El Estoque

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
Archbishop Mitty senior Brian Chong plays at Kalamazoo in August 2019.

Archbishop Mitty High School senior Brian Chong scores a commitment to play for Brown University D1 tennis

Andie Liu December 11, 2020
Chong explains his unique recruitment process following 10 years on the court
The boys water polo team celebrates its senior night in the 2019 season.

Multi-sport athletes

Brian Xu November 1, 2020
MVHS students discuss the benefits and disadvantages of playing on several school sports teams
From left to right, Sriranjani, Vidhya and Venkatesan pose for a photo. Photo by Sriranjani Kalimani // Used with permission

Family bonding during shelter-in-place

Iman Malik September 12, 2020
Exploring how quarantine brought a family closer together
Sophomore Marcella Fowlkes prepares to bat. Photo used with the permission of Marcella Fowlkes

Left-Handed Athletes

Anjali Singh and Sophia Chen November 5, 2019
How being left-handed affects athletes in their athletic career
Eat, pray, jam

Eat, pray, jam

Exploring how different members of the MVHS athletic community prepare for games and practices
Junior Zara Fung serves the ball

Girls Tennis: The Matadors fall to Cupertino HS

Lance Tong October 15, 2019
MVHS loses 5-2 in the ninth game of the season
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