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Remembering our playing fields

Remembering our playing fields

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham September 4, 2020

Since we were whisked off campus nearly six months ago, one of the many notable shifts in our lives has been the lack of sports. Although professional leagues have begun to return in some capacity, Harker...

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) 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....

Golfers Natalie Vo (11) and Claire Chen (9) pose together during the state championships on Nov. 19. Claire tied for third place in the tournament, earning a final score of 73, two strokes over par.

Girls golf makes history at state championships

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor November 19, 2019

Varsity girls golfers Claire Chen (9) and Natalie Vo (11) made school history at the 2019 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Golf Championships on Tuesday, Nov. 19, marking an impressive...

Anushka Mehrotra (9) prepares to hit the ball during her singles match in CCS semifinals. After an impressive performance this season, the girls tennis team lost to St. Francis High School 5-2 on Saturday, Nov. 16

Girls tennis ends historic season at CCS semifinals

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor November 16, 2019

After an impressive performance this season, the girls tennis team lost to St. Francis High School in the semifinals matchup on Saturday, Nov. 16, marking the end of their run in the CCS playoffs. The...

Varsity tennis captain Gina Partridge (12) hits the ball during a team practice earlier in the season. After beating Menlo-Atherton 4-3 in the CCS quarterfinals match, they move on to semifinals on Saturday, Nov. 16, against St. Francis.

Girls tennis continues playoff run with win over Menlo-Atherton

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor November 14, 2019

The girls tennis team beat Menlo-Atherton High School 4-3 in their quarterfinal matchup, continuing their Cinderella run in the CCS playoffs. Currently 15-2 overall, the Eagles have had an impressive season...

Hilari Fan (11) practices with the team at the Blackford tennis courts. The girls next play against Menlo-Atherton in the quarterfinals of the CCS tournament on Thursday.

Girls tennis upsets Cupertino as volleyball ends playoff run

by Aditya Singhvi, Aquila Co-Sports Editor November 13, 2019

Girls Tennis The girls' tennis team upset the Cupertino High Pioneers in the second round of the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs, winning the crucial matchup 4-3 today afternoon at Cupertino. The...

Natalie Vo (11) putts during the girls' matchup against Castilleja on Oct. 7.  Natalie and Claire Chen (9) qualified for the State Championship as individuals.

Two golfers qualify to State Championships

by Aditya Singhvi, Aquila Co-Sports Editor November 9, 2019

Two members of the girls' golf team, Natalie Vo (11) and Claire Chen (9), qualified as individuals to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Golf Championships by placing in the top nine...

Seniors Nikhil Sharma, Grant Miner, Evan Cheng, Richard Hu and Martin Bourdev pose with their posters and candy-filled garlands. This meet was their final cross country meet of high school.

Cross Country honors seniors at league finals as girls qualify to CCS

by Aditya Singhvi and Erica Cai November 9, 2019

The Cross Country team honored 15 seniors as the girls' team qualified to the CCS Championships at the last league meet of the season, held at Crystal Springs Cross Country Course on Friday. The girls'...

The girls volleyball team poses with the CCS trophy. They defeated the Sacred Heart Prep Gators 25-12, 25-23, 25-14.

Live coverage: Girls volleyball challenges Sacred Heart Prep for CCS championship

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Aditya Singhvi November 9, 2019

The Eagles defeated the Sacred Heart Prep Gators 25-12, 25-23, 25-14 to win the Central Coast Section (CCS) Division 4 title at Palo Alto High.  7:25 p.m. Upper School Athletic Director Dan Molin...

Emma Dionne (11) recieves a serve in the second set.

Live coverage: Girls Volleyball takes on Pacific Grove in CCS quarterfinals

by Vishnu Kannan and Anna Vazhaeparambil November 5, 2019

8:02 p.m. The Eagles take the set 25 - 8 and the game 3 - 0. They will now move on to the CCS semifinals, where they will play Harbor High School on Thursday at 5 p.m. at Notre-Dame Belmont. 7:59 p.m. A...

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