The Stampede

Expansion of the beautiful game

Zaran Baha, Senior Staff Writer March 26, 2015

As the world’s most popular sport gains an increasing amount of attention  here in the States, different variations towards playing the beautiful game have sprouted. Originating in Brazil, one manner...

Mr., Mrs., or Coach?

Mr., Mrs., or Coach?

Maddie Dailey, Staff Writer March 26, 2015

In the various sports teams across campus, many are accompanied by a complicated decision of “Hey Coach!” or “Excuse me, Mrs. Bellini.” Teachers from all subject areas participate in coaching...

Dedication at dawn

Dedication at dawn

Samantha Teshima, Managing Editor March 26, 2015

Monte Vista has many sports available for students to participate in and numerous student athletes who dedicate many hours of practice every week. Dow Stewart, varsity swim coach and math teacher, conducts...

eXtra contribution

Reilly Olson , Op/Ed Editor February 18, 2015

Best known for grueling workouts and 3 mile races, cross country is not the first thing one generally thinks of when the idea of charity and donations comes up. Fortunately for the Save Mount Diablo...

Face lift

Justin Berg, Staff Writer February 18, 2015

Saturday, January 24 was the Regional Science Bowl competition where Monte Vista placed fourth out of twenty five schools in the Bay Area. The teams competed at Las Positas College in Livermore for the...

Sophomore year at Stanford Jenyth (JJ) Utchen is playing Middle in the back row.  Her ankle was protected by countless amounts of tape each time she stepped on the court.  Even after she hurt her ankle the year before, Utchen continued to play.

Broken yet strong as ever

Maddie Dailey, Staff Writer December 19, 2014

Esteemed teacher, friendly colleague, distinguished college athlete and loving mother, this woman is the definition of extraordinary. However, Jenyth (JJ) Utchen was born with 30% of a clubfoot, an...

Athletes or celebrities?

Shea Cummings, Staff Writer December 17, 2014

Sports season never really has an end. There’s constantly some form of ball playing or activity going on, professional and not. This gives you plenty of time to run into athletes, professional and not,...

Coach of champions

Coach of champions

Abigail Vogeley , Staff Writer December 17, 2014

Behind every great team is a great coach. Nick Jones, coach of last year’s state champion varsity basketball team, will be leading this year’s team. Last year, the team won the state championship title...


Monte Vista Women's Varsity Volleyball team celebrates their NCS win in the finals against San Ramon.  The win was the first time ever in Monte Vista history that Women's Volleyball took first in NCS and moved on to state.

Mother-daughter volleyball success

Maddie Dailey, Staff Writer December 17, 2014

Monte Vista Women’s Volleyball has had quite a 2014 season including many wins, almost no losses, and some awards along the way. This season varsity posted a record of 13-1 in league, JV came out...

The year after

The year after

Katrina Flores , Staff Writer December 17, 2014

The anticipation can finally come to an end. It’s that time of year again. Basketball season. Can this year’s mens’ varsity basketball team live up to their state championship title from last season? Last...

Marco Alioto (left) with Gregor Blanco (right)

An inside look into The SF Giants bat boy’s life

Gabby Garcy, Staff Writer November 20, 2014

On a cold crisp day in the city, this bat boy arrives to work and meets all the players needs. He not not only sees each home game, but views it from the dugout while rubbing shoulders with MLB players. For...

 Women’s varsity tennis takes NCS title

Women’s varsity tennis takes NCS title

Gabby Garcy, Staff Writer November 19, 2014

On Saturday November 15, 2014 Monte Vista tennis won NCS in the finals against Miramonte High school. Before Monte Vista made the finals they played Amador Valley High School in the semi - finals. As...

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