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It wasn’t just a sport: wrestling was a family

An illustrated box containing a medal, a team photo and standard wrestling gear. For the first time, the upper school will not have a wrestling team for its 2020 winter season.

by Eric Fang, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

December 21, 2019

Kobe Howard (‘19) lay face down on the wrestling mat, his arm trapped behind his back by his opponent’s knee. I hovered above my seat, praying that he wouldn’t give up. “Throw him off your back,” I shouted. I knew how vulnerable Kobe felt. I remembered breaking my ankle in the middle of a mat...

Two-car collision causes traffic outside of campus, no injuries sustained

A police officer takes a photograph of the damage done to one of the cars involved in the collision on Friday. Despite a popped tire and various dents on the vehicles, no passengers were injured in the incident.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Mark Hu

November 2, 2019

A car accident outside of the upper school campus resulted in heavy traffic yesterday afternoon, as police and medical personnel blocked off a section of Saratoga Avenue to provide assistance to the victims and prevent additional accidents from occurring.  When a dark green Prius was turning onto the...

Eagle Store brings Harker merchandise to upper school

The Saratoga campus Eagle Store. The store opened yesterday and contains a selection of Harker merchandise for purchase.

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2019

The Eagle Store officially opened yesterday, bringing a selection of Harker-themed gear for students, faculty and parents to purchase at the upper school campus. The store, located in the corner of Graduate Grove, offers sweatshirts, hats, mugs and even reusable boba straws. It will be open from Monday...

Lacrosse faces first loss of season against Mountain View

Piper White (11) scoops the ball during the game against Mountain View last Wednesday. The girls face Sacred Heart on Tuesday, Mar. 5.

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

March 5, 2019

The girl's lacrosse team lost to the Mountain View Spartans 13-6 on Wednesday, Feb. 27 on Davis Field. The loss brought the girls' overall record to 2-1. The Eagles next face Sacred Heart on Mar. 5 at home at 4 p.m.  

Cross country, track and field coach retires

“At Harker, every year, I just really enjoy coaching everybody, enjoy having the people around, we don’t have a lot of pains in the [butts],” Chisam said.

by Erica Cai and Eric Fang

February 22, 2019

Standing in the center of Blackford’s track with a baseball cap over his head, Scott Chisam chats with a few seniors as the other runners finish their warm-up lap and sit cross-legged in front of him in the grass. Once everyone settles down, he launches into the week’s agenda in a calm yet energized ...

Varsity girls soccer defeats Castilleja 2-0

Aria Wong (10) and a Castilleja player fight for possession of the ball. The girls next play against Pinewood on Friday at 4:30 p.m. at home.

by Vishnu Kannan, Reporter

January 23, 2019

The varsity girls soccer team overpowered the Castilleja Gators 2-0 on Wednesday afternoon on Davis Field. 40 minutes of play marked by both teams playing a strong brand of defense left the score tied at 0 - 0 entering halftime. Coming out of halftime, with 36 minutes to left to play, Megha Salvi (9) scored the...

Boys basketball falters against King’s Academy

Jack Connors hits a mid-range jumper in the second quarter. 	The Eagles travel to Pinewood next Tuesday, with their matchup against the 9-6 Panthers scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

January 20, 2019

The varsity boys basketball team fell 42-60 to the King’s Academy Knights on Thursday night in a league matchup at home, bringing their overall record to 7-9 and their league record to 2-4. After being tied 5-5 early in the game, the Knights went on an uninterrupted 13-point run to bring the s...

In memory of Diana Nichols

by Prameela Kottapalli, Nicole Chen, Kathy Fang, Eric Fang, and Gloria Zhang

October 22, 2018

Diana Nichols, former chair of the board of trustees and school leader, died on Sept. 2 in her home in Carmel due to pancreatic cancer. Family members, faculty, staff and students attended a memorial service on Oct. 6 to commemorate Nichols. Winged Post spoke to upper school staff and faculty members...

Harker celebrates 125th anniversary

Harker celebrates 125th anniversary

by Sara Yen, Gloria Zhang, and Anna Vazhaeparambil

October 21, 2018

Harker students, faculty, alumni and parents attended the various events and festivities that were organized during Harker’s 125th Weekend on Oct. 6 to 7 and the week before. All four grade levels in the high school participated in the homecoming rally on Oct. 5 to compete for spirit points on Davis...

Varsity Girls Golf wins against Sacred Heart Prep, maintains streak

Olivia Guo (10) watches on after hitting the ball. Led by captain Katelyn Vo (11), the girls won a convincing 196-261 victory. Freshman Sophie Zhang Murphy shot par at 36, Katelyn followed with a 39 and Natalie Vo (10) and Olivia both shot 40.

by Anthony Xu, TALON Co-Academics Editor

October 1, 2018

The varsity girls golf team won its match 196-261 against Sacred Heart Preparatory at Sharon Heights Country Club last Monday, bringing their overall record to 5-0. The girls were coming off of a 4-0 record and looked to notch another victory against the Gators. Despite not having played on this ...

Upper school hosts Hi5 Youth Fundraiser

Zachary Wong (right) dribbles past an opposing defender as Maria Vazhaeparambil (10), #80, sets a screen. Seven Harker high-schoolers played together on one of the eight teams in the tournament: seniors Prameela Kottapalli, Akhila Ramigiri and Zach Wong; juniors Haley Arena, Kaidi Dai and Sara Lynn Sullivan; and sophomore Maria Vazhaeparambil.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

September 23, 2018

An India-based non-profit group hosted a basketball event at Harker last weekend to spread awareness of the organization among local high schoolers. In an effort to broaden their reach to America, the Hi5 Youth Foundation held their first event in the U.S. to gauge local interest in the organizat...

Varsity girls volleyball defeats Westmont in four sets

Emma Dione (10) dives for the ball as Michelle Ning (10) watches on. The varsity girls volleyball team defeated Westmont in four sets on Friday, the respective scores being 25-22, 18-25, 25-11 and 25-15.

by Nina Gee, Staff Illustrator

September 10, 2018

The varsity girls volleyball team defeated Westmont in four sets on Friday, the respective scores being 25-22, 18-25, 25-11 and 25-15. This brings their overall record to 5-3. The Eagles started out strong, going head-to-head with Westmont for the first half of the set, before Westmont began pulling ...

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