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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

Rigo Gonzales (10) sets up in his ready stance at the start of the track. Rigo qualified for CCS as a freshman last year, after running three miles in 17 minutes and 22 seconds at the CCS qualifier meet.

Apex: Hustle and heart

by Muthu Panchanatham, Co-Sports Editor April 2, 2021

A crowd forms at the end of the race, anticipating a close finish by the top competitors. As the runners come into view, they can be seen making a last ditch effort to pull ahead, exhaustion already set...

Natalie Vo (12) hits a tee shot with her driver during the girls golf teams victory against Notre Dame Belmont last Wednesday. The girls now have a record of 3-0, with three matches still left on their schedule.

Girls golf and girls tennis teams dominate in league, more sports to kick off soon

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham March 22, 2021

As COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Santa Clara County, a majority of Harker sports have been allowed to resume practice, and in some cases, competition. Sports seasons were initially scheduled to...

Following the most recent state and county COVID-19 regulations, the CIFs purple tier sports, which include cross country, golf, tennis, swimming, and track and field, have been allowed to resume.

CIF’s purple tier sports allowed to begin competing

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham February 11, 2021

The California Interscholastic Federation’s (CIF) purple tier sports, which include cross country, golf, tennis, swimming and track and field, have been allowed to resume following the most recent state...

A.J. Reid (‘04), Candace Silva-Martin (‘09), Chris Davis (‘03), and Isabelle Connell (‘13) (clockwise from top right) were inducted into the Harker Athletics Hall of Fame at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Four alumni inducted into Harker Athletics Hall of Fame

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham October 17, 2020

Four alumni were inducted to the Harker Athletics Hall of Fame at 6 p.m. on Friday in a virtual ceremony with approximately 60 people in attendance. The four inductees were A.J. Reid (‘04), Chris...

High school sports for the upcoming school will be divided into two seasons and will only start in December 2020 or January 2021. Students who normally play multiple sports will now have to make a decision if their sports have been moved to the same season.

Start of high school sports delayed until at least December

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham July 26, 2020

High school sports for the upcoming school year will only start in December 2020 or January 2021, according to the California Interscholastic Federation’s (CIF) announcement on Monday.  The three...

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...

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.

Spring sports hit the home stretch

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...

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.

Weekly Roundup: Spring sports clear the competition

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...

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

Weekly roundup: Spring teams keep the ball rolling

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...

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.

Weekly roundup: Spring sports approach hurdles

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...

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

Weekly roundup: Week of March 11

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...

Harker swimmers attend practice on Mar. 6. After a strong performance at the Palo Alto Invitational on Saturday, Mar 2, the swimming team continues training for their next tournament on Mar. 14.

Weekly roundup: Spring sports kick off with a splash

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter March 10, 2019

Baseball The varsity baseball team’s games against Del Mar High School on Tuesday and Woodside High School on Thursday have been canceled due to the weather and are aiming to be rescheduled in April....

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