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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Matadors defeat Wilcox 3-0

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Matadors defeat Wilcox 3-0

Atharva Fulay

September 10, 2012

On the weekend of Sept. 1, the girls volleyball team traveled to Reno, NV to participate in the High Sierra Tournament. The team finished in third place overall out of more than 60 schools. “I think it went really well,” sophomore Maria Balus said. “We don’t have the height necessar...

Boys volleyball: Defense key in 3-0 win over Harker

Boys volleyball: Defense key in 3-0 win over Harker

Patrick Xie

May 2, 2012

21-4. One of the best records MVHS boys volleyball has seen in years. Since the beginning of the season, the Matadors have been winning games and that continued into the April 29 game against Harker, winning 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 26-24). Throughout the whole game, the Matador’s strong defense forced Harker to make mu...

Boys volleyball: Strong all-around play, win over Homestead

Boys volleyball: Strong all-around play, win over Homestead

Kevin Guo

April 8, 2012

Homestead misses key player senior Ganesh Elie as MVHS cruises in straight sets 25-15, 25-20, 25-17. Sophomore Ryan Manley notched 16 kills, junior Derrick Chiu added nine, and senior Avery Hua blocked five shots. Video by Dickson Tsai. Music: "ccMixter.org" by [email protected], licensed under CC-...

Boys volleyball: Matadors lose to Spartans 1-3

Boys volleyball: Matadors lose to Spartans 1-3

Jacob Lui

March 29, 2012

On March 28, the varsity boys volleyball team stepped up against the challenging team from Mountain View High School. But the Matadors were ready to present a formidable game against the reputable Spartans. “Coach wanted us to serve hard today. [And] against tougher teams, you have to go for...

The Great Divide

The Great Divide

Dickson Tsai

December 7, 2011

Last year, varsity girls basketball entered winter break riding high with a 6-4 record. Then, the entire season took a turn: the team took loss after loss, going 1-11 in their league games. The team redeemed itself by qualifying for the Central Coast Section playoffs and advancing with a 51-43 win over Leland High School. “I always call us the ‘...

Volleyball CCS: Tough quarterfinal loss to Menlo-Atherton

Volleyball CCS: Tough quarterfinal loss to Menlo-Atherton

Patrick Xie

November 12, 2011

Odds were not on the Matadors’ side as No. 10 MVHS faced No. 2 Menlo-Atherton High School on Nov. 10. However, after a big five-set win at San Benito they hoped the momentum would help them in their quarter-final game.“I was hoping we would bring our A game and that it would be one of ou...

Girls volleyball: Tough fight on Senior Night

Girls volleyball: Tough fight on Senior Night

Emily Vu

November 3, 2011

A large girls varsity volleyball team of 18 players this year sends away nine of its seniors at the last home game of the season. Pumped up with the ceremony and the filled stands, the Matadors played a well-fought game against the Los Altos Eagles on Nov. 3; however, they fell just short of a victory, losi...

Volleyball: Girls varsity lose 1-3 to Homestead in overtime

Volleyball: Girls varsity lose 1-3 to Homestead in overtime

Albert Qiu

September 29, 2011

Varsity girls volleyball lost 1-3 (25-21, 20-25, 9-25, 27-29) to the Homestead Mustangs in the Sept. 27 Bull Spirit contest. This edition of EESN includes interviews from senior Justine Urauchi and junior Lyan Cogan. Video by Albert Qiu, Christophe Haubursin, Dickson Tsai, Kevin Guo, and Kevin T...

Girls varsity volleyball wins first playoff game 3-0

Girls varsity volleyball wins first playoff game 3-0

Dickson Tsai

November 12, 2010

Video highlights of the Matadors' win over Watsonville High School in straight sets Read More »...

Full-time students, overtime coaches

Full-time students, overtime coaches

Edward Wang

September 18, 2010

Three seniors coach middle school volleyball after school   Read More »...

73 days of summer practice

73 days of summer practice

Scott Hyon

August 29, 2010

Dedicated athletes sacrifice summer fun for sports Read More »...

Girl on the court and in the stable

Girl on the court and in the stable

Eric Wong

August 28, 2010

With plenty of parental support, junior Carmella Vong balances horseback riding and volleyball   Read More »...