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Sports preview: Week of Nov. 4

Sports preview: Week of Nov. 4

by Aditya Singhvi, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

November 4, 2019

A few fall sports — Girls Golf, Girls Tennis, Girls Volleyball and Cross Country — will continue their playoff season next week, while four winter sports — girls basketball, boys basketball, girls soccer, and boys soccer — begin mandatory practices starting Monday.  Girls Golf The Girls Golf team, after finish...

Soccer teams host Kicks Against Cancer event, raise funds for Camp Okizu

Soccer teams host Kicks Against Cancer event, raise funds for Camp Okizu

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

February 22, 2019

Roars echo from the bleachers as the varsity girls soccer team scores yet another goal during their Kicks Against Cancer game. Smiles adorn the faces of students, parents and faculty alike as lavender balloons wave from the stands, serving as a reminder of what the teams are playing for. Kicks Again...

Varsity boys soccer advances to CCS semifinals with win over Gunn

Varsity boys soccer advances to CCS semifinals with win over Gunn

by Nicole Tian, Reporter

February 20, 2019

The varsity boys soccer team defeated Gunn High School 3-2 and advanced into the semifinals of Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs on Saturday at Gunn high school. The win brought their league record to 14-5-0.  This is the third Harker boys soccer team to have made it through to the quarterfi...

Boys soccer honors seniors, defeats Eastside

Boys soccer honors seniors, defeats Eastside

by Nicole Tian, Reporter

February 14, 2019

The varsity boys soccer team defeated the Eastside College Prep Panthers 4-2 as they celebrated the four seniors on the team: Jack Dawson, Edwin Su, Krish Kapadia, and captain Jared Anderson. Each senior was presented a bouquet of flowers by another member of the team, and many of their friends and r...

Winter sports teams receive CCS Scholastic awards

Winter sports teams receive CCS Scholastic awards

by Nicole Tian, Reporter

February 6, 2019

The 2018-2019 Central Coast Section Winter Scholastic Championship Team awards, announced on Tuesday, honored the varsity boys basketball, girls soccer and boys soccer teams for their academic performance. These commendations, given out by the CCS board of managers, are made up of five of the tea...

Varsity boys’ soccer overpowers King’s Academy 5-0

Varsity boys’ soccer overpowers King’s Academy 5-0

by Emily Tan, Reporter

January 30, 2019

The varsity boys soccer team won 5-0 over King’s Academy yesterday afternoon, bringing their overall record to 10-3 and their league record to 5-2. Less than 10 minutes into the first half, Ryan Tobin (10) scored a goal, giving the Eagles an early lead.  Ishaan Mantripragada (9) followed, scoring...

Soccer teams host Kicks Against Cancer event

Soccer teams host Kicks Against Cancer event

by Nina Gee, Illustrator

January 26, 2019

The boys’ and girls’ soccer teams hosted the Kicks Against Cancer event yesterday evening, raising money for Camp Okizu by selling food, t-shirts, and raffle tickets on the sidelines throughout the games. The junior varsity boys played first, losing their game against Menlo 0-4.  Then, the varsity...

Varsity boys soccer overwhelms Priory 3-1 amid clouds and drizzle

Varsity boys soccer overwhelms Priory 3-1 amid clouds and drizzle

by Varsha Rammohan, Copy editor

January 15, 2019

The varsity boys soccer team soundly defeated Woodside Priory School 3-1 in a league home game accompanied by intermittent rain on Friday afternoon. The first half began with an early goal by midfielder Andrew Cheplyansky (11). After strong defense from both teams as well as multiple attempts to a...

Varsity boys soccer outmaneuvers Ace Charter

Varsity boys soccer outmaneuvers Ace Charter

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

January 10, 2019

Varsity boys soccer won 1-0 in a low-scoring, non-league matchup at home against Ace Charter on Wednesday. They improved to 6-1 on the season and are 1-0 in league play. The boys host Priory on Friday at 3 p.m.          

As fall sports end, winter sports take flight

As fall sports end, winter sports take flight

by Kushal Shah and Saloni Shah

December 7, 2018

The fall season of sports ended and was marked by historic results for both girls volleyball and girls golf. Girls golf won the WBAL championship by an unprecedented 44 strokes and was just the seventh team in Harker history to qualify for NorCals, the last time being 12 years ago in 2006. Sophomo...

Freshmen excel on varsity teams in fall, winter seasons

Freshmen excel on varsity teams in fall, winter seasons

by Irene Yuan, Muthu Panchanatham, and Helen Yang

December 5, 2018

Lungs burning and hearts pounding, varsity athletes sprint back and forth, striving to improve themselves for their next game. Keeping up with the experienced upperclassmen are skilled freshmen, eager to prove their mettle. “Time!” a coach yells. Panting, the players attempt to catch their breath, ...

Varsity, junior varsity boys soccer teams fall to South San Francisco High

Varsity, junior varsity boys soccer teams fall to South San Francisco High

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

November 30, 2018

The varsity boys soccer team fell 4-2 to the South San Francisco Warriors playing in the light rain on Davis Field on Wednesday, Nov. 28. They play at Saratoga High next Wednesday, Dec. 5. The junior varsity Eagles did not have much luck against the Warriors either, losing 7-1. They also visit the...

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