El Estoque

5 student-athletes share the meanings behind unique sports phrases. Photo by Hannah Lee

Man on the street: Athletes share special phrases from their sports

Jayanti Jha February 9, 2021
Unpacking the meaning behind pancakes, bogeys and splats in sports
From serving as bonding events to fueling athletes in reaching their maximum potential, food is an integral part of an athletes’ experience. Whether it’s increasing intake of specific food groups to compensate for dietary restrictions or making their own meals, MVHS student-athletes have taken their diets into their own hands to make sure they’re “fuelin’ up.”

Fuelin’ Up

Anna Jerolimov, Jayanti Jha, Elena Khan, Lance Tong, and Brian Xu September 16, 2020
Exploring how food affects athletes before and during the COVID-19 pandemic
Searching for my lost passion for soccer

Soccer: a long lost love

Anushka De, News Editor May 22, 2020
Facing the reality of my relationship with soccer
This was on the empty field behind the school where we started a game of soccer together. Photo by Emory Heath

Sports: a love that needs no language

Tabitha Mendez April 10, 2020

I’ve never really cared for soccer, unless you count the couple months I spent at the age of six, running away from the ball instead of towards it. However, in the summer of 2019, I took a trip with...

Junior Samiksha Rao attempts to bypass a WHS defender in the first half of the match despite their intense offensive plays. Junior Shriya Kaushik takes note on WHS' playing strategies during today's match especially.

Girls Soccer: The Lady Mats secure their fourth league victory against Wilcox HS

Justine Ha, Anjali Singh, and Collin Qian February 7, 2020
After an intense match, the Matadors gain their sixth overall win with a final score of 4-2
Senior Noah Rizk and teammates jog back after Rizk scores his second goal. Photo by Collin Qian

Boys Soccer: The Matadors win against Saratoga HS 4-0

Collin Qian and Vivian Jiang February 6, 2020

After a hard loss against Lynbrook HS with a final score of 2-1 last week, the Matadors bounced back with four goals and a shutout against Saratoga HS. This put their record at 4-3-1, taking MVHS one step...

Athlete of the month: Guy Lavi

Athlete of the month: Guy Lavi

Tabitha Mendez January 7, 2020

After watching games with his dad, uncle and older brother, senior and defender Guy Lavi started playing soccer at age six. Since then, he has had a 13-year career but is still uncertain whether or not...

Freshman Alexa Baxter chases after the ball against a BHS defender early on into the first half hoping to pass to an open teammate.

Girls Soccer: Matadors fall to Branham HS in their first 2019 preseason game

Justine Ha, Vivian Jiang, and Elena Khan November 27, 2019
MVHS loses to BHS with a final score of 1-5

The contrast in my sports

Rucha Soman November 24, 2019

I walked onto the stage, my ankles heavy with brass bells. I could feel my heart ready to explode from stage fright, even though I had practiced my routine a million times. The music started and I robotically...

Comparing Costs

Comparing Costs

Rucha Soman and Swara Tewari October 23, 2019

Running: $65* Junior Rohan Agrawal explains that the cost of participating in both cross country and track and field isn’t too high, and he says it’s worth it. Agrawal adds that although the...

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