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7 Seniors Commit to College Athletics During Signing Day

7 Seniors Commit to College Athletics During Signing Day

by Vishnu Kannan, Reporter

April 21, 2019

Members of the Harker community gathered in the Athletics center on Thursday at 12:45 during a long lunch to support the seven seniors from the Class of 2019 who have committed to play college sports. The seniors included Jarrett Anderson, who committed to play volleyball at Springfield College; Joshua ...

Cross country, track and field coach retires

Cross country, track and field coach retires

by Erica Cai and Eric Fang

February 22, 2019

Standing in the center of Blackford’s track with a baseball cap over his head, Scott Chisam chats with a few seniors as the other runners finish their warm-up lap and sit cross-legged in front of him in the grass. Once everyone settles down, he launches into the week’s agenda in a calm yet energized ...

As fall sports end, winter sports take flight

As fall sports end, winter sports take flight

by Kushal Shah and Saloni Shah

December 8, 2018

The fall season of sports ended and was marked by historic results for both girls volleyball and girls golf. Girls golf won the WBAL championship by an unprecedented 44 strokes and was just the seventh team in Harker history to qualify for NorCals, the last time being 12 years ago in 2006. Sophomo...

Freshmen excel on varsity teams in fall, winter seasons

Freshmen excel on varsity teams in fall, winter seasons

by Irene Yuan, Muthu Panchanatham, and Helen Yang

December 5, 2018

Lungs burning and hearts pounding, varsity athletes sprint back and forth, striving to improve themselves for their next game. Keeping up with the experienced upperclassmen are skilled freshmen, eager to prove their mettle. “Time!” a coach yells. Panting, the players attempt to catch their breath, ...

Varsity girls tennis competes in WBAL tournament, players advance to CCS

Varsity girls tennis competes in WBAL tournament, players advance to CCS

by Jessie Wang, Reporter

November 4, 2018

The varsity girls tennis team played in the WBAL Individual Tennis Tournament, which took place on Monday and Tuesday at Menlo. Doubles partners Fonda Hu (10) and Sachi Bajaj (10) took second place to a team from Menlo, qualifying for the CCS Individual Tournament. “The day's been pretty tirin...

Varsity Girls Water Polo wins SCVAL Tournament

Varsity Girls Water Polo wins SCVAL Tournament

by Julia Amick, TALON Business Manager

November 1, 2018

The varsity girls water polo team won all three of their games this week in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) Tournament, receiving first place in their league and moving on to the Central Coast Section (CCS) finals for the first time. “I think the team played exceptionally well this past week dur...

Varsity girls volleyball wins big in first postseason appearance since 2015

Varsity girls volleyball wins big in first postseason appearance since 2015

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

October 30, 2018

In their first postseason appearance since 2015, the varsity girls volleyball team won a blowout 25-13, 25-17, 25-12 victory over the Marina High Mariners at home Saturday, advancing to the Central Coast Section (CCS) quarterfinals and bringing their overall record to 15-11. After drawing the fourth...

Varsity boys water polo defeats Cupertino during senior night

Varsity boys water polo defeats Cupertino during senior night

by Heidi Zhang, TALON Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2018

The varsity boys water polo team triumphed 15-6 over the Cupertino high school Pioneers with at their senior night at Singh Aquatic Center last Thursday, bringing their overall record to 11-8. The senior night ceremony, which began at 4 p.m., honored seven seniors: Bobby Bloomquist, Joshua Browe...

Captains’ Council established, holds first meeting

Captains’ Council established, holds first meeting

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

October 17, 2018

The captain’s council, a group of about 50 athletic captains and other emerging team leaders, met for the first time on Sept. 18. The council, led by athletic director Dan Molin, volleyball coach and middle school athletic director Theresa “Smitty” Smith, water polo coach Ted Ujifusa and football ...

Cheer: Behind the scenes

Cheer: Behind the scenes

by Sara Yen, Asst. Features Editor

October 14, 2018

“High kicks!” a captain shouts to the three rows of cheerleaders facing her, leading stretches in the mirrored brightly-lit practice room. Following the captain, the cheerleaders rapidly swing their legs up and down ten times, their arms held in a “V” above their heads. In stark contrast to the...

Homecoming 2018: The game in pictures

Homecoming 2018: The game in pictures

by Aditya Singhvi, Kathy Fang, and Nicole Chen

October 6, 2018

The Eagles dominated the Lobos from Elsie Allen High for a shutdown 56-0 victory yesterday night in front of a large homecoming crowd, bringing their overall record to 5-2. Defensive back Giovanni Rofa (11) broke a school record by recording four interceptions, three of which he returned for touc...

Varsity Girls Golf wins against Sacred Heart Prep, maintains streak

Varsity Girls Golf wins against Sacred Heart Prep, maintains streak

by Anthony Xu, TALON Co-Academics Editor

October 1, 2018

The varsity girls golf team won its match 196-261 against Sacred Heart Preparatory at Sharon Heights Country Club last Monday, bringing their overall record to 5-0. The girls were coming off of a 4-0 record and looked to notch another victory against the Gators. Despite not having played on this ...

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