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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Seniors Andrea Thia, Esther Wu and Tina Xu hold gifts, posters and flowers during the Senior Night ceremony. The varsity girls golf teams Senior Night was held on Nov. 12 at the Los Lagos Golf Course in San Jose.

Varsity girls golf team celebrates Senior Night at Los Lagos Golf Course

by Brandon Zau, Reporter November 24, 2021

The varsity girls golf team continued their Senior Night tradition of watching senior golfers hit their last approach shot and stroke for Harker at the Los Lagos Golf Course on Nov. 12. Friends and family...

Lachlan Rossi (10) throws the ball into the goal as two Gunn defenders close in on him. After finishing second in league this season with a record of 11-2, the varsity boys water polo team won CCS and finished second place in NorCals.

Varsity boys water polo team finishes second in NorCals after finals loss to Gunn

by Sydney Ling, Reporter November 24, 2021

The varsity boys water polo team lost to Gunn 7-13 on Saturday in the NorCal Division III Championship finals.  Despite a close margin for the majority of the game, with a score of 3-4 in the first...

From his years as a promising rookie to recent ones as a seasoned veteran, Buster Posey was the heart and soul  of the Giants. Since the start of his career in 2009, Posey played 1093 games as a catcher, one of the hardest defensive positions in baseball, and was also a very offensive player, hitting a batting average of .302.

Celebrating Buster Posey: the backbone of San Francisco

by Desiree Luo, Assistant Sports Editor November 22, 2021

The 2021 Major League Baseball season concluded with the Atlanta Braves winning the World Series over the Houston Astros on Nov. 2. For Giants fans, the offseason ahead offered a welcome respite from the...

Four-year varsity volleyball athlete Tara Ozdemir (12) signs a letter of intent to play Division 1 beach volleyball at Stetson University. Tara is the second student in Harker history to play beach volleyball at the collegiate level.

Senior signs letter of intent to play Division I beach volleyball at Stetson University

by Desiree Luo and Medha Yarlagadda November 19, 2021

Tara Ozdemir (12) signed a letter of intent to play Division I beach volleyball at Stetson University during the college athlete signing ceremony on Nov. 10.  Tara is the second student in Harker history...

Rachel Hernandez (10) serves the ball. The varsity girls tennis team defeated Menlo 6-1 on Saturday at Bay Club Los Gatos to repeat as CCS Champions.

Varsity girls tennis team repeats as CCS Champions with 6-1 victory over Menlo

by Alysa Suleiman and Vishnu Kannan November 16, 2021

The varsity girls tennis team defeated Menlo 6-1 on Saturday at Bay Club Los Gatos to win their second consecutive Central Coast Section (CCS) Championship.  Natasha Rajaram (10), Sophie Hernandez...

Sports slideshow: Nov. 4

Sports slideshow: Nov. 4

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor November 9, 2021

Anandita Arun (9) swings at the ball during the varsity girls tennis teams win over Notre Dame Belmont on Sept. 28.

Weekly Previews: Nov. 8-12

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor November 8, 2021

Winter sports seasons kicked off last week, with the basketball and soccer teams practicing in preparation for their first league matches next week. Tennis Seeded first in CCS with a record of 14-1,...

Cross country head coach Mia Purnell hands out roses to this years seniors Erica Cai, Ritika Rajamani, Dawson Chen, Kailash Ranganathan, Aidan Lincke and Alex Liou during the senior ceremony.

Cross country team competes in league finals, celebrates Senior Night

by Emma Gao, Reporter November 8, 2021

The cross country team competed in the West Bay Athletics League finals hosted at the Crystal Springs Cross Country Park on Senior Night on Friday. The team celebrated seniors Erica Cai, Dawson Chen, Aidan...

Dylan Parikh (11) rushes during the varsity football teams match against the California School for the Deaf this past Thursday, Oct. 21.

Weekly Previews: Oct. 25-29

by Desiree Luo, Asst. Sports Editor October 24, 2021

Football The varsity football team concluded their season with a 68-40 victory over the California School for the Deaf last Thursday on Senior Night. Water Polo The varsity boys and girls water...

Tara Ozdemir (12) and Brooklyn Cicero (12) hold up signs made for their Senior Night. The team will play at Notre Dame this Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Varsity girls volleyball team falls to Mercy High School on Senior Night

by Emma Gao and Katelyn Zhao October 24, 2021

The varsity girls volleyball team lost to Mercy High School during their Senior Night on Friday at home 23-25, 18-25, 22-25 in their last home game of the season.  The volleyball team held a ceremony...

The junior varsity girls volleyball team rejoices in a huddle after their victory against Mercy High School. The Eagles won the match 25-23, 12-25, 15-10.

Junior varsity girls volleyball defeats Mercy High School

by Kinnera Mulam and Ella Yee October 24, 2021

The junior varsity girls volleyball team triumphed over Mercy High School on Friday 25-23, 12-25, 15-10. “Today’s game was probably the best game our team played and it was also one of the most...

Rajas Apte (9) presses a Leigh player while on defense. The varsity boys water polo team participated in the Silicon Valley Invite Tournament this past weekend.

Varsity boys water polo team defeats Leigh 22-6

by Trisha Iyer and Olivia Xu October 24, 2021

The varsity boys water polo team defeated Leigh High 22-6 in the first round of the Silicon Valley Invite Tournament, hosted at the upper school yesterday and Friday.  A starting burst of energy gave...

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