The Stampede

Covid-19’s impact on Monte Vista sports

Monte Vista freshman football coach Eric Nystrom wears a mask while making sure the rest of the players are remaining distanced during conditioning.
November 13, 2020

Regardless of whether you are an athlete or not, it is undeniable that sports are a huge part of the high school experience. However, with COVID-19 changing all aspects of our daily lives, Monte Vista...

A Delayed Season in a Horrific Year

The site at a high school football game in Alabama this year. Fans are required to wear masks and socially distance, their won’t be nearly as many fans attending this year at Monte Vista.
November 4, 2020

Throughout the ongoing crisis of Covid-19, it has been difficult to foresee whether or not a full football season is possible for student-athletes at Monte Vista.      With the first pandemic in...

Varsity women’s soccer undefeated despite injuries

Seen in this picture is all of the varsity women’s soccer team, including coaches Christopher Lum and Katie Cesio.
February 27, 2020

     Through leadership, bonding, and dedication, the Monte Vista women’s varsity soccer team has remained undefeated this season.      The team suffered many injuries, and lost some key...

Monte Vista community mourns loss of basketball coach

A basketball and “Lemmon Strong” shirt sit on one of the coaching chairs. In this way, Monte Vista women’s varsity basketball team honors Coach Lemmon, who died after battling cancer for several months.
February 27, 2020

     “Lemmon Strong.”      That was the slogan for the Monte Vista women’s varsity basketball team and fellow community as they remembered beloved coach Jim Lemmon, who died Thursday,...

Cheaters sometimes win

Houston Astros players hoist their trophy high in the air following their 2017 World Series Win. Players celebrate as they have just won their first-ever World Series, it would later come out that they cheated their way to becoming champions.
February 27, 2020

       “Cheaters never prosper” is a phrase that has stood the test of time in any competitive activity. However, following their 2017 World Series win, the Houston Astros have completely...

A new wave of coaches

San Francisco 49ers assistant coach Katie Sowers talks to reporters ahead of Super Bowl 54 at Marlins Park in Miami during opening night. The 49ers and Sowers ended up losing to the Kansas City Chiefs 31-20.
February 27, 2020

     Societal norms have dictated that in men’s sports, a male has always coached, but a new surge of feminism has introduced women coaches to the Major League’s.      Katie Sowers, Becky...

A four-legged college future

Lauren Langbaum on her horse
January 23, 2020

     For some high school students, the after school sport of choice trades sneakers for boots. At Monte Vista, Senior Lauren Langbaum has been riding for 13 years and recently committed to UC Davis...

The Golden State Warriors’ not so golden start

Golden State Warriors guard D'Angelo Russell brings his A-game during December 11ths OT thriller vs New York. The Warriors would go on to lose this game 124-122 in Over-time despite Russells 32 performance
January 23, 2020

     Everything from Steph Curry's law-defying circus shots, to Klay Thompson's catch and shoot 3’s. And who could forget the back to back championships led under Steve Kerr. The Warriors have had...

Veteran player returns to San Jose Sharks

Veteran player returns to San Jose Sharks
November 14, 2019

     “Mr. Shark” is donning teal once again.       San Jose’s general manager Doug Wilson recently announced that hockey player Patrick Marleau will be returning for his 20th season...

Simone Biles inspires Monte Vista gymnasts

November 14, 2019

     Gold medalist, Simone Biles, is one of the most famous gymnasts out there. Even a person that hardly knows what gymnastics is, can say that she is the best. For many of our own Monte Vista gymnasts,...

A surprising discovery leads to Duke commitment

Senior Kelli Wilson stands in the middle of the podium, grinning as she wins NCS in the 3200-meter race. She committed to Duke University in October and will run for the cross country and track teams in the fall.
November 14, 2019

     She wasn’t supposed to win the state section. Neither was she considering to pursue running. In fact, she wanted to quit. Now, committed to Duke University for cross country and track, she...

ESports’ inevitable growth: Good or bad?

November 14, 2019

Nowadays, most internet users know of the phenomenon that is Esports. In fact, this is a common topic among teens and young adults that serves as a replacement for traditional sports, leading to gaming...

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