El Estoque

The Matadors pose with the De Anza Boulevard  trophy after its win against Lynbrook HS.

Season Superlatives: Boys Basketball

Nika Zamani May 21, 2021
Athletes share the best and worst games of the season, and everything in between
Boys soccer: The Matadors fall to Gunn HS on the team’s senior night

Boys soccer: The Matadors fall to Gunn HS on the team’s senior night

Justine Ha, Tabitha Mendez, and Kamyar Moradi February 12, 2020
MVHS falters in upholding strong defense after back-and-forth plays, which resulted into the teams’ fourth league loss of the season
Junior Samiksha Rao attempts to bypass a WHS defender in the first half of the match despite their intense offensive plays. Junior Shriya Kaushik takes note on WHS playing strategies during todays match especially. WHS had a few really strong players that had a lot of muscle, they were very aggressive, and they were very technical, especially the midfielder, Kaushik said. But we were able to shut her down easily when we worked together as a team. Photo by Collin Qian

Girls Soccer: The Lady Mats secure their fourth league victory against Wilcox HS

Justine Ha, Anjali Singh, and Collin Qian February 7, 2020
After an intense match, the Matadors gain their sixth overall win with a final score of 4-2
Senior Ashley Liu dribbles past a Mountain View HS defender.

Girls Basketball: MVHS falls to Mountain View HS after struggling to maintain possessions

Jai Uparkar January 18, 2020
Lack of steady possession and inability to convert leads to eighth loss of the season with a final score of 31-52
Freshman Varshini Peddinti receives the ball and prepares to pass to the center. Photo by Vivian Jiang

Girls Basketball: The Matadors suffer a landslide defeat to Sequoia HS

Vivian Jiang and Rucha Soman December 6, 2019

Despite having a strong start to their season, the MVHS varsity girls basketball team was defeated by Sequoia HS 45-17. Senior Daphne Lam made the first points of the game, scoring a 3-pointer shortly...

Freshman Alexa Baxter chases after the ball against a BHS defender early on into the first half hoping to pass to an open teammate.

Girls Soccer: Matadors fall to Branham HS in their first 2019 preseason game

Justine Ha, Vivian Jiang, and Elena Khan November 27, 2019
MVHS loses to BHS with a final score of 1-5
Junior and quarterback Simon Loeffler heads off the field. Photo by Tabitha Mendez

Out of Action

Tabitha Mendez, Swara Tewari, and Lance Tong September 27, 2019

Although tradition holds that no American high school experience is complete without football, sophomore and varsity football player John Masegian believes that MVHS is an exception to that norm. In his...

After senior Divya Suresh was treated for her injury, players from both teams commended each other for playing a good game. Photo by Justine Ha

Girls Volleyball: Matadors win against Prospect HS in three sets

Oishee Misra, Justine Ha, and Collin Qian September 7, 2019
Team secures a blowout win, but loses a key player due to injury in the process
Boys soccer: Team falls 3-0 to Lynbrook HS

Boys soccer: Team falls 3-0 to Lynbrook HS

Sreya Kumar and Ankit Gupta January 18, 2019
Matadors suffer first league defeat of the year
Senior Rohan Inampudi runs past a defender during the first quarter against Saratoga HS. Photo by Oishee Misra.

Boys Basketball: Matadors secure a win against Saratoga HS

Oishee Misra and Justine Ha January 18, 2019

enior AJ Falak raced down the court hoping to score the first points of the game. Coming back from a defeat against Lynbrook HS during their first game of 2019, the Matadors were hoping to secure a strong...

Boys baseball: MVHS wins three consecutive games in three days

Boys baseball: MVHS wins three consecutive games in three days

Michelle Wong April 2, 2018

Additional reporting by Sannidhi Menon and Himani Yalamaddi hree consecutive games. Three consecutive wins. Last week, the MVHS baseball team played two games against Fremont HS and one non-league game...

Girls varsity soccer loses 2-0 to Gunn HS

Girls varsity soccer loses 2-0 to Gunn HS

Shayon Moradi February 8, 2018

On January 26,  a cold Monday night, with a fire alarm blaring in the middle of the match, the MVHS girls varsity soccer team hoped to continue their better-than-expected season. After a lackluster season...

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