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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 Diya Balakrishnan dribbles the ball around a BHS defender during the second half to advance up the field. Photo by Kalyani Puthenpurayil

Girls Soccer loses to Branham High School 1-0 in its first home game

Lauren Chuu and Kalyani Puthenpurayil November 25, 2022
Matadors attribute defeat to communication and incomplete passes
Graphic by Michelle Zheng

Age in Sports

Exploring the athletic experiences of different age groups and the effects of age on one's journey in sports and coaching style
AP Biology teacher Renee Fallon encounters a marina iguana in one of her scuba diving trips. Photo courtesy of Renee Fallon

Not slowing down

Anna Jerolimov and Michelle Zheng November 8, 2022
Community members discuss how the way they play sports has changed throughout the years
Senior Andrew Cole runs down the track during a track meet.

Powering through practice

Kalyani Puthenpurayil and Lance Tong May 27, 2022

At MVHS, different sports have different types of practices that target the various skills they each require. Students find the physical aspects such as stamina and technique and mental aspects such as...

Athlete of the Month: Ben Richardson

Athlete of the Month: Ben Richardson

Anna Jerolimov March 16, 2022
Senior Ben Richardson discusses his soccer journey
The Matadors and their friends from the crowd pose for a picture after their win.

Boys Soccer defeats Milpitas High School 6-1 on its senior night

Krish Dev and Irene Tang February 27, 2022

On Tuesday, Feb. 15, the Varsity Boys Soccer team won 6-1 against Milpitas High School on its senior night. The team started the game with strong offensive play, scoring its fourth goal with two minutes...

Senior and captain Jasmita Yechuri outruns a CHS opponent in pursuit of the ball.

Girls Soccer defeats Cupertino High School 2-0 on its senior night

Anna Jerolimov and Kalyani Puthenpurayil February 13, 2022
Matadors win their final home game of the 2021-22 season
The team raises senior Remy Haghighi in a celebratory cheer after winning the game against Cupertino High School 4-1.

Boys Soccer defeats Cupertino High School 4-1

Anna Jerolimov and Kalyani Puthenpurayil January 23, 2022
Matadors’ intensity allows them to dominate CHS
Sophomore Niku Sedarat drives the ball through midfield as teammates run forward hoping to receive a through ball.

Girls Soccer falls to Fremont 5-0

Krish Dev and Irene Tang January 21, 2022
Matadors attribute loss to a lack of communication
Senior Edin Kraja switches the field and shields the ball from an opposing team player.

Boys Soccer falls to Saratoga High School 5-2

Tvisha Gupta, Kripa Mayureshwar, and Aashna Patel January 14, 2022
MVHS falls to Saratoga High School in their fourth league game of the season
Sophomore Ekom Mann lunges at junior Hayden Ancheta after coach Andrew Pappas signals the wrestlers to “go live” — beginning a practice match that lasts a few minutes.

Introducing the winter season sports

Showcasing games and practices from MVHS's basketball, soccer and wrestling teams
Junior Maggie Du maintains possession of the ball while searching the field for an open teammate to pass to.

Girls Soccer falls to The King’s Academy 3-1

Anna Jerolimov and Mira Wagner December 7, 2021
Matadors recognize fatigue as a factor for their defeat
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