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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Anishka Raina (12) swings at the tennis ball during the varsity girls tennis teams win over Notre Dame Belmont.

Weekly Previews: Oct. 18-22

by Desiree Luo, Assistant Sports Editor October 18, 2021

Football After the cancellation of their away game against Watsonville High School last week, the varsity football team will face the California School For The Deaf at home this Thursday at 6:00 p.m....

Veyd Patil (10) sprints to the finish at the Artichoke Invitational cross country meet on Oct. 2.

Weekly Previews: Oct. 11-15

by Desiree Luo, Reporter October 11, 2021

Football Coming off a 26-42 loss to Marina High School on Saturday at the annual Homecoming Game, the varsity football team, which now has a record of 2-4, will play against Watsonville High School in...

Zeke Wang (11) drinks water on the sideline during the varsity football teams match against Valley Christian on Sept. 10.

Weekly Previews: Oct. 4-10

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor October 3, 2021

Football Coming off a 38-44 loss to Priory last Friday, the varsity football team will face off against Marina High School at home this Saturday at 6:00 p.m. for the annual Homecoming Game. Water...

Rachel Ning (11) sets opposite hitter Jessica Tang (11) during the girls varsity volleyball teams match again Santa Cruz High School on Sept. 3.

Weekly Previews: Sept. 27-Oct. 3

by Kinnera Mulam, Olivia Xu, and Desiree Luo September 26, 2021

Football Coming off a 54-46 victory against Crystal Springs Uplands last Thursday, the varsity football team, with a current record of 2-2, will face Priory in an away game this Friday at 3:30 p.m. Water...

Sydney Adler (11) reaches for the ball during the water polo teams match against Mountain View on Sept. 9.

Weekly Previews: Sept. 20-26

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor September 20, 2021

Water Polo The varsity girls, junior varsity boys and varsity boys water polo teams will all play Los Gatos at home tomorrow. The junior varsity boys will kick off the action with their match at 4:30...

Captain Maddux Carlisle (12) tackles a Lynbrook player. The football team has a record of 1-2 in league.

Weekly recap: Fall sports blaze through start of seasons

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor September 10, 2021

Football The varsity football team lost to Valley Christian Academy Roseville at home today, bringing their overall league record to 1-2. The football team kicked off their season two weeks ago in...

Emily Novikov (11) poses outside the Blackford Campus tennis courts with her Yonex Ezone 98  tennis racket. Emily helped lead the varsity girls tennis team to a CCS Championship in her sophomore year.

Apex: The right mindset

by Carter Chadwick, TALON co-Photo Editor August 27, 2021

As the match approaches, tennis player Emily Novikov (11) reaches into her bag and pulls out her jump rope and headphones. She slips on the headphones, turns on music and begins to jump rope. Slowly, the...

Jason Yi (9) jukes out a defender during football practice on August 13. The football team placed second in a 7 vs. 7 passing tournament in July.

Fall sports kickoff with preseason training

by Anika Mani and Lakshmi Mulgund August 22, 2021

The upper school girls tennis, football, water polo, cheerleading, girls golf, girls volleyball and cross country teams began training in early August on campus to prepare for their upcoming matches. Girls...

Girls tennis team dominates Menlo 6-1 to win CCS Championship

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor June 11, 2021

The girls tennis team defeated Menlo 6-1 in the CCS Finals last Friday, capping off their undefeated season and bringing home the first CCS Championship in Harker tennis history. “We knew that it...

Natalie Vo (12) hits a tee shot with her driver during the girls golf teams 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...

Anushka Mehrotra (10) swings at a ball during the team’s CCS semifinals’ matchup against St. Francis last school year. Girls tennis resumed three weeks ago, and since then, the team has racked up three victories, against Monta Vista, Sacred Heart, and now, Menlo.

Girls tennis team defeats Menlo, snapping 24-year-long win streak in league play

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham March 13, 2021

The varsity girls tennis team defeated Menlo 4-3 yesterday in the first game of their season, snapping Menlo’s record-setting 24-year, 266-match-long win streak in league play. The Eagles were represented...

Jessica Zhou (10) prepares to hit a bunker shot at a practice round at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club last week. Following the upper schools safety protocols for athletes, players are required to wear masks and social distance at all times.

Spring sports kick off

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Varsha Rammohan March 1, 2021

Despite a delayed start to their seasons, due to the surge of COVID-19 cases in Santa Clara County during the winter, upper school athletes in cross country, football, girls golf and girls tennis are currently...

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