El Estoque

Sports shorts: Winter

Sports shorts: Winter

Carissa Chan

March 20, 2013

This winter sports season was a thrilling one with unexpectedly strong performances by some of the teams and soccer finally playing at home. El Estoque looks back and ranks the five winter sports teams based on record, CCS qualification and comparison to previous years, from best to worst perfor...

Wrestling: Slow start, illness and bloody noses lead to senior night game loss

Wrestling: Slow start, illness and bloody noses lead to senior night game loss

Karen Feng

January 28, 2013

The Matadors were defeated by the Titans for their first loss of the season. Read More »...

Sports podcast: Week 1

Sports podcast: Week 1

Carissa Chan

January 11, 2013

Join sports editors Carissa Chan and Atharva Fulay for a two-minute recap of the week of Jan. 7. Read More »

Wrestling: Team introduction

Wrestling: Team introduction

Amelia Yang

January 9, 2013

The varsity team introduces its wrestlers after winning its first tournament of the year. Read More »...

Wrestling Revolution

Wrestling Revolution

Amrutha Dorai

March 12, 2012

The match was almost over by the time junior Matt Merkhofer was up. He was the last wrestler left waiting in the wings, and it was late in the meet. The audience was restless, fidgety.He shook hands with his opponent, and, at the referee’s whistle, launched into his offense. Merkhofer ja...

Wrestling team met with mixed results at CCS

Wrestling team met with mixed results at CCS

Amrutha Dorai

March 3, 2012

Initially, the varsity wrestling team qualified 11 members for CCS. However, only six were able to compete. Personal circumstances beyond their control, including injuries and weight limit issues, prevented five wrestlers from competing. The six who competed —  freshman Audie Batsford, juni...

Wrestling: 46-23 victory at Senior Night vs. Homestead

Wrestling: 46-23 victory at Senior Night vs. Homestead

Howard Lee

February 13, 2012

Wrestling’s last dual meet provided a fitting end to one of the finest seasons the team has ever had. Its 46-23 victory against Homestead on Feb. 9 brought the season record up to an undefeated 6-0. The match itself showcased the talents of the wrestlers, three of them seniors who were celebrated during th...

Wrestling: Varsity wins 60-9 against shorthanded Lynbrook

Wrestling: Varsity wins 60-9 against shorthanded Lynbrook

Howard Lee

January 21, 2012

They say the third time is the charm and it certainly is true for the Matadors, who achieved a 60-9 victory against Lynbrook High School on Jan. 19. This win comes after the Matadors’ two previous wins against Wilcox and Santa Clararespectively, continuing the Matadors’ three-game winning streak. This victory is in part due to ...

Wrestling: Varsity wins decisive 63-6 victory on Jan. 12

Wrestling: Varsity wins decisive 63-6 victory on Jan. 12

Howard Lee

January 14, 2012

After winning their first league wrestling match against Wilcox last week, the Matadors were left wondering if they could repeat their success against Santa Clara on Jan. 12. They did so in decisive fashion: 9 of 10 individual matches ended in victory, with 8 of the victors pulling off pins against t...

Sports flash: Dec. 2011 issue

Sports flash: Dec. 2011 issue

Rachel Lu

December 7, 2011

WRESTLING Their first league match will be against Wilcox High School on Dec. 15. They expect a winning record this year with new coach Kevin Klemm. BOYS BASKETBALL They held a 4-8 league record and 8-16 overall. Nine seniors now lead the team with new coach and counselor Clay Stiver. Highly anticipated games against rival ...

Throwdown with Coach Klemm

Throwdown with Coach Klemm

Amrutha Dorai

December 7, 2011

Wrestling has long been stereotyped as a brutal sport. In the minds of many, it is reserved for those of great macho and belligerence. After all, the whole point is to pin the other guy down. The irony, therefore, is that new wrestling coach Kevin Klemm's true passion for coaching comes from an almost...