Harker Aquila

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...

Status report: Sports leagues prepare to reopen

An empty 49ers stadium on Feb. 1. At this time,  the team was in Miami, finishing their last practice before the Super Bowl LIV game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

by Vishnu Kannan, Muthu Panchanatham, and Saurav Tewari

May 20, 2020

Many professional sports leagues across the United States have suspended their seasons indefinitely in light of COVID-19’s continued spread, and in this dormant time for the world of sports, fans are growing more eager than ever to see their favorite leagues resume play. “I can’t wait for [sports] to come back ...

Jock of All Trades: Episode 4

In episode four of Jock of All Trades, the crew goes over and provides their own take on what they have determined to be the most important picks of the first round.

by Vishnu Kannan, Muthu Panchanatham, Saurav Tewari, Kushal Shah, and Michael Eng

May 3, 2020

From Harker Aquila, Jock of All Trades is a sports podcast by Kushal Shah (11), Muthu Panchanatham (10), Vishnu Kannan (10) and our newest member Saurav Tewari (10). This edition is a quick recap of the 2020 NFL Draft, where the crew goes over and provides their own take on some of the most importa...

Live coverage: 2020 NFL Draft

Round 1 of the NFL draft will take place today, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. PST.  The draft will be in a fully virtual format due to the coronavirus and will be airing on ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network.

by Vishnu Kannan, Muthu Panchanatham, Kushal Shah, and Saurav Tewari

April 23, 2020

This concludes Harker Aquila's coverage of the top 15 picks of the 2020 NFL Draft. 7:04 p.m. The Denver Broncos have selected Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy with the fifteenth overall pick. Jeudy was projected to go higher in the draft, but the 49ers, Bucs, and Raiders did not select wide receiv...

Decades of excellence: Tom Brady named to All-Decade team before leaving Patriots

A Tom Brady jersey, along with a football and receiver gloves. As a result of Brady's move from the Patriots to the Buccaneers, there are many different predictions regarding how this transition will affect both teams.

by Muthu Panchanatham, Sports Reporter

April 22, 2020

There wasn’t much point in watching further. Down 28-3 to the Atlanta Falcons in what appeared to be a disappointing Super Bowl LI, I turned off the TV with a sigh and gathered my friends to play basketball in my backyard. Not my finest moment as a New England Patriots fan, I’ll admit. But when I f...

Kansas City Chiefs defeat San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV

Kansas City Chiefs defeat San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV

by Muthu Panchanatham and Aditya Singhvi

February 11, 2020

As the game clock wound down in the final seconds of Superbowl LIV, San Francisco 49ers fans across the nation sat dejectedly back into their chairs, in disbelief of the 31-20 score in favor of the Kansas City Chiefs displayed on the television screen. Just minutes earlier, their team had been firmly in c...

Last one standing: A guide to the NFL playoffs

Last one standing: A guide to the NFL playoffs

by Muthu Panchanatham, Sports Reporter

January 18, 2020

Since the beginning of January, the top NFL teams have been battling it out on this country’s biggest stages, hoping to make it to the most-watched sporting event in America: the Super Bowl. Tomorrow, the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers will face off at 3:40 p.m. following the Kansas City ...

Up close and personal: On the sidelines of a college football game

Harvard running back DeMarkes Stradford makes a move before carrying the ball past blockers on the line of scrimmage.

by Muthu Panchanatham, Sports Reporter

November 19, 2019

As my brother, my cousin and I walked through the tall black gates protecting Princeton University’s stadium, an eruption of wild cheering emerged, signaling a Princeton first down. A sea of orange filled the stands, rising up in appreciation of the new set of downs. The 6-0 Princeton was battling ...

Former assistant athletics director and three athletes inducted into Harker’s Athletic Hall of Fame

Adhir Ravipati (‘05), Kristina Bither Gurney (‘09) and former assistant athletics director Chris Collins smile for a photo with upper school athletic director Dan Molin and lower and middle school athletic director Theresa “Smitty” Smith before the homecoming game begins. Maverick McNealy (‘13), who is currently on the PGA tour, was unable to attend the ceremony.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Aditya Singhvi

October 16, 2019

Four new inductees for Harker’s Athletic Hall of Fame were honored on homecoming night in a ceremony just before the game, where they were recognized for their dedication to Harker’s athletics program and for exemplifying the school’s values during their time here and beyond. Adhir Ravipati (...

Live updates: Harker hosts St. Vincent De Paul for annual homecoming game

Marcus Anderson (11) catches a touchdown pass in the endzone.

by Aditya Singhvi, Anna Vazhaeparambil, Kathy Fang, Eric Fang, Vishnu Kannan, and Muthu Panchanatham

October 12, 2019

Final Score: Harker 6 - St. Vincent de Paul 34 9:00 p.m. The game ends with an incomplete pass from Vijay. The final score is 34 - 6, and keep an eye out for more game recaps on Harker Aquila. 8:56 p.m. With two minutes left in the fourth quarter and a running clock, Vijay completes another pas...

Monthly recap: Fall sports go the distance

Natalie Vo (11) watches the ball after hitting it during the match against Castilleja on Sept. 18. The Eagles beat them 191-243, with Katelyn Vo (12) and Olivia Guo (11) in the lead, both shooting one over par 37.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

October 9, 2019

Cross Country During the past month, the upper school cross country team competed in three meets: the Jackie Henderson Memorial Invitational on Sept. 14, the De La Salle Nike Challenge on Sept. 21 and the Capitol Cross Country Challenge on Sept. 28. Over the course of the three competitions, nearly...

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