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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Originally released in 1949, Adidas Sambas became an important shoe because of their history. Soccer culture helped the shoe reach a wide audience in the 70s and 90s.

Adidas Sambas: Staple shoe or short-lived trend?

by Shaina Cohen and Claire Su September 22, 2023

Scrolling through outfits on TikTok, Instagram or Pinterest, you’re bound to see a pair of Adidas Sambas. They are inescapable both through a screen and in the real world, often dubbed the most popular...

The U.S. Women’s National Team’s (USWNT) fame brings benefits to female sports. “It is really inspiring to see that increase in popularity, attention [and] brand deals with female players,” varsity girls soccer player Sara Glusman (11) said.

“I felt really inspired:” Women’s World Cup ushers in new era

by Gabe Sachse, Katerina Matta, and Saahil Herrero August 28, 2023

Your alarm clock blares to life. Its neon digits read “3 a.m.,” the sun has yet to rise and summer vacation is in full swing, but no matter. You rub away the tiredness from your eyes and drag yourself...

Zachary Blue (11) leaps up for a jump serve during varsity boys volleyball practice on March 6. The boys won their season opener against Menlo Atherton.

Winter sports come to a close, spring sports dive into season openers

by Emma Milner, Co-Assistant Sports Editor March 8, 2023

Varsity boys basketball, varsity girls basketball and varsity girls soccer closed out their seasons with Central Coast Section (CCS) games, while varsity boys soccer fell short of qualifying, losing 0-4...

Cassie May (12) prepares to receive the ball from a Harker teammate. With less than 14 minutes left in the first half, Cassie managed to dribble past the Tigers’ defense and landed a powerful shot into the upper left corner of the opposing net for Harker’s first goal.

Varsity girls soccer team loses to Notre Dame-Belmont 1-3 in hard-fought match

by Victor Gong and Andrew Liang January 21, 2023

The varsity girls soccer team lost to Notre Dame-Belmont 1-3 on Tuesday after a tough and hard-fought match. The game began with Harker moving the ball downfield, with Cynthia Wang (11) taking an on-target...

Nikhil Pesati (10) dribbles past two Yerba Buena defenders during the junior varsity boys soccer game on Dec. 16. The team drew 0-0 against Yerba Buena.

Junior varsity boys soccer team draws with Yerba Buena High School 0-0

by Emma Gao, Co-News Editor January 10, 2023

The junior varsity boys soccer team played hard in a scoreless draw against Yerba Buena High School at home on Dec. 16. From the moment the game started at 4:30 p.m. on Davis Field, the Eagles launched...

Watch the following video to hear five upper school soccer fans share their hopes and predictions for the World Cup.

Students share World Cup hopes and predictions

by Sally Zhu, Jessica Tang, and Gabe Sachse December 2, 2022

This year's World Cup has taken the sports world by a storm, taking place in Qatar and with games lasting through Dec. 18. The United States defeated Iran in a high-profile game on Tuesday, advancing to...

Anjali Yella (10) dribbles the ball between her legs while watching out for the opponent players around her.

Weekly Previews: Jan. 10-14

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor January 11, 2022

Looking to support Harker Athletics? Check out this week's slate of basketball and soccer games below!

Arjun Virmani (12) fights with a defender for the basketball in the team’s match 50-44 victory against Crystal Springs on April 21. The team’s next match is against Sacred Heart at home at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Weekly recap: Upper school sports teams continue to dominate their competition

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Sports Editor May 3, 2021

Soccer The varsity boys soccer team fell to King’s Academy in their season opener on April 20, but bounced back in a big way two days later, dominating Crystal Springs Uplands 6-0. This past week, the...

Ishaan Mantripragada (11) began playing soccer at the age of five. As a striker, Ishaan relies on his physical attributes as well as his awareness to bypass his defenders and score goals.

Apex: Work hard, play hard

by Muthu Panchanatham, Co-Sports Editor February 16, 2021

A complacent defender watches as the ball arrives at his feet, believing he has time to control it and pass to someone else. Seemingly out of nowhere, a figure clad in dark green flies at him with incredible...

Aria Wong (11), co-captain of the varsity girls soccer team, holds her arm out in front of an Eastside player, attempting to block her from stealing the ball. The Eagles defeated Eastside 8-0 last Tuesday after an impressive game, their first league match of the season.

Girls soccer dominates Eastside in 8-0 victory

by Sally Zhu and Athreya Daniel January 13, 2020

Varsity girls soccer defeated Eastside 8-0 last Tuesday after an impressive game, starting the regular season off with a win after an undefeated preseason record of 3-0-2. This is their first league game. “We’re...

JV player Anton Novikov (11) fights to possess the ball from a Pinewood player during the annual Kicks Against Cancer event.

Live updates: Soccer teams host last annual Kicks Against Cancer

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Vishnu Kannan, and Alysa Suleiman January 10, 2020

8:15 p.m. Coming out of the half following a dominant first half showing for the Eagles, the Eagles and the Woodside Priory Panthers’s defenses held strong, causing both teams to remain scoreless for...

Members of the boys soccer team announce that their annual Kicks Against Soccer games are on Friday. The boys junior varsity team plays at 3 p.m. against Pinewood, girls varsity team plays at 4:45 p.m. against Notre Dame and boys varsity team plays at 6:30 against Priory.

School meeting recap 1/7/2020: Student directed showcase, new basketball hoop and course selections

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor January 8, 2020

Avi Gulati (12) started off the meeting by welcoming everyone to 2020 and stating his new year resolutions.  Roma Gandhi (12) announced on behalf of the Student Events Committee that the deadline to...

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