The Harker football team continued its historic season by defeating Lindhurst High 34-6 on Friday. The 8-0 Eagles were led by 181 rushing yards and two touchdowns from Aaron Smith, grade 11; 255 yards passing and three TDs from Nate Kelly, grade 12; and fine defensive games by James Pauli, grade 12, who racked up 11 tackles and two sacks, and Jadan McDermott, grade 12, with 10 tackles and three sacks. The Eagles finish off the regular season at TAK Stadium in Fremont against Irvington High this Friday.
The cross country team competed at the second WBAL meet last week at Baylands Park and showed great improvement. Most runners improved at least 30 seconds over their season-best marks. Ryan Adolf, grade 11, led the varsity boys, cutting a minute off his time from the first WBAL meet. Anna Weirich, grade 9, placed sixth in the varsity girls race, running her personal best by 30 seconds. The runners now prepare for the WBAL finals, to be held on Nov. 3 at Crystal Springs Cross Country Park.
The girls tennis team picked up its third and fourth straight wins last week as it defeated Pinewood 7-0 on Senior Day and Castilleja 5-2 later in the week. This week, the girls take on Castilleja on Monday, Sacred Heart Prep on Tuesday and Menlo on Thursday.
Last week, the girls golf team knocked off Sacred Heart Prep on Senior Day 262-186, with Katherine Zhu, grade 12, taking the top spot by shooting a 33. Later in the week, the Eagles defeated Notre Dame Belmont, Mercy Burlingmae and The King’s Academy in a quad match. Zhu earned medalist honors again as she shot a 35. Right behind her was Katelyn Vo, grade 10, who shot a 37. It’s a big week for the Eagles as they finish the regular season against Castilleja and Sacred Heart Prep on Monday before taking on the entire WBAL in the league championships on Wednesday.
Boys Water Polo
The boys water polo team picked up a 9-8 win over Mona Vista last week, before falling to Los Altos 2-17 and Los Gatos 10-15. This week, the boys will compete in the SCVAL Tournament at Lynbrook.
Girls Water Polo
Last week, the girls water pol team lost to Wilcox 6-4 before defeating Santa Clara 6-5 later in the week. In the win over Santa Clara, Abigail Wisdom, grade 11, led the Eagles with five goals. This week, the Eagles compete in the SCVAL Tournament at Fremont High.
Last week, the girls volleyball team defeated Mercy Burlingame in three games, led by 16 kills from Lauren Napier, grade 12. Later in the week, the Eagles fell to ND Belmont in three games, with Isabella Spradlin, grade 12, leading the Eagles with 10 kills. The Eagles finish up the regular season this week as they host Mercy SF on Senior Night on Tuesday, before traveling to Menlo on Friday.
Joelle Anderson ’17 continues to play well as she scored three goals last week to help move Pepperdine into the No. 10 spot in the national rankings.
Not to be outdone by his little sister, Jeremiah Anderson ’15 earned Golden State Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the second week in a row.