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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Andrew Fu (11) runs with the baton in hand towards relay race teammate Rigo Gonzales (11). The boys relay team placed seventeenth at the State Championships on May 28.

Upper school track and field athletes clutch top awards at State Championships

by Katelyn Zhao, Sports Editor June 4, 2022

Andrew Fu (11), Rigo Gonzales (11), Alexa Lowe (‘22), Armaan Thakker (11), Zain Vakath (11) and Anjali Yella (10) participated in various track events at the State Championship Finals on May 28. The...

The freshmen step into formation while rehearsing their dance routine on April 1 on Davis Field for spirit week. The dance was choreographed by freshmen Maya Affaki, Yasmin Sudarsanam and Sonia Yu.

Spirit week activities to begin tomorrow

by Ananya Sriram, Asst. News Editor April 10, 2022

This is a developing story. Check harkeraquila.com for more updates throughout the week. Additional reporting by Kinnera Mulam and Isha Moorjani Upper school students will take part in spirit week...

Instructor Loren Due and Melody Yazdi (12) practice a move during a capoeira session in April 2019. In addition to capoeira, after school PE class offerings include fencing, yoga, fitness for life, and after school fitness.

Registration for after school classes to fill PE credit requirement open to all grade levels

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor September 4, 2021

Registration for after school classes for PE credit opened to seniors this past week on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. and to all other grades the following day at 11:15 am. Students can register for these PE...

The sun shines through wildfire smoke over Davis Field today. Air quality index (AQI) levels passed 150 on all four campuses today, according to the second of two emails sent at 12:44 p.m. by Director of Health Services Debra Nott, cancelling or moving all after school activities and sports practices inside.

BREAKING: Sudden decline in air quality from wildfires alters outdoor activity protocol

by Alysa Suleiman and Nicole Tian August 27, 2021

This is a developing story. Check Harker Aquila for future updates. Air quality index (AQI) levels passed 150 on all four campuses today, canceling or moving all after school activities and sports practices...

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...

Kick Back with Kushal: Preaching patience

Kick Back with Kushal: Preaching patience

by Kushal Shah, Sports Reporter March 29, 2021

What an absolute rollercoaster of a season it has been. From Klay’s devastating torn Achilles mere days away from the start of our season, to the hype that surrounded James Wiseman, to the two blowout...

Natalie Vo (12) hits a tee shot with her driver during the girls golf teams victory against Notre Dame Belmont last Wednesday. The girls now have a record of 3-0, with three matches still left on their schedule.

Girls golf and girls tennis teams dominate in league, more sports to kick off soon

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham March 22, 2021

As COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Santa Clara County, a majority of Harker sports have been allowed to resume practice, and in some cases, competition. Sports seasons were initially scheduled to...

Following the most recent state and county COVID-19 regulations, the CIFs purple tier sports, which include cross country, golf, tennis, swimming, and track and field, have been allowed to resume.

CIF’s purple tier sports allowed to begin competing

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham February 11, 2021

The California Interscholastic Federation’s (CIF) purple tier sports, which include cross country, golf, tennis, swimming and track and field, have been allowed to resume following the most recent state...

Kick Back with Kushal: Underdogs once more

Kick Back with Kushal: Underdogs once more

by Kushal Shah, Sports Reporter February 5, 2021

Boy, oh boy, has it been an interesting first 20 games for the Golden State Warriors. After two absolute thrashings in the Warriors’ opening games against the Brooklyn Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks, basketball...

(Left) Alex Hu (11) sprints at a cross country meet last year. (Right) Rigo Gonzales (10) lunges with a medicine ball during a workout session in July.

Conditioning sessions and cross country resume, other sports remain on hold

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham January 21, 2021

The upper school’s strength and conditioning program will resume this Thursday after a brief hiatus in December due to the new regulations implemented by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH)...

Kick Back with Kushal: Why I am a Dubs believer

Kick Back with Kushal: Why I am a Dubs believer

by Kushal Shah, Sports Reporter 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...

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.

Season 1 sports postponed to January at the earliest

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham 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...

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