El Estoque

Javier’s Helpers

Tabitha Mendez and Stuti Upadhyay

November 23, 2019

enior Hannah Risher used to attend every MVHS football game — home games because she was a cheerleader and away games to support the team and watch the game she enjoyed. One day, as she attended an away game at Santa Teresa with her friend, MVHS athletic trainer Javier Margarito saw her and asked if she w...

@mvathletics

@mvathletics

Sophia Chen, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Athletic director uses Instagram to provide information to athletes and promote sports teams

Triple threat

Triple threat

Tabitha Mendez and Stuti Upadhyay

October 23, 2019

With MVHS offering 18 total sports, many students at MVHS engage in after school sports. Teams typically practice or compete in games every weekday, and because of this, being on a sports team is a significant time commitment. As a result, it is not surprising that very few students are involved in a ...

A Warrior’s faith

A Warrior’s faith

Jai Uparkar

May 22, 2019

ike many other students during this period of time — filled with early finals and standardized tests — I was extremely stressed: watching the Golden State Warriors play the Rockets in the NBA Western Conference Semifinals, that is. I was sitting in a black leather armchair situated in the corner ...

Boys Volleyball beats Amador Valley in the first round of NorCal Volleyball Championships

Boys Volleyball beats Amador Valley in the first round of NorCal Volleyball Championships

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Collin Qian

May 17, 2019

Up 25-14 in the third set, the Monta Vista gym floor shook as senior Nikhil Bapat leaped into the air. The sound of a loud clap, created by Bapat’s game-ending kill, triggered loud cheers and stomps from the crowd—sending the MVHS Boys Volleyball team past Amador Valley High School (AVHS) and on to th...

A step further in athletics and academics

A step further in athletics and academics

Tabitha Mendez

May 5, 2019

College is just a few months away. For some, college provides another way through which students can explore their passions. But for others, college is a way to take their sport and atheltcism to a higher level — through college recruiting. Athletic recruiting in college refers to the process by...

Playing with style

Playing with style

Anish Vasudevan

April 10, 2019

It was 7:59 a.m. on a Thursday morning. The second bell for school was just about to ring, and freshman Ronit Ramchandani was on his phone in the back of class. As clock hit 8 a.m., he slid his thumbs down the screen, glancing up to make sure the teacher wasn’t looking in his direction. He refreshed ...

Girls softball: Team loses close game against Saratoga HS

Girls softball: Team loses close game against Saratoga HS

Rucha Soman and Tina Low

March 15, 2019

“Do softball games have a time limit?” asked a Saratoga HS parent in the bleachers. The SHS coach replied no — stating that varsity games can go on for hours. It was the ninth inning with strong winds blowing in the faces of a small crowd of onlooking parents in the bleachers. The parent...