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

Dripped out

Dripped out

Kalyani Puthenpurayil November 3, 2023
Looking into what athletes wear during games and practices
Sophomores Zoe and Lelani Laruelle pose after winning a tennis match. Photo courtesy of Zoe Laruelle. | Used with permission.

Sophomore Standouts: Lelani and Zoe Laruelle

Leah Desai and Aidan Ruan November 3, 2023

As children, sophomores Lelani and Zoe Laruelle experimented with a variety of sports. However, the one they enjoyed most was tennis. Their dad, Frederic Laruelle, a former tennis player himself, enrolled...

Senior Rohin Inani, who was the stand-in Boys Tennis coach during the 2021-22 season, serves a ball.

The search for spring sport coaching

Anika Bhandarkar, Kathryn Foo, and Michelle Zheng February 11, 2023
Looking into the lack of coaching for the spring season
Junior and captain Himani Jha serves to her opponent during a game against Mountain View High School on Sept. 7, where the team won 4-3.

To the top

Anna Jerolimov and Kripa Mayureshwar December 14, 2022
Detailing the Varsity Girls Tennis team’s journey to winning CCS and becoming NorCal runners up
Fall Sports Recap

Fall Sports Recap

Kathryn Foo December 6, 2022
Taking a look at the results of the fall season
Freshman Lelani Laruelle gets in position to hit the ball.

Girls Tennis wins 4-3 against Mountain View High School

Ananya Chaudhary and Aashi Venkat September 28, 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...

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