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Jock of All Trades: Episode 11, Talking March Madness with Coach Alfredo Alves

Jock of All Trades: Episode 11, Talking March Madness with Coach Alfredo Alves

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham April 11, 2021

From Harker Aquila, Jock of All Trades is a sports podcast hosted by Kushal Shah (12), Muthu Panchanatham (11), Vishnu Kannan (11) and Saurav Tewari (11). In this episode, hear Vishnu and Muthu interview...

Jock Of All Trades: Episode 10

Jock Of All Trades: Episode 10

by Vishnu Kannan, Muthu Panchanatham, and Saurav Tewari April 11, 2021

From Harker Aquila, Jock of All Trades is a sports podcast hosted by Kushal Shah (12), Muthu Panchanatham (11), Vishnu Kannan (11) and Saurav Tewari (11). In this episode, hear Vishnu, Muthu, and Saurav...

Brian Flores, Ron Rivera, Robert Saleh, Mike Tomlin, and David Culley (all pictured above) are the only five minority head coaches in the NFL, heading in to the 2021 - 2022 NFL season. This translates to just 13% of the league’s 32 head coaches, which is surprising considering that over 70% of the NFL’s players are of color, according to The Institute For Diversity and Ethics in Sports’ 2020 NFL Gender and Racial Report Card.

Racial disparity persists in NFL coaching and ownership despite league’s efforts to promote diversity

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Sports Editor April 7, 2021

Mike Tomlin. Ron Rivera. Brian Flores. Robert Saleh. David Culley. The names of the only non-white head coaches in the NFL. In a league where minorities make up the majority of the player pool, one would...

Rigo Gonzales (10) sets up in his ready stance at the start of the track. Rigo qualified for CCS as a freshman last year, after running three miles in 17 minutes and 22 seconds at the CCS qualifier meet.

Apex: Hustle and heart

by Muthu Panchanatham, Co-Sports Editor April 2, 2021

A crowd forms at the end of the race, anticipating a close finish by the top competitors. As the runners come into view, they can be seen making a last ditch effort to pull ahead, exhaustion already set...

Kick Back with Kushal: Preaching patience

Kick Back with Kushal: Preaching patience

by Kushal Shah, Sports Reporter March 29, 2021

What an absolute rollercoaster of a season it has been. From Klay’s devastating torn Achilles mere days away from the start of our season, to the hype that surrounded James Wiseman, to the two blowout...

Natalie Vo (12) hits a tee shot with her driver during the girls golf team's victory against Notre Dame Belmont last Wednesday. The girls now have a record of 3-0, with three matches still left on their schedule.

Girls golf and girls tennis teams dominate in league, more sports to kick off soon

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham March 22, 2021

As COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Santa Clara County, a majority of Harker sports have been allowed to resume practice, and in some cases, competition. Sports seasons were initially scheduled to...

Anushka Mehrotra (10) swings at a ball during the team’s CCS semifinals’ matchup against St. Francis last school year. Girls tennis resumed three weeks ago, and since then, the team has racked up three victories, against Monta Vista, Sacred Heart, and now, Menlo.

Girls tennis team defeats Menlo, snapping 24-year-long win streak in league play

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham March 13, 2021

The varsity girls tennis team defeated Menlo 4-3 yesterday in the first game of their season, snapping Menlo’s record-setting 24-year, 266-match-long win streak in league play. The Eagles were represented...

Fitness Fridays #4

Fitness Fridays #4

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham March 12, 2021

Before the pandemic, it was no problem for us to get some steps in — all we had to do was walk from one class to the next, from Dobbins to Shah. Nowadays, it’s fair to say that it’s been more challenging...

Fitness Fridays #3

Fitness Fridays #3

by Muthu Panchanatham and Kushal Shah March 5, 2021

Before the pandemic, it was no problem for us to get some steps in — all we had to do was walk from one class to the next, from Dobbins to Shah. Nowadays, it’s fair to say that it’s been more challenging...

Jessica Zhou (10) prepares to hit a bunker shot at a practice round at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club last week. Following the upper school's safety protocols for athletes, players are required to wear masks and social distance at all times.

Spring sports kick off

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Varsha Rammohan March 1, 2021

Despite a delayed start to their seasons, due to the surge of COVID-19 cases in Santa Clara County during the winter, upper school athletes in cross country, football, girls golf and girls tennis are currently...

Kara Kister (10) runs during a cross country meet last year. Kara was one of four athletes to participate in last Saturday’s meet at The King’s Academy, which was Harker’s first athletic competition since the school shut down in March last year due to COVID-19.

Athletic competitions resume, cross country team participates in first meet

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham March 1, 2021

The cross country team participated in their first meet of the season last Saturday, facing off against The King’s Academy and Notre Dame. Alexa Lowe (11), Alex Liou (11), Kara Kister (10) and Adam Sayed...

Jock of All Trades: Episode 9

Jock of All Trades: Episode 9

by Vishnu Kannan, Muthu Panchanatham, Kushal Shah, and Saurav Tewari February 17, 2021

From Harker Aquila, Jock of All Trades is a sports podcast hosted by Kushal Shah (12), Muthu Panchanatham (11), Vishnu Kannan (11) and Saurav Tewari (11). In this episode, hear the crew discuss their...

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