Huge news out of Harker softball this week! In the bottom of the seventh and final inning of a 1-1 tie game against King’s Academy with two outs and the league championship on the line, freshman Tong Wu singled to knock in sophomore Briana Liang from second base, delivering Harker a walk-off victory and our first-ever league championship!
Liang set up the scoring rally with a double after King’s Academy had retired Harker’s first two hitters. When Wu’s hit brought Liang around to score, the home crowd went wild. Harker has one more league game this week, then awaits its CCS opponent the following week.
Congratulations to all of Harker’s softball players: Ashley Del Alto, Alison Rugar, both grade 12; Alana Shamlou, Laura Thacker, Nithya Vemireddy, all grade 11; Sarah Bean, Vivian Isenberg, Briana Liang, Nitya Mani, Sonali Netke, Michaela Vachev, Serena Wang, all grade 10; Marita Del Alto, Alisa Wakita, Tong Wu, all grade 9. And a big congratulations to all of Harker’s coaches: Raul Rios, Dan Hudkins, Ray Fowler and Kacie Kaneyuki.
Boys volleyball will return to the CCS tournament as the #6 seed in Division 2. The boys host a first-round match-up on Tuesday against Valley Christian at Blackford. For CCS tournament games, tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for students with IDs. Come support the team!
Exciting note! Harker freshman Shannon Richardson, who plays for Harker’s girls volleyball team, and her partner Chanti Holroyd, placed first in the Huntington Beach Volleyball Tournament May 5, in the 16U division! With the win, the two qualified to compete in the AAU Junior Olympic Games this July in Southern California, as well as the AAU’s Best of the Beach Tournament this August. Good luck to her!
The boys play at the CCS tournament today in Carmel.
The boys play their Senior Day this Wednesday at Blackford at 4 p.m. against Sacred Heart Prep. Congratulations to this year’s seniors.
CCS swimmers compete this Friday and Saturday at the Santa Clara International Swim Center.