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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

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Seniors Claire Kampmeier and Rachel Ning pose with their friends after the game ends. The team lost in five sets to Crystal Springs.

Varsity girls volleyball team falls to Crystal Springs at Senior Night game in close five-set battle

by Emma Milner and Kevin Zhang October 27, 2022

The varsity girls volleyball team lost to Crystal Springs during their Senior Night on Thursday with set scores of 24-26, 17-25, 25-22, 25-21 and 8-15.  The volleyball team held a ceremony before their...

Senior Sydney Adler holds a bouquet of flowers in the ceremony honoring the seniors on the girls water polo team. The two water polo teams held their senior night on Oct. 18, winning both their games.

Victorious water polo teams honor ten seniors on senior night

by Hima Thota and Kevin Zhang October 26, 2022

The boys and girls varsity water polo teams hosted their senior nights, which honored the graduating members of their teams, alongside their victorious games against Palo Alto High School, with boys ending...

Varsity boys volleyball huddles in a group cheer before the game to excite the team. The eagles beat Saratoga High School 25-21, 25-23, 21-25, 25-19.

Varsity boys volleyball team celebrates senior night, sweeps Saratoga 3-0

by Chayce Milheim, Reporter May 12, 2022

The varsity boys volleyball team defeated Saratoga High School 25-21, 25-23, 21-25, 25-19 on Senior Night at home last Friday at 6:45 p.m.  Head coach Zachary Mattson emceed the senior night ceremony,...

The celebrated seniors, their families and coaches line up for a picture after the senior night ceremony. 15 minutes later, the game against Kings Academy began.

Varsity boys basketball team celebrates senior night against King’s Academy

by Kinnera Mulam, Copy Editor February 27, 2022

“Defense! Defense! Defense!” Thunder rumbles through the quaking bleachers in the Athletics Center as the crowd stomps their feet, hoots and cheers escaping them. The squeaking of basketball shoes...

Seniors Andrea Thia, Esther Wu and Tina Xu hold gifts, posters and flowers during the Senior Night ceremony. The varsity girls golf teams Senior Night was held on Nov. 12 at the Los Lagos Golf Course in San Jose.

Varsity girls golf team celebrates Senior Night at Los Lagos Golf Course

by Brandon Zau, Reporter November 24, 2021

harkeraquila · Aquila Audible of "Varsity girls golf team celebrates Senior Night at Los Lagos Golf Course" The varsity girls golf team held their Senior Night at the Los Lagos Golf Course...

Cross country head coach Mia Purnell hands out roses to this years seniors Erica Cai, Ritika Rajamani, Dawson Chen, Kailash Ranganathan, Aidan Lincke and Alex Liou during the senior ceremony.

Cross country team competes in league finals, celebrates Senior Night

by Emma Gao, Reporter November 8, 2021

The cross country team competed in the West Bay Athletics League finals hosted at the Crystal Springs Cross Country Park on Senior Night on Friday. The team celebrated seniors Erica Cai, Dawson Chen, Aidan...

Captains 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,...

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...

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.

Varsity girls basketball falls short in fourth quarter on senior night

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...

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.

Varsity boys soccer crushes Eastside College Prep on senior night

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...

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. Weve 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.

Varsity girls soccer suffers first loss of season on senior night

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...

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