El Estoque

Lending a helping hand

Nurses at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center pose for a photo to thank the numerous kids who have sent in a letter via the email forum.
Track & Field team helps boost essential worker morale
May 26, 2020
Track & Field team helps boost essential worker morale

Athletes continue preparing for their sports next year

Senior Triya Roy is part of the varsity track team and participated in the Rustbuster Invitational Track Meet in March.
Students focus on improving sports performance at home
May 2, 2020

With shelter-in-place restrictions opening up students’ schedules, many have turned to picking up a new hobby, learning something new or baking their favorite treats. However, for some MVHS athletes,...

Track & field host its annual 400 meter shootout event

Coach Kirk Flatow fires the starting gun for every heat during the shootout event.
On Feb. 27, the shootout event took place which kickstarted the new 2020 track & field season
March 3, 2020
On Feb. 27, the shootout event took place which kickstarted the new 2020 track & field season

Taking it to the next level

Taking it to the next level
Collegiate athletes talk about the changes between MVHS and their college teams.
March 13, 2019

It was the summer of 5th grade when MVHS alumna and now Cornell University freshman Demetra Williams and her best friend found diving lessons offered at Fremont HS. Her friend said, “I’ll do it if...

On the Right Track: Custodian Tom Orsua becomes track coach

Photo used with permission of Thomas Orsua
April 27, 2016

It’s 3:15p.m. Custodian Thomas Orsua turns in his radio, rides his white cart to the cafeteria, throws away the trash he collected during the day and signs out. Heís done with his shift for the day....

Track and Field: Varsity Team loses in competition against the other MV

Track and Field: Varsity Team loses in competition against the other MV
April 4, 2016

Co-reported by Fatima Ali and Hannan Waliullah n March 30th, a clash between Monta Vista HS and Mountain View HS occurred. Stakes were high, with Mountain View HS a step down from a higher division...

Track and Field: Q&A with team freshmen

Track and Field: Q&A with team freshmen
April 1, 2016

Cowritten by Hannan Waliullah and Fatima Ali Photos by Fatima Ali veryone knows what it's like to be an freshman, whether they’re a teacher or a student at MVHS. They’ve all been through the...

Track and Field: First home meet of the season brings multiple wins

Track and Field: First home meet of the season brings multiple wins
March 24, 2016

Co-reported by Hannan Waliullah and Emma Lam Photos by Hannan Waliullah, Emma Lam and Fatima Ali he starting gun went off, signaling the start of the first 4x100 meter relay. As the lead for the...

Matador of the Week: Anella Palacpac

Matador of the Week: Anella Palacpac
May 9, 2014

When freshman Anella Palacpac was in middle school, she did not picture herself running track. She was always fast, but she was a soccer player, and she planned on sticking to the sport. However, after...

Olympic psychologist holds seminar for MVHS track team

Steve Portenga, the lead sports psychologist for USA’s Olympic track team, speaks to MVHS track athletes and parents on May 1. Portenga, who was invited by MVHS track coach Kirk Flatow, explained the mental aspects of running. Photo by Carissa Chan.
May 6, 2012

On May 1 at 6:30 p.m., MVHS track athletes and parents trickled into the auditorium, some students still wearing shorts and running shoes. With the auditorium about half full, Steve Portenga, a professional...

PHOTO GALLERY: Track and field renovation update

Construction continues in preparation for grand reopening
April 8, 2012

As the end of year looms closer, construction work is picking up pace. Field renovations are scheduled to finish next year, with a grand opening of the new track and field by Jan. 7, 2013. As of...

Donor brick program a new source of revenue

The new track and field facility, which is to be completed by Jan. 7, 2013, will be built using the donor bricks that are purchased this year. The remaining bricks of the total 720 that are purchased later will be installed separately. These bricks will eventually fill three entrance walkways: the football entry, baseball entry and lower field entrance. Photo taken from MVHS website.
April 8, 2012

As construction of the new track and field facilities continues, MVHS has followed the example of all the other schools in the district by installing donor bricks on the new grounds: 720 total on the...

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