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Weekly recap: Fall sports ace the week

Cassandra Ruedy (12) passes during a varsity girls practice last week.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Aditya Singhvi

September 10, 2019

Cross Country The high school cross country team competed in their first meet of the school year this weekend, at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.  In the varsity girls division, Anna Weirich (11) placed 15th out of 182 runners, while Ritika Rajamani (10) placed 92nd. For the varsity boys, Daws...

Girls volleyball faces off against Mercy High School

Katrina Liou ('19) prepares to bump the ball during the varsity team's CCS quarterfinal match against Mercy-Burlingame last year. The girls will play Mercy again at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Burlingame.

by Kushal Shah, Sports Columnist

September 4, 2019

Coming off a recent victory over the Branham Bruins last week, the fourth-seeded varsity girls volleyball team looks to steal a win against the first-seeded Mercy High School (2-0) in an away conference match tonight at Junipero Serra High School. The team has fared well so far in the season, with a cu...

Weekly Recap: Fall sports come out swinging

Running back Devin Keller (12) evades a defensive player as he carries the ball downfield during the Eagles matchup against Burton High on Aug. 30.  The Eagles lost 57-22.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

September 2, 2019

Cross Country For the past few months, ever since pre-season workouts began in the summer, the cross country team has been training extensively for upcoming meets this year. With a grueling exercise regimen, which includes running several miles every day, they hope to be ready for their upcoming meets....

Kick Back with Kushal: Another unusual NBA offseason

Kick Back with Kushal: Another unusual NBA offseason

by Kushal Shah, Sports Columnist

August 30, 2019

Absent for the summer? Or a rookie NBA fan not yet able to understand the gigantuan and mind-boggling moves this past offseason? Or just absolutely missed out on the cosmic waves that were emanated from the depths of the NBA’s offseason earth-shattering blockbuster deals? No worries! Your Sportsman is h...

Mia Purnell coaches students through the race that is life

Mia Purnell watches her cross-country athletes warm-up on the track at the Blackford Campus.

by Muthu Panchanatham, Sports Reporter

August 30, 2019

Newly appointed cross country and track head coach Mia Purnell stands proudly beside her bicycle, wearing a bright green Harker Athletics polo and a wide smile on her face, watching her student-athletes run around the track at the Blackford Campus.  As a child, Mia Purnell “wanted to race everyone.” From raci...

Loren Powers uses football as a mantra to life

Lorem Powers looks at his stopwatch during practice while holding a clipboard in his other hand.

by Vishnu Kannan, Sports Editor

August 30, 2019

Sitting in a swivel chair in his office in the Harker weight room, new Harker football head coach Loren Powers fondly recalls watching the 49ers as a child and being captivated by “the glitz and glam of the 49ers’ red and gold.” Powers said that watching greatness in motion through the likes of ...

Harker awarded CalHi D4 School of the Year

Olivia Guo (11) watches on after hitting the ball in the varsity girls golf team's match against Sacred Heart Prep.

by Aditya Singhvi, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

August 30, 2019

The Harker School was awarded the CalHiSports.com Division 4 school of the year award for the Eagles’ overall athletic performance over several sports last year, including boys volleyball, swimming and girls golf.  The honor, presented to schools that perform remarkably in several sports, is the...

Exploring international sports at Harker

Exploring international sports at Harker

by Vishnu Kannan and Kushal Shah

June 2, 2019

Sports are one of the most popular pastimes in the world, and each one has a dedicated player and fanbase. Despite their popularity, however, some of these activities are less well-known than others and deserve to be in the spotlight more often. While some of these sports may seem uninteresting to people in c...

Live Coverage: Boys volleyball takes on Monta Vista in NorCal finals

Charlie Molin (12) saves a ball near the net during the third set, which the Eagles won 25-19 to give them a 2-1 lead in the match.

by Aditya Singhvi, Anna Vazhaeparambil, and Shreya Srinivasan

May 18, 2019

Monta Vista has won the Division 1 NorCal championship to defend their title 22-25, 25-23, 19-25, 25-19, 15-13. Be sure to catch our game recap, coming soon to Harker Aquila. 4:14 p.m. The CIF Norcal Division awarded Jeffery with the Pursuing Victory with Honor award, and CIF NorCal runner-up medals...

Recap: Boys volleyball defeats Bellarmine, moves onto NorCal finals

Billy Fan bumps the ball during the Eagles' semifinals matchup against the Bells. The Eagles won three sets to none, 25-15, 25-21, 25-20.

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

May 18, 2019

The varsity boys volleyball team defeated the Bellarmine Bells 25-15, 25-21, 25-20 in front of an eager home crowd of about 180 fans last night at the Athletic Center in the semifinals of the NorCal Division 1 playoffs. The team advanced to the NorCal finals, where they are slated to compete against t...

Boys golf ends successful season at CCS championships

From left to right, Bryan Zhang (10), Bowen Yin (10), Gabriel Yang (10), Ashwin Rammohan (12), Jaiman Bhagat (11) and Bradley Lu (12) pose for a photo at the CCS Regionals on May 7.
The team placed fourth overall at regionals.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Asst. Sports Editor

May 17, 2019

After winning their sixth consecutive league championship and earning third place at the WBAL Championships, the varsity golf team ends their impressive season with sixth place in the CCS Championships on Tuesday, May 14. Only two strokes away from earning fourth, the boys played in the highly co...

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