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Cross country runner wins CCS, qualifies to States

Anna Weirich (11) competes at WBAL league finals on Nov. 8. Anna won the CCS Division 4 girls championship, ahead of the second place runner by 47 seconds.

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

Golfers Natalie Vo (11) and Claire Chen (9) pose together during the state championships on Nov. 19. Claire tied for third place in the tournament, earning a final score of 73, two strokes over par.

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

Harvard running back DeMarkes Stradford makes a move before carrying the ball past blockers on the line of scrimmage.

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 ...

Girls tennis ends historic season at CCS semifinals

Anushka Mehrotra (9) prepares to hit the ball during her singles match in CCS semifinals. After an impressive performance this season, the girls tennis team lost to St. Francis High School 5-2 on Saturday, Nov. 16

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

November 16, 2019

After an impressive performance this season, the girls tennis team lost to St. Francis High School in the semifinals matchup on Saturday, Nov. 16, marking the end of their run in the CCS playoffs. The girls made Harker history this year, as this is the furthest any girls or boys tennis team has ever ad...

Winter sports practices kick off

Senior Asmit Kumar evades a steal attempt by Ryan Tobin (11) during 
practice. There are three boys soccer teams this year.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Aditya Singhvi

November 15, 2019

As fall sports conclude their playoff runs, four winter sports — boys basketball, girls basketball, boys soccer and girls soccer — began practices last week. The athletic department discontinued wrestling this year, citing a lack of student interest.  “There’s not enough interest to make it ...

Girls tennis continues playoff run with win over Menlo-Atherton

Varsity tennis captain Gina Partridge (12) hits the ball during a team practice earlier in the season. After beating Menlo-Atherton 4-3 in the CCS quarterfinals match, they move on to semifinals on Saturday, Nov. 16, against St. Francis.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

November 14, 2019

The girls tennis team beat Menlo-Atherton High School 4-3 in their quarterfinal matchup, continuing their Cinderella run in the CCS playoffs. Currently 15-2 overall, the Eagles have had an impressive season this year, defying all expectations, even their own. “We’re all just really happy we’ve mad...

Harker senior commits to swim for Stanford

Senior Ethan Hu signs his letter of intent to swim for Stanford University. Come fall, he will join the class of 2024, a dream come true for him.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

November 14, 2019

Against the white and green Harker Eagles backdrop in the brightly-lit multipurpose room of the Athletic center, Ethan Hu (12) smiles broadly as he holds a bright bouquet of congratulatory flowers in his hands, surrounded by his friends, family and coaches. Matching the name card on the table, the sta...

Girls tennis upsets Cupertino as volleyball ends playoff run

Hilari Fan (11) practices with the team at the Blackford tennis courts. The girls next play against Menlo-Atherton in the quarterfinals of the CCS tournament on Thursday.

by Aditya Singhvi, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

November 13, 2019

Girls Tennis The girls' tennis team upset the Cupertino High Pioneers in the second round of the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs, winning the crucial matchup 4-3 today afternoon at Cupertino. The third-seeded Pioneers team were the favorites coming into the match against the unseeded Eagles. "W...

Two golfers qualify to State Championships

Natalie Vo (11) putts during the girls' matchup against Castilleja on Oct. 7.  Natalie and Claire Chen (9) qualified for the State Championship as individuals.

by Aditya Singhvi, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

November 9, 2019

Two members of the girls' golf team, Natalie Vo (11) and Claire Chen (9), qualified as individuals to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Golf Championships by placing in the top nine at the NorCal Regional Championships. Natalie and Claire both shot 75 (+3) at NorCals, held last Mon...

Cross Country honors seniors at league finals as girls qualify to CCS

Seniors Nikhil Sharma, Grant Miner, Evan Cheng, Richard Hu and Martin Bourdev pose with their posters and candy-filled garlands. This meet was their final cross country meet of high school.

by Aditya Singhvi and Erica Cai

November 9, 2019

The Cross Country team honored 15 seniors as the girls' team qualified to the CCS Championships at the last league meet of the season, held at Crystal Springs Cross Country Course on Friday. The girls' team — led by 3rd-place Anna Weirich (11), 19th-place Ritika Rajamani (10) and 33rd-place Eric...

Live coverage: Girls volleyball challenges Sacred Heart Prep for CCS championship

The girls volleyball team poses with the CCS trophy. They defeated the Sacred Heart Prep Gators 25-12, 25-23, 25-14.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Aditya Singhvi

November 9, 2019

The Eagles defeated the Sacred Heart Prep Gators 25-12, 25-23, 25-14 to win the Central Coast Section (CCS) Division 4 title at Palo Alto High.  7:25 p.m. Upper School Athletic Director Dan Molin and Upper School Division Head Butch Keller have presented the trophy to the girls volleyball team, ...

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