Winter sports wrap up and spring sports gain traction!
The boys crushed Del Mar High School 71-38 in a second-round game in front of a loud and supportive crowd at Blackford, thanks to senior Sriv Irrinki’s 20 points and senior Eric Holt’s 15 points – including a breakaway dunk! However, the boys dropped their CCS quarterfinal game 52-45 to No. 4 seed Pacific Grove at the Kaiser Arena in Santa Cruz on Saturday, despite 19 points by Holt and 12 by Irrinki. The team ends the season with a 16-10 overall record, a fourth-place league finish and a CCS Academic Championship.
The girls’ season also came to a close last week as they lost a first-round CCS game at Carmel High. The team finished in third place in league this year with a 12-12 overall record.
Sophomore Davis Howard represented Harker at the CCS wrestling tournament this past weekend, losing two matches against tough opponents.
The boys placed eighth out of 24 teams last Monday at Lone Tree Golf Course in Antioch. The team competes three days this week. On Wednesday, they tee off against rival Sacred Heart Prep.
Track and Field
The track and field season began Saturday in the rain at Christopher High School. The team toughed it out in the adverse weather, winning seven events and setting six stadium records, thanks to freshmen Grace Koonmen and Aadi Ghildiyal, sophomore Niki Iyer, and juniors Alex Dellar and Calvin Kocienda, and the mile-relay team of Koonman, Iyer, Dellar and sophomore Winnie Li.
The girls lost to Burlingame last week. They will look to bounce back at Davis Field when they play their home opener against Gunn High School.
The Eagles split their two games last week, including a 12-1 blowout victory over North Valley Baptist. They play an away game Friday.
Softball: The softball team starts its season this week.
Tennis: The team starts its season this week.
Volleyball: The boys begin their season next week.