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The student news site of The Harker School.

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The student news site of The Harker School.

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Talk Around Campus: Students discuss March Madness predictions and opinions

by Selina Xu and Claire Yu April 8, 2024

This year’s March Madness tournament has caused an uproar among sports fans and critics alike, with many upsets and controversies in both the men’s and women’s brackets. Whether it was Jack Gohlke’s...

Co-captain Emily Mitnick (11) looks for the pass out of a double team. Emily made several shots to contribute to the Eagles comeback.

Varsity girls basketball conquers King’s Academy in fourth quarter resurgence during CCS quarterfinals

by Katerina Matta and Kevin Zhang February 24, 2024

The girls varsity basketball team advanced to CCS semifinals in a comeback 53-38 win vs. King’s Academy at home on Feb. 20. Before the match, athletic director Dan Molin introduced players from...

Seniors Masha Velikhovskaya, Claire Miao and Isha Kotalwar hold their posters for a photo. The seniors were gifted flowers and posters from their teammates and families.

Varsity girls basketball knocks out Mercy during senior night

by Jessica Wang and Alison Yang February 23, 2024

The varsity girls basketball team crushed Mercy 60-29 during their senior night game on Feb. 13.  Before the match, the team held a ceremony to honor their three seniors: guard Isha Kotalwar, co-captain...

Elbow sleeves, special socks, Rice Krispie treats and more comprise some of Harkers student-athletes sports superstitions. It’s very important to the game, even though it’s just a Rice Krispie, girls varsity libero Norah Mehanna (11) said.

Superstitions snag success for Harker athletes

by Minal Jalil and Katerina Matta February 9, 2024

Bouncing the ball three times before each serve. Drinking from the same water bottle every match. Wearing the same kneepads to each game, no matter how ripped and faded they become. Many athletes routinely...

Co-captain Isabella Lo (11) dribbles the ball around a Notre Dame player during the game on Nov. 21. The varsity boys basketball team played directly before the girls game and also defeated their opponent, Monta Vista High School.

Varsity girls basketball opens season with 55-34 win against Notre Dame

by Margaret Cartee and Medha Yarlagadda December 3, 2023

The varsity girls basketball team crushed Notre Dame San Jose 55-34 in their home opener on Nov. 21. Center Sanika Das (9) won the tip off for the Eagles, but the Notre Dame Regents quickly regained...

Featured photo: Claire Yu (9) and Lexi Nishimura (12) defend a Lincoln High School player at the varsity girls basketball game on Tuesday. The Eagles defeated Lincoln 51-19.

Varsity girls basketball team defeats Lincoln 51-19

by Katerina Matta and Jessica Wang December 11, 2022

The varsity girls basketball team beat Lincoln high school 51-19 at home on Dec. 6 to bring their league record to 1-2.  The Eagles opened with a strong start, shutting down Lincoln’s offense and...

An illustration of W.N.B.A. Brittney Griner. The Phoenix Mercury player Brittney Griner was found guilty for smuggling illegal narcotics into Russia on Aug. 4.

W.N.B.A player convicted for smuggling illegal narcotics

by Katelyn Zhao, Sports Editor September 11, 2022

W.N.B.A’s Phoenix Mercury player Brittney Griner was found guilty for smuggling illegal narcotics into Russia on Aug. 4.  Griner originally traveled to Russia for the purpose of playing for the UMMC...

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...

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...

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