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Kansas City Chiefs defeat San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV

Kansas City Chiefs defeat San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV

by Muthu Panchanatham and Aditya Singhvi

February 11, 2020

As the game clock wound down in the final seconds of Superbowl LIV, San Francisco 49ers fans across the nation sat dejectedly back into their chairs, in disbelief of the 31-20 score in favor of the Kansas City Chiefs displayed on the television screen. Just minutes earlier, their team had been firmly in c...

Up close and personal: On the sidelines of a college football game

Harvard running back DeMarkes Stradford makes a move before carrying the ball past blockers on the line of scrimmage.

by Muthu Panchanatham, Sports Reporter

November 19, 2019

As my brother, my cousin and I walked through the tall black gates protecting Princeton University’s stadium, an eruption of wild cheering emerged, signaling a Princeton first down. A sea of orange filled the stands, rising up in appreciation of the new set of downs. The 6-0 Princeton was battling ...

Weekly recap: Fall sports ace the week

Cassandra Ruedy (12) passes during a varsity girls practice last week.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Aditya Singhvi

September 10, 2019

Cross Country The high school cross country team competed in their first meet of the school year this weekend, at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.  In the varsity girls division, Anna Weirich (11) placed 15th out of 182 runners, while Ritika Rajamani (10) placed 92nd. For the varsity boys, Daws...

Weekly Recap: Fall sports come out swinging

Running back Devin Keller (12) evades a defensive player as he carries the ball downfield during the Eagles matchup against Burton High on Aug. 30.  The Eagles lost 57-22.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

September 2, 2019

Cross Country For the past few months, ever since pre-season workouts began in the summer, the cross country team has been training extensively for upcoming meets this year. With a grueling exercise regimen, which includes running several miles every day, they hope to be ready for their upcoming meets....

Loren Powers uses football as a mantra to life

Lorem Powers looks at his stopwatch during practice while holding a clipboard in his other hand.

by Vishnu Kannan, Sports Editor

August 30, 2019

Sitting in a swivel chair in his office in the Harker weight room, new Harker football head coach Loren Powers fondly recalls watching the 49ers as a child and being captivated by “the glitz and glam of the 49ers’ red and gold.” Powers said that watching greatness in motion through the likes of ...

Football cruises to a 26-2 victory over Marina

Lineman and captain Ayush Vyas (12) celebrates after Harker's 26-2 win.

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

September 9, 2018

The varsity football team cruised to a smooth 26-2 victory against the Marina High School Mariners on Friday night, bringing the Eagles’ record to 3-1 for the season and extending their streak to three wins. The Eagles scored three quick touchdowns in the second quarter to amass a 19-0 lead, whi...

Davis field replaced, football team adapts

Davis Field took six weeks to replace, finishing a week before the football team’s first game. The new field has a more eco-friendly, natural infill consisting of cork, sand, and coconut husk.

by Michael Eng and Kushal Shah

August 31, 2018

For the past decade, the vast majority of school events, from Homecoming to spirit rallies to fire drills,  have taken place on Davis Field. However, this very well-used field was beginning to near its end: its turf was beginning to wear down and become unattached to the ground, finding its way int...

Fall sports train over summer, begin seasons

Jared Anderson (12) runs with the ball, trying to evade an opposing Big Valley Christian player. The team won their second game against James Lick 22-18.

by Anika Rajamani and Aditya Singhvi

August 31, 2018

Girls Volleyball Girls volleyball has finished tryouts and is into the season now, with 16 people on the varsity team. Due to a large turnout for tryouts, the coaches decided to create an intramural team, so this year there will be four teams, with freshman, JV, and varsity participating in g am...

Taking a knee: Athletes and activists across nation kneel to take a stand

Members of the Bellarmine football team knelt this past weekend at this game as well as at the game the week before.

by Rose Guan and Vivian Jin

October 12, 2017

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick dropped his contract with the San Francisco 49ers after last season, when he began to kneel during performances of the national anthem before games in order to protest the mistreatment of people of color in the U.S. This season, Kaepernick remains unsigned. Kaepernick began to play for the 49e...

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