El Estoque

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.

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, starting the new season off strong with a current league standing at 1-0.  The Matadors remained...

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

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 a close game that led to a five set match, the Matadors were ultimately unsuccessful in gaining th...

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

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 MVHS was able to win the first set against PAHS, a team they had previously lost to in past s...

The man in 23


Rucha Soman, Rajas Habbu, Herman Saini, and Keshav Taneja

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 and impressing coaches along the way. In the fall, Dasari will be playing at NYU and majoring in business. Click...

My father’s smile

My father’s smile

Rajas Habbu

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 was going to be fine. I looked at her as I would look at my mother; she stared at me, eyes wide ope...

MVHS defeats Harker HS to secure their second straight NorCal Championship

Photo by Roshan Fernandez

Keshav Taneja, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019

This was a situation of unfamiliarity for the Matadors. After sweeping through the CCS playoffs, the NorCal quarter and semifinals — the Matadors found themselves in a vulnerable position after being down a set early . On May 19, the Matadors faced the Harker Eagles, a team that finished the league...