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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...

Kick Back with Kushal: Has the NBA finally been freed from the evil Warriors’ clutches?

Kick Back with Kushal: Has the NBA finally been freed from the evil Warriors’ clutches?

by Kushal Shah, Columnist

December 7, 2018


Filed under Kick back with Kushal, Sports, Uncategorized, Winged Post

Yes, it’s true—it’s all true. After a long period of silence from supposed “contending” teams, the wicked Warriors of the West have finally released their NBA counterparts as their hostages. However, one matter is yet uncertain. What really incited this good-hearted release? Was it the Warriors’...

Girls varsity basketball team welcomes two new coaches

Girls varsity basketball team welcomes two new coaches

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Girls Basketball, Sports, Winged Post, Winter Sports

Sneakers squeak and shouts echo from the gym floor in the Athletic Center as the girls varsity basketball team cheer each other on while they run sprints near the end of their practice. At the sidelines, their new coaches, Daniza Rodriguez (’13) and Joelle Cariaga, yell encouraging words, urging the g...

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, ...

Girls soccer dominates Independence High in 5-0 victory

Girls soccer dominates Independence High in 5-0 victory

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Facebook Briefs, Girls Soccer, Online Exclusive, Photos, Sports, Winter Sports

Varsity girls soccer, playing at home, blew out the Independence High 76ers 5-0 to mark their first victory of the season on Nov. 29. This was their second game of the season, after a 1-1 deadlock against the King's Academy Knights on Nov. 27. The team plays against the San Mateo High Bearcats on Tuesday,...

Varsity, junior varsity boys soccer teams fall to South San Francisco High

Varsity, junior varsity boys soccer teams fall to South San Francisco High

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Boys Soccer, Facebook Briefs, Photos, Sports, Uncategorized, Winter Sports

The varsity boys soccer team fell 4-2 to the South San Francisco Warriors playing in the light rain on Davis Field on Wednesday, Nov. 28. They play at Saratoga High next Wednesday, Dec. 5. The junior varsity Eagles did not have much luck against the Warriors either, losing 7-1. They also visit the...

DECA and Spirit Council host Hoops and Scoops

DECA and Spirit Council host Hoops and Scoops

by Nicole Tian, Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Facebook Briefs, News, Online Exclusive, Sports

DECA and the Spirit Council held a fundraiser inside the Athletic Center during lunch yesterday. Named Hoops and Scoops after the basketball knockout game and the ice cream sandwiches served, this event raised money toward the Muscular Dystrophy Association....

Varsity girls volleyball loses CCS finals, still qualifies for NorCals

Varsity girls volleyball loses CCS finals, still qualifies for NorCals

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Facebook Briefs, Online Exclusive, Sports

The Eagles lost a five set match to Notre Dame-Belmont 17-25, 25-21, 25-17, 22-25, 14-16 in the varsity girls volleyball CCS Division IV finals. Despite the loss, the Eagles still qualify for the NorCal tournament, to be held next week.

Varsity girls tennis competes in WBAL tournament, players advance to CCS

Varsity girls tennis competes in WBAL tournament, players advance to CCS

by Jessie Wang, Reporter

November 4, 2018


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

The varsity girls tennis team played in the WBAL Individual Tennis Tournament, which took place on Monday and Tuesday at Menlo. Doubles partners Fonda Hu (10) and Sachi Bajaj (10) took second place to a team from Menlo, qualifying for the CCS Individual Tournament. “The day's been pretty tirin...

Varsity girls volleyball advances to CCS finals, winning semifinals in three sets

Varsity girls volleyball advances to CCS finals, winning semifinals in three sets

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Facebook Briefs, News, Online Exclusive, Sports

The varsity girls volleyball team moves forward to CCS finals after winning their semifinals match against Santa Cruz High School in three sets at Menlo-Atherton High School this afternoon. The game began at 5:30 p.m., with the girls defeating Santa Cruz players 25-15 in the first set, 25-19 in the...

Varsity Girls Water Polo wins SCVAL Tournament

Varsity Girls Water Polo wins SCVAL Tournament

by Julia Amick, TALON Business Manager

November 1, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Water Polo, Online Exclusive, Sports

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 volleyball wins CCS quarterfinals, advances to semifinals

Varsity girls volleyball wins CCS quarterfinals, advances to semifinals

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Facebook Briefs, News, Online Exclusive, Sports

The varsity girls volleyball team won its CCS quarterfinal match against Mercy-Burlingame 25-15, 25-18, 25-14 tonight. The girls will play Santa Cruz, who upset first seeded Carmel in the quarterfinals, at Menlo on Thursday for a spot in the finals.

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