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

Fall Sports Recap

Fall Sports Recap

Kathryn Foo December 6, 2022
Taking a look at the results of the fall season
Pushing through the pain

Pushing through the pain

Aidan Ruan, Staff Writer November 16, 2022

Crawling out of bed, senior Royce Wang makes his way to his desk to begin working on a pile of accumulated assignments before being struck by a splitting headache. Pulling himself to the bathroom, Wang...

Graphic by Michelle Zheng

Age in Sports

Exploring the athletic experiences of different age groups and the effects of age on one's journey in sports and coaching style

The pros and cons of starting early

Arjun Dhruv and Lily Jiang November 8, 2022
How the age one starts a sport affects their sports journey
Water polo coaches Himani Kukreja and Shravya Guda graduated from MVHS in 2012 after four years on the Girls Water Polo team.

Coming back to coach

Lillian Wang and Michelle Zheng November 5, 2022
Water polo coaches share their experiences from playing for MVHS to coaching
The girls water polo team poses for a photo before their first water polo speedo run. Photo by Christine Xu

Spirit in Speedos

Kathryn Foo and Jami Lim October 13, 2022

The entire locker room was buzzing, more alive than normal. Initially, senior Kinton Duong credited it to the sounds — the loud, thumping music that slightly muffled the shouts of the players surrounding...

Wing player Owen Pow defends against a CHS player poised to take a shot.

Boys Water Polo wins 15-11 against Cupertino High School

Sonia Verma, Michelle Zheng, and Lily Jiang September 19, 2022

Varsity Boys Water Polo won 15-11 against Cupertino High School on Thursday, Sept. 15. MVHS took a 5-1 lead at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter ended with a score of 9-2. Although...

Sophomore Ace Chow wearing his football gear | Photo Courtesy of Ace Chow

Preparing for the big game

MV athletes share different ways that help them get ready before their game
Senior Sophia Fu swims backwards to distance herself from SCHS players before passing the ball.

Girls Water Polo overpowers Santa Clara High School 12-4 on its senior night

Anna Jerolimov and Michelle Zheng October 20, 2021
Matadors maintain a strong lead throughout all four quarters
Team Bowman

Team Bowman

Nika Zamani September 24, 2021
Exploring how the Bowman brothers connected through water polo
Teammates by Chance

Teammates by Chance

Exploring the impacts of playing the same sport as a family member
The MVHS boys water polo team discusses strategy at half time.

MVHS falls to Lynbrook High School in its season premiere

Lance Tong and Anna Jerolimov September 10, 2021
The Boys Water Polo team lose 13-12 in a thrilling sudden death third overtime
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