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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


Filed under Boys Water Polo, Fall Sports, Online Exclusive, Sports

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


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Spring Sports, Winged Post, Winter Sports

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


Filed under Cheerleading, Fall Sports, Online Exclusive, Sports, Winter Sports

“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


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Online Exclusive, Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Golf, Golf, Online Exclusive, Sports

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 ...

Varsity girls volleyball defeats Westmont in four sets

Varsity girls volleyball defeats Westmont in four sets

by Nina Gee, Staff Illustrator

September 10, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, Online Exclusive, Sports, Volleyball

The varsity girls volleyball team defeated Westmont in four sets on Friday, the respective scores being 25-22, 18-25, 25-11 and 25-15. This brings their overall record to 5-3. The Eagles started out strong, going head-to-head with Westmont for the first half of the set, before Westmont began pulling ...

Football cruises to a 26-2 victory over Marina

Football cruises to a 26-2 victory over Marina

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

September 9, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

The varsity football team cruised to a smooth 26-2 victory against the Marina High School Mariners on Friday night, bringing the Eagles’ record to 3-1 for the season and extending their streak to three wins. The Eagles scored three quick touchdowns in the second quarter to amass a 19-0 lead, whi...

Varsity football loses semifinal match to Hercules high school, ending historic season

Varsity football loses semifinal match to Hercules high school, ending historic season

by Eric Fang, Global Editor

November 28, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

Varsity football lost the CIF semifinals to Hercules high school Titans 14 - 30 last Saturday at home. The loss ends both their historic eleven game win streak and their season. Harker’s final team record is 11-1. Before the match, senior Krishna Bheda sang the national anthem. Team captains fr...

Varsity football beats Piedmont high school in second playoff game

Varsity football beats Piedmont high school in second playoff game

by Eric Fang, Global Editor

November 19, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

Varsity football beat the Piedmont high school Highlanders 38 - 12 in the team’s second playoff game Friday night at Davis Field. They continue their undefeated record of 11 - 0 and will face off against the Hercules high school Titans next Saturday also at home.   Prior to the game, sophomores Smriti Vaidyan...

Varsity football beats Sonoma Valley in first playoff game

Varsity football beats Sonoma Valley in first playoff game

by Eric Fang, Global Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

Varsity football crushed the Sonoma Valley Dragons 56 - 0 in the team’s first playoff game of the season Saturday night at home. This was the first time Harker has had the privilege of hosting a playoff game. They continue their winning streak to improve their record to a historic 10 - 0. The E...

Varsity football completes undefeated regular season after beating Irvington

Varsity football completes undefeated regular season after beating Irvington

by Eric Fang, Global Editor

October 29, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Showcase, Sports

Varsity football beat the Irvington High School Vikings 42-7 Saturday night at the Tak Fudenna Memorial Stadium in Fremont. The Eagles now hold an undefeated 9-0 record, with this match marking the last game in the Eagles' regular season before playoffs. The game began with a rough start for the Ea...

Girls volleyball seniors honored in game against Mercy-SF

Girls volleyball seniors honored in game against Mercy-SF

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, Sports

Varsity girls’ volleyball team honored their seniors during their game against Mercy-SF last Tuesday, which they lost in four sets. Prior to the game, seniors Megan Cardosi, Melissa Kwan, Lauren Napier, Tiffany Shou and Isabella Spradlin were honored with their parents and family members by head co...

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