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Katelyn Abellera (12) rushes down centerfield on a fast break. Katelyn scored three goals during senior night.

Varsity girls lacrosse team triumphs 8-7 on senior night

by Emma Milner and Kevin Zhang April 29, 2023

Varsity girls lacrosse defeated Notre Dame 8-7 during their senior night at home on April 17 with a crucial defensive stop to secure the victory. Prior to the game, the team held a ceremony on Davis...

Harker Dance Company perform Control, their second dance of the show. The contemporary routine contrasted with Trumpets, their hip hop number.

Annual “Just Dance” celebrates student skills

by Jessica Wang and Alison Yang April 11, 2023

As the curtains rise and the music starts to fill the theater, the stage comes alive with a fusion of colors, rhythms and movements. From the fluid movements of contemporary dance to the high-energy routines...

Varsity boys basketball seniors Matthew Chen, Mike Sullivan, Abhi Namala, Gordon Chen, Rishi Cherukuri and KJ Williams pose for a group photo with their families and coaches.

Varsity boys basketball team smashes Eastside College Prep 62-40 on senior night

by Ella Yee February 18, 2023

The varsity boys basketball team coasted to a 62-40 victory over Eastside College Preparatory on Tuesday after their senior night ceremony at 6:30 p.m. During the ceremony, varsity boys basketball coach...

Leisha Devisetti pushes against an opposing defender at a varsity girls basketball game on Jan. 20. The girls host their senior night on Feb. 10.

Weekly sports previews: Feb. 1 to Feb. 8

by Emma Milner, Hima Thota, and Kevin Zhang February 1, 2023

Looking to support Harker Athletics? Check out this week’s slate of winter sports games and updates on how each team is performing below! Girls basketball: Varsity girls basketball fell to Menlo...

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,...

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