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As fall sports end, winter sports take flight

As fall sports end, winter sports take flight

by Kushal Shah and Saloni Shah

December 7, 2018


Filed under Boys Basketball, Boys Soccer, Boys Water Polo, Cross Country, Fall Sports, Football, Girls Basketball, Girls Golf, Girls Soccer, Girls Tennis, Girls Volleyball, Girls Water Polo, Golf, Sports, Uncategorized, Volleyball, Winged Post, Winter Sports

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


Filed under Girls Basketball, Sports, Winged Post, Winter Sports

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...

Freshmen excel on varsity teams in fall, winter seasons

Freshmen excel on varsity teams in fall, winter seasons

by Irene Yuan, Muthu Panchanatham, and Helen Yang

December 5, 2018


Filed under Boys Soccer, Cross Country, Fall Sports, Girls Basketball, Girls Soccer, Girls Volleyball, Girls Water Polo, Online Exclusive, Sports, Spring Sports

Lungs burning and hearts pounding, varsity athletes sprint back and forth, striving to improve themselves for their next game. Keeping up with the experienced upperclassmen are skilled freshmen, eager to prove their mettle. “Time!” a coach yells. Panting, the players attempt to catch their breath, ...

Varsity girls basketball team develops throughout season

Varsity girls basketball team develops throughout season

by Prameela Kottapalli, Winged Post Features Editor

March 4, 2018


Filed under Girls Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

At the beginning of every girls basketball practice from November to February, 15 players–of varying heights and grade levels–convened at the center of the Howard Nichols court. Their hyperdunk shoes squeaked across the polished wood floor as they came together, encircling the eagle emblazoned atop the h...

Girls varsity basketball loses against Castilleja

Girls varsity basketball loses against Castilleja

by Karina Chen, Reporter

February 2, 2018


Filed under Girls Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

The varsity girls’ basketball team lost 37-45 against Castilleja School at their home game on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The eagles took the lead in the first quarter scoring 10-6. They fell behind in the second quarter with a score of 21-19, and Castilleja kept their lead in the third quarter with a s...

Girls varsity basketball wins against Crystal Springs Uplands

Girls varsity basketball wins against Crystal Springs Uplands

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

January 25, 2018


Filed under Girls Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

The varsity girls’ basketball team won against Crystal Springs Uplands by 34 points on Tuesday in their 14th league game this season. The Eagles maintained a lead throughout the whole game, earning 16 points in the first quarter, entering half-time with a score of 24-14, making 14 points in the thir...

Varsity girls basketball loses against Mercy High School

Varsity girls basketball loses against Mercy High School

by Zoe Sanders, Reporter

January 7, 2018


Filed under Girls Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

Upper school varsity girls basketball lost 29-77 at their home game against Mercy San Francisco on Friday at 7 p.m. Akhila Ramgiri (11), one of the captains, took the lead this game, scoring a total of 14 points. Maria Vazhaeparambil (9) followed with a total of five points. Harker ended the first q...

Varsity girls basketball team faces Santa Clara High School in scrimmage

Varsity girls basketball team faces Santa Clara High School in scrimmage

by Heidi Zhang, Humans of Harker Videographer

November 24, 2017


Filed under Girls Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

The varsity girls basketball team played against Santa Clara High School in a preseason scrimmage on Tuesday. Because this game was a scrimmage, the score was reset after every quarter. Squeaks of basketball shoes echoed against the new gym floor as the Varsity Girls team warmed up for their matchu...

Varsity girls basketball scrimmages against Santa Cruz High School

Varsity girls basketball scrimmages against Santa Cruz High School

by Sara Yen, Reporter

November 20, 2017


Filed under Girls Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

The varsity girls basketball team played against the Cardinals of Santa Cruz High School in a preseason scrimmage on Friday. After each quarter, the score was reset to 0-0. Right off the bat, Santa Cruz’s quick offense and hard passes scored them the first shot of the game. Despite the Cardinals...

Girls basketball winter sports update

Girls basketball winter sports update

by Anjay Saklecha, Sports Editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under Girls Basketball, Sports, Winged Post, Winter Sports

The varsity girls basketball team’s overall record is 11-10 with their league record as 4-5. The girls hold their senior night against Crystal Springs Uplands on Feb. 17 at Blackford at 5:30p.m. As they are nearing an end to their season, CCS championships start today. This piece was originally p...

Senior Jordan Thompson reaches 2000-point milestone

Senior Jordan Thompson reaches 2000-point milestone

by Alex Wang, Sports Editor

February 21, 2017


Filed under Girls Basketball, Online Exclusive, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

Varsity girls basketball player Jordan Thompson (12) reached a 2000-career point milestone on her senior night last Friday. The varsity girls basketball team defeated Crystal Springs Uplands School on senior night. The team played in its first round Central Coast Section (CCS) game today against Sant...

Jordan Thompson becomes leading all-time scorer

Jordan Thompson becomes leading all-time scorer

by Alex Wang, Sports Editor

January 13, 2017


Filed under Girls Basketball, Online Exclusive, Sports, Winter Sports

Senior varsity girls basketball player Jordan Thompson now holds Harker’s record in career points for both the girls and boys teams. Thompson recently broke Alex Abarca’s (09’) previous record of 1723 points. She now holds over 1800 points and counting. She and the varsity girls basketball...

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