El Estoque

Junior Ellie Cary goes up for a hit from outside in the second set. With 17 total kills in the match, Cary's offense was key to MVHS' success in the match. Photo by Malini Ramaiyer

Girls volleyball: Team looks to maintain success in higher league

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan August 30, 2016

Watch the video to see what the girls volleyball team's plans are for this season after last year's undefeated league record and trip to the second round of CCS.

Girls water polo: Team looks forward to strong season despite multiple injuries

Girls water polo: Team looks forward to strong season despite multiple injuries

Amanda Chan August 22, 2016

The girls water polo team is starting their season off with a new coach, a smaller team and many players dealing with long-term injuries. Still, they believe that the injuries will not be a setback and...

Swimming: Season begins with new coaches and diverse team

Swimming: Season begins with new coaches and diverse team

Karen Ma March 13, 2016

ew other sports teams at MVHS have experienced the number of changes the swim team has had to face. With three different sets of coaches in the past four years and ceaseless adjustments to the training...

Badminton: Season begins with high expectations, new coaches and different training drills

Badminton: Season begins with high expectations, new coaches and different training drills

Amita Mahajan March 9, 2016

The team gathers around coaches Evan Blomquist and Peter Wu for instructions about training drills and season expectations on Feb. 23. The players look forward to another successful season this year....

Diving: Season opens with new dives and high hopes

Diving: Season opens with new dives and high hopes

Karen Ma March 8, 2016

hrieks from teammates resounded from the hot tub as a diver belly flopped into the deep end of the pool. After a few seconds, she resurfaced, hoisted herself out of the pool and joined the other four girls,...

Girls basketball: Matadors aim to reach CCS once again

Girls basketball: Matadors aim to reach CCS once again

Karen Ma December 6, 2015

ast season, the team made it to the Central Coast Section playoffs. With an overall younger group and tough months of practice ahead, the varsity girls basketball team is determined to place in the top...

Girls golf: Season begins with new coach and record number of athletes trying out

Girls golf: Season begins with new coach and record number of athletes trying out

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan September 12, 2015

nlike other MVHS sports, girls golf meets at Deep Cliff Golf Course — it’s only about a ten minute walk down the narrow stretch of McClellan Rd. But a ten minute walk seems a long way from MVHS. After...

Girls tennis: Team looks to compensate for the graduation of key players

Girls tennis: Team looks to compensate for the graduation of key players

Sandhya Kannan August 21, 2015

Graphic by Derek Shao.  Bright rays engulf the raised green and blue asphalt, rackets forcefully swing back and forth in intervals and the pattering of feet echo throughout the court— girls tennis...

Players gather at the start of practice.

Field hockey: Team begins with high hopes of reaching CCS

Karen Ma August 21, 2015

Off the field, they’re friends and fellow MVHS students. On the field, they’re players, teammates, one unit with the same motivation and goal for the season:  “Getting to CCS,” senior...

Cross country: Season begins with a united team of many perspectives

Cross country: Season begins with a united team of many perspectives

Nanda Nayak August 21, 2015

It’s a grueling 85 degrees, and the whole cross-country team, present and lively, awaits Coach Kirk Flatow’s commands. They’re a team, and they’re here together, waiting for Flatow to utter...

Track and field: Subteams gives players specialized attention respective of their events

Track and field: Subteams gives players specialized attention respective of their events

Avni Prasad March 25, 2015

A team of 110 student athletes filed on to the upper field on March 10. Some traded their soccer cleats for running spikes, while others their baggy basketball jersey for a tight purple running shirt....

Girls soccer: Team prepares for a season full of changes

Alina Abidi November 27, 2013

New coaching staff and player diversity motivates team to restart their CCS qualification streak. [youtube link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WRBriupYn0" width="590" height="315"]Last year, girls...

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