The Stampede

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.

Shreya Bhasin, Staff Writer

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 players.  Sophomore Kaela Standish is currently recovering from a knee injury that occurred during the fi...

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.

Claire Chu, Editor-in-Chief

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, Feb. 6, 2020. He battled with cancer that began in the summer of 2019. Lemmon was 58.      T...

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.

Devin Blish and Brooklyn Weber

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 debunked this theory. And in recent events, the Houston Astros have been in the hot seat following ...

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.

Devin Blish, Staff Writer

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 Hammon, Alyssa Nakken and Kristi Toliver are four women with predominant roles in professional c...

A four-legged college future

Lauren Langbaum on her horse

Elisabeth Delpouys, Staff Writer

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 to ride on their NCAA division equestrian program.       Langbaum rides at Brown Ranch, a bo...

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

Brooklyn Weber, Staff Writer

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 a league defining run… but has it come to an end?  The Warriors have now fallen to the bottom o...

Veteran player returns to San Jose Sharks

Veteran player returns to San Jose Sharks

Alexa Andris, Art & Graphic Manger

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 with the Sharks on a one-year, 700k deal. Marleau spent 19 of his 21 years in the NHL playing for San ...

Simone Biles inspires Monte Vista gymnasts

Anjana Dasam, Staff Writer

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, they can agree that she had influenced their career in gymnastics.     “Simone Biles is the best of the b...

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.

Claire Chu, Editor-in-Chief

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 couldn’t see herself in a different sport.      In the summer before freshman year, senior Kelli Wilso...

ESports’ inevitable growth: Good or bad?

Edward Cheng, Staff Writer

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 addictions and many health issues, but is esports really only a negative influence?  As the second O...

49ers off to impressive start

49ers off to impressive start

Devin Blish, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

     How does an NFL football team go from having a 4-12 record last season to starting 8-0 this season? Seems unlikely for these underdogs to even have a chance of coming this far, but the San Francisco 49ers have done just that.       Many 49ers fans are very surprised by the recent succe...

Forced off the team, pushed into something new

Seta Salkhi, CC-Spin Editor

October 15, 2019

   You’re waiting for the release of the roster. After working hard for a spot on this team, you are expectant, excited, and even a little nervous for the upcoming season. But the results are out, and you didn’t make it. What happens next?      While getting cut from your sport might n...