The Stampede

The Rivalry Adds a New Chapter

Monte Vista High football player Nate Rutchena (8) is loaded into an ambulance after being injured in the fourth quarter of their football game against San Ramon Valley High in Danville, Calif., on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. San Ramon Valley High's Jacob Himan (4) was also injured on the play and transported to the hospital. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)
November 13, 2018

One of the most historic high school football rivalries in all of the Bay Area resumed last month, but not without drama. Monte Vista welcomed in cross-town rival, San Ramon Valley, on Oct....

Buses are becoming a specialty…

Buses are becoming a specialty...
October 12, 2018

At Monte Vista, there is a variety of sports, but only some are given the privilege of buses. While carpooling is very common, it tends to complicate things for teams with lots of equipment.          ...

Piona retires, Miramonte coach takes over varsity baseball

Piona retires, Miramonte coach takes over varsity baseball
October 12, 2018

A long standing Monte Vista baseball coach stepped down this past year, and retired. His retirement gives way to a new era of MV baseball.     Coach Bill Piona was hired as the Monte Vista baseball...

Freshmen pass, set and kill it on the varsity team

Both McPherson and Wuischpard in action during a game. The two girls have both been playing for more than four years.
October 3, 2018

   In each of the past two years, only one freshman has made varsity volleyball. 2018, however, has kicked off to a different start.     In their fifth year playing, both freshman Carly McPherson...

From Mustang to Super Bowl champ

March 13, 2018

It was the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl and the Philadelphia Eagles had the ball in a game where they were considered major underdogs. Next, Monte Vista alumni, Zach Ertz, scored on a wild touchdown...

Women’s Tennis balls out over new coach

January 13, 2018

    A new coach is armed with racket and ready to take over the Monte Vista women's tennis team.     After former varsity coach, Patty Gross, stepped down from her position to take a year...

MV’s less popular sports

MV's less popular sports
Monte Vista sports you might not know a lot about
May 4, 2017

    The whole school comes together in rallies for football and basketball, and the stands at Monte Vista football and basketball games are always packed with students. But have these students ever...

Terrell No-wens?

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens, celebrates a touchdown by pouring popcorn on his face.
February 28, 2017

    The Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2017 was announced the night before Super Bowl 51 during the 6th annual NFL Honors, and for the second straight year, Terrell Owens, did not have his name...

What happened to no cuts?

Mustang Swimmers pose for a picture before a meet during the 2016 season. (Courtesy of Shannon David)
February 24, 2017

   With the swim season just underway, there is a new policy in town. For the first time ever, Monte Vista swim has introduced cuts for the Junior Varsity swimmers.     The reason for the cut...

And that’s a wrap!

And that's a wrap!
Fall sports end their season well
November 9, 2016

    As the fall season comes to a close, MV students must say goodbye to their fall sports for this year. Football, water polo, cross country, tennis, and golf will not be forgotten.     Football...

The Cosmos are back for one last year

November 9, 2016

    After a three year hiatus, the Cosmos are back on the soccer field.     The majority of this recreational, no cut level Mustang soccer team’s players are seniors at Monte Vista. These...

2-Time gold medalist and MV alumni takes a visit home

Maggie Steffens poses with Megan Okazaki, Katrina Flores, Taylor Okazaki, and Isha Satoor after school in Mr. Powers' room.
(Courtesy of Megan Okazaki)
October 24, 2016

     On September 13th, the incredible, two-time Olympic gold-medalist, Monte Vista Alumni Maggie Steffens was in town.      Students often find it strange to think that Steffens, who was...

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