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Boys volleyball: MVHS defeats Saratoga HS on senior night

Boys volleyball: MVHS defeats Saratoga HS on senior night

Julia Yang

May 8, 2018


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

On May 4, banners and posters decorated the sides of the field house, which buzzed with excitement from family and friends. This day marked senior night for the volleyball team and the last home game of the season against Saratoga HS, a team that MVHS had lost to earlier in the season. Before the gam...

A look back: Girls soccer team closes out season with dominant victory

A look back: Girls soccer team closes out season with dominant victory

Akshara Majjiga

March 19, 2018


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Additional reporting by Anthony Moll hen the 10 seniors on the MVHS girls soccer team took the field on Feb. 16 for the final time in their high school careers, emotions were mixed. They were nostalgic, remembering all of the times that they joked around with their friends and the quirky traditio...

Boys soccer: Team sends off seniors despite narrow senior night defeat

Boys soccer: Team sends off seniors despite narrow  senior night defeat

Elizabeth Han

March 9, 2018


Filed under Boys Soccer, SPORTS

ork ethic, positive attitude and talent were just some of the praises that Coach Todd Kimble echoed across the field during the boys soccer senior night on Feb. 14. After a few friendly jabs at the players, laughter broke out from the bleachers, where friends of the seniors cheered and raised their po...

Girls basketball: Senior night game lost in final minutes of fourth quarter

Girls basketball: Senior night game lost in final minutes of fourth quarter

Roshan Fernandez

March 5, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

uring the warmups leading up to their senior night game, the three seniors on the girls basketball team came out onto the court wearing bright yellow shirts with one bold word written across: chicken. The shirts, which also had small drawings of chickens along the sleeves, were part of an inside joke from...

Wrestling: Matadors victorious in final dual home meet against Saratoga HS

Wrestling: Matadors victorious in final dual home meet against Saratoga HS

Roshan Fernandez

February 6, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports, Wrestling

Correction: February 7, 2018 at 8:55 p.m. A previous version of this story incorrectly spelled the name of senior Colin Yang. he voice of the Saratoga HS coach rang through the gym during the meet on Jan. 30. He yelled to his players, directing them on how they should position themselves and what moves t...

Field hockey says goodbye to their seniors as they end their season with a tie

Field hockey says goodbye to their seniors as they end their season with a tie

Sunjin Chang

November 10, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, SPORTS, Sports

he stakes were high for this game. For MVHS, this would be the seniors’ last game; for Saratoga HS, this was their shot at making CCS. Both teams had the incentive to give it their all, but what was supposed to be an intense game had a strange turn of events. After a discussion with the team, th...

Girls water polo: Senior Night

Girls water polo: Senior Night

Sunjin Chang

October 26, 2017


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Water Polo, Girls water polo, Sports

ith an array of posters lined up against the pool deck, and loud music blaring in the background, the MVHS girls water polo team got ready to celebrate their senior night against Fremont HS. The cheers for MVHS could be heard from the parking lot even before the game had started. Before the game st...

Boys water polo: Matadors narrowly lose senior night to Palo Alto HS

Boys water polo: Matadors narrowly lose senior night to Palo Alto HS

Roshan Fernandez

October 24, 2017


Filed under Boys Water Polo, Fall Sports, Game Reviews, SPORTS

olorful ribbons and posters lined the pool deck, a table with cake, drinks, and other snacks sat up against the wall, and fans filed into the MVHS pool area, filling the bleachers until they were packed to capacity. Coming into their senior night game against Palo Alto HS, the Matadors knew it woul...

Softball: Nail-biting senior night game against Los Altos HS ends in victory

Softball: Nail-biting senior night game against Los Altos HS ends in victory

Roshan Fernandez

May 20, 2017


Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

t was the bottom of the sixth inning with the score tied at 0-0 against Los Altos HS on May 11, and the crowd was beginning to grow restless. MVHS was up at bat, but the scoreboard read with two outs, and it seemed as if this inning would be scoreless just like the past five. The team needed a win i...

Retiring the Racquet: Badminton holds memorable senior night on April 27

Retiring the Racquet: Badminton holds memorable senior night on April 27

Roshan Fernandez

May 7, 2017


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Spring Sports

parkly silver tiaras rested on the seniors’ heads as they stood outside the field house waiting for a cue. For the beginning of their senior night, they'd replaced the badminton racquets they normally held with glittery, colorful wands. And once they were called inside by a former team member, senior...

Boys volleyball: Team defeats Los Altos HS in senior night game

Boys volleyball: Team defeats Los Altos HS in senior night game

Roshan Fernandez

May 6, 2017


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

p against a Los Altos HS team with a 2-10 league record, the Matadors came into their senior night game feeling confident of a win. After a brief ceremony for seniors Prathik Rao and Yash Hegde, MVHS took the court and the players seemed laid back, all smiling and sharing jokes. “I think a lot of us p...

Girls Soccer: Senior night against Los Altos HS

Girls Soccer: Senior night against Los Altos HS

Becca Zheng

March 2, 2017


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Soccer, Winter Sports

final school year. A final season. A final game not only of the season, but of their high school careers. Aiming to step up and play with maximum effort against a tough component, senior night approached. Unfaltering motivation, teamwork and excellent possession of the ball kept the Matadors de...