The varsity volleyball team opened its 2018 season with a busy week. The Eagles fell 0-3 to Branham on Tuesday, followed by a 3-1 victory over Mountain View on Thursday at their home opener, and finished with a 2-3 showing at the Spikefest Tournament over the weekend. In the loss to Branham, Ashley Jazbec, grade 11, led the offense with nine kills. Michelle Ning, grade 10, had 11 kills in the win over Mountain View. This week, the Eagles host Carmel on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and Westmont on Friday at 6:45 p.m.
The cross country team had a strong showing at the Gunn High meet last week. Anna Weirich, grade 10, won her race, improving her time by 1 minute from last year, and posted the top girl’s time of the day. Ryan Adolf, grade 12, posted the best time for all Harker runners on the day. And, in his debut race, Kailash Ranganathan, grade 9, placed second. The Eagles travel to Golden Gate Park this weekend for the Lowell Invitational.
The girls golf team opened its season in a tri-match last week against two of the best teams in the CCS, Valley Christian and Palo Alto. The Eagles came up short 201-196-191, but Sophie Zhang Murphy, grade 9, led the way with a 3-under-par 33, earning her first career medalist honor. The Eagles compete in the Helen Lengfeld Memorial Tournament today at the San Jose Country Club and take on Sacred Heart Prep and Notre Dame Belmont tomorrow at the Silver Creek Country Club.
The football team improved to 2-1 on the season with a 40-6 win over Washington SF. Jared Anderson, grade 12, Anthony Meissner, grade 12 and Devin Keller, grade 11, led the offense with huge games. Anderson was a monster as he caught five passes for 137 yards and three scores, returned a punt for a touchdown and rushed for a 48-yard touchdown, adding up to over 300 all-purpose yards on the day. Meissner threw for 160 yards and three scores and Keller added 111 yards rushing and a score. On the defensive side of the ball, Trevor Thompson, grade 12, had three sacks, six tackles and a forced fumble. The Eagles host Marina High this Friday at 7 p.m.
The girls tennis team opens its season at the California Tennis Classic this weekend.
The boys and girls water polo teams have their home openers tonight versus Saratoga at the Singh Aquatic Center. The girls play at 4:45 p.m. with the boys starting at 6:45 p.m. Both teams then travel to Santa Clara on Thursday, with the boys competing in the Lynbrook Tournament over the weekend.