El Estoque

Athletes continue preparing for their sports next year

Senior Triya Roy is part of the varsity track team and participated in the Rustbuster Invitational Track Meet in March.

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, the extra time is invested toward staying fit for their sport seasons next year. Freshman Hayden Anch...

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 Kukreja and junior Akhil Manjesh winning their matches with pins. While he lost his match, Sophomore E...

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 Jan. 30. He yelled to his players, directing them on how they should position themselves and what moves t...

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...

Off the mat: Ceazar Agront shares his experiences as a long-time athlete and MVHS’s 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 title. He does. But little does he know that he would return nine years later as head coach of hi...

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 others shoulders to the mat. He blows the whistle and the match is over. The MVHS wrestling team c...

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 they make before matches as well. Preparation extends far beyond pre-match superstitions before a...

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 and tie on any given day of the week, with a smile to match it, this wasn’t always the case for...

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 losing team was quickly turned into a winning program that eventually reached the CCS playoffs for the f...

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

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

Sharon Tung

February 6, 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, some of the phrases audience murmured on the stands include “good fight” and “battle of the ni...

Wrestling pound for pound

Wrestling pound for pound

Sharon Tung

December 12, 2015

Wrestling pound for poundSophomore Andrew Burke (left) and sophomore Colin Yang (right). Burke and Yang are wrestlers in the lowest weight class. Culturally, when we imagine wrestlers, we visualize heavy, muscle-laden fighters. John Cena at 251 pounds and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson at 260 pounds are exam...