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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...

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...

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...

Weekly roundup: Spring sports kick off with a splash

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.

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. The team defeated Pinewood on Friday, ending with a final score of 7-5 and a season record of 2-2...

Cross country, track and field coach retires

“At Harker, every year, I just really enjoy coaching everybody, enjoy having the people around, we don’t have a lot of pains in the [butts],” Chisam said.

by Erica Cai and Eric Fang

February 22, 2019

Standing in the center of Blackford’s track with a baseball cap over his head, Scott Chisam chats with a few seniors as the other runners finish their warm-up lap and sit cross-legged in front of him in the grass. Once everyone settles down, he launches into the week’s agenda in a calm yet energized ...

Iyer on Fire

Niki runs in her Cupertino neighborhood on Dec. 17.

by Rose Guan, Wingspan Senior Staff Writer and Designer

June 11, 2017

It’s a cool afternoon in mid-December, the off-season for a cross-country or track runner. Nikitha “Niki” Iyer (‘17) wears a gray hoodie over black track pants, to ward against the cold. She adjusts a USA Track Foundation sweatband, checks her watch as she walks out of her Cupertino house—an...

Track and Field participates in second League meet of the season

Freshman Winnie Li runs in the first heat of the girls 100 meters race against girls from St. Lawrence, Mercy SF, and Pinewood. Winnie also ran in the 4x100 relay earlier in the meet.

by Cheryl Liu, Reporter

April 16, 2014

The Track and Field team participated in its second league meet at King’s Academy where the athletes took part in a variety of events, such as high jump, hurdles, shot put, and relays. Some athletes tried out new events at the meet while others used the time to perfect their existing events in a...

Track team prepares for WBAL league meet #1

Davis Dunaway (9) practices the high jump at track practice after school for the first league meet of the season. The WBAL #1a meet will kick off at Sacred Heart Prep next Wednesday at 3:15 p.m.

by Shay Lari-Hosain, Winged Post Assistant Design Editor

March 21, 2014

The track & field team is busy preparing for the first league meet of the season. The WBAL (West Bay Athletic League) #1a meet will be hosted by Menlo School next Wednesday, March 26. Niki Iyer (9) is running long distance events at the meet. On alternate days, long distance runners perform...

Track and field attends first meet of the season in pouring rain

Junior Rahul Balakrishnan runs his race in pouring rain during the Archbishop Mitty Invitational on Wednesday afternoon. This invitational is the first meet of the Track and Field season.

by Cheryl Liu

February 27, 2014

Members of the Track and Field team participated in a season opener invitational at Archbishop Mitty High School today.  Due to the rain, some events, such as the boys 110 meter hurdles and pole vault, were cancelled. For the freshmen, this first track meet was the cause of some nervousness and anxie...

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