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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Senior and striker Arnav Mahadev kicks the ball past an opponent.

Boys Soccer loses against Homestead High School 2-1

Ethan Kellogg, Staff Writer February 12, 2024

On Friday, Feb. 10, Varsity Boys Soccer lost 2-1 to Homestead High School. HHS quickly secured a goal near the beginning of the game, but the Matadors responded with a goal of their own later in the first...

Sophomore Jiaheng He faces off against a player from Fremont High School.

Time Out! Ep 14: Jason He

Raj Thapliyal, Staff Writer December 9, 2023 RT: Hello everyone. My name...

Junior and outside back Erin Handlesman arches her leg back to take a powerful shot at the soccer ball downfield.

Girls Soccer ties The King’s Academy 0-0

Daphne Huang, Liz Liu, and Stella Petzova December 2, 2023

Varsity Girls Soccer tied with The King’s Academy 0-0 on Thursday, Nov. 30, in its first tournament of the season. MVHS and TKA went back and forth, neither team giving the other an opportunity to take...

“Center” of attention

“Center” of attention

Shannon Yu December 1, 2023

With 11 players from each team on the soccer field, sophomore and soccer fan Vaikunth Vasu finds there are many moving parts for an audience to focus on at one time. Out of the eleven, there are typically...

From fork to finish line

From fork to finish line

Lily Jiang and Ananda Singh November 3, 2023

Junior Samuel Toruno recalls his first meeting with Dr. Gustavo Fabian Portela, the team doctor for the Colombian soccer team Deportivo Cali, as a stepping stone in his athletic career. Toruno is a goalkeeper...



Kalyani Puthenpurayil and Aidan Ruan June 1, 2023
Exploring the journeys of three college recruits for their respective sports
Clara Fan prepares for her high jump at the 2022 CIF State Championships in Clovis, CA

Time Out! Ep.3: Clara Fan

Lily Jiang May 21, 2023
Exploring Clara Fan’s journey throughout track and field and future plans in the sport
Fantasy fanatics

Fantasy fanatics

Brandon Xu and Kripa Mayureshwar April 15, 2023

Journalism teachers across the country play in a fantasy baseball league together, one of them being Palo Alto High School Journalism teacher Rod Satterthwaite. Over a decade ago, one of Satterthwaite’s...

Basketball referee Scott Calvin calls a time out.

Setting the guideline

Mikaylah Du and Riya Murthy February 28, 2023
Exploring student athletes experiences with referees
Senior and captain Ishita Pesati defends the ball from her opponent.

Girls Soccer beats Cupertino High School 1-0 on its senior night

Meggie Chen and Michelle Zheng February 17, 2023
Matadors emerge third in league and end the season with a win
Senior Varshini Peddinti drives past an opponent in the Varsity Girls Basketball game against Palo Alto High School on Thursday, Jan. 12, which the team lost 54-45. The Matadors currently have a season record of 15-6.

Winter Sports Recap

Anna Jerolimov February 16, 2023
Examining the 2022-23 winter sports season results
Freshman Monisha Preetham passes the ball to her teammate across the field.

Differences between club and school athletes

Jason Chu and Manas Kottakota February 13, 2023
Exploring what athletes like and dislike about on a club or school sports teams
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