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Girls golf: Team loses tight game against Lynbrook HS

Girls golf: Team loses tight game against Lynbrook HS

Roshan Fernandez

September 30, 2017

ilence spreads throughout the course and the only sounds are the whispers of onlookers and the squeaking of wheels from carts and bags making their way across the manicured grass. Streaks of lavender, cream, white and dark blue can be seen in the distance making their way across the course, pushing the...

Girls volleyball: Team loses all sets against Los Altos HS

Girls volleyball: Team loses all sets against Los Altos HS

Roshan Fernandez

September 26, 2017

Additional reporting by Gauri Kaushik. ach time the Los Altos HS team scored a point, the players on the LAHS team bench sprang up out of their seats in unison and repeated one of various team cheers. “How high is the net? Too high,” the players yelled in response. Throughout the game on Sept. 21, the so...

G-Week kicks off at MVHS for the first time

G-Week kicks off at MVHS for the first time

Maggie McCormick

September 21, 2017

s the bell rang for fifth period on Monday morning, MVHS students waited for the usual announcements. Announcements like club meeting dates and various deadlines echoed through the school until there was an unusual announcement for fall athletes to report to the gym after school. Once class ended at 3 p....

Girls water polo: Team is victorious in first home game

Girls water polo: Team is victorious in first home game

Emma Lam

September 14, 2017

s the girls junior varsity water polo teams were shaking hands after losing their game against Wilcox HS, the MVHS girls water polo players were preparing themselves for their own game against WHS. As the first home game of the season,  the team’s excitement was tangible despite two team members, s...

Field hockey: Team falls to Saint Francis HS

Field hockey: Team falls to Saint Francis HS

Anjini Venugopal

September 8, 2017

he MVHS varsity field hockey team played their first preseason home game against Saint Francis HS on Sept. 6. Despite winning their last game against Leigh HS on Aug. 30, the players did not know what to expect from the SFHS players, who last year defeated the MVHS team 8-0. Despite the team’s strong ...

Taking their time: Freshmen deal with less playing time on varsity volleyball

Taking their time: Freshmen deal with less playing time on varsity volleyball

Maggie McCormick

September 4, 2017

fter changing into spandex and strapping up their knee pads, the MVHS girls varsity volleyball team warm up and then begin passing in pairs. As practice begins, some girls have the familiar routine embedded in their minds and bodies after playing more than three years on the varsity team.  But for the...

Photo Gallery: Cross country team holds annual Watermelon Run

Photo Gallery: Cross country team holds annual Watermelon Run

Roshan Fernandez

September 4, 2017

Additional reporting Sunjin Chang and Anjini Venugopal roplets of sweat had already started to streak down the faces of the cross country runners as they gathered around Coach Kirk Flatow after warming up. However, this practice was a little bit different. For starters, it was the day of the team...

Professional sports update: Summer sports recap

Professional sports update: Summer sports recap

Akshara Majjiga

August 21, 2017

ummer is a pretty happening season for the sports world. Wimbledon, one of the Grand Slam tournaments of tennis and arguably the most well-known, is in the summer. The impressive effort of the grueling Tour de France is in the summer. Every four years, the Olympics come around; nonathletes and athletes ...

Water Polo: A fresh start

Water Polo: A fresh start

ZaZu Lippert

August 12, 2017

Co-reported by Anish Vasudevan.  ollowing a rocky last season after both varsity teams finished with losing records, the water polo program is looking to bounce back and pave way for stronger and more successful teams this year. Now with new coaches, a new regiment and a newer purpose of establish...

Softball: Nail-biting senior night game against Los Altos HS ends in victory

Softball: Nail-biting senior night game against Los Altos HS ends in victory

Roshan Fernandez

May 20, 2017

t was the bottom of the sixth inning with the score tied at 0-0 against Los Altos HS on May 11, and the crowd was beginning to grow restless. MVHS was up at bat, but the scoreboard read with two outs, and it seemed as if this inning would be scoreless just like the past five. The team needed a win i...

Retiring the Racquet: Badminton holds memorable senior night on April 27

Retiring the Racquet: Badminton holds memorable senior night on April 27

Roshan Fernandez

May 7, 2017

parkly silver tiaras rested on the seniors’ heads as they stood outside the field house waiting for a cue. For the beginning of their senior night, they'd replaced the badminton racquets they normally held with glittery, colorful wands. And once they were called inside by a former team member, senior...

Boys volleyball: Team defeats Los Altos HS in senior night game

Boys volleyball: Team defeats Los Altos HS in senior night game

Roshan Fernandez

May 6, 2017

p against a Los Altos HS team with a 2-10 league record, the Matadors came into their senior night game feeling confident of a win. After a brief ceremony for seniors Prathik Rao and Yash Hegde, MVHS took the court and the players seemed laid back, all smiling and sharing jokes. “I think a lot of us p...