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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Liam Jeffers (9) waits for the referees call while a teammate gestures to indicate the Eagles had possession of the ball. The referee decided in the Eagles favor.

Freshman and sophomore boys basketball team triumphs over Nueva

by Trisha Iyer, Assistant Features Editor January 18, 2022

The freshman and sophomore boys basketball team defeated Nueva 45-30 last Tuesday for their first win of the season. The Eagles jumped out to an early lead, scoring a series of two-pointers and a free...

Charles Ding (12) attempts a three-pointer from the corner during the varsity boys basketball teams match against Gunderson High School. The boys won 63-51.

Varsity boys basketball team defeats Gunderson High School 63-51

by Sabrina Zhu and Lavanya Subramanian January 6, 2022

The varsity boys basketball team defeated Gunderson High School 63-51 at home last Thursday, Dec. 30. Bowen Xia (9) put the Eagles on the board with two free throws. Kevin Zhang (10) and Bowen then each...

Lexi Nishimura (11) prepares to pass the ball to teammate Alexa Lowe (12). The varsity girls basketball team is currently undefeated with a record of 7-0.

Varsity girls basketball team crushes San Jose High School 58-4

by Emma Gao, Reporter December 15, 2021

The varsity girls basketball team defeated San Jose High School 58-4 at home on Dec. 4. The game began at 12 p.m., and the Eagles dominated the first quarter, barely allowing the San Jose Bulldogs a...

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...

Holding the basketball, Kevin Zhang (10) crouches to see if any of his teammates are open. The boys beat University Prep Academy 67-24 on Tuesday, Nov. 30.

Varsity boys basketball team crushes University Prep Academy 67-24

by Katelyn Zhao and Alysa Suleiman December 7, 2021

The varsity boys basketball team defeated University Prep Academy 67-24 on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Abhi Namala (11) secured the opening tip-off, and Charles Ding (12) put the Eagles on the board with a 3-pointer....

Alec Zhang (9) dribbles the ball past a North Salinas defender. The varsity boys soccer team tied North Salinas 2-2 on Friday in their third game of the season.

Varsity boys soccer team ties North Salinas 2-2

by Olivia Xu, Reporter December 7, 2021

The varsity boys soccer team tied North Salinas High School 2-2 on Friday at home. The game started with numerous passing and interceptions between players. North Salinas scored a goal at the 19-minute...

Lachlan Rossi (10) throws the ball into the goal as two Gunn defenders close in on him. After finishing second in league this season with a record of 11-2, the varsity boys water polo team won CCS and finished second place in NorCals.

Varsity boys water polo team finishes second in NorCals after finals loss to Gunn

by Sydney Ling, Reporter November 24, 2021

The varsity boys water polo team lost to Gunn 7-13 on Saturday in the NorCal Division III Championship finals.  Despite a close margin for the majority of the game, with a score of 3-4 in the first...

Seniors Andrea Thia, Esther Wu and Tina Xu hold gifts, posters and flowers during the Senior Night ceremony. The varsity girls golf teams Senior Night was held on Nov. 12 at the Los Lagos Golf Course in San Jose.

Varsity girls golf team celebrates Senior Night at Los Lagos Golf Course

by Brandon Zau, Reporter November 24, 2021

The varsity girls golf team held their Senior Night at the Los Lagos Golf Course on Nov. 12. The ceremony began at 4:00 p.m., and friends and family gathered to watch seniors Tina Xu, Andrea Thia and...

Rachel Hernandez (10) serves the ball. The varsity girls tennis team defeated Menlo 6-1 on Saturday at Bay Club Los Gatos to repeat as CCS Champions.

Varsity girls tennis team repeats as CCS Champions with 6-1 victory over Menlo

by Alysa Suleiman and Vishnu Kannan November 16, 2021

The varsity girls tennis team defeated Menlo 6-1 on Saturday at Bay Club Los Gatos to win their second consecutive Central Coast Section (CCS) Championship.  Natasha Rajaram (10), Sophie Hernandez...

Cross country head coach Mia Purnell hands out roses to this years seniors Erica Cai, Ritika Rajamani, Dawson Chen, Kailash Ranganathan, Aidan Lincke and Alex Liou during the senior ceremony.

Cross country team competes in league finals, celebrates Senior Night

by Emma Gao, Reporter November 8, 2021

The cross country team competed in the West Bay Athletics League finals hosted at the Crystal Springs Cross Country Park on Senior Night on Friday. The team celebrated seniors Erica Cai, Dawson Chen, Aidan...

Tara Ozdemir (12) and Brooklyn Cicero (12) hold up signs made for their Senior Night. The team will play at Notre Dame this Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Varsity girls volleyball team falls to Mercy High School on Senior Night

by Emma Gao and Katelyn Zhao October 24, 2021

The varsity girls volleyball team lost to Mercy High School during their Senior Night on Friday at home 23-25, 18-25, 22-25 in their last home game of the season.  The volleyball team held a ceremony...

The junior varsity girls volleyball team rejoices in a huddle after their victory against Mercy High School. The Eagles won the match 25-23, 12-25, 15-10.

Junior varsity girls volleyball defeats Mercy High School

by Kinnera Mulam and Ella Yee October 24, 2021

The junior varsity girls volleyball team triumphed over Mercy High School on Friday 25-23, 12-25, 15-10. “Today’s game was probably the best game our team played and it was also one of the most...

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