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Natalie Vo (12) hits a tee shot with her driver during the girls golf team's 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...

Capital One arena bustles with energy before a game between the Washington Wizards and Charlotte Hornets on Nov. 23, 2019. The NBA is set to resume with a matchup between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Utah Jazz tomorrow.

NBA season to resume on July 30

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham July 29, 2020

It’s back. After being on hiatus for five seemingly endless months, the NBA is set to return on Thursday at the Walt Disney World Complex in Orlando, Florida, after the 2019 - 2020 season was suspended...

Both paths yield entirely different benefits –– the path to the big leagues brings potential fame and glory, while the academic path hauls in a steadier lifestyle. So perhaps Shakespeare had it wrong, after all. To sport or not to sport  –– now, that is the real question.

Going pro: From high school to the big leagues

by Kushal Shah, Sports Reporter March 19, 2020

In the world of sports, it is fair to say that an athlete’s journey to the professional leagues, more often than not, begins in high school. This is how it’s been for years—since back when Stephen...

Senior class dean Karl Kuehn takes a shot at the basket during the knock out game at last Friday's school meeting. In the game, students from all grade levels and faculty members competed for a bag of gummy worms.

School meeting recap 3/6/2020: Soccer semifinals, Downbeat performance and basketball competition

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor March 10, 2020

Avi Gulati (12) welcomed everyone to school meeting. Adhya Hoskote (12), Meona Khetrapal (11) and Rohan Varma (11) gave the Eagle Update. Boys soccer won NORCAL semifinals. Upper school director of...

An illustration of Kobe Bryant, 41, and his daughter Gianna “Gigi” Maria-Onore Bryant, 13. They were among the nine passengers who died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA, Sunday morning

Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant among 9 killed in helicopter crash

by Aditya Singhvi, Anna Vazhaeparambil, and Alysa Suleiman January 26, 2020

As more information is released about Kobe Bryant’s death, this article will be updated with the latest news. Check Harker Aquila for more updates. Kobe Bryant, former NBA superstar, died at the age...

Senior Asmit Kumar evades a steal attempt by Ryan Tobin (11) during 
practice. There are three boys soccer teams this year.

Winter sports practices kick off

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Aditya Singhvi November 15, 2019

As fall sports conclude their playoff runs, four winter sports — boys basketball, girls basketball, boys soccer and girls soccer — began practices last week. The athletic department discontinued wrestling...

Varsity girls basketball captain Akhila Ramgiri (12) tries to score over a James Lick defender. The girls end their season with an overall record of 13-10.

Varsity boys, girls basketball fall in first round of CCS playoffs

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter February 20, 2019

The varsity girls basketball team fell to James Lick High School with a final score of 64-55 last Friday, while the varsity boys fell 63-52 to Palma High School last Saturday. This represented the first...

Trevor Thompson (12) scores in the paint. The boys next host The King's Academy at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Varsity boys basketball falls to Menlo

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor January 16, 2019

Varsity boys basketball lost to Menlo 61-40 at home in a league matchup on Tuesday, bringing their overall record to 7-8 and their league record to 2-3. After falling behind 13-4 at the end of the first...

Zachary Wong (right) dribbles past an opposing defender as Maria Vazhaeparambil (10), #80, sets a screen. Seven Harker high-schoolers played together on one of the eight teams in the tournament: seniors Prameela Kottapalli, Akhila Ramigiri and Zach Wong; juniors Haley Arena, Kaidi Dai and Sara Lynn Sullivan; and sophomore Maria Vazhaeparambil.

Upper school hosts Hi5 Youth Fundraiser

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter September 23, 2018

An India-based non-profit group hosted a basketball event at Harker last weekend to spread awareness of the organization among local high schoolers. In an effort to broaden their reach to America, the...

The interior of the I Promise School in Akron, OH. The school was created through a partnership between the LeBron James Family Foundation and the Akron public school district.

I Promise: LeBron James opens school for at-risk youth in hometown of Akron, OH

by Gloria Zhang and Varsha Rammohan August 31, 2018

"Nothing is given. Everything is earned” is the motto of LeBron James’ I Promise School. Closely linked to his I Promise initiative that tackles high school dropout rates, the motto serves as a...

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