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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

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

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 girls soccer honors seniors, defeats Mercy

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

Winter sports teams receive 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

Varsity girls soccer continues streak with win over Eastside

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

Soccer teams host Kicks Against Cancer event

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...

Varsity girls soccer defeats Castilleja 2-0

Varsity girls soccer defeats Castilleja 2-0

by Vishnu Kannan, Reporter

January 23, 2019

The varsity girls soccer team overpowered the Castilleja Gators 2-0 on Wednesday afternoon on Davis Field. 40 minutes of play marked by both teams playing a strong brand of defense left the score tied at 0 - 0 entering halftime. Coming out of halftime, with 36 minutes to left to play, Megha Salvi (9) scored the...

Girls varsity soccer faces narrow loss against Crystal Springs Uplands

Girls varsity soccer faces narrow loss against Crystal Springs Uplands

by Shreya Srinivasan, TALON Organizations and Co-Sports Editor

January 19, 2019

The varsity girls soccer team faced a narrow 0-1 loss against Crystal Springs at home on Tuesday, bringing their overall record to 4-4-3 and their league record to 2-1-1. Due to strong defense by both teams in the first half, neither team was able to gain a lead, with halftime beginning at a dea...

Varsity girls soccer locks down Eastside

Varsity girls soccer locks down Eastside

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

January 10, 2019

The varsity girls soccer team won 3-0 against Eastside College Prep today, bringing their league record to 2-0 and their overall record to 4-3-2. Freshman Megha Salvi scored two out of the Eagle's three goals while sophomore Emma Boyce scored one. "I thought the girls played a pretty close to flawless...

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

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...

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

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, ...

Girls soccer dominates Independence High in 5-0 victory

Girls soccer dominates Independence High in 5-0 victory

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

November 30, 2018

Varsity girls soccer, playing at home, blew out the Independence High 76ers 5-0 to mark their first victory of the season on Nov. 29. This was their second game of the season, after a 1-1 deadlock against the King's Academy Knights on Nov. 27. The team plays against the San Mateo High Bearcats on Tuesday,...

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