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Athletic recruiting in the time of COVID-19

A pair of long-distance running shoes lies on an empty track. The cancellation of interscholastic spring sports has drastically changed the recruiting scene for athletes looking to play in college — especially juniors.

by Vishnu Kannan, Winged Post Sports Editor

May 4, 2020

While stuck at home during quarantine, Harker student-athletes have found creative ways to continue practicing their sports from home. For track and cross-country athlete Anna Weirich (11), this means supplementing her daily runs with biking as a form of cross-training. For junior baseball captain Nic...

NBA suspends season as sports world, Harker athletics brace for COVID-19

An empty Davis Field, home to Eagles' athletics. 	“As long as school is in session and we feel everything’s in place, we’re business as usual until we’re told otherwise,” upper school athletic director Dan Molin said. “We’re anticipating [game cancellations], and we’ll cross that bridge when we get there with each individual game.”

by Aditya Singhvi and Anna Vazhaeparambil

March 11, 2020

As COVID-19 continues its worldwide offensive, the NBA has suspended its season as athletic organizations both at Harker and in the professional world ramp up precautionary measures. 

8 sports spring into action

8 sports spring into action

by Aditya Singhvi and Lauren Liu

February 28, 2020

Eight spring sports — boys golf, girls lacrosse, baseball, softball, swimming, boys tennis, track and field and boys volleyball — began their regular season practices on Feb. 4, with most teams beginning competitive play next week.  Boys Golf The boys golf team, head coached by Ie-Chen Cheng and...

Boys basketball clinches first-round CCS win over Design Tech, falters in second round

The Harker bench celebrates at the end of their 71-48 first-round CCS win over Design Tech. Heading into the game, the Eagles (7-17) were seeded ninth in the bracket while the Design Tech Dragons (11-12) were unseeded; however, the Eagles were coming off a six-game losing streak, while the Dragons had won four of their last six.

by Aditya Singhvi, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

February 23, 2020

The varsity boys basketball team clinched a 71-48 win over Design Tech in the first round of the CCS Division IV playoffs at home on Friday, advancing to a second-round matchup against Scotts Valley on Saturday that the Eagles dropped 48-42.  Heading into the game, the Eagles (7-17) were seeded ninth in th...

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...

Live Coverage: Boys Volleyball takes on Bellarmine in NorCal semifinals

Chris Gong (12) dives to save a ball during the game against Bellarmine.

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

May 16, 2019

The game is now over, with the Eagles winning comfortably 25-15, 25-21, 25-20. Be sure to catch our game recap coming soon to Harker Aquila. 8:19 p.m. Despite a commendable Bellarmine team bringing the score to 23-20, the Eagles, off a  Bellarmine fault and a Jarett hit, have won the third set 2...

Boys volleyball clutches win over Northgate, advances in NorCals

The boys team huddles up ahead of their NorCal quarterfinal game against Carmel, which they won 25-20, 26-24, 25-13.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Asst. Sports Editor

May 14, 2019

After a close three sets, the varsity boys volleyball team defeated Northgate High School 25-20, 26-24, 25-13 in the first round of Division 1 NorCal Championships on Tuesday, qualifying to play in the semifinals on Thursday. Head coach Chad Gordon credited the team’s consistency as one of the ...

Lacrosse closes out another league championship season

Anna Vazhaeparambil (10) cradles the ball as she runs past a defender, aiming for the opponents’ goal in the semifinals. The girls lost 9-6 to Woodside.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Asst. Sports Editor

May 12, 2019

After defeating Aragon High School 7-6 on Tuesday this week in their quarterfinals match, the girls lacrosse team qualified to play in the WBAL semifinals, where they lost 9-6 to Woodside High School. Although this is the team’s second loss to Woodside and marks the end of their season, the girls ea...

Swimmers post strong results at States

Ethan Hu (11) swims in the 200 IM against two opponents from King's Academy during an earlier meet in the season. Ethan smashed both CCS and State records in the 200 IM and 100 Fly this year.

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

May 11, 2019

The four-man Harker swim contingent, comprising of Ethan Hu (11), Matthew Chung (10), Rhys Edwards (10), and Jason Kwok (10), placed fourth at the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Swimming Championships, held yesterday and today in Clovis. Ethan smashed two state meet records, creating...

Boys volleyball wins CCS Division 3, overpowers Carmel

Jeffery Kwan hits the ball during the CCS championship match against the Carmel Padres. The match was held at St. Francis High School today.

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

May 11, 2019

The varsity boys volleyball team defeated the Carmel Padres 29-27, 25-17, 25-18 to clinch the Central Coast Section (CCS) Division 3 title in a historic game this afternoon. This game marked a rematch of last year's CCS championship final, which the Eagles lost 23-25, 17-25, 25-22, 25-18, 18-16 to...

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