El Estoque

Fuelin’ Up

Fuelin’ Up
Exploring how food affects athletes before and during the COVID-19 pandemic
September 16, 2020
Exploring how food affects athletes before and during the COVID-19 pandemic

Soccer: a long lost love

Searching for my lost passion for soccer
Facing the reality of my relationship with soccer
May 22, 2020
Facing the reality of my relationship with soccer

Sports: a love that needs no language

This was on the empty field behind the school where we started a game of soccer together. Photo by Emory Heath
How people are universally able to unite over sports
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...

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

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.
After an intense match, the Matadors gain their sixth overall win with a final score of 4-2
February 7, 2020
After an intense match, the Matadors gain their sixth overall win with a final score of 4-2

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

Senior Noah Rizk and teammates jog back after Rizk scores his second goal. Photo by Collin Qian
MVHS blows past Saratoga maintaining its playoffs hopes
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
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...

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

Freshman Alexa Baxter chases after the ball against a BHS defender early on into the first half hoping to pass to an open teammate.
MVHS loses to BHS with a final score of 1-5
November 27, 2019
MVHS loses to BHS with a final score of 1-5

The contrast in my sports

How I turned my weakness from one sport into a strength in the other
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
Exploring the athlete and coach opinions on the donation costs of different sports
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...

Girls soccer: MVHS falls to WHS on Senior Night

Girls soccer: MVHS falls to WHS on Senior Night
Matadors lose 1-4 to WHS in the last home game of the season
February 27, 2019

Boys Soccer: MVHS loses in narrow Senior Night matchup against Cupertino HS

Boys Soccer: MVHS loses in narrow Senior Night matchup against Cupertino HS
Matadors lose 1-0 to Cupertino HS in last home game of the season
February 12, 2019

Girls soccer: MVHS falls to Los Altos HS in a 0-2 defeat

Junior Erica Haskell steals the ball from a Los Altos HS defender, while trying to keep the ball to pass to a teammate. Photo by Justine Ha.
Early red card leads to difficult game for Matadors
January 28, 2019

n Jan. 25, the MVHS varsity girls soccer team had a fast-paced start in the first half against Los Altos HS, including a close goal attempt from sophomore Hana Foster just 10 seconds into the game. But...

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