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Professional sports leagues boycott games in wake of Jacob Blake shooting

Washington Wizards point guard Rui Hachimura warms up his jumpshot prior to the team's game against the Charlotte Hornets earlier this season. Athletes in professional sports leagues across the nation have boycotted their games in light of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham

August 29, 2020

Athletes in professional sports leagues across the nation have boycotted their games in light of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The NBA was the first league to do so, temporarily postponing all playoff games scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, before resuming play on Saturda...

NBA season to resume on July 30

Capital One arena bustles with energy before a game between the Washington Wizards and Charlotte Hornets on Nov. 23, 2019. The NBA is set to resume with a matchup between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Utah Jazz tomorrow.

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham

July 29, 2020

It’s back. After being on hiatus for five seemingly endless months, the NBA is set to return on Thursday at the Walt Disney World Complex in Orlando, Florida, after the 2019 - 2020 season was suspended on March 11 due to the coronavirus.  The 22 teams participating will play eight games each to complet...

Skating the curves

Skating the curves

by Nicole Tian, Co-Lifestyle Editor

December 7, 2019

High schooler Esteban Rodriguez leans against the rails of the Lake Cunningham Actions Sports Park in San Jose, nonchalantly flipping his black board emblazoned with a painted white skull, its bare teeth and exposed gums clenching onto the scales of a red-eyed viper. The azure edges of the board have b...

Live coverage: Girls Volleyball takes on Pacific Grove in CCS quarterfinals

Emma Dionne (11) recieves a serve in the second set.

by Vishnu Kannan and Anna Vazhaeparambil

November 5, 2019

8:02 p.m. The Eagles take the set 25 - 8 and the game 3 - 0. They will now move on to the CCS semifinals, where they will play Harbor High School on Thursday at 5 p.m. at Notre-Dame Belmont. 7:59 p.m. A kill out of the middle by Anvitha Tummala (11), who just subbed into the game, extends the Eagles...

Water polo teams defeated in league tournament after strong season

Rohan Sonecha (12) looks to throw the ball as a defender from the opposing team raises his hand to block the shot. The boys varsity team earned fourth place in the league tournament after losing to Cupertino.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

November 2, 2019

After a strong run this year, both varsity water polo teams lost their respective games on Friday in the league tournament, ending their seasons early. The boys finished 16-14 overall and 10-4 in league, while the girls were 20-4 overall and 13-1 in league. The boys played Cupertino High School at 4:4...

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...

Girls golf makes history on senior night

Katelyn Vo (12) watches the ball roll slowly across the green toward the last hole of the match. The only senior on the team, she was honored in the senior night ceremony following the match.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Alysa Suleiman

October 22, 2019

In a memorable senior night match last Friday, varsity girls golf defeated Notre Dame San Jose at the Los Lagos Golf Course, clinching their second consecutive league title and fifth title in the team’s history. Led by Katelyn Vo (12) and Claire Chen (9), who both shot even par 34, the team achieved ...

Kick Back with Kushal: California does right by collegiate athletes

Kick Back with Kushal: California does right by collegiate athletes

by Kushal Shah, Sports Columnist

October 16, 2019

On Sept. 30, free labor in California’s college athletics programs finally came to a close with California’s newly instituted “Fair Pay to Play Act,” also known as Senate Bill 206. Of course, while students can’t expect anything like Stephen Curry’s $37.46 million annual salary from thei...

Monthly recap: Fall sports go the distance

Natalie Vo (11) watches the ball after hitting it during the match against Castilleja on Sept. 18. The Eagles beat them 191-243, with Katelyn Vo (12) and Olivia Guo (11) in the lead, both shooting one over par 37.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

October 9, 2019

Cross Country During the past month, the upper school cross country team competed in three meets: the Jackie Henderson Memorial Invitational on Sept. 14, the De La Salle Nike Challenge on Sept. 21 and the Capitol Cross Country Challenge on Sept. 28. Over the course of the three competitions, nearly...

Mia Purnell coaches students through the race that is life

Mia Purnell watches her cross-country athletes warm-up on the track at the Blackford Campus.

by Muthu Panchanatham, Sports Reporter

August 30, 2019

Newly appointed cross country and track head coach Mia Purnell stands proudly beside her bicycle, wearing a bright green Harker Athletics polo and a wide smile on her face, watching her student-athletes run around the track at the Blackford Campus.  As a child, Mia Purnell “wanted to race everyone.” From raci...

Loren Powers uses football as a mantra to life

Lorem Powers looks at his stopwatch during practice while holding a clipboard in his other hand.

by Vishnu Kannan, Sports Editor

August 30, 2019

Sitting in a swivel chair in his office in the Harker weight room, new Harker football head coach Loren Powers fondly recalls watching the 49ers as a child and being captivated by “the glitz and glam of the 49ers’ red and gold.” Powers said that watching greatness in motion through the likes of ...

Harker awarded CalHi D4 School of the Year

Olivia Guo (11) watches on after hitting the ball in the varsity girls golf team's match against Sacred Heart Prep.

by Aditya Singhvi, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

August 30, 2019

The Harker School was awarded the CalHiSports.com Division 4 school of the year award for the Eagles’ overall athletic performance over several sports last year, including boys volleyball, swimming and girls golf.  The honor, presented to schools that perform remarkably in several sports, is the...

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