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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 competitive play next week.  Boys Golf The boys golf team, head coached by Ie-Chen Cheng and...

Girls golf makes history at state championships

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.

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 end to their season. The two qualified as individuals to the tournament, having placed in the top nine a...

Girls tennis ends historic season at CCS semifinals

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

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 girls made Harker history this year, as this is the furthest any girls or boys tennis team has ever ad...

Girls tennis continues playoff run with win over Menlo-Atherton

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.

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 this year, defying all expectations, even their own. “We’re all just really happy we’ve mad...

Harker senior commits to swim for Stanford

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.

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 hands, surrounded by his friends, family and coaches. Matching the name card on the table, the sta...

Live coverage: Girls volleyball challenges Sacred Heart Prep for CCS championship

The girls volleyball team poses with the CCS trophy. They defeated the Sacred Heart Prep Gators 25-12, 25-23, 25-14.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Aditya Singhvi

November 9, 2019

The Eagles defeated the Sacred Heart Prep Gators 25-12, 25-23, 25-14 to win the Central Coast Section (CCS) Division 4 title at Palo Alto High.  7:25 p.m. Upper School Athletic Director Dan Molin and Upper School Division Head Butch Keller have presented the trophy to the girls volleyball team, ...

Live coverage: Girls Volleyball takes on Pacific Grove in CCS quarterfinals

Emma Dionne (11) recieves a serve in the second set.

by Vishnu Kannan and Anna Vazhaeparambil

November 5, 2019

8:02 p.m. The Eagles take the set 25 - 8 and the game 3 - 0. They will now move on to the CCS semifinals, where they will play Harbor High School on Thursday at 5 p.m. at Notre-Dame Belmont. 7:59 p.m. A kill out of the middle by Anvitha Tummala (11), who just subbed into the game, extends the Eagles...

Sports preview: Week of Nov. 4

Sports preview: Week of Nov. 4

by Aditya Singhvi, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

November 4, 2019

A few fall sports — Girls Golf, Girls Tennis, Girls Volleyball and Cross Country — will continue their playoff season next week, while four winter sports — girls basketball, boys basketball, girls soccer, and boys soccer — begin mandatory practices starting Monday.  Girls Golf The Girls Golf team, after finish...

Water polo teams defeated in league tournament after strong season

Rohan Sonecha (12) looks to throw the ball as a defender from the opposing team raises his hand to block the shot. The boys varsity team earned fourth place in the league tournament after losing to Cupertino.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

November 2, 2019

After a strong run this year, both varsity water polo teams lost their respective games on Friday in the league tournament, ending their seasons early. The boys finished 16-14 overall and 10-4 in league, while the girls were 20-4 overall and 13-1 in league. The boys played Cupertino High School at 4:4...

Varsity volleyball secures win on senior night

The seniors of the varsity volleyball team pose together with their families after the ceremony. This will be the girls' last home game this season, as they move on to compete in playoffs.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

October 29, 2019

During a memorable senior night game last Thursday, the varsity girls volleyball team defeated the Notre Dame Regents in three sets, improving their league record to 8-4 and their overall record to 16-8. Cheered on by bleachers filled with students, faculty and parents, the players were able to mainta...

Girls golf makes history on senior night

Katelyn Vo (12) watches the ball roll slowly across the green toward the last hole of the match. The only senior on the team, she was honored in the senior night ceremony following the match.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Alysa Suleiman

October 22, 2019

In a memorable senior night match last Friday, varsity girls golf defeated Notre Dame San Jose at the Los Lagos Golf Course, clinching their second consecutive league title and fifth title in the team’s history. Led by Katelyn Vo (12) and Claire Chen (9), who both shot even par 34, the team achieved ...

Monthly recap: Fall sports go the distance

Natalie Vo (11) watches the ball after hitting it during the match against Castilleja on Sept. 18. The Eagles beat them 191-243, with Katelyn Vo (12) and Olivia Guo (11) in the lead, both shooting one over par 37.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

October 9, 2019

Cross Country During the past month, the upper school cross country team competed in three meets: the Jackie Henderson Memorial Invitational on Sept. 14, the De La Salle Nike Challenge on Sept. 21 and the Capitol Cross Country Challenge on Sept. 28. Over the course of the three competitions, nearly...

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