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Captains’ Council established, holds first meeting

Captains’ Council established, holds first meeting

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Spring Sports, Winged Post, Winter Sports

The captain’s council, a group of about 50 athletic captains and other emerging team leaders, met for the first time on Sept. 18. The council, led by athletic director Dan Molin, volleyball coach and middle school athletic director Theresa “Smitty” Smith, water polo coach Ted Ujifusa and football ...

Cheer: Behind the scenes

Cheer: Behind the scenes

by Sara Yen, Asst. Features Editor

October 14, 2018


Filed under Cheerleading, Fall Sports, Online Exclusive, Sports, Winter Sports

“High kicks!” a captain shouts to the three rows of cheerleaders facing her, leading stretches in the mirrored brightly-lit practice room. Following the captain, the cheerleaders rapidly swing their legs up and down ten times, their arms held in a “V” above their heads. In stark contrast to the...

Varsity girls basketball team develops throughout season

Varsity girls basketball team develops throughout season

by Prameela Kottapalli, Winged Post Features Editor

March 4, 2018


Filed under Girls Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

At the beginning of every girls basketball practice from November to February, 15 players–of varying heights and grade levels–convened at the center of the Howard Nichols court. Their hyperdunk shoes squeaked across the polished wood floor as they came together, encircling the eagle emblazoned atop the h...

Harker varsity boys basketball to face Carmel in CCS quarterfinals

Harker varsity boys basketball to face Carmel in CCS quarterfinals

by Kushal Shah, Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

Seeded number 12 in league, the varsity boys basketball team upset the number five seed Pacific Grove team 58-45 on Thursday night. They now look to defeat the number 4 seed Carmel today in the quarterfinals of the CCS playoffs. Today’s game has a revenge factor for the boys varsity team as well; Carmel be...

Girls varsity basketball loses against Castilleja

Girls varsity basketball loses against Castilleja

by Karina Chen, Reporter

February 2, 2018


Filed under Girls Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

The varsity girls’ basketball team lost 37-45 against Castilleja School at their home game on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The eagles took the lead in the first quarter scoring 10-6. They fell behind in the second quarter with a score of 21-19, and Castilleja kept their lead in the third quarter with a s...

Girls varsity basketball wins against Crystal Springs Uplands

Girls varsity basketball wins against Crystal Springs Uplands

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

January 25, 2018


Filed under Girls Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

The varsity girls’ basketball team won against Crystal Springs Uplands by 34 points on Tuesday in their 14th league game this season. The Eagles maintained a lead throughout the whole game, earning 16 points in the first quarter, entering half-time with a score of 24-14, making 14 points in the thir...

Varsity girls soccer plays Castilleja in Kicks Against Cancer game

Varsity girls soccer plays Castilleja in Kicks Against Cancer game

by Zach Hoffman, Reporter

January 22, 2018


Filed under Girls Soccer, Sports, Uncategorized, Winter Sports

Girls varsity soccer lost 0-2 during their annual Kicks Against Cancer game against Castilleja High School on Friday, Jan. 21. Despite some injuries, the girls managed to hold number two seed Castilleja to a goal in the first and second halves. “A lot of us were really focussed on the game...

Girls soccer beats Notre Dame San Jose 2-1

Girls soccer beats Notre Dame San Jose 2-1

by Heidi Zhang, Videographer

January 18, 2018


Filed under Girls Soccer, Sports, Winter Sports

The varsity girls soccer team won against Notre Dame San Jose High School Regents last Wednesday with a final score of 2-1. This win improves their league record to 4-0. The first half concluded with no goals scored by either team. The second half began with a strong start, with Julia Amick (11)...

Varsity girls basketball loses against Mercy High School

Varsity girls basketball loses against Mercy High School

by Zoe Sanders, Reporter

January 7, 2018


Filed under Girls Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

Upper school varsity girls basketball lost 29-77 at their home game against Mercy San Francisco on Friday at 7 p.m. Akhila Ramgiri (11), one of the captains, took the lead this game, scoring a total of 14 points. Maria Vazhaeparambil (9) followed with a total of five points. Harker ended the first q...

Varsity boys basketball wins against Crystal Springs

Varsity boys basketball wins against Crystal Springs

by Nicole Chen, Aquila Features Editor

January 3, 2018


Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

Upper school varsity boys basketball won 74-38 against Crystal Springs Uplands School at their home game today at 6 p.m. The Eagles started out strong with a 21-10 lead over Crystal Springs in the first quarter. They retained their position over Crystal Springs, going into halftime with a score of 38-...

Varsity girls soccer wins 3-0 against Eastside College Preparatory

Varsity girls soccer wins 3-0 against Eastside College Preparatory

by Tiffany Wong, Aquila News Editor

January 2, 2018


Filed under Girls Soccer, Sports, Winter Sports

The varsity girls soccer team won their home game 3-0 against Eastside College Preparatory today. Harker scored the first goal of the match early in the first half. Though both teams made multiple attempts at the net throughout the rest of the period, neither the Eagles nor the Panthers succeeded ...

Varsity girls basketball team faces Santa Clara High School in scrimmage

Varsity girls basketball team faces Santa Clara High School in scrimmage

by Heidi Zhang, Humans of Harker Videographer

November 24, 2017


Filed under Girls Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

The varsity girls basketball team played against Santa Clara High School in a preseason scrimmage on Tuesday. Because this game was a scrimmage, the score was reset after every quarter. Squeaks of basketball shoes echoed against the new gym floor as the Varsity Girls team warmed up for their matchu...

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