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Water polo teams defeated in league tournament after strong season

Water polo teams defeated in league tournament after strong season

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

November 2, 2019

After a strong run this year, both varsity water polo teams lost their respective games on Friday in the league tournament, ending their seasons early. The boys finished 16-14 overall and 10-4 in league, while the girls were 20-4 overall and 13-1 in league. The boys played Cupertino High School at 4:4...

Water polo teams notch wins on senior night against Cupertino

Water polo teams notch wins on senior night against Cupertino

by Aditya Singhvi and Anna Vazhaeparambil

October 26, 2019

The varsity boys and girls water polo teams both defeated the Cupertino High Pioneers during a pair of senior night games on Tuesday. The boys played first at 4:30 p.m., hosting a short ceremony ahead of the game. Seniors Rohan Sonecha, Sahil Gosain, Alex Shing, Neal Sidhu and Arjun Akkiraju were ...

Monthly recap: Fall sports go the distance

Monthly recap: Fall sports go the distance

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

October 8, 2019

Cross Country During the past month, the upper school cross country team competed in three meets: the Jackie Henderson Memorial Invitational on Sept. 14, the De La Salle Nike Challenge on Sept. 21 and the Capitol Cross Country Challenge on Sept. 28. Over the course of the three competitions, nearly...

Weekly recap: Fall sports ace the week

Weekly recap: Fall sports ace the week

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Aditya Singhvi

September 10, 2019

Cross Country The high school cross country team competed in their first meet of the school year this weekend, at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.  In the varsity girls division, Anna Weirich (11) placed 15th out of 182 runners, while Ritika Rajamani (10) placed 92nd. For the varsity boys, Daws...

Weekly Recap: Fall sports come out swinging

Weekly Recap: Fall sports come out swinging

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

September 2, 2019

Cross Country For the past few months, ever since pre-season workouts began in the summer, the cross country team has been training extensively for upcoming meets this year. With a grueling exercise regimen, which includes running several miles every day, they hope to be ready for their upcoming meets....

7 Seniors Commit to College Athletics During Signing Day

7 Seniors Commit to College Athletics During Signing Day

by Vishnu Kannan, Reporter

April 21, 2019

Members of the Harker community gathered in the Athletics center on Thursday at 12:45 during a long lunch to support the seven seniors from the Class of 2019 who have committed to play college sports. The seniors included Jarrett Anderson, who committed to play volleyball at Springfield College; Joshua ...

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, ...

Varsity Girls Water Polo wins SCVAL Tournament

Varsity Girls Water Polo wins SCVAL Tournament

by Julia Amick, TALON Business Manager

November 1, 2018

The varsity girls water polo team won all three of their games this week in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) Tournament, receiving first place in their league and moving on to the Central Coast Section (CCS) finals for the first time. “I think the team played exceptionally well this past week dur...

Varsity girls water polo defeats Milpitas High School at home

Varsity girls water polo defeats Milpitas High School at home

by Nerine Uyanik, Humans of Harker Asst. Videographer and Feature Photographer

September 29, 2017

Varsity girls water polo beat Milpitas High School 12-3 in a home game yesterday at 4 p.m. Harker pulled ahead 5-1 in the first quarter, with Abby Wisdom (11) scoring three goals and Alicia Xu (10) and Samantha Yanovsky (11) each scoring one. The girls held their opponents scoreless while senior ...

Varsity girls water polo match cancelled due to clock issues

Varsity girls water polo match cancelled due to clock issues

by Alex Wang, Opinion Editor

September 21, 2017

The varsity girls water polo team has postponed its game against Monta Vista High School after issues with the clock impeded the progression of the game. The girls played about half of the first quarter before the clock malfunctioned and forced the game to be paused. The coaches and referee called in a ...

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