El Estoque

Sportsflash: Oct. 2011 issue

Senior Thomas Jennings prepares to hit Lynbrook quarterback Austin Brady on Oct. 7, 2011 at the game against Lynbrook at King’s Academy High School. The matadors defeated LHS 27-3. Photo by Kevin Tsukii.

Albert Qiu

October 13, 2011

The girls varsity tennis team defeated Saratoga, the defending CCS and Norcal Champions, in a 4-3 victory on Sep. 30 which further extended their undefeated streak in the league.  Although the Matadors lost their first three games, they were able to compensate for the deficit and win the next four key games in straight sets to secure the win. "The only team...

Powderpuff: Sophomores win 5-4 in shootout

Senior Hitomi Sugimoto takes a jump shot and throws the ball into the sophomore net for a goal. Despite playing aggressively, the seniors fell to the unrelenting sophomores by a score of 4-5. Photo by Elvin Wong.

Carissa Chan

October 12, 2011

The sophomores come from two goals down to upset the seniors in the shootout 5-4 on the Oct. 12 Powderpuff finals. Video by Dickson Tsai. Music: "Give It To Me" by Alex, licensed under CC BY SA. As the two teams faced each other in the final Powderpuff handball game, the class of 2014 staged a surprising comeback to defeat the 2012 senior...

Powderpuff: Seniors dominate for 4-0 win over freshmen

Senior Hitomi Sugimoto attempts to take the ball away from freshman Hannah Pollek during the 2012 vs. 2015 Powderpuff game. The seniors won the game 4-0. Photo by Elvin Wong.

Carissa Chan

October 8, 2011

2012 scored three goals in the second half while the defense shut out 2015 in a commanding 4-0 win. Video by Dickson Tsai. Music: "I Wonder If God Was Sleeping (Transcendence Edit)" by scottaltham, licensed under CC BY NC After the class of 2014 upset the 2013 juniors with a win the previous day, the seniors won in the 2012 vs. 2015 Powderpuff h...

Powderpuff: 2013 vs. 2014

Sophomore Dixie Bronec tries to throw the ball past the junior defenders. The sophomores ended up beating the juniors 2-1. Photo by Elvin Wong.

Yaamini Venkataraman

October 6, 2011

The sophomores took control of the game through its defense, fending off a late rally by the juniors in their 2-1 victory. Video by Dickson Tsai. Music: "ccMixter.org" by [email protected], licensed under CC-BY-NC. The first ever Powderpuff team handball victory went to the sophomores who beat the ...

Powderpuff changes shock students

Powderpuff changes shock students

Simran Devidasani

September 21, 2011

Change isn’t always fun, but sometimes it’s a necessary evil. This year, instead of playing Powderpuff football, Leadership has changed the sport to team handball for one year, due to the upper field construction. And while it may be an unpopular decision, we need to make the most out of it. ...

Track and field renovations to begin in late September

Track and field renovations to begin in late September

Anushka Patil

September 8, 2011

The track and fields on campus will be reconstructed during late September. After the Department of State Architects (DSA) approved the project, administration was notified on Sept. 1, and construction will begin as soon as possible. The track and field will be unusable for approximately the next 12 mo...

Traditional Powderpuff football games canceled

Juniors and senior football players step off of the field during halftime for the cheerleading show to begin. Photo by Kevin Tsukii.

Emily Vu

September 7, 2011

The long-held Powderpuff tradition, where girls from each class play football for a chance to win at Homecoming, may now be broken due to disrupting new construction plans on the upper and lower field. MVHS students, parents and administration have been fighting for years to allow the constru...

Powderpuff regulations benefit athletes

Powderpuff regulations benefit athletes

Edward Wang

October 14, 2010

  Class tensions, injuries result from lax regulations Read More »...

Powderpuff has an increased weight for Homecoming scores

Powderpuff has an increased weight for Homecoming scores

Dickson Tsai

September 30, 2010

  The Homecoming score this year factors in crowd participation at games Read More »...

2012 vs. 2013 Powderpuff semi-finals postponed mid-game

2012 vs. 2013 Powderpuff semi-finals postponed mid-game

Laura Yang

September 24, 2010

Students’ injuries cause change to Powderpuff rules and schedule Read More »...

Homecoming with 2010

Homecoming with 2010

Minh Bui

October 12, 2009

A quick look at Homecoming 2009 with the senior class of 2010 Read More »...

MULTIMEDIA: Seniors’ Slim Victory

Michelle Balmeo

November 26, 2008

After near loss, seniors take Powderpuff championship Read More »