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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

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...

Juniors Khanhlinh Tran and Allison Yang walk together on the first hole of Sunnyvale Golf Course. The two were the first to tee off at around 4 pm.

Varsity girls golf team defeats Sacred Heart Prep 204-255

by Ashley Mo, Reporter September 18, 2023

The varsity girls golf team triumphed over Sacred Heart Preparatory 204-255 in their fifth match of the season on Tuesday at Sunnyvale Golf Course.  Juniors Allison Yang and Khanhlinh Tran teed off...

Alana Brill (9) competes in the butterfly race during a home meet last Thursday. Girls lacrosse, boys volleyball, swimming and baseball have matches this week.

Weekly sports previews: March 28 to March 31

by Emma Milner, Assistant Sports Editor March 28, 2023

Girls lacrosse Varsity girls lacrosse stands undefeated in their league with a score of 7-0. The team beat Notre Dame San Jose 18-5 in an away game on Friday. The team looks to play Presentation High...

Upper school prepares for distribution day and upcoming school year

by Alysa Suleiman and Irene Yuan June 2, 2021

After Santa Clara County entered the yellow tier on May 18, the upper school also moved forward with loosening campus protocols during the last few weeks of the spring semester and outlined plans for...

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...

Anushka Mehrotra (10) swings at a ball during the team’s CCS semifinals’ matchup against St. Francis last school year. Girls tennis resumed three weeks ago, and since then, the team has racked up three victories, against Monta Vista, Sacred Heart, and now, Menlo.

Girls tennis team defeats Menlo, snapping 24-year-long win streak in league play

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham March 13, 2021

The varsity girls tennis team defeated Menlo 4-3 yesterday in the first game of their season, snapping Menlo’s record-setting 24-year, 266-match-long win streak in league play. The Eagles were represented...

Kara Kister (10) runs during a cross country meet last year. Kara was one of four athletes to participate in last Saturday’s meet at The King’s Academy, which was Harker’s first athletic competition since the school shut down in March last year due to COVID-19.

Athletic competitions resume, cross country team participates in first meet

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham March 1, 2021

The cross country team participated in their first meet of the season last Saturday, facing off against The King’s Academy and Notre Dame. Alexa Lowe (11), Alex Liou (11), Kara Kister (10) and Adam Sayed...

8 sports spring into action

8 sports spring into action

by Aditya Singhvi and Lauren Liu February 28, 2020

Eight spring sports — boys golf, girls lacrosse, baseball, softball, swimming, boys tennis, track and field and boys volleyball — began their regular season practices on Feb. 4, with most teams beginning...

Golfers Natalie Vo (11) and Claire Chen (9) pose together during the state championships on Nov. 19. Claire tied for third place in the tournament, earning a final score of 73, two strokes over par.

Girls golf makes history at state championships

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor November 19, 2019

Varsity girls golfers Claire Chen (9) and Natalie Vo (11) made school history at the 2019 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Golf Championships on Tuesday, Nov. 19, marking an impressive...

Anushka Mehrotra (9) prepares to hit the ball during her singles match in CCS semifinals. After an impressive performance this season, the girls tennis team lost to St. Francis High School 5-2 on Saturday, Nov. 16

Girls tennis ends historic season at CCS semifinals

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor November 16, 2019

After an impressive performance this season, the girls tennis team lost to St. Francis High School in the semifinals matchup on Saturday, Nov. 16, marking the end of their run in the CCS playoffs. The...

Varsity tennis captain Gina Partridge (12) hits the ball during a team practice earlier in the season. After beating Menlo-Atherton 4-3 in the CCS quarterfinals match, they move on to semifinals on Saturday, Nov. 16, against St. Francis.

Girls tennis continues playoff run with win over Menlo-Atherton

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor November 14, 2019

The girls tennis team beat Menlo-Atherton High School 4-3 in their quarterfinal matchup, continuing their Cinderella run in the CCS playoffs. Currently 15-2 overall, the Eagles have had an impressive season...

Senior Ethan Hu signs his letter of intent to swim for Stanford University. Come fall, he will join the class of 2024, a dream come true for him.

Harker senior commits to swim for Stanford

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor November 14, 2019

Against the white and green Harker Eagles backdrop in the brightly-lit multipurpose room of the Athletic center, Ethan Hu (12) smiles broadly as he holds a bright bouquet of congratulatory flowers in his...

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