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Boys volleyball: MVHS glides past Lynbrook HS in first home game

Boys volleyball: MVHS glides past Lynbrook HS in first home game

Anish Vasudevan and Gauri Kaushik

March 18, 2019


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

Ballerinas, snipers, rowing and baseball. These aren’t actions that one would expect to see from a volleyball team’s bench during a game. However, MVHS boys volleyball is not a regular team. After winning the NorCal championship last season, the team aims to repeat its achievements from last year...

Taking it to the next level

Taking it to the next level

Rajas Habbu and Rucha Soman

March 13, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Features

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 you do” and managed to convince her to enroll. Down the road, her friend quit diving for field ho...

From Matador to Recruit

From Matador to Recruit

Rana Aghababazadeh and Julia Yang

September 28, 2018


Filed under Girls Tennis, SPORTS, Swimming & Diving

As the college application season is now upon the class of 2019, many hopeful students wonder if they’ve satisfied the admissions offices of their favorite schools. Though her classmates are scrambling to perfect applications through the thick of college application season, Ligier is not. For her,...

Volleyball Club: the ups and downs

Volleyball Club: the ups and downs

Aditya Dash and Rajas Habbu

May 25, 2018


Filed under Briefs

Throughout the school year, students and volleyball enthusiasts anxiously waited for the volleyball club to announce open gym dates. As the school year commenced, the number of open gyms started to diminish. Officers desperately tried to maintain regular open gym times, but their attempts failed each ...

Finding the melody in sports

Finding the melody in sports

Aditya Dash and Carol Lei

May 13, 2018


Filed under Best of Sports, SPORTS, Spring Sports

As sophomore Charlie Yi puts on his headphones and starts conditioning for volleyball, his teammates see a rhythmic pattern in his movement. With every drill, Yi uses his music to motivate himself, pacing himself with the beat of the music. “It just helps me work faster because as I said I want to move...

Boys volleyball: MVHS defeats Saratoga HS on senior night

Boys volleyball: MVHS defeats Saratoga HS on senior night

Julia Yang

May 8, 2018


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

On May 4, banners and posters decorated the sides of the field house, which buzzed with excitement from family and friends. This day marked senior night for the volleyball team and the last home game of the season against Saratoga HS, a team that MVHS had lost to earlier in the season. Before the gam...

Boys volleyball: MVHS dominates in spotlight by finishing second in San Diego

Boys volleyball: MVHS dominates in spotlight by finishing second in San Diego

Aditya Dash

March 20, 2018


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

s the MVHS boys volleyball team arrived in San Diego on March 9, they experienced their own version of an all-star game. Surrounded by some of the best teams in the state, they were ready to compete against the best Southern California had to offer. With minimal expectations for this smaller than ave...

Math teacher Colin Anderson suffered a minor heart attack

Math teacher Colin Anderson suffered a minor heart attack

Gauri Kaushik

December 1, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

n November 29, math teacher and volleyball coach Colin Anderson was visiting a chiropractor for a back pain he had been experiencing for about a week when he suddenly broke into a sweat and began to feel a pain throughout his body. Anderson drove himself to urgent care and it was only five minutes i...

Taking their time: Freshmen deal with less playing time on varsity volleyball

Taking their time: Freshmen deal with less playing time on varsity volleyball

Maggie McCormick

September 4, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS

fter changing into spandex and strapping up their knee pads, the MVHS girls varsity volleyball team warm up and then begin passing in pairs. As practice begins, some girls have the familiar routine embedded in their minds and bodies after playing more than three years on the varsity team.  But for the...

Boys volleyball: Team defeats Los Altos HS in senior night game

Boys volleyball: Team defeats Los Altos HS in senior night game

Roshan Fernandez

May 6, 2017


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

p against a Los Altos HS team with a 2-10 league record, the Matadors came into their senior night game feeling confident of a win. After a brief ceremony for seniors Prathik Rao and Yash Hegde, MVHS took the court and the players seemed laid back, all smiling and sharing jokes. “I think a lot of us p...

Girls volleyball: Final home game of season brings memories back to senior class

Girls volleyball: Final home game of season brings memories back to senior class

Bhargava Matta

November 8, 2016


Filed under SPORTS

 This line was said in the midst of the celebrations on senior night, a sentiment shared by all the members of the team. efore the players took to the court, they stood silently in the gym listening to emotional speeches to seniors from team members. This was a night to remember for seniors, their final game with t...

Girls volleyball: Team takes win from Homestead HS

Girls volleyball: Team takes win from Homestead HS

Roshan Fernandez

October 13, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS

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. ...