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Arjun Virmani (12) fights with a defender for the basketball in the team’s match 50-44 victory against Crystal Springs on April 21. The team’s next match is against Sacred Heart at home at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Weekly recap: Upper school sports teams continue to dominate their competition

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Sports Editor May 3, 2021

Soccer The varsity boys soccer team fell to King’s Academy in their season opener on April 20, but bounced back in a big way two days later, dominating Crystal Springs Uplands 6-0. This past week, the...

Ishaan Mantripragada (11) began playing soccer at the age of five. As a striker, Ishaan relies on his physical attributes as well as his awareness to bypass his defenders and score goals.

Apex: Work hard, play hard

by Muthu Panchanatham, Co-Sports Editor February 16, 2021

A complacent defender watches as the ball arrives at his feet, believing he has time to control it and pass to someone else. Seemingly out of nowhere, a figure clad in dark green flies at him with incredible...

A.J. Reid (‘04), Candace Silva-Martin (‘09), Chris Davis (‘03), and Isabelle Connell (‘13) (clockwise from top right) were inducted into the Harker Athletics Hall of Fame at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Four alumni inducted into Harker Athletics Hall of Fame

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham October 17, 2020

Four alumni were inducted to the Harker Athletics Hall of Fame at 6 p.m. on Friday in a virtual ceremony with approximately 60 people in attendance. The four inductees were A.J. Reid (‘04), Chris...

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.

Start of high school sports delayed until at least December

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...

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.

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

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...

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.

Varsity boys soccer clinches NorCal quarterfinals 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...

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.

Varsity boys soccer crowned CCS champions, advance to NorCals

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...

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.

Varsity boys soccer qualifies to CCS Finals

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...

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

Winter sports begin playoff competition

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...

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.

Varsity boys soccer crushes Eastside College Prep on senior night

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...

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.

Boys soccer makes dramatic comeback to tie Sacred Heart

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...

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.

Boys soccer ties Leland 2-2

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....

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