El Estoque

Sophomore Ekom Mann lunges at junior Hayden Ancheta after coach Andrew Pappas signals the wrestlers to “go live” — beginning a practice match that lasts a few minutes.

Introducing the winter season sports

Showcasing games and practices from MVHS's basketball, soccer and wrestling teams
Senior Triya Roy is part of the varsity track team and participated in the Rustbuster Invitational Track Meet in March.

Athletes continue preparing for their sports next year

Jayanti Jha May 2, 2020

With shelter-in-place restrictions opening up students’ schedules, many have turned to picking up a new hobby, learning something new or baking their favorite treats. However, for some MVHS athletes,...

Wrestling: MVHS loses to Santa Clara HS 27-54

Wrestling: MVHS loses to Santa Clara HS 27-54

Jayanti Jha and Elena Khan January 12, 2020

MVHS was defeated by Santa Clara HS during their first meet of the season.   The matadors opened with a strong lead in the lower weight divisions with freshman Hayden Ancheta, sophomore Nitin...

Wrestling: Matadors victorious in final dual home meet against Saratoga HS

Wrestling: Matadors victorious in final dual home meet against Saratoga HS

Roshan Fernandez February 6, 2018

Correction: February 7, 2018 at 8:55 p.m. A previous version of this story incorrectly spelled the name of senior Colin Yang. he voice of the Saratoga HS coach rang through the gym during the meet on...

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...

Off the mat: Ceazar Agront shares his experiences as a long-time athlete and MVHSs new wrestling coach

Off the mat: Ceazar Agront shares his experiences as a long-time athlete and MVHS’s new wrestling coach

Aditi Gnanasekar November 15, 2017

It’s 2008- the shrill sound of a whistle announced the start of a wrestling match between MVHS and Homestead HS. Ceazar Agront struts onto the mat in HHS colors as he prepares to take home the winning...

A Wrestless day: A day in the life of a wrestler

A Wrestless day: A day in the life of a wrestler

Becca Zheng March 1, 2017

Their food has been digested, their weigh-ins are complete, and adrenaline pumps through their veins. The referee lays on his stomach, transitioning back and forth as the wrestlers struggle to pin each...

How athletes stay mentally and physically in shape

How athletes stay mentally and physically in shape

Roshan Fernandez February 28, 2017

thletes in different sports often have different approaches to the games they play. While basketball players might have a certain routine involving jump shots before a game, wrestlers have special preparations...

Called up to the front office

Called up to the front office

Roshan Fernandez October 19, 2016

Co-authored by Anthony Moll. or our monthly issue, we sat down and talked to the most recent addition on the MVHS administrative team, Michael Martinez. Although he is always rocking a collared shirt...

Changing Seasons: The evolution of winter sports

Changing Seasons: The evolution of winter sports

Amita Mahajan March 11, 2016

Co-reported with Pranav Iyer. Correction: The number of seniors on the girls basketball team in the magazine from 2012-2015 were inaccurate. The correct numbers are reported below. Boys Soccer: A...

All the seniors line up on the wrestling mat after the JV matches. Senior night gave recognition to the seniors. Photo by Vanessa Qin.

Wrestling: Team defeats Los Gatos HS on senior night 40-33

Sharon Tung February 5, 2016

Thirty seconds into the first period, senior Austin Wu threw his opponent on the ground. The large thud made by the fallen wrestler elicited excited cheers from the crowd. After the match was over,...

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