The boys golf team started its season with a bang as it brought home the program’s first-ever tournament win. The victory at the Joe Gambetta Tournament in Antioch was highlighted by first place medalist Victor Shin, grade 11, shooting a 1-over-par 73, edging out teammate Jaimin Bhagat, grade 9, who had the same score, but took second with a scorecard playoff. Ryan Vaughan, grade 12, tied for third with a 76. This Wednesday, the Eagles travel to Livermore to compete in the Cowboy Classic at The Golf Course at Wente Vineyards.
The boys and girls basketball season came to end last week as both teams lost in the first round of CCS.
In a 64-51 loss to Carmel, the boys team recovered from a 23-point first quarter deficit to pull to within 6 at halftime, but the Padres pulled away in the second half to move on in the tournament. Playing in their final high school game, Justin Jia and Jordan Goheen, both grade 12, led the Eagles with solid performances. Jia led the team with 13 points and four steals, while Goheen added 11 points and team-high seven rebounds.
The girls team traveled to Santa Cruz, where it played to a tough 57-53 loss in a game that was close throughout. Jordan Thompson, grade 12, finished her illustrious high school career with a game-high 24 points.
Last week, Thompson also was recognized for her amazing career:
Daniel Reidenbach, grade 12, Eric Fang, grade 9, and Davis Howard, grade 12, competed at the CCS wrestling championship over the weekend. Howard picked up the only win for Harker with a win by fall over Half Moon Bay in his second match. Congrats on a great season, wrestlers!
The baseball team opened its season with a 28-0 victory over Yerba Buena last week. Logan Frank, grade 10, had three hits and drove in two runs to lead the offense. Dominic Cea, grade 11, Zach Hoffman, grade 10, and Anthony Meissner, grade 10, each drove in three runs. This week the Eagles travel to Del Mar on Thursday and host O’Connell on Saturday.
The softball team kicked off its 2017 season with a 13-3 victory over Del Mar. Kristin LeBlanc, grade 11, and Cameron Zell, grade 10, led the Eagles with three hits each. LeBlanc, Mahi Gurram, grade 10, Grace Park, grade 12, Marti Sutton, grade 12, and Lily Wancewicz, grade 10, each drove in two runs. This Thursday, the Eagles host Terra Nova at Blackford.
The boys tennis team gets its season going this Tuesday versus Sacred Heart Prep before traveling to Clovis this weekend for the California Tennis Classic.
The lacrosse team officially opens its 2017 season this Wednesday as it hosts Newark on Davis Field, followed by home games versus Los Altos on Thursday and the York School on Friday.
Harker swimming opened its season at the Palo Alto Invitational. Vivian Wang, grade 11, won the 200 IM and broke the school record in the 100 breaststroke while qualifying for CCS in both events. Ethan Hu, grade 9, broke the school record in the 200 free and also qualified for CCS in the 200 free, 100 fly, and 100 backstroke. On March 18 the swim team travels to Sacred Heart Prep to compete at the Small School Invitational.
Track and Field
The track and field season gets started this Saturday at the Willow Glen Invite.
It will be a busy week for the boys volleyball team as it travels to Monterey High on Tuesday, before hosting Oak Grove on Wednesday and Cupertino for its opening league match on Friday.
Izzy Connell ’13 lowered her own Pepperdine school record in the 400-meter run last week as she took second place during the three-team meet with her Waves, host Westmont and UC Santa Barbara. Connell also holds the Pepperdine school records in the 100m, 200m, 4×400 relay, as well as indoor records in the 60m, 200m and 4×400 relay. Check out the full story: http://www.pepperdinewaves.com/sports/c-track/recaps/021817aaa.html