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Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant among 9 killed in helicopter crash

An illustration of Kobe Bryant, 41, and his daughter Gianna “Gigi” Maria-Onore Bryant, 13. They were among the nine passengers who died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA, Sunday morning

by Aditya Singhvi, Anna Vazhaeparambil, and Alysa Suleiman

January 26, 2020

As more information is released about Kobe Bryant’s death, this article will be updated with the latest news. Check Harker Aquila for more updates. Kobe Bryant, former NBA superstar, died at the age of 41 in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA, this morning shortly before 10 a.m., according to major news outlets The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. Although the Los Angeles County Sheriff...

Varsity girls soccer dominates Mercy SF 7-1

The varsity girls soccer team huddles up before a game on Friday. “We're pretty close, and we can make fun of each other and not really get offended,” Divya Sivakumar (9), a player on the team, said, adding that she would not have met so many new people if it weren’t for the team.

by Isha Moorjani and Sarah Mohammed

January 21, 2020

Varsity girls soccer defeated Mercy San Francisco 7-1 last Friday in a home game, continuing their undefeated season. The girls have had a busy week, and even though various players were unable to participate, they ended the week strong.  “Today, our girls came out ready to play. It's been a long wee...

Varsity girls basketball edges out Notre Dame

Alexa Lowe (10) dives to gain possession of the ball as Leisha Devisetti (9) and Jackie Hu (10) watch on. The Eagles will host Lincoln (3-10) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at home in a non-league matchup.

by Michelle Liu and Nicholas Wei

January 20, 2020

The varsity girls basketball team defeated Notre Dame San Jose 47-41 at home last Thursday, bringing their league record to 4-1 and earning them a tie for first place in their league division.  Starting out strong, the girls played hard and raced to a 13-2 lead over the Regents to begin the game.  ...

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

Matthew Chen (9) tosses up a basket as his teammates look on during the varsity boys basketball game against Sacred Heart Prep. After suffering a tough loss, the Eagles are currently 0-2 in league and 6-6 overall.

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

Andrew Cheplyansky (12) controls the ball with a header during the varsity game against Leland last Wednesday. The varsity team will play Crystal Springs in an away conference game this Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

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

Aria Wong (11), co-captain of the varsity girls soccer team, holds her arm out in front of an Eastside player, attempting to block her from stealing the ball. The Eagles defeated Eastside 8-0 last Tuesday after an impressive game, their first league match of the season.

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

JV player Anton Novikov (11) fights to possess the ball from a Pinewood player during the annual Kicks Against Cancer event.

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

Anna Weirich (11) lines up at the start at the Blackford track during a practice. In October 2018, she suffered a second metatarsal stress fracture that ended her season early.

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

An illustrated box containing a medal, a team photo and standard wrestling gear. For the first time, the upper school will not have a wrestling team for its 2020 winter season.

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

Co-captain Giovanni Rofa (12) brings the ball up the court, closely guarded by Srivishnu Pyda (11) during practice on Nov. 8. This week, the Eagles competed at the 58th Annual James Lick Invitational Tournament (JLIT) from Dec. 4 to 6, going 1-2 with narrow defeats of 48-45 and 52-48 to American High School and Fremont High School respectively, but a decisive 52-27 win against James Lick High School.

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

The Capital One Arena bustles with energy 30 minutes before the game between the Washington Wizards and Charlotte Hornets.

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...

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