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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 8, 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 ...

Girls Water Polo Fall Season Recap

Girls Water Polo Fall Season Recap

by Neil Bai and Anjay Saklecha

November 21, 2016

The girls water polo team finished with a 3-9 league record and a 5-15 overall record this season. The girls faced Saratoga High School in the first round of the SCVAL League Tournament on Oct. 25 with a score of 1-7. Then they played Lynbrook High School, losing 2-10, on Oct. 26. On Oct. 28, they be...

Girls Water Polo Fall Sports Update

Girls Water Polo Fall Sports Update

by Alex Wang, Sports Editor

October 20, 2016

The girls water polo team currently holds a 3-9 league record and a 5-12 overall record. The girls do not have a junior varsity counterpart, so the varsity team includes four freshmen, balancing its distribution of players in different grades. “This year we have a much stronger team than [we did] ...

Varsity girls water polo defeats Milpitas on senior night

Varsity girls water polo defeats Milpitas on senior night

by Alex Wang, Sports Editor

October 14, 2016

Varsity girls water polo beat Milpitas High School 17-1 at the Singh Aquatic Center on the girls’ senior night. Seniors Nina Levy, Sarah de Vegvar, Sarah Gonzales and Melinda Wisdom were honored in a ceremony before the game. Many friends and classmates of the seniors showed up to the game with poste...

Varsity girls water polo loses to Homestead High School

Varsity girls water polo loses to Homestead High School

by Anvi Banga, Reporter

September 27, 2016

Varsity girls water polo lost to Homestead High School 3-2 in a home game today at 7 p.m. In the first quarter, Homestead scored the only goal until halfway through the second quarter. Claudia Opris (10) scored the first goal for the Eagles in the second quarter. The Mustangs were in the lead at ...

Varsity girls water polo loses to Santa Clara on senior night

Varsity girls water polo loses to Santa Clara on senior night

by Rose Guan, Reporter

October 23, 2015

Varsity girls water polo lost 11-12 to the Santa Clara High School Bruins in their last league home game yesterday evening, after their senior night ceremonies at 6:30. Each team had scored four points at halftime and ten points by the end of the fourth quarter, leading to two three-minute periods ...

Varsity girls water polo loses to Cupertino High

Varsity girls water polo loses to Cupertino High

by Ashley Jiang, Photo Editor

October 16, 2015

Varsity girls water polo lost 1-10 to Cupertino High School in a non-league home game yesterday evening at 6:45 p.m. Freshman Claudia Opris scored a goal for the team during the first half of the game, but Cupertino led at halftime with a score of five to one. The second half ended with Cupertino scor...

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