The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Holding the basketball, Kevin Zhang (10) crouches to see if any of his teammates are open. The boys beat University Prep Academy 67-24 on Tuesday, Nov. 30.

Varsity boys basketball team crushes University Prep Academy 67-24

by Katelyn Zhao and Alysa Suleiman December 7, 2021

The varsity boys basketball team defeated University Prep Academy 67-24 on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Abhi Namala (11) secured the opening tip-off, and Charles Ding (12) put the Eagles on the board with a 3-pointer....

“Three Ring Circus: Kobe, Shaq, Phil, and the Crazy Years of the Lakers Dynasty” is a 390 page nonfiction written by Jeff Pearlman that was first published Sep. 22, 2020. Pearlman is also the author of “Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL” and “Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s.”

Three-peat

by Aditya Singhvi, Managing Editor May 20, 2021

Aditya’s ranking: ★★★★☆ What do you get when you combine a “Santa-like,” seven-foot-one hulk who can’t hit a free throw for his life; a legendary coach coming off a legendary three-peat;...

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...

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 Fridays 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 9, 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 19, 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 Kings 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...

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