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Former assistant athletics director and three athletes inducted into Harker’s Athletic Hall of Fame

Former assistant athletics director and three athletes inducted into Harker’s Athletic Hall of Fame

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Aditya Singhvi

October 16, 2019

Four new inductees for Harker’s Athletic Hall of Fame were honored on homecoming night in a ceremony just before the game, where they were recognized for their dedication to Harker’s athletics program and for exemplifying the school’s values during their time here and beyond. Adhir Ravipati (...

Live Updates: Harker hosts St. Vincent De Paul for annual homecoming game

Live Updates: Harker hosts St. Vincent De Paul for annual homecoming game

by Aditya Singhvi, Anna Vazhaeparambil, Kathy Fang, Eric Fang, Vishnu Kannan, and Muthu Panchanatham

October 12, 2019

Final Score: Harker 6 - St. Vincent de Paul 34 9:00 p.m. The game ends with an incomplete pass from Vijay. The final score is 34 - 6, and keep an eye out for more game recaps on Harker Aquila. 8:56 p.m. With two minutes left in the fourth quarter and a running clock, Vijay completes another pas...

Live Updates: Girls volleyball teams host Dig Pink fundraiser

Live Updates: Girls volleyball teams host Dig Pink fundraiser

by Aditya Singhvi, Vishnu Kannan, Anna Vazhaeparambil, and Kathy Fang

October 10, 2019

The upper school girls volleyball teams are hosting their “Dig Pink” breast cancer fundraiser in the Athletic Center during their matches against Mercy High School Burlingame. Money raised during the event will go towards Stage IV breast cancer research conducted by the Side-Out Foundation, an ...

Volleyball teams to host Dig Pink fundraiser tomorrow

Volleyball teams to host Dig Pink fundraiser tomorrow

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Aditya Singhvi

October 9, 2019

The upper school girls volleyball teams will be hosting their “Dig Pink” breast cancer fundraiser in the Athletic Center tomorrow during their matches against Mercy High School Burlingame. Money raised during the event will go towards Stage IV breast cancer research conducted by the Side-Out Found...

Monthly recap: Fall sports go the distance

Monthly recap: Fall sports go the distance

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Sports Editor

October 9, 2019

Cross Country During the past month, the upper school cross country team competed in three meets: the Jackie Henderson Memorial Invitational on Sept. 14, the De La Salle Nike Challenge on Sept. 21 and the Capitol Cross Country Challenge on Sept. 28. Over the course of the three competitions, nearly...

Weekly recap: Fall sports ace the week

Weekly recap: Fall sports ace the week

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Aditya Singhvi

September 10, 2019

Cross Country The high school cross country team competed in their first meet of the school year this weekend, at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.  In the varsity girls division, Anna Weirich (11) placed 15th out of 182 runners, while Ritika Rajamani (10) placed 92nd. For the varsity boys, Daws...

Girls volleyball faces off against Mercy High School

Girls volleyball faces off against Mercy High School

by Kushal Shah, Sports Columnist

September 4, 2019

Coming off a recent victory over the Branham Bruins last week, the fourth-seeded varsity girls volleyball team looks to steal a win against the first-seeded Mercy High School (2-0) in an away conference match tonight at Junipero Serra High School. The team has fared well so far in the season, with a cu...

Weekly Recap: Fall sports come out swinging

Weekly Recap: Fall sports come out swinging

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

September 2, 2019

Cross Country For the past few months, ever since pre-season workouts began in the summer, the cross country team has been training extensively for upcoming meets this year. With a grueling exercise regimen, which includes running several miles every day, they hope to be ready for their upcoming meets....

Kick Back with Kushal: Another unusual NBA offseason

Kick Back with Kushal: Another unusual NBA offseason

by Kushal Shah, Sports Columnist

August 30, 2019

Absent for the summer? Or a rookie NBA fan not yet able to understand the gigantuan and mind-boggling moves this past offseason? Or just absolutely missed out on the cosmic waves that were emanated from the depths of the NBA’s offseason earth-shattering blockbuster deals? No worries! Your Sportsman is h...

Mia Purnell coaches students through the race that is life

Mia Purnell coaches students through the race that is life

by Muthu Panchanatham, Sports Reporter

August 30, 2019

Newly appointed cross country and track head coach Mia Purnell stands proudly beside her bicycle, wearing a bright green Harker Athletics polo and a wide smile on her face, watching her student-athletes run around the track at the Blackford Campus.  As a child, Mia Purnell “wanted to race everyone.” From raci...

Loren Powers uses football as a mantra to life

Loren Powers uses football as a mantra to life

by Vishnu Kannan, Sports Editor

August 30, 2019

Sitting in a swivel chair in his office in the Harker weight room, new Harker football head coach Loren Powers fondly recalls watching the 49ers as a child and being captivated by “the glitz and glam of the 49ers’ red and gold.” Powers said that watching greatness in motion through the likes of ...

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