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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

“Right in it”: Girls golf competes at state championship

“Right in it”: Girls golf competes at state championship

by Ashley Mo, Reporter November 30, 2023

The varsity girls golf team competed at the California Interscholastic Federation State Girls High School Championship for the first time in Harker’s history at the end of their undefeated season...

Vyom Vidyarthi (11) hugs Lachlan Rossi (12) during the senior night ceremony before their game against Palo Alto High School on Friday. Each senior was honored with flowers, custom posters and speeches to conclude their four years to the program.

Varsity boys and girls water polo succumb to Palo Alto High School on senior night

by Brandon Zau and Jeremy Peng November 29, 2023

The boys and girls varsity water polo teams suffered defeat to Palo Alto High School 14-16 and 5-10 respectively on their senior night Oct. 19 in the Singh Aquatic Center. Before the game, students,...

The cross-country seniors pose with upper school cross-country head coach Kevin Oliver, holding up posters decorated by the team. When we’re at meets, there’s a great team vibe where everyone is very supportive of each other, senior Emma Gao said.

Cross-country senior night closes with CCS qualifications and personal records

by Jessica Hu, Reporter November 23, 2023

The cross-country team competed at their senior night meet, the West Bay Athletic League Finals hosted annually at the Crystal Springs cross-country course, on Nov. 3. They celebrated their six seniors,...

Emily Bryan (10) races on a path around Baylands park in the Girls varsity race, the last event of the second WBAL meet. Racers looped around the park twice before diverging from the path.

Cross-country team earns season-best results at Baylands meet

by Emma Gao and Emma Li November 3, 2023

The cross-country team dominated in the second West Bay Athletics League (WBAL) race at Baylands Park on Oct. 23, which meet directors rescheduled from the previous Thursday because of high temperature...

Sam Li (9) searches for an opportunity to pass the ball. The boys junior varsity team took the game 17-11 vs. Palo Alto.

Junior varsity boys water polo crushes Palo Alto 17-11 in last home game

by Jeremy Peng and Kairui Sun November 3, 2023

Junior varsity boys water polo triumphed over Palo Alto High School 17-11 on Oct. 19.  The Eagles pulled ahead 5-1 with a little over a minute remaining in the first quarter. A shot into the top left...

Elaine Zou (9) serves the ball during the first set. Elaine lost both sets 1-6, 3-6, playing at the fourth singles spot.

Varsity girls tennis defeated by Castilleja 3-4 at ‘team night’

by Vika Gautham and Katerina Matta October 31, 2023

The varsity girls tennis team succumbed to Castilleja 3-4 in their final “team night” home game at Blackford on Oct. 24. The Eagles jumped to a start, with their first and second singles players...

The team celebrates after a kill from outside hitter Aline Grinspan (10). Aline, who usually plays in the backrow, began hitting for the Eagles this season following injuries to outsides Navya Samuel (11) and Elie Ahluwalia (10).

Varsity girls volleyball celebrates senior night with a three set victory over Priory

by Eva Cheng, Vivek Moorjani, and Alison Yang October 31, 2023

The varsity girls volleyball team crushed Priory 25-9, 25-7, 25-8 during their senior night game on Oct. 24. Harker celebrated seniors Margaret Cartee, Juhi Madala and Carol Song in their final...

Setter Keira Chang (10) sets the ball to middle blocker Emily Mitnick (11) as she sets up to swing. The Eagles defeated Eastside in three straight sets.

Varsity girls volleyball annihilates Eastside College Prep in three set match

by Janam Chahal, Shareen Chahal, and Claire Yu October 31, 2023

Varsity girls volleyball defeated Eastside College Prep 25-8, 25-13, 25-6 in three straight sets at home on Oct. 3.                 Harker began the first set with an early 8-3 lead...

Melody Yin (11) holds the ball in preparation to pass to a teammate. The team worked on moving the ball to the left side of the pool during practice.

Varsity girls water polo vanquishes Gunn 13-7

by Isabella Lo, Co-Opinions Editor October 24, 2023

Varsity girls water polo defeated Gunn High School 13-7 on Oct. 10 at the Singh Aquatic Center.  Harker snagged the ball on the first play of the game, leading to an attempted shot from Summer Adler...

Jonathan Li (9) and Adam Sayed (12) bolt past the starting line of the boys JV race. Out of 120 total runners, the pair finished 20th and 26th with times of 20:35 and 21:13, respectively.

Cross-country team conquers hills and heat at WBAL Meet #1

by Jessica Hu, Reporter October 24, 2023

The cross-country team competed in the first West Bay Athletic League (WBAL) meet of the season at the Crystal Springs course in Belmont on Oct. 4.  The course stretched 2.95 miles, consisting of a...

Adam Pawliger (11) concentrates on tracing the opponents ball with his arm to block a shot attempt. Many players from both teams knew each other through club water polo, fueling the rivalry between their school teams.

Varsity boys water polo loses 11-12 to Los Gatos in final-second fashion

by Kevin Zhang, Aquila Co-Managing Editor October 20, 2023

Varsity boys water polo was defeated by Los Gatos High School 11-12 in a close rivalry matchup on Sept. 26. The Los Gatos Wildcats won the opening tip of the game, but the Eagles scored first off of...

Nicholas Knauer (9) breezes through a flat section of the course. Runners gained speed here, ready to take on the upcoming hill.

Cross-country team traverses elevated course at Ram Invitational meet

by Jessica Hu and Emma Li October 18, 2023

The cross-country team participated in the Ram Invitational race at Westmoor High School on Sept. 30. Team captain Laurel Davies (12) organized for racers to don paper hearts with get-well wishes for Zaeem...

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