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Matador of the Week: Ryan Manley

Then-Junior Ryan Manley gets ready to spike the ball against Los Gatos High School. Manley enjoys volleyball more than football, in part because he discovered and became good at the sport in middle school within two years. Photo by Cynthia Mao

Pranav Parthasarathy

March 16, 2014

Senior Ryan Manley currently plays volleyball for Monta Vista High School and the club team Mountain View 18 Reds as an outside hitter, having played the sport since 6th grade. While he also played as the Monta Vista quarterback in the past football season, Manley prefers volleyball for many reasons,...

Powderpuff 2014 Finals Sophomores vs Seniors

Senior coaches Rami Dwidar and Justin Cena celebrate their teams success at the end of the game.

Amol Pande

March 16, 2014

The Class of 2014 takes home their second Powderpuff championship On March 14,2014 The Classes of 2014 and 2016 competed in the Powderpuff Finals. These are Highlights from that game. ...

No cuts, all glory

No cuts, all glory

Yashashree Pisolkar

March 13, 2014

Varsity boys volleyball maintains its competitive edge despite informal tryout process Read More »

Football: MVHS dominates in Homecoming game

Senior Takuto Doshiro rushes toward the endzone in MVHS' Homecoming game against Fremont High School. The Matadors won the game by a score of 42-8. Photo by Colin Ni.

Nathan Desai

September 28, 2013

CORRECTION: This article was updated on Sep. 28 at 10:46 p.m. to include a photograph from the game. The Matadors came out in dominant fashion on Friday night hoping to impress the Homecoming crowd. They established a solid rhythm early in the game by relying on their running game, which led to a rushing touchdown by senior Justin Cen...

Matadors forced to streamline preparations for game time

Co-captain senior Ryan Manley surveys the defense before taking a snap. Manley will be the starting quarterback for the upcoming season. Photo by Mihir Joshi.

Mihir Joshi

August 26, 2013

Matadors forced to streamline preparations for game time. One point was all that the 2012 MVHS football team needed to earn a CCS berth. With two games left in the season, there was a three-way tie in the rankings between Fremont High School, Gunn High School and MVHS. But the one-point loss to GHS, and FHS’ subsequent victory over GHS in the following week, cost the Ma...

Volleyball: Matadors come back from two sets down to win on senior night

Volleyball: Matadors come back from two sets down to win on senior night

Cynthia Mao

May 15, 2013

Improved blocking and tightened play allow team to overcome initial deficit. Read More »...

Boys volleyball: Matadors overcome Mustangs’ defense for a 3-1 victory

Boys volleyball: Matadors overcome Mustangs’ defense for a 3-1 victory

Karen Feng

April 12, 2013

Despite point deficits and slow play, MVHS clinches a win. Read More »...

Boys volleyball: Matadors win 3-0 against Lynbrook

Boys volleyball: Matadors win 3-0 against Lynbrook

Joyce Varma

March 23, 2013

The ball flew into the air off senior Derrick Chiu‘s set to junior Ryan Manley for a spike to begin the third set. The Vikings were unable to anticipate the attack and blocked it out, much like they had for most of the MVHS boys volleyball game against Lynbrook on March 15. Manley’s attack was ...

Boys volleyball: Matadors lose CCS quarterfinals 3-1 against Homestead

Junior Cory Low takes a powerful swing past Homestead blockers as teammates seniors Jeffrey Zhang and Edward Wang look on. Though the Matadors won the first set, they lost the game 3-1. Photo by Cynthia Mao.

Howard Lee

May 12, 2012

The crack of palm against ball echoed loudly in the gym, cutting through even the crowd’s chatter. With powerful hits like these, the Matadors hoped to defeat Homestead High School in a rematch, this time at the CCS quarterfinals on Thursday, May 10. Despite strong plays, the Matadors lost three se...

Boys volleyball: Matadors lose to Spartans 1-3

Sophomore Ryan Manley goes up for the kill in the varsity boys volleyball match against Mountain View on March 28. Though the game was close, the Matadors lost 1-3 (23-25, 26-24, 23-25, 23-25). Photo by Christophe Haubursin.

Jacob Lui

March 29, 2012

On March 28, the varsity boys volleyball team stepped up against the challenging team from Mountain View High School. But the Matadors were ready to present a formidable game against the reputable Spartans. “Coach wanted us to serve hard today. [And] against tougher teams, you have to go for...