El Estoque

5 student-athletes share the meanings behind unique sports phrases. Photo by Hannah Lee

Man on the street: Athletes share special phrases from their sports

Jayanti Jha February 9, 2021
Unpacking the meaning behind pancakes, bogeys and splats in sports
Players on the Boys Volleyball team give the Girls teams high-fives at the end of the game. Photo used with courtesy of Sammi Dunn

Intersport friendships

Jayanti Jha October 30, 2020
MVHS athletes continue forming friendships between teams during a challenging socially distanced time
Merch madness

Merch madness

Exploring four types of merchandise on campus
Senior Daniel Chang and junior Brandon Ng successfully block a spike by a Lynbrook HS player. The duo amounted for multiple blocks during the game.

Boys volleyball: MVHS takes commanding win against Lynbrook HS

Elena Khan and Anish Vasudevan March 3, 2020

The MVHS boys volleyball team, who hasn’t played a game since its Norcal championship win last season, defeated Lynbrook HS (LHS) at its first home game of the season. The team won in straight sets,...

All the seniors apart of the girls varsity volleyball team and coach Colin Anderson pose for a photo after the senior night game.

Girls Volleyball: The Matadors lose to Los Altos HS on their senior night

Justine Ha, Tabitha Mendez, and Collin Qian November 13, 2019
The Lady Mats defeated with a final score of 3-0
Sophomore Marcella Fowlkes prepares to bat. Photo used with the permission of Marcella Fowlkes

Left-Handed Athletes

Anjali Singh and Sophia Chen November 5, 2019
How being left-handed affects athletes in their athletic career
Junior Carina Johnson hopes to score and take the lead against Gunn HS in the fifth set. Photo by Justine Ha

Girls Volleyball: The Matadors narrowly lose to Gunn HS in a tight five set match

Justine Ha and Tabitha Mendez October 12, 2019

ollowing a previous 3-0 loss to Palo Alto HS, the MVHS girls volleyball team was hoping to finally climb up the ranks in the league leaderboard with its game against Gunn HS on Oct. 10. Although it was...

Sophmore Marissa Jensen hits the ball for a kill.

Girls Volleyball: The Matadors fail to break losing streak against Los Gatos HS

Lance Tong October 6, 2019
MVHS loses 3-0 in sixth game of the league season
Freshman Miranda Shakouri bumps a ball early in the first set. Photo by Collin Qian

Girls Volleyball: The Matadors lose to Palo Alto HS 3-1 in league play

Collin Qian and Anjali Singh September 18, 2019

Going into the first home league game of the season, the MVHS girls varsity volleyball team went head to head against Palo Alto HS with three of their starting players injured and unable to play. Although...

Junior Yolanna Lu prepares to spike the ball after a set from her teammate and co-captain Anumita Alur. Photo by Justine Ha

Girls Volleyball: MVHS volleyball wins home opener 3-1

Lance Tong, Collin Qian, and Justine Ha September 1, 2019
MVHS wins their home opener against Wilcox HS
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The man in 23

Senior. Captain. Recruit. Those three words describe Gautham Dasari’s volleyball career. Starting in sixth grade, Gaudi, what his friends and coaches lovingly call him, has been climbing to the top...

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