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Boys Basketball: Matadors secure a win against Saratoga HS

Boys Basketball: Matadors secure a win against Saratoga HS

Oishee Misra and Justine Ha

January 18, 2019

enior AJ Falak raced down the court hoping to score the first points of the game. Coming back from a defeat against Lynbrook HS during their first game of 2019, the Matadors were hoping to secure a strong lead quickly against Saratoga HS. Falak bent down, about to shoot, but an aggressive scuffle bet...

Girls Basketball: Matadors emerge victorious with a 45-33 win against Fremont HS

Girls Basketball: Matadors emerge victorious with a 45-33 win against Fremont HS

Sreya Kumar and Tyler Cho

January 12, 2019

With some hiccups in the game MVHS rebounds after narrow game against Gunn HS

Boys baseball: MVHS wins three consecutive games in three days

Boys baseball: MVHS wins three consecutive games in three days

Michelle Wong

April 2, 2018

Additional reporting by Sannidhi Menon and Himani Yalamaddi hree consecutive games. Three consecutive wins. Last week, the MVHS baseball team played two games against Fremont HS and one non-league game against Mission San Jose HS. See below for two out of the three victories the Matadors obtained. M...

Boys tennis: Matadors dominate Gunn HS in first home game

Boys tennis: Matadors dominate Gunn HS in first home game

Roshan Fernandez

March 5, 2018

he Matadors appeared to be in good spirits as they warmed up for their game against Gunn HS, with sophomore Evan Yu joking about the fact that he had to borrow shoes from a teammate because he left his at home. The boys tennis team returned for their first home game of the year after finishing last seaso...

Girls basketball: Senior night game lost in final minutes of fourth quarter

Girls basketball: Senior night game lost in final minutes of fourth quarter

Roshan Fernandez

March 5, 2018

uring the warmups leading up to their senior night game, the three seniors on the girls basketball team came out onto the court wearing bright yellow shirts with one bold word written across: chicken. The shirts, which also had small drawings of chickens along the sleeves, were part of an inside joke from...

Boys basketball: Matadors beat Milpitas HS by score of 59-45

Boys basketball: Matadors beat Milpitas HS by score of 59-45

Roshan Fernandez

January 29, 2018

idway through the second quarter, senior Zachary Whong received the ball on the Milpitas HS end of the court. He quickly lined up his shot and released the ball. The net swished, and the home crowd erupted as the scoreboard increased by three points for the Matadors. On the very next possession, Whon...

Hear it from the players: Wrestling wins first dual meet against Homestead HS

Hear it from the players: Wrestling wins first dual meet against Homestead HS

Roshan Fernandez

January 13, 2018

he stands were bustling as parents screamed instructions at their respective school’s wrestlers. The sound of a few Homestead HS parents seemed to echo off the walls the loudest through the night. As HHS’s wrestlers were taken down over and over, the parents’ shouting in desperation quickly beca...

Girls water polo: Team defeats Santa Clara HS 10-7

Girls water polo: Team defeats Santa Clara HS 10-7

Sunjin Chang

October 11, 2017

Having lost their previous game against Santa Clara HS with a score of 5-9, MVHS had a fighting mindset as they started the game. Before the game started, the team gathered as the captains encouraged them to try their best this game. “Guys, we can’t let what happened last time affect how we play...

Baseball: MVHS’ win against Fremont HS brings them a step closer to CCS

Baseball: MVHS’ win against Fremont HS brings them a step closer to CCS

Michelle Wong

May 8, 2017

ith the hot sun beating down on them, the Matadors hit an astounding five runs during the fourth inning, helping them secure a win as they defeated Fremont HS on May 3 with a score of 7-5. Their current ranking at a three way tie for third place in the league meant that MVHS would have to win all of the...

Retiring the Racquet: Badminton holds memorable senior night on April 27

Retiring the Racquet: Badminton holds memorable senior night on April 27

Roshan Fernandez

May 7, 2017

parkly silver tiaras rested on the seniors’ heads as they stood outside the field house waiting for a cue. For the beginning of their senior night, they'd replaced the badminton racquets they normally held with glittery, colorful wands. And once they were called inside by a former team member, senior...

Boys volleyball: Team defeats Los Altos HS in senior night game

Boys volleyball: Team defeats Los Altos HS in senior night game

Roshan Fernandez

May 6, 2017

p against a Los Altos HS team with a 2-10 league record, the Matadors came into their senior night game feeling confident of a win. After a brief ceremony for seniors Prathik Rao and Yash Hegde, MVHS took the court and the players seemed laid back, all smiling and sharing jokes. “I think a lot of us p...