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Photo Gallery: Badminton triumphs over Gunn HS 19-11

Photo Gallery: Badminton triumphs over Gunn HS 19-11

Roshan Fernandez

April 23, 2017

hen the MVHS badminton team first filed into the field house on April 18, the players were smiling, sharing jokes and relaxing. The atmosphere in the building was calm and carefree. That was, up until the matches started. Then the laughter stopped, and the players began to focus for their matches. A...

Off the high dive

Off the high dive

Akshara Majjiga

April 21, 2017

n seventh grade, a couple of years after junior Demetra Williams first launched into her diving career, she recalls being asked if diving even qualified as a sport. The boy who asked her was confused; he assumed divers just climbed a ladder and jumped off of a board, not really noticing what may have gone ...

A look back: Girls golf’s trip to CCS

A look back: Girls golf’s trip to CCS

Akshara Majjiga

December 9, 2016

he first incongruity that both sophomore Tiffany Chen and junior Meg Niu noticed when they arrived in Rancho Cañada East Course in Carmel early in the morning on Nov. 1 was the giant scoreboard above the course. The board was adorned with papers with different names and scores, and it was much larger ...

Influencing America, one sport at a time

Influencing America, one sport at a time

Akshara Majjiga

November 4, 2016

With election season upon us, athletes across the country are increasingly using their platforms to endorse candidates and make progress against prominent issues in our communities. Click through the slideshow to see how athletes in the past have helped spark political and social change. Photos taken from Wikimedia Commons...

Field Hockey: Team defeats Homestead HS in shutout

Field Hockey: Team defeats Homestead HS in shutout

Anjini Venugopal

October 28, 2016

MVHS varsity field hockey took the field for a home game on Oct. 21 against Homestead HS. In the first half, the ball moved between the two sides, with neither team getting an opportunity to score. Fifteen minutes in, an HHS player was called on a foul and got a green card, giving MVHS the advantage....

Field hockey: Team falls to Los Altos HS

Field hockey: Team falls to Los Altos HS

Anjini Venugopal

October 20, 2016

With a resounding cheer of “MV score!”, MVHS varsity field hockey took the field against Los Altos HS on Oct. 14. For most of the first half, MVHS maintained possession and kept the ball on LAHS’ side. Aggressive offense from LAHS resulted in a yellow card for a player who shoved a MVHS defender....

Called up to the front office

Called up to the front office

Roshan Fernandez

October 19, 2016

Co-authored by Anthony Moll. or our monthly issue, we sat down and talked to the most recent addition on the MVHS administrative team, Michael Martinez. Although he is always rocking a collared shirt and tie on any given day of the week, with a smile to match it, this wasn’t always the case for...

Girls volleyball: Team takes win from Homestead HS

Girls volleyball: Team takes win from Homestead HS

Roshan Fernandez

October 13, 2016

oming off a rough 3-0 loss the previous week against Los Altos HS, the Matadors felt pumped and ready to avenge their record. They entered their league game against Homestead HS on Oct. 4 with confidence and energy. MVHS started off strong in the first set, which was shown in the 25-17 set win. ...

September sports recap

September sports recap

Roshan Fernandez

October 1, 2016

As Sept. is now officially over, MVHS fall sports are full swing into their season. Watch El Estoque's monthly recap video to stay up to date on scores, stats, and clips for football, boys water polo, girls water polo, girls volleyball and girls golf. ...

Photo gallery: Boys water polo defeats Wilcox HS

Photo gallery: Boys water polo defeats Wilcox HS

Roshan Fernandez

September 28, 2016

On the very first play of the game, MVHS took the lead. And it stayed that way for the entire game. The Matadors scored five first quarter goals in a quick start, and were able to hold on for their first home victory of the season. Relentless shooting had the Wilcox HS players scrambling back to defend....