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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. 

Boys soccer looks to upset Ygnacio Valley, advance to NorCal finals

The varsity boys soccer team celebrates after clinching their first CCS championship in school history after a win in penalty kicks against St. Francis on Saturday. “The fact that four years ago we’d only been to CCS once. Then we start going to CCS, we start making it further and further. And now we’re the CCS champions, that’s insane,” goalie Laszlo Bollyky (10) said.

by Vishnu Kannan, Winged Post Sports Editor

March 5, 2020

The boys soccer team faces off against first-seed Ygnacio Valley High School today at 4:30 p.m. for their Division III NorCals semifinals match. “In the last game, we had many chances at goals but were unable to convert them. In general, we need to be cleaner and eliminate careless errors,” Mu...

Varsity boys soccer clinches NorCal quarterfinals in penalty kicks

Darshan Chahal (12) attempts to head the ball over a Galt player during the boys' NorCal Division III quarterfinal win yesterday. After ending regulation tied at 1-1 and a scoreless overtime period, the boys won 5-4 in penalty kicks.

by Aditya Singhvi and Anna Vazhaeparambil

March 4, 2020

The varsity boys soccer team won their NorCal Division III quarterfinal matchup against the Galt High Warriors in penalty kicks 5-4 after ending regulation 1-1 and going scoreless in overtime. With goals from Andrew Cheplyansky (12), Arthur Kajiyama (10), Ishaan Mantripragada (10), Jeffrey Fung (12)...

Varsity boys soccer crowned CCS champions, advance to NorCals

The varsity soccer team celebrates after clinching the CCS championship 3-1 in penalty kicks after ending overtime tied at 1-1. During the penalty kicks, Andrew Cheplyansky (12), Justin Fung (10) and Darshan Chahal (12) all scored, and goalie Laszlo Bollyky (10) made two close saves, securing the win for the Eagles.

by Aditya Singhvi and Anna Vazhaeparambil

March 3, 2020

The varsity boys soccer team defeated the St. Francis Lancers 3-1 in penalty kicks after ending 1-1 in double overtime in the Central Coast Section (CCS) Division III finals on Saturday, advancing to the first round of the NorCal Division III championship.  Following a back-and-forth first half, the E...

Varsity boys soccer qualifies to CCS Finals

Darshan Chahal (12) controls the ball during the Eagles quarterfinal win against the Evergreen Valley Cougars last Saturday. The Eagles defeated the Cougars 1-0, fighting hard to get on the scoreboard and stay ahead after a scoreless first half.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Aditya Singhvi

February 27, 2020

The varsity boys soccer team defeated Sequoia High 3-1 in penalty kicks in their CCS semifinal matchup yesterday evening at Redwood City, after finishing tied at 1-1. This win marks the furthest that the boys soccer team has ever advanced in playoffs. “I think it’s phenomenal. Before I showed up as ...

Winter sports begin playoff competition

Arthur Kajiyama (10) maintains possession of the ball against a Sacred Heart defender in their game earlier this season.

by Muthu Panchanatham, Sports Reporter

February 21, 2020

As winter sports league play comes to an end, Harker basketball and soccer teams turn towards the upcoming playoffs. Having started their seasons in late October, the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs are a culmination of the hard work and determination of the teams. Girls Soccer The varsity girls soccer team fini...

Boys basketball falls to Priory on senior night

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Aditya Singhvi

February 17, 2020

The varsity boys basketball team (7-17) fell 63-28 at home in a senior night matchup against Woodside Priory last Tuesday.  Prior to tipoff, the team held a ceremony honoring each of 10 seniors, including team managers Griffin Crook, Adhya Hoskote and Caroline Yager; and players Kevin Chen, Jack ...

Varsity girls basketball falls short in fourth quarter on senior night

Co-captain Maria Vazhaeparambil (11), surrounded by three Mercy defenders, reaches for a loose ball during the first quarter of the Eagles' matchup last Friday. The girls started off evenly, tied 27-27 heading into the locker room at halftime.

by Aditya Singhvi, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

February 14, 2020

The varsity girls basketball team fell 69-53 to the Mercy San Francisco Skippers in a senior night matchup last Friday, bringing their overall record to 11-11 and league record to 6-4.  Ahead of the game, five seniors — Allison Yen, Sara Lynn Sullivan, Haley Arena, Kaidi Dai and Charlotte Blanc ...

Varsity boys soccer crushes Eastside College Prep on senior night

Seniors on the varsity boys soccer team pose for a picture during the halftime ceremony. The Eagles won the matchup last Friday against Eastside 11-1.

by Saurav Tewari, Sports Reporter

February 14, 2020

The varsity boys soccer team had a blowout 11-1 victory against Eastside College Prep on senior night last Friday, bringing their overall record to 12-3-2.  The Eagles had no trouble scoring, controlling the ball for most of the game and earning multiple goals before halftime. They relentlessly att...

Varsity girls soccer suffers first loss of season on senior night

Goalie Amla Rashingkar (12) laughs during the halftime ceremony. “The seniors are also sweet and supportive and really fun to hang out with at practice, and I’m sad that they are leaving the team. We've all improved so much from the beginning of the season, so it’s important to me that I got a chance to celebrate the seniors and formally say goodbye to them,” Kara said.

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter

February 8, 2020

 The varsity girls soccer fell 1-0 against Crystal Springs for their first loss of the season on senior night on Tuesday, bringing their overall record to 12-1-3.  Both teams initially struggled to score, with the score tied at 0-0 heading into halftime. During halftime, four seniors were ho...

Boys soccer makes dramatic comeback to tie Sacred Heart

Darshan Chahal (12) dribbles downfield during the Eagles' 3-3 tie against undefeated Sacred Heart last Wednesday. The boys are currently 4-1-1 in league.

by Brian Chen, Kushal Shah, and Aditya Singhvi

January 29, 2020

The varsity boys soccer team tied undefeated Sacred Heart 3-3 last Wednesday at home, after having gone 8-2-1 in their overall season so far.  Ishaan Mantripragada (10) scored the first goal against multiple Sacred Heart defenders. However, Sacred Heart retaliated and rattled off two straight goals be...

Varsity girls soccer dominates Mercy SF 7-1

The varsity girls soccer team huddles up before a game on Friday. “We're pretty close, and we can make fun of each other and not really get offended,” Divya Sivakumar (9), a player on the team, said, adding that she would not have met so many new people if it weren’t for the team.

by Isha Moorjani and Sarah Mohammed

January 21, 2020

Varsity girls soccer defeated Mercy San Francisco 7-1 last Friday in a home game, continuing their undefeated season. The girls have had a busy week, and even though various players were unable to participate, they ended the week strong.  “Today, our girls came out ready to play. It's been a long wee...

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