El Estoque

Intersport friendships

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
MVHS athletes continue forming friendships between teams during a challenging socially distanced time
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
April 10, 2020
Exploring four types of merchandise on campus

Boys volleyball: MVHS takes commanding win against Lynbrook HS

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.
The Matadors beat LHS in straight sets in its first home game of the season
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,...

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

All the seniors apart of the girls varsity volleyball team and coach Colin Anderson pose for a photo after the senior night game.
The Lady Mats defeated with a final score of 3-0
November 13, 2019
The Lady Mats defeated with a final score of 3-0

Left-Handed Athletes

Sophomore Marcella Fowlkes prepares to bat. Photo used with the permission of Marcella Fowlkes
How being left-handed affects athletes in their athletic career
November 5, 2019
How being left-handed affects athletes in their athletic career

Girls Volleyball: MVHS fails to break losing streak in consecutive league games

Junior Yolanna Lu serves the ball in the third set of the game.
MVHS falls to Homestead HS 3-0
October 25, 2019
MVHS falls to Homestead HS 3-0

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

Junior Carina Johnson hopes to score and take the lead against Gunn HS in the fifth set. Photo by Justine Ha
With the final score of 3-2, the Matadors lose their eighth game of the league season
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...

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

Sophmore Marissa Jensen hits the ball for a kill.
MVHS loses 3-0 in sixth game of the league season
October 6, 2019
MVHS loses 3-0 in sixth game of the league season

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

Freshman Miranda Shakouri bumps a ball early in the first set. Photo by Collin Qian
MVHS loses their first home league game of the season.
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...

Girls Volleyball: MVHS volleyball wins home opener 3-1

Junior Yolanna Lu prepares to spike the ball after a set from her teammate and co-captain Anumita Alur. Photo by Justine Ha
MVHS wins their home opener against Wilcox HS
September 1, 2019
MVHS wins their home opener against Wilcox HS

The man in 23

Caption
June 5, 2019

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...

My father’s smile

My father’s smile
In my ability to overcome obstacles
May 24, 2019

10:26 p.m., March 12, 2007. My sister and I were ushered in to my aunt’s house. I turned back to see my mother and father driving away. My sister grabbed me by the shoulders and assured me that everything...

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