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Volleyball honors seniors, defeats Los Altos

Volleyball honors seniors, defeats Los Altos

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

May 5, 2019

The varsity boys volleyball team honored seniors Chris Gong, Jarett Anderson and Charlie Molin during a senior night ceremony held on May 1 in the athletic center before a match against Los Altos, which the Eagles won 25-12, 25-12, 25-20. The crowd had an opportunity to write messages on individual...

After-school fencing class tries electric fencing

After-school fencing class tries electric fencing

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

May 5, 2019

The after-school fencing class, which students can participate in to fulfill their P.E. credits, held an electric fencing session from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room (MPR) in the Athletic Center on May 3. Substitute fencing instructor Bill Cracraft brought in electric fencing equipment...

Bringing Capoeira to Life

Bringing Capoeira to Life

by Mark Hu and Muthu Panchanatham

April 25, 2019

Intense music plays in the background as two students bend down to touch their teacher’s feet, surrounded by their peers. They then proceed to shake hands, acknowledging each other with respect as they were taught. Suddenly, the two cartwheel into the center of the “roda” or circle of people and engage ...

Weekly Roundup: Spring sports clear the competition

Weekly Roundup: Spring sports clear the competition

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Asst. Sports Editor

April 21, 2019

Baseball: After a solid performance, the baseball team ends this week with two more wins under their belt: they beat Terra Nova High School 8-6 on Tuesday and Westmoor High School 20-6 on Thursday, before facing a tough 8-5 loss to Harbor High School on Saturday. “We’re having a really strong ...

Jock of All Trades: #2

Jock of All Trades: #2

by Vishnu Kannan, Muthu Panchanatham, and Kushal Shah

April 21, 2019

From Harker Aquila, Jock of All Trades is a sports podcast by Kushal Shah (10), Muthu Panchanatham (9), and Vishnu Kannan (9). This edition features an in-depth discussion regarding the NBA playoffs, predictions for the top-five picks of the NFL Draft, and an exclusive interview with Harker Athletics...

7 Seniors Commit to College Athletics During Signing Day

7 Seniors Commit to College Athletics During Signing Day

by Vishnu Kannan, Reporter

April 21, 2019

Members of the Harker community gathered in the Athletics center on Thursday at 12:45 during a long lunch to support the seven seniors from the Class of 2019 who have committed to play college sports. The seniors included Jarrett Anderson, who committed to play volleyball at Springfield College; Joshua ...

Tennis team honors seniors, defeats Pinewood

Tennis team honors seniors, defeats Pinewood

by Aditya Singhvi and Anna Vazhaeparambil

April 21, 2019

The varsity tennis team celebrated its senior night on Wednesday, April 17, celebrating seniors Kai Franz and Nishant Ravi and winning 4-3 against Pinewood at home. Before the matches began, the team lined up with letters taped to their backs that spelled out “KAISHANT BEAST MODE FOREVER” to h...

Jock of All Trades: Episode 1

Jock of All Trades: Episode 1

by Kushal Shah, Vishnu Kannan, and Muthu Panchanatham

April 21, 2019

From Harker Aquila, Jock Of All Trades is a sports podcast hosted by Kushal Shah (10), Muthu Panchanatham (9) and Vishnu Kannan (9). This edition features an exclusive interview with lacrosse coach and kayak polo player Mr. Andrew Irvine and delves into topics like the fan who harassed Russell Wes...

Weekly roundup: Spring teams keep the ball rolling

Weekly roundup: Spring teams keep the ball rolling

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Asst. Sports Editor

April 16, 2019

Softball: The girls softball team earned their second win of their league season this week, beating Notre Dame High School 13-5 on Tuesday and increasing their record to 2-5. In a non-league game against El Camino High School on Thursday, the Eagles again won, earning a final score of 14-11 and improvi...

Swimmers celebrate senior night with win over Kings

Swimmers celebrate senior night with win over Kings

by Nicole Tian, Reporter

April 12, 2019

The swim team celebrated their senior night today at a swim meet against Kings Academy, honoring senior athletes Angela Li, Ihita Mandal, Alex Yu and Logan Bhamidipaty, who was unable to attend. Before the swim meet, each of the seniors ran through a tunnel formed by their teammates, upon which they were...

Weekly roundup: Spring sports knock competition out of park

Weekly roundup: Spring sports knock competition out of park

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

April 3, 2019

Baseball: Although their match on Monday against Woodside High School rained out, ending in 4-0 to the Eagles, the varsity baseball team still gained two more wins this week, increasing their league record to 4-1 and their overall record to 7-3. The team beat Summit Prep Rainier 11-1 on Tuesday ...

Harker loses 3-2 against rival team Monta Vista

Harker loses 3-2 against rival team Monta Vista

by Nina Gee, Visuals Editor

March 26, 2019

In one of the toughest games of the season, the varsity boys volleyball team, ranked 7th in the nation, lost to the 4th ranking school, Monta Vista, in a head-to-head match in 5 matches last Friday, the respective scores being 25-19, 22-25, 21-25, 25-20 and 12-15. Somewhat considered to be Harker's rival,...

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