El Estoque

The Phillips proudly pose  after winning bronze at a preseason tournament in freshmen year.

Team Phillip

Irene Tang and Angela Zhang September 23, 2021
Twins Matthew and Thomas Philip reflect on playing soccer together
Teammates by Chance

Teammates by Chance

Exploring the impacts of playing the same sport as a family member
Athletes line up to get their QR badge scanned so they can enter the waiting room of the gym and receive a COVID test.

COVID-19 precautions in sports

Mikaylah Du, Staff Writer May 21, 2021
Athletes are tested regularly, wear masks and distance when possible
Photo Courtesy Jeff Shen | Used with Permission
Illustration Sophia Ma

A final season

Irene Tang and Sophia Ma May 21, 2021
Senior athletes reflect on the challenges they’ve faced during the pandemic
European Super League: 48 hours of failure

European Super League: 48 hours of failure

Nika Zamani May 8, 2021
MVHS soccer players share their thoughts on the European Super League
The Matadors congratulate one another after junior Shervin Jalilvand scores the first goal of the game during the first half.

Boys Soccer: MVHS defeats Lynbrook High School 3-0

Nika Zamani March 29, 2021
Varsity team continues their winning streak in the third game of the season
Junior Shervin Jalilvand passes a long ball into the midfield.

Boys Soccer: MVHS defeats Cupertino High School 1-0

Devin Gupta, News and Web Editor March 21, 2021
The team secures its first win post-pandemic despite struggles with team chemistry
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 todays match especially. WHS had a few really strong players that had a lot of muscle, they were very aggressive, and they were very technical, especially the midfielder, Kaushik said. But we were able to shut her down easily when we worked together as a team. Photo by Collin Qian

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
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