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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 soccer suffers first loss of season on senior night

Goalie Amla Rashingkar (12) laughs during the halftime ceremony. “The seniors are also sweet and supportive and really fun to hang out with at practice, and I’m sad that they are leaving the team. We've all improved so much from the beginning of the season, so it’s important to me that I got a chance to celebrate the seniors and formally say goodbye to them,” Kara said.

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter

February 8, 2020

 The varsity girls soccer fell 1-0 against Crystal Springs for their first loss of the season on senior night on Tuesday, bringing their overall record to 12-1-3.  Both teams initially struggled to score, with the score tied at 0-0 heading into halftime. During halftime, four seniors were ho...

Varsity girls soccer dominates Mercy SF 7-1

The varsity girls soccer team huddles up before a game on Friday. “We're pretty close, and we can make fun of each other and not really get offended,” Divya Sivakumar (9), a player on the team, said, adding that she would not have met so many new people if it weren’t for the team.

by Isha Moorjani and Sarah Mohammed

January 21, 2020

Varsity girls soccer defeated Mercy San Francisco 7-1 last Friday in a home game, continuing their undefeated season. The girls have had a busy week, and even though various players were unable to participate, they ended the week strong.  “Today, our girls came out ready to play. It's been a long wee...

Girls soccer dominates Eastside in 8-0 victory

Aria Wong (11), co-captain of the varsity girls soccer team, holds her arm out in front of an Eastside player, attempting to block her from stealing the ball. The Eagles defeated Eastside 8-0 last Tuesday after an impressive game, their first league match of the season.

by Sally Zhu and Athreya Daniel

January 13, 2020

Varsity girls soccer defeated Eastside 8-0 last Tuesday after an impressive game, starting the regular season off with a win after an undefeated preseason record of 3-0-2. This is their first league game. “We’re all pretty strong players. We have some great senior fire power this year… [Our...

Live updates: Soccer teams host last annual Kicks Against Cancer

JV player Anton Novikov (11) fights to possess the ball from a Pinewood player during the annual Kicks Against Cancer event.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Vishnu Kannan, and Alysa Suleiman

January 10, 2020

8:15 p.m. Coming out of the half following a dominant first half showing for the Eagles, the Eagles and the Woodside Priory Panthers’s defenses held strong, causing both teams to remain scoreless for the first 25 minutes of the second half. The Eagles offense wasn’t to be contained for long tho...

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...

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...

Soccer teams host Kicks Against Cancer event, raise funds for Camp Okizu

Aria Wong (10) weaves through a pair of Pinewood defenders. The varsity girls won 5-0.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

February 22, 2019

Roars echo from the bleachers as the varsity girls soccer team scores yet another goal during their Kicks Against Cancer game. Smiles adorn the faces of students, parents and faculty alike as lavender balloons wave from the stands, serving as a reminder of what the teams are playing for. Kicks Again...

Varsity girls soccer honors seniors, defeats Mercy

Varsity captain and senior Ria Gupta chases down a Mercy player during the senior night game.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

February 6, 2019

The varsity girls soccer team won their senior night game against Mercy High School on Feb. 6 with a final score of 6-1, increasing their league record to 7-3-1 this season. Seniors Lilia Gonzales, Tamar Sasson, Julia Amick, Alycia Cary, Ria Gupta, Rithi Jayam, Alexandra Lu, Sahana Narayan, Anika...

Winter sports teams receive CCS Scholastic awards

The girls soccer team huddles together during their Kicks Against Cancer game. Both the girls and boys soccer team placed third, while the boys basketball team placed first for their respective CCS Scholastic Awards.

by Nicole Tian, Reporter

February 6, 2019

The 2018-2019 Central Coast Section Winter Scholastic Championship Team awards, announced on Tuesday, honored the varsity boys basketball, girls soccer and boys soccer teams for their academic performance. These commendations, given out by the CCS board of managers, are made up of five of the tea...

Varsity girls soccer continues streak with win over Eastside

Sarah Baicher (10) fights for the ball on the sidelines against an opposing Eastside player. The girls celebrate their senior night on Feb. 5 on Davis Field at 3:30 p.m.

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

January 30, 2019

The varsity girls soccer team shut out Eastside 3-0 yesterday in a league game on Davis field, bringing their overall record to 8-3-4 and their league record to 6-1-1. The girls next play against Notre Dame-San Jose at Del Monte field on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Their next home game and senior night...

Soccer teams host Kicks Against Cancer event

Kate Leafstrand (9) controls  the ball as a Pinewood player chases after her. The varsity girls won 5-0 against Pinewood.

by Nina Gee, Illustrator

January 26, 2019

The boys’ and girls’ soccer teams hosted the Kicks Against Cancer event yesterday evening, raising money for Camp Okizu by selling food, t-shirts, and raffle tickets on the sidelines throughout the games. The junior varsity boys played first, losing their game against Menlo 0-4.  Then, the varsity...

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