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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 athletes remain unable to practice and compete with their teams as the pandemic drags on. Read on...

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...

Cross country runner wins CCS, qualifies to States

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.

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. 8 season record on the Crystal Springs course by 24 seconds to take gold, ahead of the nearest competi...

Girls golf makes history at state championships

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.

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 end to their season. The two qualified as individuals to the tournament, having placed in the top nine a...

Girls tennis ends historic season at CCS semifinals

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

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 girls made Harker history this year, as this is the furthest any girls or boys tennis team has ever ad...

Girls tennis continues playoff run with win over Menlo-Atherton

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.

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 this year, defying all expectations, even their own. “We’re all just really happy we’ve mad...

Girls tennis upsets Cupertino as volleyball ends playoff run

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.

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 third-seeded Pioneers team were the favorites coming into the match against the unseeded Eagles. "W...

Two golfers qualify to State Championships

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.

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 at the NorCal Regional Championships. Natalie and Claire both shot 75 (+3) at NorCals, held last Mon...

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

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.

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' team — led by 3rd-place Anna Weirich (11), 19th-place Ritika Rajamani (10) and 33rd-place Eric...

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

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

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 and Upper School Division Head Butch Keller have presented the trophy to the girls volleyball team, ...

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

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

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 kill out of the middle by Anvitha Tummala (11), who just subbed into the game, extends the Eagles...

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