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Boys basketball clinches first-round CCS win over Design Tech, falters in second round

Boys basketball clinches first-round CCS win over Design Tech, falters in second round

by Aditya Singhvi, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

February 23, 2020

The varsity boys basketball team clinched a 71-48 win over Design Tech in the first round of the CCS Division IV playoffs at home on Friday, advancing to a second-round matchup against Scotts Valley on Saturday that the Eagles dropped 48-42.  Heading into the game, the Eagles (7-17) were seeded ninth in th...

Winter sports begin playoff competition

Winter sports begin playoff competition

by Muthu Panchanatham, Sports Reporter

February 21, 2020

As winter sports league play comes to an end, Harker basketball and soccer teams turn towards the upcoming playoffs. Having started their seasons in late October, the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs are a culmination of the hard work and determination of the teams. Girls Soccer The varsity girls soccer team fini...

Boys basketball falls to Priory on senior night

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Aditya Singhvi

February 17, 2020

The varsity boys basketball team (7-17) fell 63-28 at home in a senior night matchup against Woodside Priory last Tuesday.  Prior to tipoff, the team held a ceremony honoring each of 10 seniors, including team managers Griffin Crook, Adhya Hoskote and Caroline Yager; and players Kevin Chen, Jack ...

Varsity girls basketball falls short in fourth quarter on senior night

Varsity girls basketball falls short in fourth quarter on senior night

by Aditya Singhvi, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

February 14, 2020

The varsity girls basketball team fell 69-53 to the Mercy San Francisco Skippers in a senior night matchup last Friday, bringing their overall record to 11-11 and league record to 6-4.  Ahead of the game, five seniors — Allison Yen, Sara Lynn Sullivan, Haley Arena, Kaidi Dai and Charlotte Blanc ...

Varsity boys soccer crushes Eastside College Prep on senior night

Varsity boys soccer crushes Eastside College Prep on senior night

by Saurav Tewari, Sports Reporter

February 14, 2020

The varsity boys soccer team had a blowout 11-1 victory against Eastside College Prep on senior night last Friday, bringing their overall record to 12-3-2.  The Eagles had no trouble scoring, controlling the ball for most of the game and earning multiple goals before halftime. They relentlessly att...

Kansas City Chiefs defeat San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV

Kansas City Chiefs defeat San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV

by Muthu Panchanatham and Aditya Singhvi

February 11, 2020

As the game clock wound down in the final seconds of Superbowl LIV, San Francisco 49ers fans across the nation sat dejectedly back into their chairs, in disbelief of the 31-20 score in favor of the Kansas City Chiefs displayed on the television screen. Just minutes earlier, their team had been firmly in c...

Varsity girls soccer suffers first loss of season on senior night

Varsity girls soccer suffers first loss of season on senior night

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter

February 8, 2020

 The varsity girls soccer fell 1-0 against Crystal Springs for their first loss of the season on senior night on Tuesday, bringing their overall record to 12-1-3.  Both teams initially struggled to score, with the score tied at 0-0 heading into halftime. During halftime, four seniors were ho...

Kick Back with Kushal: Chiefs take dub over 49ers in Super Bowl

Kick Back with Kushal: Chiefs take dub over 49ers in Super Bowl

by Kushal Shah, Sports Reporter

February 8, 2020

Us Niner faithful have just received some of the most tragic and devastating news in the history of the Niners since Colin Kaepernick threw that awful interception on a hail mary play to Michael Crabtree in the National Football Conference (NFC) game in 2013. And yeah! That was almost 7 years ago, wh...

Jock of All Trades: Episode 3

Jock of All Trades: Episode 3

by Vishnu Kannan, Kushal Shah, and Muthu Panchanatham

February 1, 2020

From Harker Aquila, Jock of All Trades is a sports podcast by Kushal Shah (11), Muthu Panchanatham (10), and Vishnu Kannan (10). This edition features an in-depth discussion regarding the NFL playoffs thus far, a glance at the fast approaching Super Bowl, and a tribute to Kobe Bryant, his daughter,...

Boys soccer makes dramatic comeback to tie Sacred Heart

Boys soccer makes dramatic comeback to tie Sacred Heart

by Brian Chen, Kushal Shah, and Aditya Singhvi

January 29, 2020

The varsity boys soccer team tied undefeated Sacred Heart 3-3 last Wednesday at home, after having gone 8-2-1 in their overall season so far.  Ishaan Mantripragada (10) scored the first goal against multiple Sacred Heart defenders. However, Sacred Heart retaliated and rattled off two straight goals be...

Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant among 9 killed in helicopter crash

Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant among 9 killed in helicopter crash

by Aditya Singhvi, Anna Vazhaeparambil, and Alysa Suleiman

January 26, 2020

As more information is released about Kobe Bryant’s death, this article will be updated with the latest news. Check Harker Aquila for more updates. Kobe Bryant, former NBA superstar, died at the age of 41 in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA, this morning shortly before 10 a.m., according to major news outlets The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. Although the Los Angeles County Sheriff...

Varsity girls soccer dominates Mercy SF 7-1

Varsity girls soccer dominates Mercy SF 7-1

by Isha Moorjani and Sarah Mohammed

January 21, 2020

Varsity girls soccer defeated Mercy San Francisco 7-1 last Friday in a home game, continuing their undefeated season. The girls have had a busy week, and even though various players were unable to participate, they ended the week strong.  “Today, our girls came out ready to play. It's been a long wee...

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