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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...

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 volleyball wins big in first postseason appearance since 2015

Varsity girls volleyball wins big in first postseason appearance since 2015

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, Online Exclusive, Sports

In their first postseason appearance since 2015, the varsity girls volleyball team won a blowout 25-13, 25-17, 25-12 victory over the Marina High Mariners at home Saturday, advancing to the Central Coast Section (CCS) quarterfinals and bringing their overall record to 15-11. After drawing the fourth...

Varsity girls volleyball defeats Westmont in four sets

Varsity girls volleyball defeats Westmont in four sets

by Nina Gee, Staff Illustrator

September 10, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, Online Exclusive, Sports, Volleyball

The varsity girls volleyball team defeated Westmont in four sets on Friday, the respective scores being 25-22, 18-25, 25-11 and 25-15. This brings their overall record to 5-3. The Eagles started out strong, going head-to-head with Westmont for the first half of the set, before Westmont began pulling ...

Girls volleyball seniors honored in game against Mercy-SF

Girls volleyball seniors honored in game against Mercy-SF

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, Sports

Varsity girls’ volleyball team honored their seniors during their game against Mercy-SF last Tuesday, which they lost in four sets. Prior to the game, seniors Megan Cardosi, Melissa Kwan, Lauren Napier, Tiffany Shou and Isabella Spradlin were honored with their parents and family members by head co...

Freshman and sophomore and JV girls volleyball teams play Sacred Heart Preparatory

Freshman and sophomore and JV girls volleyball teams play Sacred Heart Preparatory

by Emily Chen and Anthony Xu

October 11, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, Sports, Volleyball

The freshman and sophomore volleyball team beat Sacred Heart Preparatory last night at the upper school athletics center. Winning the game in only two sets, the team finished with scores of 25-14 and 25-12, respectively.     “I think the game went pretty well. We did a lot better than the first ti...

Varsity girls volleyball loses to Menlo in four sets

Varsity girls volleyball loses to Menlo in four sets

by Farah Hosseini, Reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, Sports

The varsity girls' volleyball team lost against the Menlo School Knights after four sets at the upper school gym last night. The set that Harker won is the first set that Menlo has lost in their league season. “So far, the season has been really exciting, with a lot of close games,” libero Katrina...

Varsity girls’ volleyball loses against Valley Christian High School

Varsity girls’ volleyball loses against Valley Christian High School

by Tiffany Wong, Aquila News Editor

September 7, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, Online Exclusive, Sports

The varsity girls’ volleyball team lost against the Valley Christian High School Warriors in the last of their pre-league season games today at the upper school athletics center. The Eagles lost the match in three sets, with respective scores of 23-25, 22-25 and 15-25. Emily Cheng (10) served t...

JV and varsity girls’ volleyball teams score victories against Westmont

JV and varsity girls’ volleyball teams score victories against Westmont

by Nina Gee, Reporter

September 2, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, Sports

Both the JV and Varsity girls’ volleyball teams emerged victorious against Westmont High School at home on Thursday. After going neck and neck with their opponents, the JV team pulled ahead and won the game in two sets, the respective scores being 25-17 and 25-14. “[In] our first game we ...

Varsity girls’ volleyball loses to Branham in three sets

Varsity girls’ volleyball loses to Branham in three sets

by Megan Cardosi, Talon Student Life Editor and Sports Managing Editor

August 25, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, Sports, Volleyball

The varsity girls’ volleyball team lost to the Branham High School Bruins on Friday, marking the first ever official match in the new gym and events center. Tryouts started Aug. 7 for the team, and summer practice lasted two weeks. There were six new players on the team this year. The 14 varsit...

Girls Volleyball Fall Season Recap

Girls Volleyball Fall Season Recap

by Neil Bai and Anjay Saklecha

November 20, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, Sports, Winged Post

Varsity Girls Volleyball won their senior night game on October 27 3-1, improving to a 6-18 overall record and a league record of 3-6. The game was the last of their season as the team did not qualify for CCS. “As a sophomore who just joined I loved playing with upperclassmen, although we had a ...

Varsity girls volleyball wins against Notre Dame High School on senior night

Varsity girls volleyball wins against Notre Dame High School on senior night

by Sharon Yan, TALON Student Life Editor

October 27, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, Online Exclusive, Sports

Varsity girls volleyball won its senior night game against Notre Dame High School 3-1 at Blackford at 5:45 pm. Prior to the game, head coach Theresa “Smitty” Smith honored senior varsity players Rachel Cheng, Taylor Iantosca, Grace Park and Lindsey Trinh. Jonathan Schwartz (12), manager for the ...

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