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Start of high school sports delayed until at least December

High school sports for the upcoming school will be divided into two seasons and will only start in December 2020 or January 2021. Students who normally play multiple sports will now have to make a decision if their sports have been moved to the same season.

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham

July 26, 2020

High school sports for the upcoming school year will only start in December 2020 or January 2021, according to the California Interscholastic Federation’s (CIF) announcement on Monday.  The three usual high school sports seasons – fall, winter and spring – will be condensed into just two sea...

Softball holds senior night, defeats Notre Dame

Anika Rajamani (12) receives a bouquet from coach Raul Rios ahead of the game. The girls won the game 23-22.

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

May 11, 2019

The softball team hosted their senior night on May 9, conducting a ceremony before a game against Notre Dame-San Jose. The Eagles won the game 23-22. The ceremony honored six seniors: Anika Rajamani, Cameron Zell, Lily Wancewicz, Mahi Gurram, Ria Gupta and Taylor Lam. Before the game, coach Raul Rios...

Spring sports hit the home stretch

Varsity team captain Bryan Zhang (10) putts the ball during the league championship decider against Menlo on April 25. Bryan received his first career medalist honors, shooting a personal best of one under par.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Asst. Sports Editor

May 9, 2019

Swimming: The varsity swimming team recently competed in the WBAL Championship Finals and the CCS Championship Finals, earning accolades in a wide range of events. At the WBAL Championship Finals on April 27, which followed the WBAL Championship Trials two days prior, the boys relay team of Matthew C...

Weekly Roundup: Spring sports clear the competition

Anton Novikov (10) and Mitchell Granados (12) run in the first heat of the boys 100m dash finals. Anton won the race, with Mitchell coming in third.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Asst. Sports Editor

April 21, 2019

Baseball: After a solid performance, the baseball team ends this week with two more wins under their belt: they beat Terra Nova High School 8-6 on Tuesday and Westmoor High School 20-6 on Thursday, before facing a tough 8-5 loss to Harbor High School on Saturday. “We’re having a really strong ...

7 Seniors Commit to College Athletics During Signing Day

The seniors, sitting at a long table with name tags featuring their name, sport and college, sign their letters of commitment to play in college. Signing day was held in the athletics center during long lunch at 12:45 on Thursday, April 18.

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 ...

Weekly roundup: Spring teams keep the ball rolling

Taylor Lam (12) throws a ball to second base in a game against El Camino High. The Eagles won the game 14-11.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Asst. Sports Editor

April 16, 2019

Softball: The girls softball team earned their second win of their league season this week, beating Notre Dame High School 13-5 on Tuesday and increasing their record to 2-5. In a non-league game against El Camino High School on Thursday, the Eagles again won, earning a final score of 14-11 and improvi...

Weekly roundup: Spring sports approach hurdles

Trevor Thompson (12) steps up to bat, preparing for the pitch to be thrown. Despite their Friday game being cancelled, the Eagles still played well during the match, with strategic hits from freshman Bobby Wang and senior Zachary Hoffman and a dive for home base by junior Max Lee.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

March 26, 2019

Baseball After a strong performance, the varsity baseball team ended this week with two consecutive wins, beating Jefferson High School 6-5 on Tuesday and Crystal Springs Uplands 16-7 on Thursday. Their game against Thomas More on Friday went three innings before it was rained out with the team up ...

Weekly roundup: Spring sports kick off with a splash

Harker swimmers attend practice on Mar. 6. After a strong performance at the Palo Alto Invitational on Saturday, Mar 2, the swimming team continues training for their next tournament on Mar. 14.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

March 10, 2019

Baseball The varsity baseball team’s games against Del Mar High School on Tuesday and Woodside High School on Thursday have been canceled due to the weather and are aiming to be rescheduled in April. The team defeated Pinewood on Friday, ending with a final score of 7-5 and a season record of 2-2...

Varsity softball loses 11-12 to Notre Dame in home opener game

Junior Taylor Lam follows through after a swing against Notre Dame. Softball played all their home games at the Blackford campus.

by Kathy Fang, Photo Editor

March 7, 2018

Varsity softball lost their first home game against Notre Dame High School yesterday at 3:30 p.m. with a score of 11-12. After losing their first game of the season to Palo Alto with a score of 13-16 on Feb. 28, the girls suffered another close loss in their overall score to 0-2. Junior Taylor La...

Junior varsity softball scores blowout win 21-2 against Gunderson High School

Freshman Taylor Lam pitched the entire junior varsity game today. The team scored 21 runs and held Gunderson High to 2 runs.

by Aneesha Kumar, Reporter

March 14, 2016

The upper school softball team remains undefeated with their commanding 21-2 win over Gunderson High School. This game was a junior varsity game, so seniors were not permitted to play. The eagles started off strong by scoring five runs in the first inning and certain players had standout performances...

Varsity softball loses to Castilleja on senior night

Varsity softball loses to Castilleja on senior night

by Melissa Kwan, Reporter

May 12, 2015

Varsity girls’ softball lost to Castilleja 2-10 at their Senior Night on May 12 at Blackford. In the second time they played the CCS-bound Castilleja, the team scored runs by Alisa Wakita (11), who stole home in the first inning, and Marti Sutton (10), who reached home off of a hit by Tong Wu (11). Other...

Girls’ varsity softball defeats Mercy Burlingame 10-0

Kristin LeBlanc (9) pitches the ball while playing outfield in the softball match against Mercy Burlingame. Leblanc pitched for the entire match.

by Maya Kumar and Meena Gudapati

March 11, 2015

The varsity girls' softball team won its game against Mercy Burlingame today. In the first inning, Harker made nine runs, and in the second inning they were able to score one point. Mercy did not make any runs, so by the end of the game, the score was 10-0 in favor of Harker. Sarah Bean (12),...

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