away with nothing Read More »...