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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...

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...

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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.

Water polo teams defeated in league tournament after strong season

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,...

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.

Varsity volleyball secures win on senior night

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....

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.

Girls golf makes history on senior night

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...

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.

Monthly recap: Fall sports go the distance

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor October 8, 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...

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