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Sports slideshow: Sept. 17

Sports slideshow: Sept. 17

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor September 17, 2021

Sports Talk With Saurav: Trust the process

Sports Talk With Saurav: Trust the process

by Saurav Tewari, Sports Columnist September 11, 2021

Five finals appearances. Four championships. In the last seven seasons, the Golden State Warriors went from the laughingstock of the NBA whose distant 1972 Championship was a distant glimmer of hope in...

Captain Maddux Carlisle (12) tackles a Lynbrook player. The football team has a record of 1-2 in league.

Weekly recap: Fall sports blaze through start of seasons

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor September 10, 2021

Football The varsity football team lost to Valley Christian Academy Roseville at home today, bringing their overall league record to 1-2. The football team kicked off their season two weeks ago in...

Instructor Loren Due and Melody Yazdi (12) practice a move during a capoeira session in April 2019. In addition to capoeira, after school PE class offerings include fencing, yoga, fitness for life, and after school fitness.

Registration for after school classes to fill PE credit requirement open to all grade levels

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor September 4, 2021

Registration for after school classes for PE credit opened to seniors this past week on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. and to all other grades the following day at 11:15 am. Students can register for these PE...

Emily Novikov (11) poses outside the Blackford Campus tennis courts with her Yonex Ezone 98  tennis racket. Emily helped lead the varsity girls tennis team to a CCS Championship in her sophomore year.

Apex: The right mindset

by Carter Chadwick, TALON co-Photo Editor August 27, 2021

As the match approaches, tennis player Emily Novikov (11) reaches into her bag and pulls out her jump rope and headphones. She slips on the headphones, turns on music and begins to jump rope. Slowly, the...

Jason Yi (9) jukes out a defender during football practice on August 13. The football team placed second in a 7 vs. 7 passing tournament in July.

Fall sports kickoff with preseason training

by Anika Mani and Lakshmi Mulgund August 22, 2021

The upper school girls tennis, football, water polo, cheerleading, girls golf, girls volleyball and cross country teams began training in early August on campus to prepare for their upcoming matches. Girls...

Talk around campus: Students react to the Tokyo Olympics

Talk around campus: Students react to the Tokyo Olympics

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor August 21, 2021

The 2021 Tokyo Olympics wrapped up on Aug. 8 after 16 days of fierce competition across 33 different sports. Students share their thoughts on the once-every-four-year event, ranging from their favorite...

The baseball team poses with their CCS Championship Plaque after their 16-14 victory against Stevenson. Down 5-14 by the end of the penultimate inning, the baseball team staged an incredible comeback in the final inning to win the game, scoring 11 consecutive runs on a single out.

Baseball team comes back from 5-14 deficit in final inning to win CCS Championship

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor June 28, 2021

Down 5-14 with two outs in the seventh and final inning of their CCS Championships matchup against Stevenson on June 19, the varsity baseball team staged an incredible comeback, scoring 11 consecutive...

Olivia Guo (12) swings her club during the girls golf team's Senior Night on June 10. The boys and girls golf teams both won CCS Championships last week.

Boys and girls golf teams win CCS Championships

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor June 16, 2021

The boys and girls golf teams brought home CCS Championships last week on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. The boys scored 388, five strokes ahead of second-place Mitty, and the girls followed up the...

Brian Pinkston (12) swings during the boys volleyball team’s victory over Prospect in the CCS Championships on June 5. After a slow start to the season, the boys volleyball team swept through CCS, not dropping a single set in their consecutive victories against Palma, Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep, and Prospect in CCS.

Girl tennis and varsity boys volleyball teams win CCS Championships

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor June 11, 2021

Prior to this year, Harker sports teams had been crowned CCS Champions on three different occasions: boys volleyball in May 2019, girls volleyball in November 2019, and boys soccer in March 2020. In the...

Mark Hu (11) pitches during the baseball team’s game against Crystal Springs. Mark pitched a perfect game against Priory on May 11, in which he struck out a record-setting 18 batters, making Harker and CCS history.

Junior pitches perfect game: Mark Hu ties CCS record with 18 strikeouts

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham May 23, 2021

Mark Hu (11) pitched a perfect game for the Eagles against Priory on May 11, making Harker and Central Coast Section (CCS) history with a record-tying 18 strikeouts. A perfect pitching game in baseball...

Arjun Virmani (12) fights with a defender for the basketball in the team’s match 50-44 victory against Crystal Springs on April 21. The team’s next match is against Sacred Heart at home at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Weekly recap: Upper school sports teams continue to dominate their competition

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Sports Editor May 3, 2021

Soccer The varsity boys soccer team fell to King’s Academy in their season opener on April 20, but bounced back in a big way two days later, dominating Crystal Springs Uplands 6-0. This past week, the...

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