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Last one standing: A guide to the NFL playoffs

Last one standing: A guide to the NFL playoffs

by Muthu Panchanatham, Sports Reporter

January 18, 2020

Since the beginning of January, the top NFL teams have been battling it out on this country’s biggest stages, hoping to make it to the most-watched sporting event in America: the Super Bowl. Tomorrow, the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers will face off at 3:40 p.m. following the Kansas City ...

Varsity boys basketball falls to Sacred Heart

Varsity boys basketball falls to Sacred Heart

by Tessa Muhle, Reporter

January 14, 2020

The varsity boys basketball team lost 79-45 to the Sacred Heart Prep Gators at home last Thursday, bringing their overall record to 6-6 and their league record to 0-2. The game started quickly, with Sacred Heart quickly racking up 18 points to Harker’s 6 by the end of the first quarter and the s...

Boys soccer ties Leland 2-2

Boys soccer ties Leland 2-2

by Lauren Liu and Irina Malyugina

January 13, 2020

The varsity boys soccer team ended their close game against Leland High in a tie 2-2 last Wednesday, while the junior varsity team lost 3-1.  “It’s definitely been a bit challenging for the boys. The boys are really starting to get to know each other, and it’s coming together,” varsity boys...

Girls soccer dominates Eastside in 8-0 victory

Girls soccer dominates Eastside in 8-0 victory

by Sally Zhu and Athreya Daniel

January 13, 2020

Varsity girls soccer defeated Eastside 8-0 last Tuesday after an impressive game, starting the regular season off with a win after an undefeated preseason record of 3-0-2. This is their first league game. “We’re all pretty strong players. We have some great senior fire power this year… [Our...

Live Updates: Soccer teams host last annual Kicks Against Cancer

Live Updates: Soccer teams host last annual Kicks Against Cancer

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Vishnu Kannan, and Alysa Suleiman

January 10, 2020

8:15 p.m. Coming out of the half following a dominant first half showing for the Eagles, the Eagles and the Woodside Priory Panthers’s defenses held strong, causing both teams to remain scoreless for the first 25 minutes of the second half. The Eagles offense wasn’t to be contained for long tho...

Apex: Up and running again

Apex: Up and running again

by Muthu Panchanatham, Sports Reporter

December 21, 2019

All eyes focus on the final stretch of the race as the runners come around the bend. A streak of white breaks through the line of runners, expending the last of her energy to finish the race. Leaving the other competitors behind, Anna Weirich (11) sprints through the finish line, a triumphant and det...

It wasn’t just a sport: wrestling was a family

It wasn’t just a sport: wrestling was a family

by Eric Fang, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

December 21, 2019

Kobe Howard (‘19) lay face down on the wrestling mat, his arm trapped behind his back by his opponent’s knee. I hovered above my seat, praying that he wouldn’t give up. “Throw him off your back,” I shouted. I knew how vulnerable Kobe felt. I remembered breaking my ankle in the middle of a mat...

Weekly recap: Winter sports leap into early competition

Weekly recap: Winter sports leap into early competition

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

December 15, 2019

Boys Basketball After kicking off their season with a team trip to Maui, Hawaii, in late November, varsity boys basketball has had a strong showing in recent games and currently maintains an overall record of 4-3. This week, the Eagles competed at the 58th Annual James Lick Invitational Tournament (JLIT) f...

Washington Wizards beat Charlotte Hornets: An NBA game in photos

Washington Wizards beat Charlotte Hornets: An NBA game in photos

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Muthu Panchanatham

November 24, 2019

An overwhelming rush of color and noise filled the Capital One Arena on Friday night, such a great onslaught to the senses that it was difficult to take in everything that was happening. Bright lights from several projecting screens illuminated the court below, as they flashed the names of both adver...

Cross country runner wins CCS, qualifies to States

Cross country runner wins CCS, qualifies to States

by Aditya Singhvi, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

November 19, 2019

Anna Weirich (11) placed first in the Central Coast Section (CCS) finals Division 4 cross country race on Saturday, qualifying to the state meet to be held in Fresno on Nov. 30.  Anna beat her Nov. 8 season record on the Crystal Springs course by 24 seconds to take gold, ahead of the nearest competi...

Girls golf makes history at state championships

Girls golf makes history at state championships

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

November 19, 2019

Varsity girls golfers Claire Chen (9) and Natalie Vo (11) made school history at the 2019 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Golf Championships on Tuesday, Nov. 19, marking an impressive end to their season. The two qualified as individuals to the tournament, having placed in the top nine a...

Up close and personal: On the sidelines of a college football game

Up close and personal: On the sidelines of a college football game

by Muthu Panchanatham, Sports Reporter

November 19, 2019

As my brother, my cousin and I walked through the tall black gates protecting Princeton University’s stadium, an eruption of wild cheering emerged, signaling a Princeton first down. A sea of orange filled the stands, rising up in appreciation of the new set of downs. The 6-0 Princeton was battling ...

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