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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 ...

Winter sports begin playoff competition

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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...

Winter sports practices kick off

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

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 this year, citing a lack of student interest.  “There’s not enough interest to make it ...

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 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Sara Lynn Sullivan (11) is closely guarded by a Castilleja defender. The Eagles host their senior night on Jan. 29 against Mercy Burlingame.

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...

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