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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 Smith (12) cheers from the sidelines as teammate Veyd Patil (12) races down the track in the varsity boys 1600-meter. Veyd placed second in his event with a time of 4:21.72.

Track and field runners race at WBAL Championship on senior night

by Aishani Singh, Felix Chen, and Aryana Bharali May 11, 2024

Varsity and junior varsity track and field teams celebrated senior night during the West Bay Athletic League Championship meet at Gunn High School on May 3. Gunn hosted schools like King’s Academy, Menlo...

Senior recap: spring sports highlights

Senior recap: spring sports highlights

by Tiffany Zhu and Eva Cheng May 3, 2024

The eight spring season sports teams — track and field, girls lacrosse, boys tennis, softball, boys volleyball, swim, baseball and boys golf — have begun celebrating their senior athletes, who are...

Alana Brill (9) competes in the butterfly race during a home meet last Thursday. Girls lacrosse, boys volleyball, swimming and baseball have matches this week.

Weekly sports previews: March 28 to March 31

by Emma Milner, Assistant Sports Editor March 28, 2023

Girls lacrosse Varsity girls lacrosse stands undefeated in their league with a score of 7-0. The team beat Notre Dame San Jose 18-5 in an away game on Friday. The team looks to play Presentation High...

Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT) members demonstrate how to play the hula hoop game. This game required teams to step through a hula hoop one at a time while holding hands.

Spirit Week starts strong with Spring Sports Rally featuring 7 athletic teams

by Michelle Wei and Ella Yee March 28, 2023

Spring Spirit Week kicked off with the Spring Sports Rally featuring athletes from girls lacrosse, boys volleyball, boys golf, boys tennis, baseball, swimming and track and field, who competed in a series...

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...

Weekly Previews: Mar. 27 - Apr. 1

Weekly Previews: Mar. 27 – Apr. 1

by Vishnu Kannan, Desiree Luo, and Katelyn Zhao March 27, 2022

Looking to support Harker Athletics? Check out this week’s slate of spring sports games and updates on how each team is performing below!

Weekly Previews: Mar. 21-25

Weekly Previews: Mar. 21-25

by Vishnu Kannan, Katelyn Zhao, and Desiree Luo March 20, 2022

Looking to support Harker Athletics? Check out this week’s slate of spring sports games and updates on how each team is performing below!

Michelle Liu (12), Eric Zhang (9), Cynthia Wang (10), Alex Lan (11), Gloria Zhu (12) and Kailash Ranganathan (12) from Art Club and ASB announced a town hall about a planned mural in the Quad that took place on Tuesday at lunch. A second town hall will take place in December, with the planned installation of the art mural in March.

School meeting recap 11/16/21: TEDx, town halls and Thanksgiving grams

by Anika Maji, Reporter November 24, 2021

Associated Student Body (ASB) Vice President Ayan Nath (12) began the school meeting last Tuesday and reminded students to not to bring water bottles or beverages into school meetings. Trisha Iyer (10)...

Rigo Gonzales (10) sets up in his ready stance at the start of the track. Rigo qualified for CCS as a freshman last year, after running three miles in 17 minutes and 22 seconds at the CCS qualifier meet.

Apex: Hustle and heart

by Muthu Panchanatham, Co-Sports Editor April 2, 2021

A crowd forms at the end of the race, anticipating a close finish by the top competitors. As the runners come into view, they can be seen making a last ditch effort to pull ahead, exhaustion already set...

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...

Facilities director Mike Bassoni posed on a pathway in the landscaping in front of the Rothschild Performing Arts Center. Bassoni played a key role in the landscaping’s development, providing input on its design.

Building a community from the ground up

With his head tilted to one side, eyes unfocused and thoughtful, Mike Bassoni smiles as he answers questions about his lifetime of work at Harker. As he touches on his past and present accomplishments,...

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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