The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Sophomore Chloe Chens position is a setter, which sets the ball up for various hitters.

Beyond the hit

Isabelle Kok and Dylan Nguyen December 6, 2023

Seven years of volleyball experience has fashioned senior Elijah Kang into a knowledgeable player — according to Kang, he knows what it’s like to play almost every position on the court. Now, as both...

Dripped out

Dripped out

Kalyani Puthenpurayil November 3, 2023
Looking into what athletes wear during games and practices
Junior Samantha Tong (left) and sophomore Chloe Chen (right) block an incoming spike from LGHS.

Girls Volleyball falls to Los Gatos High School 3-2

Ananya Chaudhary, Dahlia Schilling, and Giljoon Lee October 27, 2023

In an intense match, Varsity Girls Volleyball faced Los Gatos High School, ultimately succumbing to LGHS 3-2 on Tuesday, Oct. 24. MVHS had a rocky start as LGHS won the first two sets, scoring 25-21 and...

Freshman and setter Kylee Mark sets the ball to junior and middle blocker Samantha Tong, who prepares to spike the ball.

Girls Volleyball beats Sequoia High School 3-1

Varsity Girls Volleyball defeated Sequoia High School 3-1 on Friday, Oct. 20, bringing its overall record to 17-8. The Matadors won a close first set 25-23 and won the second set with a greater margin,...

Graphic | Michelle Zheng

Sports team expenses

Lily Jiang and Michelle Zheng September 29, 2023

The FUHSD Director of Administrative Services Jason Crutchfield grew up in an area consisting of small towns, with each town only having one high school. That means that every sports game was not just...

Sophomore Chloe Chen springs up to block a spike from GHS.

Girls Volleyball secures a 3-1 win over Gunn High School

Yixuan (Joyce) Li, Jami Lim, and Liz Liu September 23, 2023

Varsity Girls Volleyball won 3-1 against Gunn High School on Wednesday, Sept. 20. In the first two sets, the Matadors were able to maintain a lead, with scores of 25-20 and 25-16 respectively. Although...

Junior and middle blocker Ashley Yang jumps up to hit the ball.

Girls Volleyball defeats Los Altos High School 3-0

Stephanie Zhang September 16, 2023

Varsity Girls Volleyball swept all three sets against Los Altos High School on Wednesday, Sept. 13. Although LAHS took the lead in the first set, the Matadors were able to quickly catch up, pull ahead...

Junior and setter Henry Hu sets the ball to the middle hitter. Photo by Sagnik Nag Chowdhury

Boys Volleyball falls to The Harker School 3-0 on its senior night

Matadors narrowly lost two final sets 22-25 and 23-25
Junior Rahul Pothineni passes the ball to a teammate.

Boys Volleyball loses to The Harker School in its first home game of the season

Lauren Chuu and Kalyani Puthenpurayil March 19, 2023
The Matadors tried to hold out to a fifth set but lost after ending the fourth set 25-23
Basketball referee Scott Calvin calls a time out.

Setting the guideline

Mikaylah Du and Riya Murthy February 28, 2023
Exploring student athletes experiences with referees
Freshman Monisha Preetham passes the ball to her teammate across the field.

Differences between club and school athletes

Jason Chu and Manas Kottakota February 13, 2023
Exploring what athletes like and dislike about on a club or school sports teams
Clubs in Sports

Clubs in Sports

Exploring the similarities and differences between club and school sports
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