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Kick Back with Kushal: Why I am a Dubs believer

Kick Back with Kushal: Why I am a Dubs believer
December 15, 2020

After a record-breaking 2015 - 2016 season, the Golden State Warriors and their fans were both shocked by the team’s first three performances in Western Conference Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder.  When...

Season 1 sports postponed to January at the earliest

Daniel Lin (9) cleans a weight ball in a water cooler after a workout. In order to reduce spread of COVID-19, all equipment must be cleaned after workouts before being used again.
December 7, 2020

The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) announced in a press release on Dec. 1 that the start of Season 1 sports will be postponed to Jan. 1, 2021 at the earliest. Season 1 sports, which include...

The NBA GOAT debate: LeBron James or Michael Jordan?

Michael Jordan has long held the title of the greatest basketball player of all time (GOAT), with a slight edge over LeBron James, but does LeBron's 4th championship change the debate at all? SportsMan Kushal gives his take.
November 11, 2020

Regardless of which generation a person is from, regardless of whether they are a basketball, much less, a sports fan, ask anybody who Michael Jordan or LeBron James are, and they certainly won’t hesitate...

Four alumni inducted into Harker Athletics Hall of Fame

A.J. Reid (‘04), Candace Silva-Martin (‘09), Chris Davis (‘03), and Isabelle Connell (‘13) (clockwise from top right) were inducted into the Harker Athletics Hall of Fame at 6 p.m. on Friday.
October 17, 2020

Four alumni were inducted to the Harker Athletics Hall of Fame at 6 p.m. on Friday in a virtual ceremony with approximately 60 people in attendance. The four inductees were A.J. Reid (‘04), Chris...

Staying healthy and fit at home

Marcus Anderson (12) performs a box jump at a workout hosted on Davis Field during summer break. Box jumps are an effective exercise for strengthening the lower body, increasing one’s vertical jump. and improving athletic explosiveness overall.
October 2, 2020

Having been quarantined at home during this pandemic for months on end at this point, it’s fair to say that staying both mentally and physically fit during our time at home has been challenging, to say...

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.
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...

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.
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...

Skating the curves

Skating the curves
Local skate parks promote inclusion through acceptance of errors
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...

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

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

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.
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,...

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.
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....

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.
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...

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