El Estoque

Welcome to the playoffs

Welcome to the playoffs
May 18, 2010

Win to progress or lose and go home As the spring season of high school athletics wraps up, some teams begin plans for their end-of-the-season parties, while others intensify their...

Missing in action

Missing in action
March 30, 2010

When you're 6000 miles from the volleyball court, it's rather hard to contribute to the team Commitment. Pride. Making volleyball a top priority. These are the phrases that run through my head on a...

Rain, rain go away

Rain, rain go away
March 7, 2010

It's just a little rain — until the field is flooded and the soccer game is canceled Getting through the dreary season of winter sports requires endurance.  With rain managing to cancel about...

Postgame baller bashes and breakdowns

Postgame baller bashes and breakdowns
February 7, 2010

When the final buzzer sounds, be prepared for raw emotion   Walking onto the court with a swagger, the varsity boys basketball team goes through a routine process of warm-up activities before the...

Who’s even on junior varsity?

Who's even on junior varsity?
January 22, 2010

More than another sideshow, its the stepping stone to varsity   Nobody cares about junior varsity.  This is the prevailing attitude of most high school students. We have the bleachers filled...

Teams, they just want to have fans

Teams, they just want to have fans
October 14, 2009

 Running around half-naked seems to be a common trend in sports Sports seem to arouse strong feelings of passion in humans: fans burst forth in song, players are harassed, tailgate...

Professionals on and off the field

Professionals on and off the field
September 18, 2009

Watching how teams act away from the field can be eye-opening On a typical fall Friday, the MVHS campus boasts about 30 to 40 burly male students dressed in a button-up shirt, a tie, and slacks. ...

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