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Swimmers participate in CCS meet

Swimmers participate in CCS meet

by Alex Wang, Sports Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports, Swimming

The swim team recently participated in the Central Coast Section meet at the Santa Clara International Swim Center. Vivian Wang placed second in the 100 breaststroke and broke the school record. Ethan Hu won the 100 butterfly with a time of 47.86 seconds, breaking the school record. The boys 200...

Spring Sports Update

Spring Sports Update

by Alex Wang and Anjay Saklecha
May 15, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Winged Post

Track Track and field runners competed in their second WBAL meet for this season on April 12. The girls team consisting of Grace Koonmen (11), Gloria Guo (11), Alycia Cary (10) and Nikki Solanki (9) set a new school record for the 400m relay. David Dunaway (12) won the 100m dash and 300m hurdles....

Varsity boys volleyball loses to Homestead High School in five sets

Varsity boys volleyball loses to Homestead High School in five sets

by Anthony Xu, TALON Reporter
April 18, 2017
Filed under Boys Volleyball, Online Exclusive, Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports

Varsity boys’ volleyball lost against Homestead in five sets today at Blackford, dropping their overall record to 14-10. Harker took the lead early, winning the first set 25-22. From there, the two teams traded victories, with Homestead winning the second set 25-12, and Harker taking the third, 2...

Seniors sign for college athletics

Seniors sign for college athletics

by Alex Wang, Sports Editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports

Five seniors signed onto collegiate athletics today during long lunch. Rachel Cheng signed for volleyball at Washington University in St. Louis. Niki Iyer signed for track and field at the University of California Berkeley. Taylor Iantosca signed for crew at the University of California San Diego....

Varsity baseball loses game 0-4 to Mills High School

Varsity baseball loses game 0-4 to Mills High School

by Ruhi Sayana and Nicole Chen
April 11, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Online Exclusive, Sports, Spring Sports

Varsity boys baseball lost 0-4 against Mills High School at the Blackford campus during their game on today at 4 p.m. Neither team scored in the first three innings. Mills High School scored one and three points in the fourth and fifth innings, respectively. The score remained unchanged for the ...

Peak performance: benefits of conditioning

Peak performance: benefits of conditioning

by Justin Su, Sports Columnist
March 28, 2017
Filed under Sports, Winged Post

For water polo, it’s Tabatas. Tennis? Liners. Basketball? Suicides. Wrestling? The Hallway. The last half hour of practice that athletes dread the most approaches quickly: conditioning time. It seems so pointless—the sprints and the miles all leave you exhausted. “Can’t we just work on ...

Seniors work towards their “abs for Laguna”

Seniors work towards their “abs for Laguna”

by Meena Gudapati, Winged Post News Editor
March 28, 2017
Filed under Sports, Winged Post

With college apps completed, seniors have begun preparing for the upcoming class trip to Laguna Beach. Some students are making concerted efforts in their exercise and diet regimens prior to the trip. Seniors Kedar Gupta, Peter Wu, Srivatsav Pyda, Aashish Jain, Rahul Shukla, Rishabh Nijhawan, Arna...

Spring Sports Update

Spring Sports Update

by Alex Wang and Anjay Saklecha
March 28, 2017
Filed under Sports, Winged Post

Track Track and field runners competed in their first WBAL meet for this season on March 15. Anthony Contreras (12) led the team with wins in the 100m, 200m, and 400m in the team relay which included Anthony, David Howard (12) and Mitchell Granados (10). Sophomores Lilly Anderson, Alex Rule, and ...

March madness captivates school

March madness captivates school

by Angele Yang and Neal Sidhu
March 28, 2017
Filed under Sports, Winged Post

March Madness dates back to 1908 in Illinois. What started as a small yearly high school boys basketball competition transformed into a statewide tournament with more than 900 schools participating in less than 20 years. Although most of the hype in Illinois was originally focused around high school...

The good, the bad and the injured: a look into athletic injuries and prevention of them

The good, the bad and the injured: a look into athletic injuries and prevention of them

by Mahika Halepete, Reporter
March 26, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusive, Showcase, Sports

Sports Injuries In December of 2013, tennis-playing junior Elizabeth Schick had her first surgery for a multitude of sports-related injuries, including a bone contusion, an ankle sprain, and torn ligaments. Prior to the surgery, doctors had told her that it was likely a minor issue, but eventually, the in...

Varsity boys’ volleyball defeats Los Gatos in four sets

Varsity boys’ volleyball defeats Los Gatos in four sets

by Megan Cardosi, TALON Sports Editor
March 19, 2017
Filed under Boys Volleyball, Online Exclusive, Sports, Spring Sports

Varsity boys’ volleyball defeated Los Gatos High School in 4 sets on Friday at the Blackford gym, bringing them to an overall of 7-2 record. Los Gatos began serving during the first set, earning a 5 point lead. Harker eventually brought the game to a tie before winning the set on an ace serve 25-23...

Students find enjoyment in collecting sports “swag”

Students find enjoyment in collecting sports “swag”

by Nicole Chen, Features Editor
March 10, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusive, Showcase, Sports

From apparel and homeware to stationery and pet supplies, collectible sports "swag" has become a popular way of supporting one's favorite sports team. Whether it be football, basketball or any sport for that matter, all sports have a wide variety of apparel and other tangible collectible items fo...

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