The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Freshman Lelani Laruelle gets in position to hit the ball.

Varsity Girls Tennis wins 4-3 against Mountain View High School

Ananya Chaudhary and Aashi Venkat September 29, 2022
The outcome of the last match allowed the Matadors to secure the win
Sophomore Yotaro Sato pitches the ball during the second inning of the game against Saratoga High School on March 24, which they lost 13-1.

Spring season sports recap

Showcasing games and practices from MVHS’s spring season sports teams
The Apple Watch offers a variety of features that track activity 
Graphic | Irene Tang

Down to the bits: technology in sports

Exploring how MVHS sports uses technology
The Hudl Focus and accompanying app simplify the process of recording and sharing sports footage. Photo by Hudl

MVHS sports teams implement technology

Krish Dev, Website Editor March 25, 2022

This January the Monta Vista Athletics Department replaced their existing Pixellot auto-tracking cameras with two Hudl Focus cameras for $8,000 so that teams can record practices and games and review the...

Race in Sports

Race in Sports

Exploring the different facets of race in sports
Junior and Varsity Girls Basketball captain Julianna Kimm stands before the Chinese flag.

Representation in sports matters

Irene Tang and Matthew Yoshimoto February 8, 2022
Exploring how students are inspired by professional athletes of the same race
Athletes share about how they got into their sports

Athletes share about how they got into their sports

Kalyani Puthenpurayil and Angela Zhang October 23, 2021

MVHS athletes reflect on how starting their sport at an early age affected their lives and shaped their identity. These athletes share their memories associated with their sport from when they were younger...

Junior Rohin Inani poses next to his two recycling bins for discarded tennis balls.

Rohin Inani recycles tennis balls to create ‘green gold’

Matthew Yoshimoto October 20, 2021
How a junior partnered with a nonprofit to install bins at the tennis courts for discarded balls
Freshman Varsha Iyengar gets ready to serve the ball. Photo by Kalyani Puthenpurayil

Picking up a racket

Kalyani Puthenpurayil September 21, 2021
Three tennis players explain how they first began the sport
An illustration of a stray tennis ball on a tennis court

On the tennis court

Shivani Madhan March 13, 2021
Reflecting on my tennis journey and recognizing the harms of fixating on success
5 student-athletes share the meanings behind unique sports phrases. Photo by Hannah Lee

Man on the street: Athletes share special phrases from their sports

Jayanti Jha February 9, 2021
Unpacking the meaning behind pancakes, bogeys and splats in sports
Exploring juniors and seniors who are preparing for college through athletics.

Ready for commitment

Ritu Atreyas, Gavin Hung, Jayanti Jha, Andie Liu, and Neysa Singh December 15, 2020
Local student-athletes share their past, present and future goals for collegiate play
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