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Rigo Gonzales (10) sets up in his ready stance at the start of the track. Rigo qualified for CCS as a freshman last year, after running three miles in 17 minutes and 22 seconds at the CCS qualifier meet.

Apex: Hustle and heart

by Muthu Panchanatham, Co-Sports Editor April 2, 2021

A crowd forms at the end of the race, anticipating a close finish by the top competitors. As the runners come into view, they can be seen making a last ditch effort to pull ahead, exhaustion already set...

Natalie Vo (12) hits a tee shot with her driver during the girls golf team's victory against Notre Dame Belmont last Wednesday. The girls now have a record of 3-0, with three matches still left on their schedule.

Girls golf and girls tennis teams dominate in league, more sports to kick off soon

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham March 22, 2021

As COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Santa Clara County, a majority of Harker sports have been allowed to resume practice, and in some cases, competition. Sports seasons were initially scheduled to...

Jessica Zhou (10) prepares to hit a bunker shot at a practice round at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club last week. Following the upper school's safety protocols for athletes, players are required to wear masks and social distance at all times.

Spring sports kick off

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Varsha Rammohan March 1, 2021

Despite a delayed start to their seasons, due to the surge of COVID-19 cases in Santa Clara County during the winter, upper school athletes in cross country, football, girls golf and girls tennis are currently...

Kara Kister (10) runs during a cross country meet last year. Kara was one of four athletes to participate in last Saturday’s meet at The King’s Academy, which was Harker’s first athletic competition since the school shut down in March last year due to COVID-19.

Athletic competitions resume, cross country team participates in first meet

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham March 1, 2021

The cross country team participated in their first meet of the season last Saturday, facing off against The King’s Academy and Notre Dame. Alexa Lowe (11), Alex Liou (11), Kara Kister (10) and Adam Sayed...

Following the most recent state and county COVID-19 regulations, the CIF's purple tier sports, which include cross country, golf, tennis, swimming, and track and field, have been allowed to resume.

CIF’s purple tier sports allowed to begin competing

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham February 11, 2021

The California Interscholastic Federation’s (CIF) purple tier sports, which include cross country, golf, tennis, swimming and track and field, have been allowed to resume following the most recent state...

(Left) Alex Hu (11) sprints at a cross country meet last year. (Right) Rigo Gonzales (10) lunges with a medicine ball during a workout session in July.

Conditioning sessions and cross country resume, other sports remain on hold

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham January 21, 2021

The upper school’s strength and conditioning program will resume this Thursday after a brief hiatus in December due to the new regulations implemented by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH)...

Daniel Lin (9) cleans a weight ball in a water cooler after a workout. In order to reduce spread of COVID-19, all equipment must be cleaned after workouts before being used again.

Season 1 sports postponed to January at the earliest

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham December 7, 2020

The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) announced in a press release on Dec. 1 that the start of Season 1 sports will be postponed to Jan. 1, 2021 at the earliest. Season 1 sports, which include...

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...

Anna Weirich (11) lines up at the start at the Blackford track during a practice. In October 2018, she suffered a second metatarsal stress fracture that ended her season early.

Apex: Up and running again

by Muthu Panchanatham, Sports Reporter December 21, 2019

All eyes focus on the final stretch of the race as the runners come around the bend. A streak of white breaks through the line of runners, expending the last of her energy to finish the race. Leaving the...

Anna Weirich (11) competes at WBAL league finals on Nov. 8. Anna won the CCS Division 4 girls championship, ahead of the second place runner by 47 seconds.

Cross country runner wins CCS, qualifies to States

by Aditya Singhvi, Aquila Co-Sports Editor November 19, 2019

Anna Weirich (11) placed first in the Central Coast Section (CCS) finals Division 4 cross country race on Saturday, qualifying to the state meet to be held in Fresno on Nov. 30.  Anna beat her Nov....

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