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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

Emily Mitnick (10) tips a ball over the net in the varsity girls volleyball teams game on Thursday. The team defeated Eastside in three sets.

Varsity girls volleyball team triumphs over Eastside in three sets

by Felix Chen, Vika Gautham, Andrew Liang, and Aishani Singh September 27, 2022

The girls varsity volleyball team defeated Eastside on Thursday in a home game, winning all three sets 25-7, 25-10 and 25-9. Harker quickly took the advantage in the first set, with Claire Kampmeier...

Norah Mehanna (10) crouches to return the opponents serve at the varsity girls volleyball game against Westmont High School on Sept. 15. The girls lost in a close five-set game.

Varsity girls volleyball team loses to Westmont High School in close five-set game

by Shareen Chahal, Reporter September 25, 2022

The varsity girls volleyball team fell to Westmont High School on Sept. 15 at home 21-25, 25-19, 20-25, 25-12 and 7-15. The Eagles began the first set with a strong lead and initially pulled ahead with...

Junior varsity girls volleyball libero Aline Grinespan (9) waits for the ball during their game on Thursday. The Eagles defeated Pinewood in two sets, starting their league record at 1-0.

Junior varsity girls volleyball team bests Pinewood in two sets

by Emma Milner, Hima Thota, Young Min, and Margaret Cartee September 19, 2022

The junior varsity girls volleyball team defeated Pinewood School 25-21, 25-10 at a home game on Thursday, starting their league record at 1-0. The girls began the match with the serve, but lost the...

Yena Yu (9) bounces the volleyball as she prepares to serve the ball. The frosh and sophomore girls volleyball team fell to Milpitas High School on Wednesday after losing their first set 19-25, winning their second set 25-19 and losing their third set 9-15.

Frosh and sophomore girls volleyball team defeated by Milpitas in three sets

by Vika Gautham, Kevin Zhang, and Edward Huang September 10, 2022

The frosh and sophomore girls volleyball team fell to Milpitas High School on Wednesday after losing their first set 19-25, winning their second set 25-19 and losing their third set 9-15. In the first...

Alicia Ran (10) sets the ball in the frosh and sophomore girls volleyball game on Tuesday. The team fell to Harbor High School in two sets, 21-25 and 12-25 at their away game.

Frosh and sophomore girls volleyball team loses to Harbor in two sets

by Margaret Cartee and Yifan Li September 1, 2022

The frosh and sophomore girls volleyball team fell to Harbor High School in two sets, 21-25 and 12-25, away at Harbor this Tuesday.  Harker started the first set with strong serves, but Harbor was...

Abby Lim (10) raises an arm to block Kyra Hawk (12) in a passing drill. Girls water polo practiced on the morning of Aug. 13, one of two Saturday practices.

Fall sports kick off preseason in early August

by Jessica Tang, Photo Editor August 26, 2022

Upper school fall sports, boys water polo, cheerleading, cross country, football, girls tennis, girls volleyball and girls water polo, kicked off preseason in early August. Afternoon practices began...

Four-year varsity volleyball athlete Tara Ozdemir (12) signs a letter of intent to play Division 1 beach volleyball at Stetson University. Tara is the second student in Harker history to play beach volleyball at the collegiate level.

Senior signs letter of intent to play Division I beach volleyball at Stetson University

by Desiree Luo and Medha Yarlagadda November 19, 2021

Tara Ozdemir (12) signed a letter of intent to play Division I beach volleyball at Stetson University during the college athlete signing ceremony on Nov. 10.  Tara is the second student in Harker history...

Dylan Parikh (11) rushes during the varsity football teams match against the California School for the Deaf this past Thursday, Oct. 21.

Weekly Previews: Oct. 25-29

by Desiree Luo, Asst. Sports Editor October 24, 2021

Football The varsity football team concluded their season with a 68-40 victory over the California School for the Deaf last Thursday on Senior Night. Water Polo The varsity boys and girls water...

Tara Ozdemir (12) and Brooklyn Cicero (12) hold up signs made for their Senior Night. The team will play at Notre Dame this Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Varsity girls volleyball team falls to Mercy High School on Senior Night

by Emma Gao and Katelyn Zhao October 24, 2021

The varsity girls volleyball team lost to Mercy High School during their Senior Night on Friday at home 23-25, 18-25, 22-25 in their last home game of the season.  The volleyball team held a ceremony...

The junior varsity girls volleyball team rejoices in a huddle after their victory against Mercy High School. The Eagles won the match 25-23, 12-25, 15-10.

Junior varsity girls volleyball defeats Mercy High School

by Kinnera Mulam and Ella Yee October 24, 2021

The junior varsity girls volleyball team triumphed over Mercy High School on Friday 25-23, 12-25, 15-10. “Today’s game was probably the best game our team played and it was also one of the most...

Gwen Yang (11) prepares to receive a serve. The junior varsity girls volleyball team will face Notre Dame this Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. for the last match of their season.

Junior varsity girls volleyball team loses to Menlo School

by Ariana Goetting and Ella Yee October 24, 2021

The junior varsity girls volleyball team lost to Menlo School at home this Tuesday 15-25, 9-25.  The Eagles started the first set strong with a 4-1 lead but progressively fell behind and ended the...

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