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Captain’s court: Seniors reflect on postponed athletic seasons

Captain's court: Seniors reflect on postponed athletic seasons

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Sports Editor

October 6, 2020

The CIF announced in a press release in July that high school sports for this school year will only start in December of 2020 or January of 2021. The three usual high school sports seasons — fall, winter, and spring — will be condensed into just two seasons — season 1 and season 2. Season 1 spo...

Boys basketball falls to Priory on senior night

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Aditya Singhvi

February 17, 2020

The varsity boys basketball team (7-17) fell 63-28 at home in a senior night matchup against Woodside Priory last Tuesday.  Prior to tipoff, the team held a ceremony honoring each of 10 seniors, including team managers Griffin Crook, Adhya Hoskote and Caroline Yager; and players Kevin Chen, Jack ...

Varsity girls basketball falls short in fourth quarter on senior night

Co-captain Maria Vazhaeparambil (11), surrounded by three Mercy defenders, reaches for a loose ball during the first quarter of the Eagles' matchup last Friday. The girls started off evenly, tied 27-27 heading into the locker room at halftime.

by Aditya Singhvi, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

February 14, 2020

The varsity girls basketball team fell 69-53 to the Mercy San Francisco Skippers in a senior night matchup last Friday, bringing their overall record to 11-11 and league record to 6-4.  Ahead of the game, five seniors — Allison Yen, Sara Lynn Sullivan, Haley Arena, Kaidi Dai and Charlotte Blanc ...

Varsity boys soccer crushes Eastside College Prep on senior night

Seniors on the varsity boys soccer team pose for a picture during the halftime ceremony. The Eagles won the matchup last Friday against Eastside 11-1.

by Saurav Tewari, Sports Reporter

February 14, 2020

The varsity boys soccer team had a blowout 11-1 victory against Eastside College Prep on senior night last Friday, bringing their overall record to 12-3-2.  The Eagles had no trouble scoring, controlling the ball for most of the game and earning multiple goals before halftime. They relentlessly att...

Varsity girls soccer suffers first loss of season on senior night

Goalie Amla Rashingkar (12) laughs during the halftime ceremony. “The seniors are also sweet and supportive and really fun to hang out with at practice, and I’m sad that they are leaving the team. We've all improved so much from the beginning of the season, so it’s important to me that I got a chance to celebrate the seniors and formally say goodbye to them,” Kara said.

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter

February 8, 2020

 The varsity girls soccer fell 1-0 against Crystal Springs for their first loss of the season on senior night on Tuesday, bringing their overall record to 12-1-3.  Both teams initially struggled to score, with the score tied at 0-0 heading into halftime. During halftime, four seniors were ho...

School meeting recap 1/24/2020: “Little Red Wagon,” Valentine’s grams, and sports senior nights

Eric Kallbrier, director of student organizations and assistant upper school activities coordinator, gives an overview of the Harker summer camp jobs. He invited past summer camp employees Emiko Armstrong (12), Griffin Cook (12), Chance Hewitt (11) and Liza Shchegrov (10) to talk about their experiences.

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

January 30, 2020

David Feng (12) started off the first school meeting of the semester last Friday by congratulating the class of 2020 for being second semester seniors. Giovanni Rofa (12), Rohan Varma (11), Adhya Hoskote (12) and Meona Khetrapal (11) gave the Eagle Update. Boys soccer tied with Sacred Heart Prepara...

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...

Water polo teams notch wins on senior night against Cupertino

Alex Shing (12) hypes up the team ahead of their matchup against Cupertino. The boys came back in the second half to win 12-8.

by Aditya Singhvi and Anna Vazhaeparambil

October 26, 2019

The varsity boys and girls water polo teams both defeated the Cupertino High Pioneers during a pair of senior night games on Tuesday. The boys played first at 4:30 p.m., hosting a short ceremony ahead of the game. Seniors Rohan Sonecha, Sahil Gosain, Alex Shing, Neal Sidhu and Arjun Akkiraju were ...

Softball holds senior night, defeats Notre Dame

Anika Rajamani (12) receives a bouquet from coach Raul Rios ahead of the game. The girls won the game 23-22.

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

May 11, 2019

The softball team hosted their senior night on May 9, conducting a ceremony before a game against Notre Dame-San Jose. The Eagles won the game 23-22. The ceremony honored six seniors: Anika Rajamani, Cameron Zell, Lily Wancewicz, Mahi Gurram, Ria Gupta and Taylor Lam. Before the game, coach Raul Rios...

Volleyball honors seniors, defeats Los Altos

Seniors Jarett Anderson, Charlie Molin and Chris Gong pose with family during the ceremony.

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

May 5, 2019

The varsity boys volleyball team honored seniors Chris Gong, Jarett Anderson and Charlie Molin during a senior night ceremony held on May 1 in the athletic center before a match against Los Altos, which the Eagles won 25-12, 25-12, 25-20. The crowd had an opportunity to write messages on individual...

Upper school orchestra celebrates seniors in annual spring concert

Conductor Dr. David Hart leads the upper school orchestra in a performance of Stravinsky's

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

May 3, 2019

Wrapping up a year of concerts and performances, the upper school orchestra played their final concert of the school year in the Patil Theater tonight, honoring senior musicians in an expansive collection of pieces that ranged from Harry Potter to Stravinsky. The show, which began at 8 p.m. following...

Tennis team honors seniors, defeats Pinewood

The team lines up with letters taped to their backs that spell out “KAISHANT BEAST MODE FOREVER” to honor the two seniors. 	“Our two seniors have been just massive on the team, just massive supporters and great players. They definitely know how to conduct themselves on and off the court,” assistant coach Mike Nguyen said. “[This is] the culmination of their high school experience and its just one of those crucial times where they transition to college.”

by Aditya Singhvi and Anna Vazhaeparambil

April 21, 2019

The varsity tennis team celebrated its senior night on Wednesday, April 17, celebrating seniors Kai Franz and Nishant Ravi and winning 4-3 against Pinewood at home. Before the matches began, the team lined up with letters taped to their backs that spelled out “KAISHANT BEAST MODE FOREVER” to h...

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