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The student news site of The Harker School.

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Chiefs stun Eagles 38-35 in Super Bowl LVII with second win

Chiefs stun Eagles 38-35 in Super Bowl LVII with second win

by Gabe Sachse, Co-Assistant Sports Editor March 9, 2023

The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl 38-35 on Feb. 12, with the victory coming down to a late field goal by kicker Harrison Butker. Both teams got off to a strong start...

Abhi Namala (12) pushes past Basis players to shoot. The team fell to Basis 51-60 on Jan. 5.

Varsity boys basketball team loses to Basis 51-60 in hard-fought game

by Emma Milner, Assistant Sports Editor January 12, 2023

The varsity boys basketball team fell to BASIS Independent Silicon Valley 51-60 during a home game on Jan. 5. Basis started off strong, with Harker trailing behind 4-11. The Eagles struggled to keep...

Nikhil Pesati (10) dribbles past two Yerba Buena defenders during the junior varsity boys soccer game on Dec. 16. The team drew 0-0 against Yerba Buena.

Junior varsity boys soccer team draws with Yerba Buena High School 0-0

by Emma Gao, Co-News Editor January 10, 2023

The junior varsity boys soccer team played hard in a scoreless draw against Yerba Buena High School at home on Dec. 16. From the moment the game started at 4:30 p.m. on Davis Field, the Eagles launched...

KJ Williams (12) points while playing with the varsity boys basketball team on Dec. 16. The team defeated Design Tech High School at home, with a score of 63-47.

Varsity boys basketball dominates Design Tech 63-47

by Emma Gao, Vika Gautham, and Olivia Xu December 30, 2022

The varsity boys basketball team defeated Design Tech High School 63-47 at home on Dec. 16.  The game started with Harker winning the tip-off, and they established a 16-10 lead by the end of the first...

Members on the girls basketball team clap as the Eagles score. The team clinched a tight victory over Independence High School during a home game on Dec. 17, with a final score of 46-36.

Girls basketball secures 46-36 victory over Independence High School in tense match

by Hima Thota, Assistant Sports Editor December 24, 2022

The girls varsity basketball team clinched a tight victory over Independence High School during a home game on Dec. 17, with a final score of 46-36.  The Eagles initially got off to a shaky start,...

Michael Chang (11) drives the play across the floor flanked by his teammates. Varsity boys basketball kicked off their season with a strong home win over Yerba Buena High School, scoring 83-28 in their first unofficial league game on Tuesday.

Varsity boys basketball team dominates Yerba Buena High School 83-28

by Jessica Tang and Brandon Zau November 27, 2022

Varsity boys basketball kicked off their season with a strong home win over Yerba Buena High School, scoring 83-28 in their first unofficial league game on Tuesday.  The Eagles opened the first quarter...

Bowen Xia dribbles through Aptos High School defenders at the varsity boys basketball teams scrimmage on Nov. 19. Point guard Bowen Xia (10) made multiple two pointers in the second quarter.

Varsity boys basketball wins two quarters in season’s second scrimmage

by Isabella Lo and Katerina Matta November 26, 2022

Boys varsity basketball won two out of four quarters against Aptos High School at home on Nov. 19.  Aptos started strong in the first quarter, scoring the first six points and ending the quarter up...

The upper school celebrates its 25th anniversary this year after its founding in 1998. It began with 90 students who comprised the first graduating class of 2002 and a small-sized faculty of 12 to 15 members.

Happy birthday, Eagles: Commemorating 25 years of upper school history

by Ananya Sriram, Co-Features Editor October 30, 2022

Baggy sweatshirts and pants with large pockets. Frosh playing at a pool table. A volleyball team posing with cones of ice cream. A class of 90 students posing for a photo with bright smiles on their faces....

Rohan Gorti (12) rushes past a defender at the varsity football teams Homecoming Game on Saturday. Rohan ran the ball from the left sideline to score the Eagles first touchdown of the night.

Live coverage: Harker football faces Delta Charter for Homecoming game

FINAL SCORE: Eagles 48, Dragons 20 8: 45 p.m. The Dragons kneel out the clock. The Eagles win 48-20.   8: 40 p.m. Dragons' touchdown and successful 2 point conversion brings the score...

Eyes trained on the ball, Sydney Adler (12) swims towards a Wildcat. Varsity girls water polo fell to Los Gatos 8-13 at home on Sept. 22.

Varsity girls water polo team concedes 8-13 match to Los Gatos

Varsity girls water polo fell to Los Gatos 8-13 at home on Sept. 22, initiating a second half comeback but ultimately falling short of victory to bring their league record to 5-3. “We definitely did...

Emily Mitnick (10) tips a ball over the net in the varsity girls volleyball teams game on Thursday. The team defeated Eastside in three sets.

Varsity girls volleyball team triumphs over Eastside in three sets

by Felix Chen, Vika Gautham, Andrew Liang, and Aishani Singh September 27, 2022

The girls varsity volleyball team defeated Eastside on Thursday in a home game, winning all three sets 25-7, 25-10 and 25-9. Harker quickly took the advantage in the first set, with Claire Kampmeier...

Pressured by a Castilleja gator, senior Kyra Hawk passes the ball to a fellow teammate to allow Harker to be in a scoring position. The varsity girls water polo team fell to Castilleja in a close match on Tuesday.

Varsity girls water polo team falls just short to Castilleja in 13-14 loss

by Brandon Zau and Kevin Zhang September 25, 2022

The varsity girls water polo team lost a close match to Castilleja 13-14 in a fourth quarter thriller at home on Tuesday. Harker trailed by two points at the end of the first quarter, but the girls’...

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