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Natalie Vo (12) hits a tee shot with her driver during the girls golf team's victory against Notre Dame Belmont last Wednesday. The girls now have a record of 3-0, with three matches still left on their schedule.

Girls golf and girls tennis teams dominate in league, more sports to kick off soon

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham March 22, 2021

As COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Santa Clara County, a majority of Harker sports have been allowed to resume practice, and in some cases, competition. Sports seasons were initially scheduled to...

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.

Start of high school sports delayed until at least December

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...

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.

Status report: Sports leagues prepare to reopen

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...

Arthur Kajiyama (10) maintains possession of the ball against a Sacred Heart defender in their game earlier this season.

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...

Co-captain Maria Vazhaeparambil (11), surrounded by three Mercy defenders, reaches for a loose ball during the first quarter of the Eagles' matchup last Friday. The girls started off evenly, tied 27-27 heading into the locker room at halftime.

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...

Alexa Lowe (10) dives to gain possession of the ball as Leisha Devisetti (9) and Jackie Hu (10) watch on. The Eagles will host Lincoln (3-10) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at home in a non-league matchup.

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...

Co-captain Giovanni Rofa (12) brings the ball up the court, closely guarded by Srivishnu Pyda (11) during practice on Nov. 8. This week, the Eagles competed at the 58th Annual James Lick Invitational Tournament (JLIT) from Dec. 4 to 6, going 1-2 with narrow defeats of 48-45 and 52-48 to American High School and Fremont High School respectively, but a decisive 52-27 win against James Lick High School.

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...

Senior Asmit Kumar evades a steal attempt by Ryan Tobin (11) during 
practice. There are three boys soccer teams this year.

Winter sports practices kick off

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Aditya Singhvi November 15, 2019

As fall sports conclude their playoff runs, four winter sports — boys basketball, girls basketball, boys soccer and girls soccer — began practices last week. The athletic department discontinued wrestling...

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...

Varsity girls basketball captain Akhila Ramgiri (12) tries to score over a James Lick defender. The girls end their season with an overall record of 13-10.

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...

Kaitlyn Dai (11) gains possession of the ball at the jump ball at the beginning of the game. The girls play at Castilleja on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

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...

Seniors Lily Wancewicz, Prameela Kottapalli, Akhila Ramgiri and Anusha Kuppahally pose with friends and family before the game. “It’s really exciting. It’s been really cool to play for four years and see everything develop. I got to meet all these new people and form relationships and close connections with them,” Lily said.

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...

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