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Olivia Guo (12) swings her club during the girls golf teams Senior Night on June 10. The boys and girls golf teams both won CCS Championships last week.

Boys and girls golf teams win CCS Championships

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor June 16, 2021

The boys and girls golf teams brought home CCS Championships last week on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. The boys scored 388, five strokes ahead of second-place Mitty, and the girls followed up the...

Arjun Virmani (12) fights with a defender for the basketball in the team’s match 50-44 victory against Crystal Springs on April 21. The team’s next match is against Sacred Heart at home at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Weekly recap: Upper school sports teams continue to dominate their competition

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Sports Editor May 3, 2021

Soccer The varsity boys soccer team fell to King’s Academy in their season opener on April 20, but bounced back in a big way two days later, dominating Crystal Springs Uplands 6-0. This past week, the...

Olivia Guo (12) looks on after swinging at the golf ball during the team’s match against Notre-Dame Belmont. The Eagles won the match 210-297.

Weekly recap: Upper school sports drive ahead of competition

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham April 21, 2021

Volleyball Having finished their four game season, the varsity girls volleyball team achieved a 3-1 record, with three wins against Notre Dame, Castilleja and Mercy after suffering a loss in their first...

Natalie Vo (12) hits a tee shot with her driver during the girls golf teams victory against Notre Dame Belmont last Wednesday. The girls now have a record of 3-0, with three matches still left on their schedule.

Girls golf and girls tennis teams dominate in league, more sports to kick off soon

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham March 22, 2021

As COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Santa Clara County, a majority of Harker sports have been allowed to resume practice, and in some cases, competition. Sports seasons were initially scheduled to...

Jessica Zhou (10) prepares to hit a bunker shot at a practice round at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club last week. Following the upper schools safety protocols for athletes, players are required to wear masks and social distance at all times.

Spring sports kick off

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Varsha Rammohan March 1, 2021

Despite a delayed start to their seasons, due to the surge of COVID-19 cases in Santa Clara County during the winter, upper school athletes in cross country, football, girls golf and girls tennis are currently...

Claire Chen (10) intently examines the target hole before her shot. Last year, Claire finished 3rd in CCS and 5th in NorCal for girls golf.

Apex: Built for the game

by Muthu Panchanatham, Co-Sports Editor December 22, 2020

A silence settles on the rich green grass as the golfer steps up to putt on the last hole of the course. With her eyes fixed on the pristine cylindrical divot, she measures the distance between the hole...

Review: the top 5 golf courses near the Bay Area

Review: the top 5 golf courses near the Bay Area

by Athreya Daniel, Reporter April 14, 2020

Having played golf since I was six, there is nothing quite like playing 18 holes on a beautiful California golf course. I love the unique challenge that every course poses, whether it be the narrow fairways,...

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

Weekly recap: Fall sports ace the 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)...

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.

Weekly Recap: Fall sports come out swinging

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,...

Olivia Guo (11) watches on after hitting the ball in the varsity girls golf teams match against Sacred Heart Prep.

Harker awarded CalHi D4 School of the Year

by Aditya Singhvi, Aquila Co-Sports Editor August 30, 2019

The Harker School was awarded the CalHiSports.com Division 4 school of the year award for the Eagles’ overall athletic performance over several sports last year, including boys volleyball, swimming and...

Last week, McNealy qualified for the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) tour, in which he will start in three weeks, by finishing in the top 25.

Harker alumnus swings into PGA tour

by Sara Yen and Esha Gohil August 28, 2019

Clad in a bright white cap, striped navy polo and slate gray pants, Harker alumnus Maverick McNealy (‘13) finishes his stroke with a determined expression, eyes cast into the distance. From the time...

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