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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Kimaya Mehta (9), playing for her first year on the high school varsity girls golf team, follows through with her swing. The girls golf team emerged undefeated in the West Bay Athletic League (WBAL) for the fifth consecutive year, making it to the Central Coast Championships (CCS).

Swinging through rain or shine: Girls golf team brings their best

by Emma Milner, Co-Assistant Sports Editor November 29, 2022

Another year, another successful season.  The girls golf team emerged undefeated in the West Bay Athletic League (WBAL) for the fifth consecutive year, making it to the Central Coast Championships...

Sisters pairs Summer Adler (10) and Sydney Adler (12) and Jasmine Hansra (9) and Jasleen Hansra (12) pose together in the swimming pool. Both pairs of sisters play together on Harkers girls water polo team.

Sister Act: Two pairs of sisters make memories on the varsity girls water polo team

by Emma Milner and Isabella Lo November 11, 2022

One team. Two pairs of sisters. Together in the pool, they pass the ball around to each other as teammates. After practice, they go home as sisters, bonding over the moments in practice and games. Sydney...

Ishani Sood (11) lunges forward with foil in hand, ready to advance. As a nationally ranked fencer, she trained for eight years and recently joined Team USA Fencing.

Apex: Fencer advances through life one lunge at a time

by Gemma Chan, Chayce Milheim, Emma Milner, and Hima Thota November 11, 2022

Sweat drips off Ishani Sood (11)'s brow as she readies herself before a final bout. With just 30 seconds left on the clock, she needs 5 points to win, while her opponent only needs 1. Setting slim...

Seniors Emily Novikov 
and Lexi Wong pose together wearing their 
respective college commitment sweatshirts. “The biggest piece of advice I’d give is to not be afraid to reach out to coaches,” Emily said. “What do you have to lose by sending an email?”

Student athletes talk college sports recruiting

by Gabe Sachse, Reporter October 11, 2022

As the upper school’s fall sports season kicks off, several athletes in the senior class, who have dedicated their high school years to their sport, push their athletic journey forward — past high...

Quarterback Rohan Gorti (11) speaks with Coach Sidhart Krishnamurthi on the sideline during the varsity football team’s match against Crystal Springs last year. “Sid brings passion, organization, and energy to the program,” upper school athletics director Dan Molin said. “The students are picking up their respect for his passion and the seriousness of the sport, and hes bringing good positive energy.”

From Harker athlete to football head coach: A decade later, alumnus returns to lead from the sidelines

by Emily Tan and Medha Yarlagadda February 11, 2022

harkeraquila · Aquila Audible of "From Harker athlete to football head coach" Rhythmic thuds of varsity football players’ steps fill the air as the students perform ladder agility drills...

Mr. Irvine prepares to throw the ball at a recent Kayak Polo tournament.

From kayak polo to archery, students and faculty get involved in niche sports

by Ariana Goetting, Reporter December 6, 2021

When upper school chemistry teacher Andrew Irvine played kayak polo for the first time 11 years ago, as per his wife’s landlord’s recommendation, he wasn’t expecting to find a passion that would...

From his years as a promising rookie to recent ones as a seasoned veteran, Buster Posey was the heart and soul  of the Giants. Since the start of his career in 2009, Posey played 1093 games as a catcher, one of the hardest defensive positions in baseball, and was also a very offensive player, hitting a batting average of .302.

Celebrating Buster Posey: the backbone of San Francisco

by Desiree Luo, Assistant Sports Editor November 22, 2021

The 2021 Major League Baseball season concluded with the Atlanta Braves winning the World Series over the Houston Astros on Nov. 2. For Giants fans, the offseason ahead offered a welcome respite from the...

From left to right, Kieron Pollard from West Indies, Virat Kohli from India and Rashid Khan from Afghanistan pose together. In their careers, Pollard, Kohli and Khan have cemented their places as top T20 cricket players internationally.

International Cricket Council to hold a T20 championship shaped by current events

by Trisha Iyer, Assistant Features Editor October 18, 2021

As tropical storm Shaheen made landing on the Arabian peninsula earlier this week, residents of Oman scrambled to find shelter and stay safe. Amidst the devastation of the storm, several worried officials...

Game 1 of the National League Division Series (NLDS) between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers was held at Oracle Park. The Giants won 4-0.

A series for the ages: Giants and Dodgers face off in National League Division Series

by Mark Hu, Winged Post Managing Editor October 14, 2021

Here we are. Game 5 of the 2021 National League Division Series (NLDS) begins tonight and with it comes the fall of one of the top two teams in baseball this year: the San Francisco Giants, the Major League...

The San Francisco Giants face the Los Angeles Dodgers tomorrow night in a decisive Game 5 of the NLDS series. This column explores a fan’s perspective on the Giants’ legendary 2021 season.

Bringing back orange and black: A historic season

by Desiree Luo, Assistant Sports Editor October 13, 2021

When the San Francisco Giants won the World Series on an October evening in 2014, I was in ballet class in Fremont, with my left hand resting on a barre and my right toe tracing the floor. My fellow ballerinas...

The baseball team poses with their CCS Championship Plaque after their 16-14 victory against Stevenson. Down 5-14 by the end of the penultimate inning, the baseball team staged an incredible comeback in the final inning to win the game, scoring 11 consecutive runs on a single out.

Baseball team comes back from 5-14 deficit in final inning to win CCS Championship

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor June 28, 2021

Down 5-14 with two outs in the seventh and final inning of their CCS Championships matchup against Stevenson on June 19, the varsity baseball team staged an incredible comeback, scoring 11 consecutive...

Olivia Guo (12) swings her club during the girls golf teams Senior Night on June 10. The boys and girls golf teams both won CCS Championships last week.

Boys and girls golf teams win CCS Championships

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor June 16, 2021

The boys and girls golf teams brought home CCS Championships last week on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. The boys scored 388, five strokes ahead of second-place Mitty, and the girls followed up the...

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