Spring sports have sprung!
The Harker baseball team opened its season with an impressive 16-3 win over Livermore Valley Charter Prep. Dominic Cea, grade 10, started his season off hot with a two hit, four RBI day to lead the way for the Eagles. On Tuesday, North Valley Baptist will visit the diamond at Blackford for a 3:30 p.m. game.
Elevens were wild last week for the Harker softball team as it defeated both Overfelt High and Mercy San Francisco 11-0. In the win over Overfelt, Marti Sutton, grade 11, went 2-2 with four RBIs, while Marita Del Alto, grade 12, gave up only two hits and zero runs in five innings pitched. Later in the week, Kristin LeBlanc, grade 10, had the Mercy batters begging for mercy as she tossed five innings of no-hit ball, striking out seven. Grace Park, grade 11, provided the thunder as she hit the first Harker home run of the year. The Eagles travel to Palo Alto High on Tuesday to face off with the Vikings.
The boys volleyball team kicks off its season on Tuesday as its travels to Oak Grove High for a 6:15 p.m. non-league matchup.
Monday marks the start of the boys golf season as the team travels to the Lone Tree Golf Course in Antioch to compete in the Joe Gambetta Invitational Tournament. Next Monday, Harker will travel to Brentwood to compete in the Falcon Invitational at the Deer Ridge Golf Club.
The girls lacrosse team opened its season with a 14-3 loss to West Catholic powerhouse Archbishop Mitty. This week, the Eagles will host three games on Davis Field: Tuesday vs. Sacred Heart Cathedral at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday vs. Gunn High at 4:30 p.m. and Friday vs. York School at 5 p.m.
The boys tennis team jumps right into league action as it hosts King’s Academy in its season opener on Tuesday. On Thursday, the Eagles will travel to Crystal Springs Uplands for another league match. And this weekend, the team travels to Fresno for the California Tennis Classic.
Track and Field
The Harker track and field team opens its season this Saturday at the Willow Glen Invitational.
The varsity swim team faced off in a three-team meet against Crystal Springs Uplands and King’s Academy last week. Michael Auld, grade 11, Vivian Wang, grade 10, Angela Huang, grade 12, and Grace Guan, grade 12, all qualified for CCS in their events. Angela Li and Ihita Mandal, both grade 9, won their respective varsity races in the 100 back and 200 free. The Eagles travel to Monta Vista on Friday.
Winter Wrap Up
The girls basketball season came to end last Tuesday as Terra Nova defeated the Eagles 52-44 in the first round of the CCS Division 4 playoffs. Jordon Thompson, grade 11, scored 29 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Harker lineup was shorthanded because of injuries and illnesses. The Eagles finished the season with an impressive 16-9 record and look to stay strong next year as the team graduates only two seniors, Aishu Murari and Aathira Menon. Great job this year, ladies!
The boys varsity basketball team traveled to San Lorenzo Valley High School last Thursday to open up the CCS Division 4 playoffs. The Eagles got 22 points from Roy Yuan, grade 9, but SLV was too much for Harker as it moved on to the next round with the 67-47 victory. It was the final high school game for seniors Elijah Edgehill, Dhanush Madabusi, Rohan Desikan, Amar Jain, Prithvi Gudapati, Jonathan Yiu, Evan Lohn and Raghav Jain. Congrats on a great year, Eagles!