El Estoque

Football: Team maintains winning streak after narrowly defeating Gunn HS

Football: Team maintains winning streak after narrowly defeating Gunn HS

Sreya Kumar, Tabitha Mendez, Kamyar Moradi

October 6, 2018


Filed under Football, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Sports

With all their games earlier in the season being decided by 10 or more points, the Matadors were not used to playing a close game. However, in their first league matchup of the season, they were able to beat Gunn HS in dramatic fashion. The two teams took turns exchanging scores, each showcasing their o...

From Matador to Recruit

From Matador to Recruit

Rana Aghababazadeh and Julia Yang

September 28, 2018


Filed under Girls Tennis, SPORTS, Swimming & Diving

As the college application season is now upon the class of 2019, many hopeful students wonder if they’ve satisfied the admissions offices of their favorite schools. Though her classmates are scrambling to perfect applications through the thick of college application season, Ligier is not. For her,...

Field Hockey: Matadors score their first goal of the season in 1-1 tie against Saratoga HS

Field Hockey: Matadors score their first goal of the season in 1-1 tie against Saratoga HS

Ankit Gupta and Anish Vasudevan

September 26, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

After losing the first five games of the season, the MVHS field hockey was looking for their first win against a tough Saratoga HS team on September 20. Going into the game, the Matadors were optimistic because the other team was lacking in numbers. “It was hot so we knew that our play might not be the best. We...

How two MVHS students found their love for fencing

How two MVHS students found their love for fencing

Collin Qian and Ankit Gupta

September 5, 2018


Filed under Best of Sports, SPORTS

rom traveling to Paris on a school week to representing a whole entire country at an international competition, MVHS sophomores Isak Westelius and Richie Hsiung have dedicated countless days and nights in order to compete at the highest levels in one of the world’s most cerebral sports — fenc...

Finding the melody in sports

Finding the melody in sports

Aditya Dash and Carol Lei

May 13, 2018


Filed under Best of Sports, SPORTS, Spring Sports

As sophomore Charlie Yi puts on his headphones and starts conditioning for volleyball, his teammates see a rhythmic pattern in his movement. With every drill, Yi uses his music to motivate himself, pacing himself with the beat of the music. “It just helps me work faster because as I said I want to move...

Boys volleyball: MVHS defeats Saratoga HS on senior night

Boys volleyball: MVHS defeats Saratoga HS on senior night

Julia Yang

May 8, 2018


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

On May 4, banners and posters decorated the sides of the field house, which buzzed with excitement from family and friends. This day marked senior night for the volleyball team and the last home game of the season against Saratoga HS, a team that MVHS had lost to earlier in the season. Before the gam...

Practice makes perfect: analyzing the importance of daily sports practice attendance

Practice makes perfect: analyzing the importance of daily sports practice attendance

Emily Xia

April 11, 2018


Filed under Boys Tennis, From the magazine, SPORTS, Spring Sports

enior Michael Wan spoke in a hurry, questions thrown at him from every direction. A robot had gone missing, and as the director of electrical engineering of the MV Robotics Team, he  suddenly found himself in the middle of several interviews from local news stations. He looked at the clock and sig...

Badminton: Team gets second win against Cupertino HS

Badminton: Team gets second win against Cupertino HS

Aditya Dash

April 8, 2018


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Spring Sports

As the MVHS badminton team prepared for its ninth game on a gloomy and cloudy afternoon, the team was warming up as they were about to play the Cupertino HS Pioneers. Having already previously defeated  them on their home court, MVHS had a level of confidence and it showed when they played, ultimately be...

Review: Nike LeBron 15 Equality

Review: Nike LeBron 15 Equality

Aditya Dash

April 3, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

n Rolling with the Champion Kevin Durant x LeBron James x Cari Champion, NBA superstars LeBron James and Kevin Durant discussed social issues that are important to the lives of many Americans. However, as the conversation continued, James and Durant voiced their opinions against President Donald Trum...

Boys baseball: MVHS wins three consecutive games in three days

Boys baseball: MVHS wins three consecutive games in three days

Michelle Wong

April 2, 2018


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Additional reporting by Sannidhi Menon and Himani Yalamaddi hree consecutive games. Three consecutive wins. Last week, the MVHS baseball team played two games against Fremont HS and one non-league game against Mission San Jose HS. See below for two out of the three victories the Matadors obtained. M...

Badminton: MVHS maintains undefeated streak with win over Milpitas HS

Badminton: MVHS maintains undefeated streak with win over Milpitas HS

Roshan Fernandez

March 28, 2018


Filed under Badminton, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports

VHS badminton players held cups of boba and boxes of pizza in their hands as part of a team tradition called ‘Baddy Buddies,’ a version of Secret Santa gift exchange players participate in that takes place during March. After finishing up the exchange, the players then began to warm up. The atmosphe...