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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...

8 sports spring into action

8 sports spring into action

by Aditya Singhvi and Lauren Liu

February 28, 2020

Eight spring sports — boys golf, girls lacrosse, baseball, softball, swimming, boys tennis, track and field and boys volleyball — began their regular season practices on Feb. 4, with most teams beginning competitive play next week.  Boys Golf The boys golf team, head coached by Ie-Chen Cheng and...

Weekly Roundup: Spring sports clear the competition

Anton Novikov (10) and Mitchell Granados (12) run in the first heat of the boys 100m dash finals. Anton won the race, with Mitchell coming in third.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Asst. Sports Editor

April 21, 2019

Baseball: After a solid performance, the baseball team ends this week with two more wins under their belt: they beat Terra Nova High School 8-6 on Tuesday and Westmoor High School 20-6 on Thursday, before facing a tough 8-5 loss to Harbor High School on Saturday. “We’re having a really strong ...

Tennis team honors seniors, defeats Pinewood

The team lines up with letters taped to their backs that spell out “KAISHANT BEAST MODE FOREVER” to honor the two seniors. 	“Our two seniors have been just massive on the team, just massive supporters and great players. They definitely know how to conduct themselves on and off the court,” assistant coach Mike Nguyen said. “[This is] the culmination of their high school experience and its just one of those crucial times where they transition to college.”

by Aditya Singhvi and Anna Vazhaeparambil

April 21, 2019

The varsity tennis team celebrated its senior night on Wednesday, April 17, celebrating seniors Kai Franz and Nishant Ravi and winning 4-3 against Pinewood at home. Before the matches began, the team lined up with letters taped to their backs that spelled out “KAISHANT BEAST MODE FOREVER” to h...

Weekly roundup: Spring teams keep the ball rolling

Taylor Lam (12) throws a ball to second base in a game against El Camino High. The Eagles won the game 14-11.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Asst. Sports Editor

April 16, 2019

Softball: The girls softball team earned their second win of their league season this week, beating Notre Dame High School 13-5 on Tuesday and increasing their record to 2-5. In a non-league game against El Camino High School on Thursday, the Eagles again won, earning a final score of 14-11 and improvi...

Weekly roundup: Week of March 11

Andrew Chang (10) swims during the swim meet on Thursday. Matthew placed first in the 200 meter and 500 meter freestyle.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

March 17, 2019

Baseball After a 6-1 loss against Jefferson High School on Tuesday, Mar 12, the varsity baseball team defeated Crystal Springs Uplands 7-6 in their first league win, increasing their record to 1-1. Despite the team giving up six unearned runs in the second inning, freshman Mark Hu pitched six in...

Varsity boys tennis secures win over King’s

Kai Franz (12) returns the ball during the match against Kings on Monday. Their overall record now stands at 4-1.

by Anmol Velagapudi, Reporter

March 15, 2019

Varsity boys tennis defeated King's 6-1 on Monday at the Blackford tennis courts. The match was postponed from last week due to the rainy conditions. The boys next play against Crystal Springs on Monday at 4:15 p.m.

Weekly roundup: Spring sports kick off with a splash

Harker swimmers attend practice on Mar. 6. After a strong performance at the Palo Alto Invitational on Saturday, Mar 2, the swimming team continues training for their next tournament on Mar. 14.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

March 10, 2019

Baseball The varsity baseball team’s games against Del Mar High School on Tuesday and Woodside High School on Thursday have been canceled due to the weather and are aiming to be rescheduled in April. The team defeated Pinewood on Friday, ending with a final score of 7-5 and a season record of 2-2...

Boys tennis wins matchup against Aragon High

A Harker tennis player prepares to hit the ball during the team's match yesterday. They won 5-2.

by Adrian Chu, Reporter

March 10, 2016

Boys tennis defeated Aragon 5-2 yesterday at the Santa Clara Tennis Center. Ronak Baldua (12) and David Wen (10) won their singles match. Randy Zhao (10) and Anjay Saklecha (9), Neil Bai (10) and Aman Ahluwalia (10) and Swapnil Garg (10) and Kai Franz (9) won their doubles matches. Team captain...

Boys tennis wins season opener against King’s Academy

Anjay Saklecha (9) serves during their match against King's Academy. The boys won 6-1.

by Justin Su, Asst. Sports Editor

March 1, 2016

Boys tennis beat King’s Academy today 4 p.m. at Santa Clara Tennis Center in a 6-1 victory for their first match of the season. Head Coach John Fruttero explains the meaning of the dominating win over King’s Academy. “It was a good start, but we have a long way to go. It sets a tone, but...

Boys’ varsity tennis defeats Priory to maintain their undefeated record

Ronak Baldua (11) prepares to hit. The final score was 7-0.

by Darren Gu, Reporter

March 13, 2015

The varsity boys' tennis team defeated Priory 7-0 at the Santa Clara Tennis Center yesterday afternoon, boosting their league record to an undefeated 8-0 overall. The game was over quickly; the boys only lost a few games in the seven two out of three matches. “Our team went pretty well. We only...

Boys tennis loses against Menlo on second senior night

Sophomore Jason Chu prepares to hit the ball during the last home game against league front-runner Menlo. Despite strong performances, the team lost 0-7. However, the boys will keep practicing through next week because they qualified for CCS.

by Neha Sunil

April 18, 2013

Continuing its senior night celebrations from Tuesday, the Varsity boys tennis team played against Menlo today and lost 0-7 in its last home match of the season. Read More »...

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