A huge congratulations to Harker’s boys cross country and boys water polo teams, who each earned the CCS Scholastic Championship Team award for the highest GPA! The award, which began in 1985, honors five varsity teams in each sport for their academic achievements. The boys cross country team’s 3.882 GPA and the boys water polo team’s 3.664 GPA topped the charts in their sport. Three more Harker teams also earned honors. The girls golf team came in third with a 3.744 GPA. The girls tennis team came in second with a 3.720 GPA. And the girls water polo team came in third with 3.615 GPA. Congratulations to all of Harker’s scholar-athletes!
The varsity boys basketball team pulled out an impressive 52-40 win against Homestead in the Lynbrook Tournament, extending their winning streak to start the season to three games. Senior Will Deng had 8 points and 10 rebounds.
The varsity girls dropped their first round game of the Santa Clara High Tournament, 48-32. Freshman Jordan Thompson and senior Nithya Vemireddy led the team in scoring with nine and eight points, respectively. The loss dropped the team to 3-1 overall.
Girls soccer crushed Pacific Collegiate 7-1, boosting their record to 3-1 overall. Juniors Nikita Parulkar and Safia Khouja both netted two goals, while junior Alyssa Amick, freshman Joelle Anderson, and senior Julia Fink each scored as well. Senior goalie Alicia Clark had eight saves.
The boys varsity soccer team is still undefeated after three games, thanks to wins against Saratoga High and Terra Nova High last week. Junior Felix Wu, sophomore Omar Hamade and senior Sravan Rajathilak all scored in the 3-1 victory against Terra Nova.
After a few days without games, action resumes with big days Friday and Saturday. On Friday, varsity and junior varsity soccer each face off against Lynbrook High School at 3:30 p.m.; the varsity team plays at home, while JV plays on the road. Then, at 5 p.m., the freshman boys basketball team heads down the coastline to compete against Santa Cruz High School.
Saturday is a huge day for Harker basketball, with four games, all at home. The varsity girls team kicks off the action in the morning with a 10:30 a.m. game against Wallenberg High School. At noon, the JV boys play Westmont High School. At 1:30 p.m., the freshman boys take on Livermore Valley Prep. Then, at 3 p.m., the varsity boys have their shot at Livermore Valley Prep. Catch the quadruple-header!