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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

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,...

Navya Samuel (10) and Juhi Madala (11) block an Andrew Hill High School hitter. The front row players were able to successfully stuff many hitters during the day.

Varsity girls volleyball swings it away at second annual Spikefest

by Yifan Li, TALON Reporter October 31, 2022

Varsity girls volleyball attended the Milpitas Spikefest II Tournament away at Lincoln High School San Jose and Wilcox High School, finishing with a record of 2-3 on Oct. 22.  The tournament spanned...

Charlize Wang (10) holds her racket in preparation for the ball. “I was pretty consistent with my backhands, and me and my partner Olivia kept our energy up no matter if we were down or up, and I think that really helped us win today,” Charlize said.

Girls tennis team triumphs over Menlo in momentous win

by Hima Thota, Asst. Sports Editor October 30, 2022

Harker’s girls tennis team played Menlo High School a second time on Tuesday, ending the matches 6-1 with a sweeping victory.  The girls' team initially fell to Menlo, who are also CCS champions,...

Seniors Claire Kampmeier and Rachel Ning pose with their friends after the game ends. The team lost in five sets to Crystal Springs.

Varsity girls volleyball team falls to Crystal Springs at Senior Night game in close five-set battle

by Emma Milner and Kevin Zhang October 27, 2022

The varsity girls volleyball team lost to Crystal Springs during their Senior Night on Thursday with set scores of 24-26, 17-25, 25-22, 25-21 and 8-15.  The volleyball team held a ceremony before their...

Harker Journalism strategic introduce themselves at Tuesdays school meeting. This years first school meeting included presentations by Model UN, Conservatory, HarkerDev, journalism and athletics.

School meeting recap 8/23/22: First week of school, performing arts and fall sports updates

by Shareen Chahal and Claire Zhao August 26, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Kris Estrada (12) began the first school meeting of the 2022-23 school year on Tuesday.  Model UN Secretary Generals Mir Bahri (12) and Krish Maniar (12) performed...

Abby Lim (10) raises an arm to block Kyra Hawk (12) in a passing drill. Girls water polo practiced on the morning of Aug. 13, one of two Saturday practices.

Fall sports kick off preseason in early August

by Jessica Tang, Photo Editor August 26, 2022

Upper school fall sports, boys water polo, cheerleading, cross country, football, girls tennis, girls volleyball and girls water polo, kicked off preseason in early August. Afternoon practices began...

Anishka Raina (12) swings at the tennis ball during the varsity girls tennis teams win over Notre Dame Belmont.

Weekly Previews: Oct. 18-22

by Desiree Luo, Assistant Sports Editor October 17, 2021

Football After the cancellation of their away game against Watsonville High School last week, the varsity football team will face the California School For The Deaf at home this Thursday at 6:00 p.m....

Sydney Adler (11) reaches for the ball during the water polo teams match against Mountain View on Sept. 9.

Weekly Previews: Sept. 20-26

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor September 20, 2021

Water Polo The varsity girls, junior varsity boys and varsity boys water polo teams will all play Los Gatos at home tomorrow. The junior varsity boys will kick off the action with their match at 4:30...

Captain Maddux Carlisle (12) tackles a Lynbrook player. The football team has a record of 1-2 in league.

Weekly recap: Fall sports blaze through start of seasons

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor September 10, 2021

Football The varsity football team lost to Valley Christian Academy Roseville at home today, bringing their overall league record to 1-2. The football team kicked off their season two weeks ago in...

Jason Yi (9) jukes out a defender during football practice on August 13. The football team placed second in a 7 vs. 7 passing tournament in July.

Fall sports kickoff with preseason training

by Anika Mani and Lakshmi Mulgund August 22, 2021

The upper school girls tennis, football, water polo, cheerleading, girls golf, girls volleyball and cross country teams began training in early August on campus to prepare for their upcoming matches. Girls...

Daniel Lin (9) cleans a weight ball in a water cooler after a workout. In order to reduce spread of COVID-19, all equipment must be cleaned after workouts before being used again.

Season 1 sports postponed to January at the earliest

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham December 7, 2020

The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) announced in a press release on Dec. 1 that the start of Season 1 sports will be postponed to Jan. 1, 2021 at the earliest. Season 1 sports, which include...

Drake Piscione (9) reaches for the ball during a boys water polo game.

Sports slideshow: Sept. 25

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Asst. Sports Editor September 26, 2019

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