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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


Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

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


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Spring Sports

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


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

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...

Photo Gallery: Badminton triumphs over Gunn HS 19-11

Photo Gallery: Badminton triumphs over Gunn HS 19-11

Roshan Fernandez

April 23, 2017


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Spring Sports

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...

Photo gallery: Badminton victorious over rival Cupertino HS

Photo gallery: Badminton victorious over rival Cupertino HS

Roshan Fernandez

April 1, 2017


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Spring Sports

s senior David Chen and junior Sean Chen played their varsity doubles match against the pair from Cupertino HS, they occasionally paused between points and gave a loud, sudden shout. This kept them focused on their match and built up their momentum. Throughout the afternoon, the MVHS field house was fil...

Badminton: Senior night dawns with 26-4 victory over Palo Alto High School

Badminton: Senior night dawns with 26-4 victory over Palo Alto High School

Brandon Chin

May 20, 2015


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Spring Sports

It rained on May 14, the day of the last badminton game. As droplets fell from the sky and onto the campus of students taking the AP Economics test, it brewed an even darker mood. Time passed slowly. With bubbles to fill, seemingly as constant as the rain itself, many in the room wanted it to ...

Game GIFs: Badminton team surpasses Los Altos HS 18-12

Game GIFs: Badminton team surpasses Los Altos HS 18-12

Brandon Chin

April 30, 2015


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Racquet on the Court The court featuring sophomores Ansell Yuen and Joshua Ho drew the attention and voices of dozens of players from both schools. Each additional point only drove up the volume until the sidelines were roaring with cheers or groaning at a loss in a rally. Within the court howeve...

Girls Softball: Twelve inning marathon results in MVHS defeat

Girls Softball: Twelve inning marathon results in MVHS defeat

Steven Lim

May 1, 2013


Filed under Game Reviews, Main slider, Multimedia, Softball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

In a 12-inning home game against Santa Clara High School, the Matadors blew a three run lead heading into the seventh inning and lost 6-7. They had previously routed the Bruins 13-2 on March 21. The Matadors’ offense performed well against the SCHS defense in the early stages of the game as they scored four runs by the end of the fourth inning, gaining a 4-1 lead. The team kept the Bruins’ pitcher on her toes as they registered hit after hit, stretching the number of at-bat...