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NBA suspends season as sports world, Harker athletics brace for COVID-19

An empty Davis Field, home to Eagles' athletics. 	“As long as school is in session and we feel everything’s in place, we’re business as usual until we’re told otherwise,” upper school athletic director Dan Molin said. “We’re anticipating [game cancellations], and we’ll cross that bridge when we get there with each individual game.”

by Aditya Singhvi and Anna Vazhaeparambil

March 11, 2020

As COVID-19 continues its worldwide offensive, the NBA has suspended its season as athletic organizations both at Harker and in the professional world ramp up precautionary measures. 

Varsity boys soccer clinches NorCal quarterfinals in penalty kicks

Darshan Chahal (12) attempts to head the ball over a Galt player during the boys' NorCal Division III quarterfinal win yesterday. After ending regulation tied at 1-1 and a scoreless overtime period, the boys won 5-4 in penalty kicks.

by Aditya Singhvi and Anna Vazhaeparambil

March 4, 2020

The varsity boys soccer team won their NorCal Division III quarterfinal matchup against the Galt High Warriors in penalty kicks 5-4 after ending regulation 1-1 and going scoreless in overtime. With goals from Andrew Cheplyansky (12), Arthur Kajiyama (10), Ishaan Mantripragada (10), Jeffrey Fung (12)...

Varsity boys soccer crowned CCS champions, advance to NorCals

The varsity soccer team celebrates after clinching the CCS championship 3-1 in penalty kicks after ending overtime tied at 1-1. During the penalty kicks, Andrew Cheplyansky (12), Justin Fung (10) and Darshan Chahal (12) all scored, and goalie Laszlo Bollyky (10) made two close saves, securing the win for the Eagles.

by Aditya Singhvi and Anna Vazhaeparambil

March 3, 2020

The varsity boys soccer team defeated the St. Francis Lancers 3-1 in penalty kicks after ending 1-1 in double overtime in the Central Coast Section (CCS) Division III finals on Saturday, advancing to the first round of the NorCal Division III championship.  Following a back-and-forth first half, the E...

Winter sports begin playoff competition

Arthur Kajiyama (10) maintains possession of the ball against a Sacred Heart defender in their game earlier this season.

by Muthu Panchanatham, Sports Reporter

February 21, 2020

As winter sports league play comes to an end, Harker basketball and soccer teams turn towards the upcoming playoffs. Having started their seasons in late October, the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs are a culmination of the hard work and determination of the teams. Girls Soccer The varsity girls soccer team fini...

Last one standing: A guide to the NFL playoffs

Last one standing: A guide to the NFL playoffs

by Muthu Panchanatham, Sports Reporter

January 18, 2020

Since the beginning of January, the top NFL teams have been battling it out on this country’s biggest stages, hoping to make it to the most-watched sporting event in America: the Super Bowl. Tomorrow, the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers will face off at 3:40 p.m. following the Kansas City ...

Cross country runner wins CCS, qualifies to States

Anna Weirich (11) competes at WBAL league finals on Nov. 8. Anna won the CCS Division 4 girls championship, ahead of the second place runner by 47 seconds.

by Aditya Singhvi, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

November 19, 2019

Anna Weirich (11) placed first in the Central Coast Section (CCS) finals Division 4 cross country race on Saturday, qualifying to the state meet to be held in Fresno on Nov. 30.  Anna beat her Nov. 8 season record on the Crystal Springs course by 24 seconds to take gold, ahead of the nearest competi...

Two golfers qualify to State Championships

Natalie Vo (11) putts during the girls' matchup against Castilleja on Oct. 7.  Natalie and Claire Chen (9) qualified for the State Championship as individuals.

by Aditya Singhvi, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

November 9, 2019

Two members of the girls' golf team, Natalie Vo (11) and Claire Chen (9), qualified as individuals to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Golf Championships by placing in the top nine at the NorCal Regional Championships. Natalie and Claire both shot 75 (+3) at NorCals, held last Mon...

Cross Country honors seniors at league finals as girls qualify to CCS

Seniors Nikhil Sharma, Grant Miner, Evan Cheng, Richard Hu and Martin Bourdev pose with their posters and candy-filled garlands. This meet was their final cross country meet of high school.

by Aditya Singhvi and Erica Cai

November 9, 2019

The Cross Country team honored 15 seniors as the girls' team qualified to the CCS Championships at the last league meet of the season, held at Crystal Springs Cross Country Course on Friday. The girls' team — led by 3rd-place Anna Weirich (11), 19th-place Ritika Rajamani (10) and 33rd-place Eric...

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...

Live Coverage: Boys volleyball takes on Monta Vista in NorCal finals

Charlie Molin (12) saves a ball near the net during the third set, which the Eagles won 25-19 to give them a 2-1 lead in the match.

by Aditya Singhvi, Anna Vazhaeparambil, and Shreya Srinivasan

May 18, 2019

Monta Vista has won the Division 1 NorCal championship to defend their title 22-25, 25-23, 19-25, 25-19, 15-13. Be sure to catch our game recap, coming soon to Harker Aquila. 4:14 p.m. The CIF Norcal Division awarded Jeffery with the Pursuing Victory with Honor award, and CIF NorCal runner-up medals...

Recap: Boys volleyball defeats Bellarmine, moves onto NorCal finals

Billy Fan bumps the ball during the Eagles' semifinals matchup against the Bells. The Eagles won three sets to none, 25-15, 25-21, 25-20.

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

May 18, 2019

The varsity boys volleyball team defeated the Bellarmine Bells 25-15, 25-21, 25-20 in front of an eager home crowd of about 180 fans last night at the Athletic Center in the semifinals of the NorCal Division 1 playoffs. The team advanced to the NorCal finals, where they are slated to compete against t...

Boys golf ends successful season at CCS championships

From left to right, Bryan Zhang (10), Bowen Yin (10), Gabriel Yang (10), Ashwin Rammohan (12), Jaiman Bhagat (11) and Bradley Lu (12) pose for a photo at the CCS Regionals on May 7.
The team placed fourth overall at regionals.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Asst. Sports Editor

May 17, 2019

After winning their sixth consecutive league championship and earning third place at the WBAL Championships, the varsity golf team ends their impressive season with sixth place in the CCS Championships on Tuesday, May 14. Only two strokes away from earning fourth, the boys played in the highly co...

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