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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Varsity boys volleyball sweeps Homestead in three sets

Varsity boys volleyball sweeps Homestead in three sets

by Emma Li and Jessica Hu April 19, 2024

The varsity boys volleyball team defeated Homestead High School 25-17, 25-19, 25-23 at home on April 12. Harker scored the first three points of the first set. Opposite Kyle Johnson (12) took the...

Shortstop Joy Hu (10) prepares to swing during the team’s game against DCP Alum Rock. “We improved a lot because in the beginning, only four players actually knew how to play beforehand,” Joy said.

Eagles shut out Downtown College Prep Alum Rock 16-0

by Isabella Lo and Claire Yu April 15, 2024

The varsity softball team crushed Downtown College Prep Alum Rock High School 16-0 at Blackford on Friday. The Eagles began the game with a first-inning shutout. Though two of the Lobos made it on base,...

Pitcher and shortstop Raeanne Li (9) follows through with her swing after hitting the softball. “If you only have a few good people, you can’t win games like that. Raeanne said. The whole team has to support each other.”

Back to the bases

by Tiffany Zhu and Mia Tang April 11, 2024

After a two-year hiatus, the varsity softball team steps onto the diamond again, facing off against their first opponent of the season, James Lick High School. With a roster of almost all new players,...

Junior varsity boys volleyball conquers Lynbrook in two sets

Junior varsity boys volleyball conquers Lynbrook in two sets

by Eva Cheng April 11, 2024

The junior varsity boys volleyball team defeated Lynbrook in a two-set sweep, 25-18 and 25-22, on March 29. The Eagles started the first set with the serve, immediately winning the point off a mis-hit...

Apex: Putting under pressure

by Emma Milner April 10, 2024

Allison Yang (11): I started playing golf when I was in third grade, so that’s like I don’t know, seven years ago, eight years ago. I first got into golf because a couple of my friends were taking...

Talk Around Campus: Students discuss March Madness predictions and opinions

by Selina Xu and Claire Yu April 8, 2024

This year’s March Madness tournament has caused an uproar among sports fans and critics alike, with many upsets and controversies in both the men’s and women’s brackets. Whether it was Jack Gohlke’s...

Many are aware of the pain that concussions cause on the court, but the arduous process of concussion recovery behind the scenes is less known. Apart from the initial pain of the hit, symptoms of a concussion vary and have the potential to heavily affect day-to-day cognitive function, emotional wellness and physical health. 

Athletes tackle concussion recovery

by Claire Yu, Co-Assistant Sports Editor March 28, 2024

Every year, 11.9% of U.S. high school athletes suffer from concussions. Similarly,  multiple Harker athletes sustain concussions every year. Many are aware of the pain that concussions cause on the court,...

Roma Bhanot (9) leads the varsity girls lacrosse team’s cheer during a huddle after the first quarter. “The culture just seems really relaxed because of the players and the coaches,” Roma said. “A lot of the players are new their freshman year, so I definitely got a lot of help from them, even before the season started.

Clearing challenges and building onwards

by Emma Milner and Tiffany Zhu March 28, 2024

After clinching first place in the WBAL Alpine League last season with an undefeated 12-0 record, the varsity girls lacrosse team boasts a formidable reputation. This season, their hopes soar high as they...

Iris Wang (10) poses with her hockey stick. “I just really love all the ups and downs of hockey,” Iris said. “You win as a team, you lose as a team, and although losing can be hard, I like that its a team experience and everyone lifts each other up.”

Ice breaking, victory chasing

by Emma Milner and Claire Yu March 28, 2024

Wind whips at Iris Wang’s (10) face as she stickhandles the puck, deftly weaving through defenders. She glances at the scoreboard, realizing that she only needs to keep the puck in her control for a...

Watch out for these watches

Watch out for these watches

by Jonathan Xue March 28, 2024

You’re browsing the market for a sports watch. But which watch? And what separates a sports watch from your standard wristwatch? Well, fear not. With our handy explainer, you’ll be a sports watch expert...

Despite an underwhelming statistical performance with the team so far, onlookers expect Soto to have a big 2024. The young outfielder fits perfectly into the New York lineup, providing much-needed baserunners for a team that took an all-or-nothing approach in the past.

Game Talk with Gabe: Yankees set to contend in 2024

by Gabe Sachse March 18, 2024

New York, New York. Usually, it is a wonderful town for sports. For last year’s Yankees, though? Not so much. Coming off a 99-win season, the 2023 squad underperformed, missing the playoffs by seven...

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