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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...

Flying Solo: Senior Meg Niu represents MVHS golf at CCS

Flying Solo: Senior Meg Niu represents MVHS golf at CCS

Aditya Dash

November 14, 2017

t age seven, Meg Niu could be spotted next to her father on the  golf course holding her very own set of plastic golf clubs and pretending to be a golfer like her dad. She loved to play around with the clubs and swing at the ball, pretending to be a professional. With a passion to get better, Niu commit...

Football: Cupertino HS defeats Matadors in Helmet game

Football: Cupertino HS defeats Matadors in Helmet game

Maggie McCormick

November 7, 2017

n November 3, MVHS hosted the annual Helmet game against Cupertino HS. After losing last year for the first time in 13 years, the Matadors were determined to take back the helmet. The overcast skies and heavy clouds didn’t scare away the crowd, and the bleachers on both sides of the field filled a...

Boys water polo: Matadors narrowly lose senior night to Palo Alto HS

Boys water polo: Matadors narrowly lose senior night to Palo Alto HS

Roshan Fernandez

October 24, 2017

olorful ribbons and posters lined the pool deck, a table with cake, drinks, and other snacks sat up against the wall, and fans filed into the MVHS pool area, filling the bleachers until they were packed to capacity. Coming into their senior night game against Palo Alto HS, the Matadors knew it woul...

Field hockey: Team defeated 0-2 by Cupertino HS

Field hockey: Team defeated 0-2 by Cupertino HS

Maggie McCormick

October 22, 2017

fter losing to Cupertino HS earlier in the season, the MVHS field hockey team was looking forward to their second chance to beat their rival on Oct. 20. Practice was centered on taking shots at the goal rather than playing long passes. Knowing that CHS was going to play offense, MVHS decided to practice...

In the same boat: Sophomore Revan Aponso inherits his love for rowing

In the same boat: Sophomore Revan Aponso inherits his love for rowing

Sannidhi Menon

October 20, 2017

ophomore Revan Aponso wakes up at 4:15 a.m. every Monday. He needs to be at the Redwood City Port by 5 a.m. When he arrives, he grabs a boat and fixes LED lights onto the boat – it’s still dark out. The crew rows for an hour, sometimes as far as twelve kilometers, and carries the boats back in, wa...

Riding West: Westelius siblings bond over horseback riding

Riding West: Westelius siblings bond over horseback riding

Sunjin Chang

October 20, 2017

he sun’s golden rays hit the 10 riders on horses cantering around an arena full of poles and ramps in Los Altos Hills. Their hooves fling dust in the humid air as they practice jumping two-foot poles and trotting around the rectangular arena fence. Among them is junior Ebba Westelius on Bojack, a dark-h...

Sisters in arms: Anika and Aditi Soin participate in competitive fencing

Sisters in arms: Anika and Aditi Soin participate in competitive fencing

Anjini Venugopal

October 20, 2017

hen MVHS class of 2015 alumna Aditi Soin was in fourth grade, she read the “Spiderwick Chronicles” and decided that, like the character Mallory Grace, she wanted to fence. Like some younger siblings do, sophomore Anika Soin followed in her sister’s footsteps and started the sport three years lat...

Rowing: A misunderstood sport

Rowing: A misunderstood sport

Aditya Dash

October 18, 2017

ophomore Revan Aponso wakes up at 4:15 A.M. every Friday morning, packs his gear and takes a shower before going to practice his favorite sport: rowing. With the sky covered in a blanket of darkness, he reaches the outskirts of Redwood City at 4:55 A.M. and gets the boat ready with his teammates for a ...

Hear it from a pro: Sophomore Zachary Chow’s path to competitive archery

Hear it from a pro: Sophomore Zachary Chow’s path to competitive archery

Roshan Fernandez

October 12, 2017

Additional reporting by Emma Lam. ophomore Zachary Chow was only seven years old when he shot his first arrow. While attending a church retreat at Camp Koinonia near Santa Cruz, Chow noticed the camp’s archery range was open. So he made his way in, and began learning how archery worked. After mi...

Boys water polo: Team loses to Los Gatos HS 6-10

Boys water polo: Team loses to Los Gatos HS 6-10

Roshan Fernandez

October 11, 2017

he sun was setting on the horizon, casting golden rays that bounced off the MVHS swimming pool as the boys water polo team prepared to play Los Gatos HS in one of their last home games of the season. After losing to LGHS earlier in Sept. by a score of 7-14, the boys anticipated a tough game that they ho...

MVHS girls water polo wins game against Lynbrook High School 11-7

MVHS girls water polo wins game against Lynbrook High School 11-7

Maggie McCormick

October 5, 2017

s the buzzer goes off,  the MVHS girls varsity water polo team does their team cheer and jumps into the pool. The game goes by quickly, with constant back and forth between MVHS and Lynbrook HS, neither one backing down from the challenge. With more screams and cheers from the LHS crowd, MVHS felt th...