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Safety Daniel Lin (12) hits a wheel during a tackling drill. Daniel has played for the Harker football program since his freshman year, and he is a co-captain of the team this year.

Athletes ramp up skills during off-season

by Emma Milner, Co-Sports Editor September 12, 2023

From a range of winning records to invaluable learning experiences, all seasons ultimately come to an end. But with every final hit, run or shot comes a new era: the off season.   For high-paced sports...

Anjali Yella (11) sprints forward in preperation for a long jump. Anjali played basketball and ran track last year, using skills from each sport to improve the other.

Apex: From a competitive individual to a team player

by Katelyn Zhao, Sports Editor August 24, 2022

Resounding footfalls, cushioned by the spikes of her shoes sinking into the coarse sand, thump closer and closer. Swirls of dust rise, followed by a swish as she springs off the ground with her arms slicing...

Andrew Fu (11) runs with the baton in hand towards relay race teammate Rigo Gonzales (11). The boys relay team placed seventeenth at the State Championships on May 28.

Upper school track and field athletes clutch top awards at State Championships

by Katelyn Zhao, Sports Editor June 4, 2022

Andrew Fu (11), Rigo Gonzales (11), Alexa Lowe (‘22), Armaan Thakker (11), Zain Vakath (11) and Anjali Yella (10) participated in various track events at the State Championship Finals on May 28. The...

With her eyes on the players in front of her, Grace Hoang (11) runs while dribbling the basketball down the court. The varsity girls basketball team defeated Lincoln High School 50-15 at home on Tuesday, Nov. 30.

Varsity girls basketball team dominates Lincoln 50-15

by Alysa Suleiman, Co-Editor-In-Chief December 7, 2021

The varsity girls basketball team won 50-15 against Lincoln High School on Tuesday, Nov. 30 during their second game of the season. The girls also won 44-31 against Sobrato High School on Nov. 23 over...

Many young athletes struggle to prioritize mental health while juggling academic and athletic commitments. A survey conducted by the University of Wisconsin found that 68% of student-athletes have anxiety high enough to require therapeutic support.

‘No athlete wants to step back’

by Sarah Mohammed and Tiffany Chang November 27, 2021

Basketball and track and field athlete Alexa Lowe (12) remembers the winter and spring seasons when she would arrive home late at night after a tiring day of practice. The pressure to be more efficient...

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