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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...

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...

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...

Swimmers break CCS records, advance to States

Swim coaches and the relay team of Jason, Ethan, Matthew and Rhys pose with the third place trophy at CCS. The team competes at State Championships today.

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

May 11, 2019

Five Harker swimmers competed in the Central Coast Section (CCS) championships last Saturday, placing third and moving onto the State Championships, held in Clovis yesterday and today. The swimmers — Rhys Edwards (10), Matthew Chung (10), Jason Kwok (10), Ethan Hu (11) and Alex Yu (12) — broke...

Spring sports hit the home stretch

Varsity team captain Bryan Zhang (10) putts the ball during the league championship decider against Menlo on April 25. Bryan received his first career medalist honors, shooting a personal best of one under par.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Asst. Sports Editor

May 9, 2019

Swimming: The varsity swimming team recently competed in the WBAL Championship Finals and the CCS Championship Finals, earning accolades in a wide range of events. At the WBAL Championship Finals on April 27, which followed the WBAL Championship Trials two days prior, the boys relay team of Matthew C...

Weekly Roundup: Spring sports clear the competition

Anton Novikov (10) and Mitchell Granados (12) run in the first heat of the boys 100m dash finals. Anton won the race, with Mitchell coming in third.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Asst. Sports Editor

April 21, 2019

Baseball: After a solid performance, the baseball team ends this week with two more wins under their belt: they beat Terra Nova High School 8-6 on Tuesday and Westmoor High School 20-6 on Thursday, before facing a tough 8-5 loss to Harbor High School on Saturday. “We’re having a really strong ...

Weekly roundup: Spring teams keep the ball rolling

Taylor Lam (12) throws a ball to second base in a game against El Camino High. The Eagles won the game 14-11.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Asst. Sports Editor

April 16, 2019

Softball: The girls softball team earned their second win of their league season this week, beating Notre Dame High School 13-5 on Tuesday and increasing their record to 2-5. In a non-league game against El Camino High School on Thursday, the Eagles again won, earning a final score of 14-11 and improvi...

Swimmers celebrate senior night with win over Kings

Ihita, Alex and Angela hold bouquets ahead of the meet. “This is their last event with our school, and it’s kind of sad to think about, so we’d like to end it with a joyous festival to honor all of them,” Cassandra Ruedy (11) said.

by Nicole Tian, Reporter

April 12, 2019

The swim team celebrated their senior night today at a swim meet against Kings Academy, honoring senior athletes Angela Li, Ihita Mandal, Alex Yu and Logan Bhamidipaty, who was unable to attend. Before the swim meet, each of the seniors ran through a tunnel formed by their teammates, upon which they were...

Weekly roundup: Spring sports approach hurdles

Trevor Thompson (12) steps up to bat, preparing for the pitch to be thrown. Despite their Friday game being cancelled, the Eagles still played well during the match, with strategic hits from freshman Bobby Wang and senior Zachary Hoffman and a dive for home base by junior Max Lee.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

March 26, 2019

Baseball After a strong performance, the varsity baseball team ended this week with two consecutive wins, beating Jefferson High School 6-5 on Tuesday and Crystal Springs Uplands 16-7 on Thursday. Their game against Thomas More on Friday went three innings before it was rained out with the team up ...

Weekly roundup: Week of March 11

Andrew Chang (10) swims during the swim meet on Thursday. Matthew placed first in the 200 meter and 500 meter freestyle.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

March 17, 2019

Baseball After a 6-1 loss against Jefferson High School on Tuesday, Mar 12, the varsity baseball team defeated Crystal Springs Uplands 7-6 in their first league win, increasing their record to 1-1. Despite the team giving up six unearned runs in the second inning, freshman Mark Hu pitched six in...

Swimmers participate in CCS meet

by Alex Wang, Sports Editor

May 15, 2017

The swim team recently participated in the Central Coast Section meet at the Santa Clara International Swim Center. Vivian Wang placed second in the 100 breaststroke and broke the school record. Ethan Hu won the 100 butterfly with a time of 47.86 seconds, breaking the school record. The boys 200...

Upper school swim team competes against other schools in invitational swim meet

Vivian Wang (10) comes up for air during her 100 yard breaststroke. This was the second invitational and the fourth meet of the season.

by Ashley Jiang, Reporter

March 20, 2016

The upper school swim team participated at the Small School invitational at Sacred Heart Prep yesterday at 9 a.m. Swimmers competed in a variety of relay and individual races, including the 400 yard relay for boys and girls and other events ranging from 50 to 500 yards distances. The 200 Medley...

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