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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The team celebrates after a kill from outside hitter Aline Grinspan (10). Aline, who usually plays in the backrow, began hitting for the Eagles this season following injuries to outsides Navya Samuel (11) and Elie Ahluwalia (10).

Varsity girls volleyball celebrates senior night with a three set victory over Priory

by Eva Cheng, Vivek Moorjani, and Alison Yang October 31, 2023

The varsity girls volleyball team crushed Priory 25-9, 25-7, 25-8 during their senior night game on Oct. 24. Harker celebrated seniors Margaret Cartee, Juhi Madala and Carol Song in their final...

Setter Keira Chang (10) sets the ball to middle blocker Emily Mitnick (11) as she sets up to swing. The Eagles defeated Eastside in three straight sets.

Varsity girls volleyball annihilates Eastside College Prep in three set match

by Janam Chahal, Shareen Chahal, and Claire Yu October 31, 2023

Varsity girls volleyball defeated Eastside College Prep 25-8, 25-13, 25-6 in three straight sets at home on Oct. 3.                 Harker began the first set with an early 8-3 lead...

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...

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,...

Setter Emma Lee (9) sets the ball to the middle during the match against Pinewood on Sept. 12. “[I’m looking forward to] getting more skilled, learning more about my position and also becoming better friends with all of my teammates, Emma said.

Junior varsity girls volleyball triumphs over Pinewood in two sets

by Audrey Cheng and Claire Zhao September 21, 2023

The junior varsity girls volleyball team defeated Pinewood 25-8, 25-21 in a home game on Sept. 12. The Eagles started the first set strong, leaving little space for the Panthers to catch up. Pinewood...

Players congratulate each other on a powerful kill during the first set. The varsity girls volleyball team upset Pinewood 25-15, 25-12, 25-6 in a home game victory on Sept. 12.

Varsity girls volleyball prevails over Pinewood with decisive three set win

by Eva Cheng, Reporter September 20, 2023

The varsity girls volleyball team upset Pinewood 25-15, 25-12, 25-6 in a home game victory on Sept. 12.  Pinewood opened with the first serve, and Harker won it as they started the game off strong...

Outside hitter Elie Ahluwalia (10) tips the ball over the block of Scotts Valley. Players switched between swinging and tipping in order to take advantage of openings in the opponent’s defense.

Varsity girls volleyball conquers Scotts Valley three sets to none in home opener

by Kevin Zhang, Aquila Co-Managing Editor September 6, 2023

Varsity girls volleyball triumphed over Scotts Valley High School in the Eagles’ home opener on Thursday, winning three consecutive sets 25-22, 25-21 and 25-18. Scotts Valley scored the first point...

Judi Abdelrazik (10) squats down in a defensive stance, ready to receive an incoming serve. At the libero position, Judi plays in the back row and helps control possession of the ball.

Frosh and sophomore girls volleyball team defeated by Scotts Valley in three-set match

by Ashley Mo, Disha Gupta, and Margaret Cartee September 6, 2023

The frosh and sophomore girls volleyball team lost to Scotts Valley High School 25-23, 16-25, 11-15 in their first home game on Thursday in the Zhang Gymnasium at 4 p.m. The Scotts Valley Falcons scored...

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...

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...

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...

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