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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Roma Bhanot (9) leads the varsity girls lacrosse team’s cheer during a huddle after the first quarter. “The culture just seems really relaxed because of the players and the coaches,” Roma said. “A lot of the players are new their freshman year, so I definitely got a lot of help from them, even before the season started.

Clearing challenges and building onwards

by Emma Milner and Tiffany Zhu March 28, 2024

After clinching first place in the WBAL Alpine League last season with an undefeated 12-0 record, the varsity girls lacrosse team boasts a formidable reputation. This season, their hopes soar high as they...

Varsity boys tennis team triumphs over Sacred Heart Preparatory 6-1

by Jonathan Szeto, Charlie Wang, and Mihir Kotbagi March 17, 2024

The varsity boys tennis team demolished Sacred Heart Preparatory 6-1 at Del Mar High School on Tuesday. The Eagles made a strong start, with their first and second singles players Tanishk Konduri...

The class of 2026 works on their banner in front of Manzanita Hall after school Friday. Each class received a different city on which to theme their banner, with the frosh painting Chicago.

Preview: Spring Spirit Week kicks off, with events and dress-up days to follow

by Emma Gao and Shareen Chahal March 26, 2023

Spring Spirit Week, hosted by Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT), will take place next week, featuring a different dress-up theme each day as well as events such as a sports showcase, regatta and the...

Sports slideshow: April 21

Sports slideshow: April 21

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor April 21, 2022

A pair of long-distance running shoes lies on an empty track. The cancellation of interscholastic spring sports has drastically changed the recruiting scene for athletes looking to play in college — especially juniors.

Athletic recruiting in the time of COVID-19

by Vishnu Kannan, Winged Post Sports Editor May 4, 2020

While stuck at home during quarantine, Harker student-athletes have found creative ways to continue practicing their sports from home. For track and cross-country athlete Anna Weirich (11), this means...

The tennis courts at Westmont High in Los Gatos remain locked up. “It’s sort of hard to transition from playing tennis every single day to just not doing anything and sitting around,” varsity tennis co-captain Ramanand Vegesna (12) said. “Sometimes when you’re doing your own workouts it’s hard to stick to something and you kind of get lost in what you want to work on, so I think [Volt is] a really good tool, and people who don’t have a lot of experience working out can use it and figure out what exercise they want to do.”

Upper school athletic department helps athletes stay in shape with spring sports season cancelled

by Saurav Tewari, Reporter April 18, 2020

Eight upper school sports have had their seasons canceled after the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), the statewide regulatory body for high school sports, released a statement on April 3 announcing...

8 sports spring into action

8 sports spring into action

by Aditya Singhvi and Lauren Liu February 28, 2020

Eight spring sports — boys golf, girls lacrosse, baseball, softball, swimming, boys tennis, track and field and boys volleyball — began their regular season practices on Feb. 4, with most teams beginning...

Varsity team captain Bryan Zhang (10) putts the ball during the league championship decider against Menlo on April 25. Bryan received his first career medalist honors, shooting a personal best of one under par.

Spring sports hit the home stretch

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Asst. Sports Editor May 9, 2019

Swimming: The varsity swimming team recently competed in the WBAL Championship Finals and the CCS Championship Finals, earning accolades in a wide range of events. At the WBAL Championship Finals on...

Anton Novikov (10) and Mitchell Granados (12) run in the first heat of the boys 100m dash finals. Anton won the race, with Mitchell coming in third.

Weekly Roundup: Spring sports clear the competition

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Asst. Sports Editor April 21, 2019

Baseball: After a solid performance, the baseball team ends this week with two more wins under their belt: they beat Terra Nova High School 8-6 on Tuesday and Westmoor High School 20-6 on Thursday, before...

Taylor Lam (12) throws a ball to second base in a game against El Camino High. The Eagles won the game 14-11.

Weekly roundup: Spring teams keep the ball rolling

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Asst. Sports Editor April 16, 2019

Softball: The girls softball team earned their second win of their league season this week, beating Notre Dame High School 13-5 on Tuesday and increasing their record to 2-5. In a non-league game against...

Brian Pinkston (10) and Chris Gong (12) reach to spike the ball at the same time during Fridays game against Monta Vista.

Harker loses 3-2 against rival team Monta Vista

by Nina Gee, Visuals Editor March 26, 2019

In one of the toughest games of the season, the varsity boys volleyball team, ranked 7th in the nation, lost to the 4th ranking school, Monta Vista, in a head-to-head match in 5 matches last Friday,...

Trevor Thompson (12) steps up to bat, preparing for the pitch to be thrown. Despite their Friday game being cancelled, the Eagles still played well during the match, with strategic hits from freshman Bobby Wang and senior Zachary Hoffman and a dive for home base by junior Max Lee.

Weekly roundup: Spring sports approach hurdles

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter March 26, 2019

Baseball After a strong performance, the varsity baseball team ended this week with two consecutive wins, beating Jefferson High School 6-5 on Tuesday and Crystal Springs Uplands 16-7 on Thursday. Their...

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