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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
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
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
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...

Recap of varsity boys tennis Fresno Tournament

Recap of varsity boys tennis Fresno Tournament

by Nerine Uyanik and Sofie Kassaras
March 6
Filed under Boys Tennis, Online Exclusive, Sports, Spring Sports

Varsity boys tennis participated in the California Classic Boys Tennis Fresno League Tournament on March 3-4 and played against five other Bay Area high schools. The team played against high schools Clovis West, Los Altos, and Bellarmine on the first day, and high schools Palo Alto and Buchanan on...

Girls lacrosse kicks off season with win

Girls lacrosse kicks off season with win

by Meena Gudapati, Winged Post News Editor
March 1
Filed under Girls Lacrosse, Online Exclusive, Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports

Girls varsity lacrosse started the season with a win, defeating Newark Memorial High School 10-3 at Davis Field today. Although the game is the first to be included in the season, it counts as a non-conference match. The girls played two preseason games prior to this match. The girls scored fi...

Boys soccer winter sports update

Boys soccer winter sports update

by Anjay Saklecha, Sports Editor
February 27
Filed under Boys Soccer, Sports, Winged Post, Winter Sports

The varsity boys soccer team has an overall record of 6-6-1, and a league record of 2-3-1. The boys’ senior night was on Feb. 8 against Sacred Heart. This piece was originally published in the pages of The Winged Post on February 21, 2017.

Soccer players sign letters of intent

Soccer players sign letters of intent

by Anjay Saklecha and Alex Wang
February 27
Filed under Girls Soccer, Sports, Winged Post

Seniors Kailee Gifford, Joelle Anderson and Lyndsey Mitchell each signed official contracts to play for college soccer programs Feb 1. Kailee signed to University of California Berkeley and will play for the Bears this fall. “I fell in love with [soccer] 14 years ago, and not once have I regretted ...

Wrestling winter sports update

Wrestling winter sports update

by Anjay Saklecha, Sports Editor
February 27
Filed under Sports, Winged Post, Winter Sports, Wrestling

Wrestling participated in the SCVAL Tournament on Feb. 10 and Feb. 11 at Fremont High School. Their CCS Championships are held in the end of February on the 24 and 25. The Eagles had their senior night on Jan. 31, honoring three seniors this year — Davis Howard, Diego Figueroa and Danny Reidenbach. ...

Girls soccer winter sports update

Girls soccer winter sports update

by Anjay Saklecha, Sports Editor
February 27
Filed under Girls Soccer, Sports, Winged Post, Winter Sports

The varsity girls soccer team’s overall record is 10-3-1, with a league record of 7-2. With a winning streak in the beginning, the Eagles are looking for a chance to place into CCS starting Feb. 21. Until then, the girls still have a few home games during President’s week break including their seni...

Girls basketball winter sports update

Girls basketball winter sports update

by Anjay Saklecha, Sports Editor
February 27
Filed under Girls Basketball, Sports, Winged Post, Winter Sports

The varsity girls basketball team’s overall record is 11-10 with their league record as 4-5. The girls hold their senior night against Crystal Springs Uplands on Feb. 17 at Blackford at 5:30p.m. As they are nearing an end to their season, CCS championships start today. This piece was originally p...

Boys basketball winter sports update

Boys basketball winter sports update

by Anjay Saklecha, Sports Editor
February 27
Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports, Winged Post, Winter Sports

The varsity boys basketball team’s overall record is 7-13 with their league record as 2-8. The boys had their senior night last Friday against Crystal Springs Uplands, where they honored 5 seniors — Abhay Varmaraja, Jonathan Liu, Justin Jia and Jordan Goheen as well as team manager, Alex Youn. ...

Head girls’ lacrosse coach makes her debut

Head girls’ lacrosse coach makes her debut

by Angele Yang, Reporter
February 27
Filed under Girls Lacrosse, Sports, Spring Sports, Winged Post

Alyssa Dunlap became head coach of the upper school girls lacrosse team this spring, replacing Danae Rodriguez. Andrew Newmark and chemistry teacher Andrew Irvine serve as assistant coaches this year. Dunlap has played lacrosse since fifth grade. She led her high school team to three consecutive P...

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