El Estoque

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

Photo by Anthony Moll

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

Freshman Claire Ettinger passes the ball to a teammate during a game against Milpitas HS.

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...

One-on-one with senior Ron Talmor

One-on-one with senior Ron Talmor

Becca Zheng

December 7, 2016

n our print magazine, three of our staff writers trained under the guidance of winter sports athletes. But what happens when a staff member takes on an athlete at their own sport? Senior Ron Talmor took on not one, but two of our own, at a game of pickup basketball. Watch the video below to see what happ...

Boys Soccer: Varsity boys pre-season victory against Cupertino HS

Boys Soccer: Varsity boys pre-season victory against Cupertino HS

Becca Zheng

December 6, 2016

he rain was quickly subsiding as the MVHS boys soccer team took to the field in their first preseason game on Nov. 30. The clouds remained heavy over the field throughout the game, but the team seemed unaffected by the weather and focused on their goal: winning their first game of the season. In...

Soccer: Try it out

Soccer: Try it out

Becca Zheng

November 9, 2016

ith hope and determination, students jump into soccer tryouts, hoping to impress the coaches and make the team. With coaches containing their own unique mindset and goals, it takes a variety of characteristics and skills to make varsity. The girls varsity soccer team also welcomes a new coach, Jose V...

Girls volleyball: Team takes win from Homestead HS

Girls volleyball: Team takes win from Homestead HS

Roshan Fernandez

October 13, 2016

oming off a rough 3-0 loss the previous week against Los Altos HS, the Matadors felt pumped and ready to avenge their record. They entered their league game against Homestead HS on Oct. 4 with confidence and energy. MVHS started off strong in the first set, which was shown in the 25-17 set win. ...

September sports recap

September sports recap

Roshan Fernandez

October 1, 2016

As Sept. is now officially over, MVHS fall sports are full swing into their season. Watch El Estoque's monthly recap video to stay up to date on scores, stats, and clips for football, boys water polo, girls water polo, girls volleyball and girls golf. ...

Field hockey: MVHS Varsity players encourage team bonding, and how they plan to use it on the field

Field hockey: MVHS Varsity players encourage team bonding, and how they plan to use it on the field

Emma Lam

August 25, 2016

Additional reporting by Shar Rahman chool may have started on Aug. 15, but field hockey players at MVHS showed up to campus much earlier for the sake of their sport. Varsity coach Denise Eachus held a summer camp open to anyone interested in field hockey, and many members of MVHS varsity fiel...