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Boys soccer: MVHS loses league matchup against Gunn HS

Boys soccer: MVHS loses league matchup against Gunn HS

Anish Vasudevan

January 30, 2018

At the end of a rainy and cold week, the MVHS boys soccer team faced off against Gunn HS for the second time in their season. Since they lost to GHS 3-2 three weeks earlier in the season, MVHS has only experienced more disappointment, winning only one out of four games since that matchup. Looking...

Boys basketball: Matadors beat Milpitas HS by score of 59-45

Boys basketball: Matadors beat Milpitas HS by score of 59-45

Roshan Fernandez

January 29, 2018

idway through the second quarter, senior Zachary Whong received the ball on the Milpitas HS end of the court. He quickly lined up his shot and released the ball. The net swished, and the home crowd erupted as the scoreboard increased by three points for the Matadors. On the very next possession, Whon...

Hear it from the players: Wrestling wins first dual meet against Homestead HS

Hear it from the players: Wrestling wins first dual meet against Homestead HS

Roshan Fernandez

January 13, 2018

he stands were bustling as parents screamed instructions at their respective school’s wrestlers. The sound of a few Homestead HS parents seemed to echo off the walls the loudest through the night. As HHS’s wrestlers were taken down over and over, the parents’ shouting in desperation quickly beca...

Smells Like Teen Connectivity: students discuss their experiences at the Teen Center

Smells Like Teen Connectivity: students discuss their experiences at the Teen Center

Shuvi Jha

December 12, 2017

enior Varun Muthukumaran is a busy guy. A member of the MVHS football team for four years, he has attended daily, four-hour long practices during the summer and fall. From lunges to deadlifts to conditioning, he performs various strenuous activities aimed at increasing strength and speed. While ...

Football: Matadors suffer 49-6 defeat in final game of the season

Football: Matadors suffer 49-6 defeat in final game of the season

Roshan Fernandez

November 19, 2017

Additional reporting by Rucha Soman. espite the fact that Matadors’ CCS hopes were no longer alive, the team came into their matchup against Fremont HS looking to close out their season with pride. MVHS had only three days to prepare after their helmet game defeat, and they did so with a thin rost...

The art of perseverance: Three teachers share their passion for extreme hobbies

The art of perseverance: Three teachers share their passion for extreme hobbies

Swara Tewari

November 17, 2017

rench teacher Sarah Finck vividly remembers skiing down the slopes of Massachusetts as a child. She remembers the snowy landscape blurring into a mass of white, the cold mountain air whipping against her face. She remembers the exhilaration she felt, the rush and excitement. But most of all, she remem...

A stranger to my own sport

A stranger to my own sport

Anthony Moll

November 15, 2017

knew I should stop throwing. My body knew I should stop throwing. But for some reason, I still put on my uniform and stepped out onto the field. I began playing club baseball competitively when I was 10. I practically threw the ball every play as a pitcher and when I wasn’t pitching, I was catching....

Fantasy Land: Students and staff share passion for fantasy sports

Fantasy Land: Students and staff share passion for fantasy sports

Roshan Fernandez

November 15, 2017

ome people see sports on a TV screen as the end of their viewing experience. Others head out to the stadium decked in team apparel. And then there are those who take it into their own hands and monitor players’ every move to immerse themselves into the competitive atmosphere beyond the game itself...

Off the mat: Ceazar Agront shares his experiences as a long-time athlete and MVHS’s new wrestling coach

Off the mat: Ceazar Agront shares his experiences as a long-time athlete and MVHS’s new wrestling coach

Aditi Gnanasekar

November 15, 2017

It’s 2008- the shrill sound of a whistle announced the start of a wrestling match between MVHS and Homestead HS. Ceazar Agront struts onto the mat in HHS colors as he prepares to take home the winning title. He does. But little does he know that he would return nine years later as head coach of hi...

Fantasy Sports Breakdown

Fantasy Sports Breakdown

Priya Reddy

November 15, 2017

As the NFL season progresses, fans are looking forward to seeing which players will play well this year. But their hopes do not come purely from being pro-sports enthusiasts. People now cross their fingers for their favorite players as their play during the season will determine the status of their f...