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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Kimaya Mehta (9), playing for her first year on the high school varsity girls golf team, follows through with her swing. The girls golf team emerged undefeated in the West Bay Athletic League (WBAL) for the fifth consecutive year, making it to the Central Coast Championships (CCS).

Swinging through rain or shine: Girls golf team brings their best

by Emma Milner, Co-Assistant Sports Editor November 29, 2022

Another year, another successful season.  The girls golf team emerged undefeated in the West Bay Athletic League (WBAL) for the fifth consecutive year, making it to the Central Coast Championships...

Cross country head coach Kevin Oliver hands flowers to seniors Kara Kister and Ada Praun-Petrovic. “It’s really sad [to be leaving]; I cried a bunch today,” Kara said. “Since I’ve been on the team for so long, and I see them every single day and all these people, it’s really sad to be leaving.”

Culminating at Crystal Springs: Cross country team competes in league finals, celebrates seniors

by Emma Gao and Jonathan Xue November 15, 2022

24 upper school cross country team runners ran the last West Bay Athletics League (WBAL) meet of the season at the 2.95 mile Crystal Springs course on Nov. 5. The team also celebrated seniors Rupert Chen,...

Anushka Mehrotra (12) and Medini Halepete (11) fist bump each other after finishing practice sets during tennis practice. Following the girls tennis teams Northern California Section I championships last year, the team faces lofty expectations for the coming season.

Varsity girls tennis team looks to repeat historic wins

by Katerina Matta and Gemma Chan September 22, 2022

Following their success last year, where they won not only California Central Coast Section league but also the Northern California Section I championships, the upper school Girls Varsity Tennis team faces...

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...

Lachlan Rossi (10) throws the ball into the goal as two Gunn defenders close in on him. After finishing second in league this season with a record of 11-2, the varsity boys water polo team won CCS and finished second place in NorCals.

Varsity boys water polo team finishes second in NorCals after finals loss to Gunn

by Sydney Ling, Reporter November 24, 2021

The varsity boys water polo team lost to Gunn 7-13 on Saturday in the NorCal Division III Championship finals.  Despite a close margin for the majority of the game, with a score of 3-4 in the first...

Anandita Arun (9) swings at the ball during the varsity girls tennis teams win over Notre Dame Belmont on Sept. 28.

Weekly Previews: Nov. 8-12

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor November 8, 2021

Winter sports seasons kicked off last week, with the basketball and soccer teams practicing in preparation for their first league matches next week. Tennis Seeded first in CCS with a record of 14-1,...

Alex Lan (11), Cynthia Wang (10), Eric Li (9) and Kailash Ranganathan (12) from the ASB Community Service Committee introduced Thanksgiving grams, which were sold on Thursday and Friday, with a short skit. Each gram includes chocolate, stickers, stationery and a personalized message for $3 as a way to show gratitude throughout the community.

School meeting recap 11/4/21: DECA Month, Thanksgiving grams and spirit standings

by Medha Yarlagadda, Reporter November 7, 2021

Associated Student Body (ASB) president Dawson Chen (12) started off the school meeting on Thursday by introducing DECA officers Catherine He (12), Shreeya Merchia (10) and Claire Luo (10), who talked...

High school sports for the upcoming school will be divided into two seasons and will only start in December 2020 or January 2021. Students who normally play multiple sports will now have to make a decision if their sports have been moved to the same season.

Start of high school sports delayed until at least December

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham July 26, 2020

High school sports for the upcoming school year will only start in December 2020 or January 2021, according to the California Interscholastic Federation’s (CIF) announcement on Monday.  The three...

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.

Varsity boys soccer crowned CCS champions, advance to NorCals

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...

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

Winter sports begin playoff competition

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...

Emma Dionne (11) recieves a serve in the second set.

Live coverage: Girls Volleyball takes on Pacific Grove in CCS quarterfinals

by Vishnu Kannan and Anna Vazhaeparambil November 5, 2019

8:02 p.m. The Eagles take the set 25 - 8 and the game 3 - 0. They will now move on to the CCS semifinals, where they will play Harbor High School on Thursday at 5 p.m. at Notre-Dame Belmont. 7:59 p.m. A...

Sports preview: Week of Nov. 4

Sports preview: Week of Nov. 4

by Aditya Singhvi, Aquila Co-Sports Editor November 4, 2019

A few fall sports — Girls Golf, Girls Tennis, Girls Volleyball and Cross Country — will continue their playoff season next week, while four winter sports — girls basketball, boys basketball, girls...

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