El Estoque

Athletes line up to get their QR badge scanned so they can enter the waiting room of the gym and receive a COVID test.

COVID-19 precautions in sports

Mikaylah Du, Staff Writer May 21, 2021
Athletes are tested regularly, wear masks and distance when possible
Sophomore Ryan Tang jumps to catch the ball

Boys Water Polo loses to Milpitas HS 13-16

Anushka De, Oishee Misra, and Nika Zamani May 21, 2021
Team loses despite nearly tied scores throughout the first three quarters
The male runners on the Cross Country Team maintain social distancing and wear masks during their drills at Stevens Canyon near the reservoir. The team often runs there for “maintenance” days to get extra mileage.

Socially distant sports

Anjali Singh December 16, 2020
The Cross Country, Water Polo and Color Guard teams adjust their practices due to COVID-19
The boys water polo team celebrates its senior night in the 2019 season.

Multi-sport athletes

Brian Xu November 1, 2020
MVHS students discuss the benefits and disadvantages of playing on several school sports teams
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

Intersport friendships

Jayanti Jha October 30, 2020
MVHS athletes continue forming friendships between teams during a challenging socially distanced time
Each student-athlete had their own lane line during practice to maintain social distancing.

Water Polo holds its first preseason practice

Jayanti Jha and Elena Khan October 19, 2020
Boys and Girls Water Polo teams share their impressions of their first conditioning with COVID-19 restrictions

Boys Water Polo: MVHS beats SCHS 6-2 on senior night

Lance Tong October 20, 2019
The MVHS boys water polo celebrated senior night, capping the night off with a 6-2 victory
Eat, pray, jam

Eat, pray, jam

Exploring how different members of the MVHS athletic community prepare for games and practices
MVHS defenders try to prevent a goal before it can reach the goalkeeper

Girls Water Polo: MVHS falls to Harker HS Water Polo 14-5

Lance Tong October 11, 2019
MVHS loses to Harker HS for the second time of the season
Girls Water Polo: The defeat against Santa Clara HS 15-17

Girls Water Polo: The defeat against Santa Clara HS 15-17

Rana Aghababazadeh and Tabitha Mendez October 17, 2018

VHS girls water polo head coach Chris Love gathered the girls before the game for their usual team talk, followed by a chant led by one of the captains before the start of the game. Only few minutes into...

Girls water polo: Senior Night

Girls water polo: Senior Night

Sunjin Chang October 26, 2017

ith an array of posters lined up against the pool deck, and loud music blaring in the background, the MVHS girls water polo team got ready to celebrate their senior night against Fremont HS. The cheers...

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