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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

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“Right in it”: Girls golf competes at state championship

“Right in it”: Girls golf competes at state championship

by Ashley Mo, Reporter November 30, 2023

The varsity girls golf team competed at the California Interscholastic Federation State Girls High School Championship for the first time in Harker’s history at the end of their undefeated season...

Vyom Vidyarthi (11) hugs Lachlan Rossi (12) during the senior night ceremony before their game against Palo Alto High School on Friday. Each senior was honored with flowers, custom posters and speeches to conclude their four years to the program.

Varsity boys and girls water polo succumb to Palo Alto High School on senior night

by Brandon Zau and Jeremy Peng November 29, 2023

The boys and girls varsity water polo teams suffered defeat to Palo Alto High School 14-16 and 5-10 respectively on their senior night Oct. 19 in the Singh Aquatic Center. Before the game, students,...

The cross-country seniors pose with upper school cross-country head coach Kevin Oliver, holding up posters decorated by the team. When we’re at meets, there’s a great team vibe where everyone is very supportive of each other, senior Emma Gao said.

Cross-country senior night closes with CCS qualifications and personal records

by Jessica Hu, Reporter November 23, 2023

The cross-country team competed at their senior night meet, the West Bay Athletic League Finals hosted annually at the Crystal Springs cross-country course, on Nov. 3. They celebrated their six seniors,...

Melody Yin (11) holds the ball in preparation to pass to a teammate. The team worked on moving the ball to the left side of the pool during practice.

Varsity girls water polo vanquishes Gunn 13-7

by Isabella Lo, Co-Opinions Editor October 24, 2023

Varsity girls water polo defeated Gunn High School 13-7 on Oct. 10 at the Singh Aquatic Center.  Harker snagged the ball on the first play of the game, leading to an attempted shot from Summer Adler...

Jonathan Li (9) and Adam Sayed (12) bolt past the starting line of the boys JV race. Out of 120 total runners, the pair finished 20th and 26th with times of 20:35 and 21:13, respectively.

Cross-country team conquers hills and heat at WBAL Meet #1

by Jessica Hu, Reporter October 24, 2023

The cross-country team competed in the first West Bay Athletic League (WBAL) meet of the season at the Crystal Springs course in Belmont on Oct. 4.  The course stretched 2.95 miles, consisting of a...

Adam Pawliger (11) concentrates on tracing the opponents ball with his arm to block a shot attempt. Many players from both teams knew each other through club water polo, fueling the rivalry between their school teams.

Varsity boys water polo loses 11-12 to Los Gatos in final-second fashion

by Kevin Zhang, Aquila Co-Managing Editor October 20, 2023

Varsity boys water polo was defeated by Los Gatos High School 11-12 in a close rivalry matchup on Sept. 26. The Los Gatos Wildcats won the opening tip of the game, but the Eagles scored first off of...

Nicholas Knauer (9) breezes through a flat section of the course. Runners gained speed here, ready to take on the upcoming hill.

Cross-country team traverses elevated course at Ram Invitational meet

by Jessica Hu and Emma Li October 18, 2023

The cross-country team participated in the Ram Invitational race at Westmoor High School on Sept. 30. Team captain Laurel Davies (12) organized for racers to don paper hearts with get-well wishes for Zaeem...

Navya Samuel (11) leaps into the air to serve. The Eagles lost to Crystal Springs in a three set match on Sept. 21.

Varsity girls volleyball team loses to Crystal Springs in three-set match

by Charlize Wang and Lily Shi October 12, 2023

The varsity girls volleyball team was defeated by Crystal Springs Uplands 23-25, 17-25, 22-25 in a home game on Sept. 21.   Harker opened the game with a serve by setter Keira Chang (10) and won the...

The Harker football team runs through the banner onto Davis Field for the 2023 Homecoming Football Game. The game took place on Saturday at the end of Harker Day.

Live coverage: Harker faces Crystal Springs Uplands for Homecoming game

All content in this coverage was reported within the duration of the Homecoming game on Davis Field on Oct. 7, 2023. Final Score — Eagles 30, Gryphons 52  9:51 p.m. The Gryphons’ quarterback...

Junior Allison Yang watches her shot after she tees off at the second hole. The girls golf team beat both Mercy High School and Castilleja School in their match.

Varsity girls golf team conquers Castilleja 244-255 and Mercy 224-262

by Tiffany Zhu, Reporter September 29, 2023

The varsity girls golf team defeated Castilleja 224-255 and Mercy 224-262 in a tri-match at Moffett Field Golf Club on Sept. 18.  Joyce He (9) and S Wang (10) started the match off for Harker in the...

Alison Yang (11) prepares to serve the ball in the junior varsity volleyball game versus Castilleja. The team won in two sets.

Junior varsity girls volleyball outplays Castilleja in two sets: 25-11, 25-18

by Isabella Lo, Co-Opinions Editor September 29, 2023

Junior varsity girls volleyball triumphed over Castilleja 25-11, 25-18 at home on Sept. 19. Harker opened the game by scoring the first five points. After the Castilleja Gators rallied to within three...

Norah Mehanna (11) prepares to dig a spike by Castilleja. The Varsity girls won the game against Castilleja in three sets.

Varsity girls volleyball bests Castilleja in three set game

by Claire Yu and Ella Guo September 28, 2023

Varsity girls volleyball defeated Castilleja 25-12, 25-19 and 25-21 in straight sets on Sept. 19 in the Zhang Gym.  Harker began with a lead of 5-1. After a tie at 5-5 from a comeback by Castilleja,...

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