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Winter sports begin playoff competition

Winter sports begin playoff competition

by Muthu Panchanatham, Sports Reporter

February 21, 2020

As winter sports league play comes to an end, Harker basketball and soccer teams turn towards the upcoming playoffs. Having started their seasons in late October, the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs are a culmination of the hard work and determination of the teams. Girls Soccer The varsity girls soccer team fini...

Varsity girls basketball falls short in fourth quarter on senior night

Varsity girls basketball falls short in fourth quarter on senior night

by Aditya Singhvi, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

February 14, 2020

The varsity girls basketball team fell 69-53 to the Mercy San Francisco Skippers in a senior night matchup last Friday, bringing their overall record to 11-11 and league record to 6-4.  Ahead of the game, five seniors — Allison Yen, Sara Lynn Sullivan, Haley Arena, Kaidi Dai and Charlotte Blanc ...

Varsity girls basketball edges out Notre Dame

Varsity girls basketball edges out Notre Dame

by Michelle Liu and Nicholas Wei

January 20, 2020

The varsity girls basketball team defeated Notre Dame San Jose 47-41 at home last Thursday, bringing their league record to 4-1 and earning them a tie for first place in their league division.  Starting out strong, the girls played hard and raced to a 13-2 lead over the Regents to begin the game.  ...

Weekly recap: Winter sports leap into early competition

Weekly recap: Winter sports leap into early competition

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

December 15, 2019

Boys Basketball After kicking off their season with a team trip to Maui, Hawaii, in late November, varsity boys basketball has had a strong showing in recent games and currently maintains an overall record of 4-3. This week, the Eagles competed at the 58th Annual James Lick Invitational Tournament (JLIT) f...

Sports preview: Week of Nov. 4

Sports preview: Week of Nov. 4

by Aditya Singhvi, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

November 4, 2019

A few fall sports — Girls Golf, Girls Tennis, Girls Volleyball and Cross Country — will continue their playoff season next week, while four winter sports — girls basketball, boys basketball, girls soccer, and boys soccer — begin mandatory practices starting Monday.  Girls Golf The Girls Golf team, after finish...

Varsity boys, girls basketball fall in first round of CCS playoffs

Varsity boys, girls basketball fall in first round of CCS playoffs

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

February 20, 2019

The varsity girls basketball team fell to James Lick High School with a final score of 64-55 last Friday, while the varsity boys fell 63-52 to Palma High School last Saturday. This represented the first round of Central Coast Section (CCS) play for both teams, and their respective losses eliminated...

Varsity girls basketball dominates Crystal Springs

Varsity girls basketball dominates Crystal Springs

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

February 3, 2019

The varsity girls basketball team won 53-15 against Crystal Springs Uplands on Friday evening in front of a home crowd, bringing their overall record to 12-7 and league record to 3-4. The girls play at Castilleja (10-9) at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, and at 6 p.m. at King's Academy (7-14) on Friday.

Varsity girls basketball celebrates senior night, edges out win over Mercy

Varsity girls basketball celebrates senior night, edges out win over Mercy

by Muthu Panchanatham, Reporter

January 30, 2019

The varsity girls basketball team edged out a 44-40 win against the Mercy Burlingame Crusaders as they celebrated their senior night on Tuesday evening. The senior night consisted of a ceremony recognizing the seniors as well as the game itself. Posters were made beforehand by the seniors’ fri...

Varsity girls basketball falls to Castilleja

Varsity girls basketball falls to Castilleja

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

January 26, 2019

The varsity girls basketball team lost against the Castilleja Gators 33-51 on Thursday, Jan. 24, bringing their overall record to 10-7 and their league record to 1-4. After falling to 5-16 at the end of the first quarter, the girls were unable to overcome Castilleja's 11-point lead. The girls celebrate...

Varsity Girls Basketball narrowly misses win against Mercy SF

Varsity Girls Basketball narrowly misses win against Mercy SF

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

January 22, 2019

The varsity girls basketball team lost 50-51 against Mercy High School, San Francisco today, bringing their overall record to 10-6 and their league record to 1-3. Despite being down 23-27 at halftime, the girls were able to quickly catch up during the third quarter and tie the game at 49-49 with a mi...

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...

Girls varsity basketball team welcomes two new coaches

Girls varsity basketball team welcomes two new coaches

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

December 6, 2018

Sneakers squeak and shouts echo from the gym floor in the Athletic Center as the girls varsity basketball team cheer each other on while they run sprints near the end of their practice. At the sidelines, their new coaches, Daniza Rodriguez (’13) and Joelle Cariaga, yell encouraging words, urging the g...

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