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Start of high school sports delayed until at least December

High school sports for the upcoming school will be divided into two seasons and will only start in December 2020 or January 2021. Students who normally play multiple sports will now have to make a decision if their sports have been moved to the same season.

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham

July 26, 2020

High school sports for the upcoming school year will only start in December 2020 or January 2021, according to the California Interscholastic Federation’s (CIF) announcement on Monday.  The three usual high school sports seasons – fall, winter and spring – will be condensed into just two sea...

Boys soccer looks to upset Ygnacio Valley, advance to NorCal finals

The varsity boys soccer team celebrates after clinching their first CCS championship in school history after a win in penalty kicks against St. Francis on Saturday. “The fact that four years ago we’d only been to CCS once. Then we start going to CCS, we start making it further and further. And now we’re the CCS champions, that’s insane,” goalie Laszlo Bollyky (10) said.

by Vishnu Kannan, Winged Post Sports Editor

March 5, 2020

The boys soccer team faces off against first-seed Ygnacio Valley High School today at 4:30 p.m. for their Division III NorCals semifinals match. “In the last game, we had many chances at goals but were unable to convert them. In general, we need to be cleaner and eliminate careless errors,” Mu...

Varsity boys soccer clinches NorCal quarterfinals in penalty kicks

Darshan Chahal (12) attempts to head the ball over a Galt player during the boys' NorCal Division III quarterfinal win yesterday. After ending regulation tied at 1-1 and a scoreless overtime period, the boys won 5-4 in penalty kicks.

by Aditya Singhvi and Anna Vazhaeparambil

March 4, 2020

The varsity boys soccer team won their NorCal Division III quarterfinal matchup against the Galt High Warriors in penalty kicks 5-4 after ending regulation 1-1 and going scoreless in overtime. With goals from Andrew Cheplyansky (12), Arthur Kajiyama (10), Ishaan Mantripragada (10), Jeffrey Fung (12)...

Varsity boys soccer crowned CCS champions, advance to NorCals

The varsity soccer team celebrates after clinching the CCS championship 3-1 in penalty kicks after ending overtime tied at 1-1. During the penalty kicks, Andrew Cheplyansky (12), Justin Fung (10) and Darshan Chahal (12) all scored, and goalie Laszlo Bollyky (10) made two close saves, securing the win for the Eagles.

by Aditya Singhvi and Anna Vazhaeparambil

March 3, 2020

The varsity boys soccer team defeated the St. Francis Lancers 3-1 in penalty kicks after ending 1-1 in double overtime in the Central Coast Section (CCS) Division III finals on Saturday, advancing to the first round of the NorCal Division III championship.  Following a back-and-forth first half, the E...

Varsity boys soccer qualifies to CCS Finals

Darshan Chahal (12) controls the ball during the Eagles quarterfinal win against the Evergreen Valley Cougars last Saturday. The Eagles defeated the Cougars 1-0, fighting hard to get on the scoreboard and stay ahead after a scoreless first half.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Aditya Singhvi

February 27, 2020

The varsity boys soccer team defeated Sequoia High 3-1 in penalty kicks in their CCS semifinal matchup yesterday evening at Redwood City, after finishing tied at 1-1. This win marks the furthest that the boys soccer team has ever advanced in playoffs. “I think it’s phenomenal. Before I showed up as ...

Winter sports begin playoff competition

Arthur Kajiyama (10) maintains possession of the ball against a Sacred Heart defender in their game earlier this season.

by Muthu Panchanatham, Sports Reporter

February 21, 2020

As winter sports league play comes to an end, Harker basketball and soccer teams turn towards the upcoming playoffs. Having started their seasons in late October, the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs are a culmination of the hard work and determination of the teams. Girls Soccer The varsity girls soccer team fini...

Varsity boys soccer crushes Eastside College Prep on senior night

Seniors on the varsity boys soccer team pose for a picture during the halftime ceremony. The Eagles won the matchup last Friday against Eastside 11-1.

by Saurav Tewari, Sports Reporter

February 14, 2020

The varsity boys soccer team had a blowout 11-1 victory against Eastside College Prep on senior night last Friday, bringing their overall record to 12-3-2.  The Eagles had no trouble scoring, controlling the ball for most of the game and earning multiple goals before halftime. They relentlessly att...

Boys soccer makes dramatic comeback to tie Sacred Heart

Darshan Chahal (12) dribbles downfield during the Eagles' 3-3 tie against undefeated Sacred Heart last Wednesday. The boys are currently 4-1-1 in league.

by Brian Chen, Kushal Shah, and Aditya Singhvi

January 29, 2020

The varsity boys soccer team tied undefeated Sacred Heart 3-3 last Wednesday at home, after having gone 8-2-1 in their overall season so far.  Ishaan Mantripragada (10) scored the first goal against multiple Sacred Heart defenders. However, Sacred Heart retaliated and rattled off two straight goals be...

Boys soccer ties Leland 2-2

Andrew Cheplyansky (12) controls the ball with a header during the varsity game against Leland last Wednesday. The varsity team will play Crystal Springs in an away conference game this Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

by Lauren Liu and Irina Malyugina

January 13, 2020

The varsity boys soccer team ended their close game against Leland High in a tie 2-2 last Wednesday, while the junior varsity team lost 3-1.  “It’s definitely been a bit challenging for the boys. The boys are really starting to get to know each other, and it’s coming together,” varsity boys...

Live updates: Soccer teams host last annual Kicks Against Cancer

JV player Anton Novikov (11) fights to possess the ball from a Pinewood player during the annual Kicks Against Cancer event.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Vishnu Kannan, and Alysa Suleiman

January 10, 2020

8:15 p.m. Coming out of the half following a dominant first half showing for the Eagles, the Eagles and the Woodside Priory Panthers’s defenses held strong, causing both teams to remain scoreless for the first 25 minutes of the second half. The Eagles offense wasn’t to be contained for long tho...

Weekly recap: Winter sports leap into early competition

Co-captain Giovanni Rofa (12) brings the ball up the court, closely guarded by Srivishnu Pyda (11) during practice on Nov. 8. This week, the Eagles competed at the 58th Annual James Lick Invitational Tournament (JLIT) from Dec. 4 to 6, going 1-2 with narrow defeats of 48-45 and 52-48 to American High School and Fremont High School respectively, but a decisive 52-27 win against James Lick High School.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

December 15, 2019

Boys Basketball After kicking off their season with a team trip to Maui, Hawaii, in late November, varsity boys basketball has had a strong showing in recent games and currently maintains an overall record of 4-3. This week, the Eagles competed at the 58th Annual James Lick Invitational Tournament (JLIT) f...

Winter sports practices kick off

Senior Asmit Kumar evades a steal attempt by Ryan Tobin (11) during 
practice. There are three boys soccer teams this year.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Aditya Singhvi

November 15, 2019

As fall sports conclude their playoff runs, four winter sports — boys basketball, girls basketball, boys soccer and girls soccer — began practices last week. The athletic department discontinued wrestling this year, citing a lack of student interest.  “There’s not enough interest to make it ...

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