El Estoque

Girls Volleyball: Matadors win against Prospect HS in three sets

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

Boys Basketball: Matadors secure a win against Saratoga HS

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 lead quickly against Saratoga HS. Falak bent down, about to shoot, but an aggressive scuffle bet...

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 against Mission San Jose HS. See below for two out of the three victories the Matadors obtained. M...

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 last year with a 1-10-1 record, the team has bounced back and has a chance of making it to CCS. ...

Developing success

Developing success

Karen Ma

December 12, 2017

t’s the first game of the 2017-18 varsity boys soccer season. As players take the field, ready to put their practice to play, new varsity coach Todd Kimble observes from the sidelines. This year, however, fans and the players on the bench aren’t the only ones watching. Six juniors and seniors ...

Boys soccer: Game against Santa Cruz HS ends in a scoreless draw

Boys soccer: Game against Santa Cruz HS ends in a scoreless draw

Sreya Kumar

December 10, 2017

ensions were high during the boys soccer game on December 8 as the MVHS team played against Santa Cruz HS. After days of hard training, the team faced SCHS . The Matadors remained persistent and confident throughout the game despite many missed opportunities. The game ended with a 0-0 tie. “[The game] was...

Girls tennis: Return of long time coach brings high hopes

Girls tennis: Return of long time coach brings high hopes

Aditi Gnanasekar

August 19, 2017

he week before school started, MVHS’ tennis courts were filled with sunshine, lively chatter and the sound of rackets swooshing back and forth. With coach Gene Fortino’s return and the recruitment of four freshmen, the team is expecting to perform well in the upcoming season. The team has a rig...

Boys tennis: Team edges out Homestead HS 4-3

Boys tennis: Team edges out Homestead HS 4-3

Mingjie Zhong

March 10, 2017

reshman Evan Yu trudges back towards the sixth court to continue his game with doubles partner junior Kevin Tan. Along the way, he stops by the fence — where his older sister senior Emilie Yu stands, watching the match. “[I’m] playing the worst match in my life,” he said. “It’s ok...

Girls Soccer: Senior night against Los Altos HS

Girls Soccer: Senior night against Los Altos HS

Becca Zheng

March 2, 2017

final school year. A final season. A final game not only of the season, but of their high school careers. Aiming to step up and play with maximum effort against a tough component, senior night approached. Unfaltering motivation, teamwork and excellent possession of the ball kept the Matadors de...

What it feels like to be a freshman on varsity: Freshman sensation

What it feels like to be a freshman on varsity: Freshman sensation

Roshan Fernandez

January 31, 2017

When girls varsity tennis coach Lu Tang yelled for his players to huddle up at the end of tryouts, freshman Meera Bambroo felt a bit lost. Since the coach hadn’t posted a roster, she was unsure whether she had made the varsity team or not. But after a talk with the team captain, Bambroo discovered...