El Estoque

Freshman Miranda Shakouri bumps a ball early in the first set. Photo by Collin Qian

Girls Volleyball: The Matadors lose to Palo Alto HS 3-1 in league play

Collin Qian and Anjali Singh September 18, 2019

Going into the first home league game of the season, the MVHS girls varsity volleyball team went head to head against Palo Alto HS with three of their starting players injured and unable to play. Although...

Girls softball: Walkoff win against Palo Alto

Girls softball: Walkoff win against Palo Alto

Daniel Fernandez March 31, 2013

The lady Matadors have extended their winning streak to two games, beating the Palo Alto Vikings on March 28. A strong outing from pitcher sophomore Tamanna Ahluwalia and solid hitting at key moments throughout...

Boys soccer: Second regular season loss for Matadors

Boys soccer: Second regular season loss for Matadors

Carissa Chan January 10, 2013

Boys varsity soccer played a tight first half against Palo Alto but eventually fell behind 1-3. After taking their first regular season loss against Fremont High School on Jan. 4, boys varsity soccer...

MVHS sophomore Angella Qian returns a shot by PAHS senior Sammy Solomon. Qian used strong volleys and returns to win 6-0, 6-0. Photo by Varsha Venkat.

GIRLS TENNIS: MVHS struggles to pull out win over Palo Alto

Ashley Ding October 4, 2012

On Oct. 2, the MVHS girls tennis team won against Palo Alto High School by a small margin, coming out on top 4-3. With several missing and injured players as well as newly paired doubles teams, the...

Girls soccer: Matadors tie 1-1 against Palo Alto

Girls soccer: Matadors tie 1-1 against Palo Alto

Yaamini Venkataraman January 6, 2012

Coming from pre-season with a 4-2-0 record, the Lady Mats hoped to secure a win against long-time rival Palo Alto in their first league game on Jan. 4. Instead, the team tied 1-1.The first period...

Film Club members volunteer at Palo Alto film festival

Film Club members volunteer at Palo Alto film festival

Howard Lee October 31, 2011

Film Club members volunteer at Palo Alto film festival from El Estoque on Vimeo. On Oct. 21, two large bright spotlights turned in their sockets to display the intimate Aquarius Theatre on Emerson Street...

Water Polo: Matadors fall 9-10 to Palo Alto in overtime

Water Polo: Matadors fall 9-10 to Palo Alto in overtime

Carissa Chan September 22, 2011

It is the fourth and final period, and there are 45 seconds left in the game. The Matadors are up 9-8. All they have to do is hold Palo Alto and they will have a win. They are less than a minute away...

One of Americas Best High Schools

One of America’s Best High Schools

Selene Rubino December 16, 2009

MVHS ranked 70 in the latest national study of public high schools by U.S. News & World Reports   For the third year in a row, MVHS is placed in the top 100 US public high schools according...

Freak-out at Welcome Back Dance

Freak-out at Welcome Back Dance

Deepa Kollipara September 14, 2009

Administration enforces controversial 'face-to-face with a little bit of space' policy at the first dance. Like at every first dance, seniors sporting their homemade senior shirts were ready to uphold...

Girls soccer moves on to CCS Championships

Girls soccer moves on to CCS Championships

Teressa February 28, 2009

Girls soccer defeated Gunn in semifinals to move onto the championshipsSenior Shandon Rovetta makes a header and scores the first goal. Courtesy of Shandon RovettaOn Feb. 25, varsity girls soccer played...

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