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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

From his years as a promising rookie to recent ones as a seasoned veteran, Buster Posey was the heart and soul  of the Giants. Since the start of his career in 2009, Posey played 1093 games as a catcher, one of the hardest defensive positions in baseball, and was also a very offensive player, hitting a batting average of .302.

Celebrating Buster Posey: the backbone of San Francisco

by Desiree Luo, Assistant Sports Editor November 22, 2021

The 2021 Major League Baseball season concluded with the Atlanta Braves winning the World Series over the Houston Astros on Nov. 2. For Giants fans, the offseason ahead offered a welcome respite from the...

Game 1 of the National League Division Series (NLDS) between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers was held at Oracle Park. The Giants won 4-0.

A series for the ages: Giants and Dodgers face off in National League Division Series

by Mark Hu, Winged Post Managing Editor October 14, 2021

Here we are. Game 5 of the 2021 National League Division Series (NLDS) begins tonight and with it comes the fall of one of the top two teams in baseball this year: the San Francisco Giants, the Major League...

The San Francisco Giants face the Los Angeles Dodgers tomorrow night in a decisive Game 5 of the NLDS series. This column explores a fan’s perspective on the Giants’ legendary 2021 season.

Bringing back orange and black: A historic season

by Desiree Luo, Assistant Sports Editor October 13, 2021

When the San Francisco Giants won the World Series on an October evening in 2014, I was in ballet class in Fremont, with my left hand resting on a barre and my right toe tracing the floor. My fellow ballerinas...

The baseball team poses with their CCS Championship Plaque after their 16-14 victory against Stevenson. Down 5-14 by the end of the penultimate inning, the baseball team staged an incredible comeback in the final inning to win the game, scoring 11 consecutive runs on a single out.

Baseball team comes back from 5-14 deficit in final inning to win CCS Championship

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor June 28, 2021

Down 5-14 with two outs in the seventh and final inning of their CCS Championships matchup against Stevenson on June 19, the varsity baseball team staged an incredible comeback, scoring 11 consecutive...

Mark Hu (11) pitches during the baseball team’s game against Crystal Springs. Mark pitched a perfect game against Priory on May 11, in which he struck out a record-setting 18 batters, making Harker and CCS history.

Junior pitches perfect game: Mark Hu ties CCS record with 18 strikeouts

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham May 23, 2021

Mark Hu (11) pitched a perfect game for the Eagles against Priory on May 11, making Harker and Central Coast Section (CCS) history with a record-tying 18 strikeouts. A perfect pitching game in baseball...

Arjun Virmani (12) fights with a defender for the basketball in the team’s match 50-44 victory against Crystal Springs on April 21. The team’s next match is against Sacred Heart at home at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Weekly recap: Upper school sports teams continue to dominate their competition

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Sports Editor May 3, 2021

Soccer The varsity boys soccer team fell to King’s Academy in their season opener on April 20, but bounced back in a big way two days later, dominating Crystal Springs Uplands 6-0. This past week, the...

Olivia Guo (12) looks on after swinging at the golf ball during the team’s match against Notre-Dame Belmont. The Eagles won the match 210-297.

Weekly recap: Upper school sports drive ahead of competition

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham April 21, 2021

Volleyball Having finished their four game season, the varsity girls volleyball team achieved a 3-1 record, with three wins against Notre Dame, Castilleja and Mercy after suffering a loss in their first...

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...

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...

Austin Wang (9) swings at a pitch. The boys next play at Prospect High School next Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

Varsity baseball shuts out San Jose 26-0 in season opener

by Nina Gee, Visual Editor February 24, 2019

The varsity baseball team crushed San Jose High last Wednesday 26-0 in their season opener at the Blackford baseball field. The team jumped right in, opening the floodgates with five runs right off...

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