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Live coverage: Girls Volleyball takes on Pacific Grove in CCS quarterfinals

Emma Dionne (11) recieves a serve in the second set.

by Vishnu Kannan and Anna Vazhaeparambil

November 5, 2019

8:02 p.m. The Eagles take the set 25 - 8 and the game 3 - 0. They will now move on to the CCS semifinals, where they will play Harbor High School on Thursday at 5 p.m. at Notre-Dame Belmont. 7:59 p.m. A kill out of the middle by Anvitha Tummala (11), who just subbed into the game, extends the Eagles...

Sports preview: Week of Nov. 4

Sports preview: Week of Nov. 4

by Aditya Singhvi, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

November 4, 2019

A few fall sports — Girls Golf, Girls Tennis, Girls Volleyball and Cross Country — will continue their playoff season next week, while four winter sports — girls basketball, boys basketball, girls soccer, and boys soccer — begin mandatory practices starting Monday.  Girls Golf The Girls Golf team, after finish...

Water polo teams defeated in league tournament after strong season

Rohan Sonecha (12) looks to throw the ball as a defender from the opposing team raises his hand to block the shot. The boys varsity team earned fourth place in the league tournament after losing to Cupertino.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

November 2, 2019

After a strong run this year, both varsity water polo teams lost their respective games on Friday in the league tournament, ending their seasons early. The boys finished 16-14 overall and 10-4 in league, while the girls were 20-4 overall and 13-1 in league. The boys played Cupertino High School at 4:4...

Varsity volleyball secures win on senior night

The seniors of the varsity volleyball team pose together with their families after the ceremony. This will be the girls' last home game this season, as they move on to compete in playoffs.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

October 29, 2019

During a memorable senior night game last Thursday, the varsity girls volleyball team defeated the Notre Dame Regents in three sets, improving their league record to 8-4 and their overall record to 16-8. Cheered on by bleachers filled with students, faculty and parents, the players were able to mainta...

Water polo teams notch wins on senior night against Cupertino

Alex Shing (12) hypes up the team ahead of their matchup against Cupertino. The boys came back in the second half to win 12-8.

by Aditya Singhvi and Anna Vazhaeparambil

October 26, 2019

The varsity boys and girls water polo teams both defeated the Cupertino High Pioneers during a pair of senior night games on Tuesday. The boys played first at 4:30 p.m., hosting a short ceremony ahead of the game. Seniors Rohan Sonecha, Sahil Gosain, Alex Shing, Neal Sidhu and Arjun Akkiraju were ...

Girls golf makes history on senior night

Katelyn Vo (12) watches the ball roll slowly across the green toward the last hole of the match. The only senior on the team, she was honored in the senior night ceremony following the match.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Alysa Suleiman

October 22, 2019

In a memorable senior night match last Friday, varsity girls golf defeated Notre Dame San Jose at the Los Lagos Golf Course, clinching their second consecutive league title and fifth title in the team’s history. Led by Katelyn Vo (12) and Claire Chen (9), who both shot even par 34, the team achieved ...

Kick Back with Kushal: California does right by collegiate athletes

Kick Back with Kushal: California does right by collegiate athletes

by Kushal Shah, Sports Columnist

October 16, 2019

On Sept. 30, free labor in California’s college athletics programs finally came to a close with California’s newly instituted “Fair Pay to Play Act,” also known as Senate Bill 206. Of course, while students can’t expect anything like Stephen Curry’s $37.46 million annual salary from thei...

Former assistant athletics director and three athletes inducted into Harker’s Athletic Hall of Fame

Adhir Ravipati (‘05), Kristina Bither Gurney (‘09) and former assistant athletics director Chris Collins smile for a photo with upper school athletic director Dan Molin and lower and middle school athletic director Theresa “Smitty” Smith before the homecoming game begins. Maverick McNealy (‘13), who is currently on the PGA tour, was unable to attend the ceremony.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Aditya Singhvi

October 16, 2019

Four new inductees for Harker’s Athletic Hall of Fame were honored on homecoming night in a ceremony just before the game, where they were recognized for their dedication to Harker’s athletics program and for exemplifying the school’s values during their time here and beyond. Adhir Ravipati (...

Live updates: Harker hosts St. Vincent De Paul for annual homecoming game

Marcus Anderson (11) catches a touchdown pass in the endzone.

by Aditya Singhvi, Anna Vazhaeparambil, Kathy Fang, Eric Fang, Vishnu Kannan, and Muthu Panchanatham

October 12, 2019

Final Score: Harker 6 - St. Vincent de Paul 34 9:00 p.m. The game ends with an incomplete pass from Vijay. The final score is 34 - 6, and keep an eye out for more game recaps on Harker Aquila. 8:56 p.m. With two minutes left in the fourth quarter and a running clock, Vijay completes another pas...

Live updates: Girls volleyball teams host Dig Pink fundraiser

Vidya Jeyendran (11) passes during the second set of the junior varsity match.

by Aditya Singhvi, Vishnu Kannan, Anna Vazhaeparambil, and Kathy Fang

October 10, 2019

The upper school girls volleyball teams are hosting their “Dig Pink” breast cancer fundraiser in the Athletic Center during their matches against Mercy High School Burlingame. Money raised during the event will go towards Stage IV breast cancer research conducted by the Side-Out Foundation, an ...

Volleyball teams to host Dig Pink fundraiser tomorrow

The varsity girls volleyball team huddles during a win against Mercy High School, San Francisco. At Dig Pink tomorrow, the freshman team will play Mercy High School Burlingame at 4 p.m., junior varsity at 5:30 p.m. and varsity at 6:30 p.m.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Aditya Singhvi

October 9, 2019

The upper school girls volleyball teams will be hosting their “Dig Pink” breast cancer fundraiser in the Athletic Center tomorrow during their matches against Mercy High School Burlingame. Money raised during the event will go towards Stage IV breast cancer research conducted by the Side-Out Found...

Monthly recap: Fall sports go the distance

Natalie Vo (11) watches the ball after hitting it during the match against Castilleja on Sept. 18. The Eagles beat them 191-243, with Katelyn Vo (12) and Olivia Guo (11) in the lead, both shooting one over par 37.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

October 9, 2019

Cross Country During the past month, the upper school cross country team competed in three meets: the Jackie Henderson Memorial Invitational on Sept. 14, the De La Salle Nike Challenge on Sept. 21 and the Capitol Cross Country Challenge on Sept. 28. Over the course of the three competitions, nearly...

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