Harker winter sports are in full form as basketball, soccer and wrestling all get off to a quick start before league action begins.
Looking to score two tournament championships in a row, the boys basketball team opened the Lynbrook Tournament with a 60-46 victory over Summit Shasta with Roy Yuan, grade 9, leading Harker with 22 points. Jadan McDermott, grade 10, pitched in 12 points and 11 rebounds. However, the Eagles fell 52-45 to host Lynbrook in the second round. Elijah Edgehill, grade 12, had 15 points and nine rebounds in the loss. But Harker would bounce back for a 62-54 win over Homestead in the consolation bracket. Yuan led the way with 19 points and Edgehill added 15 points. The boys team is now 5-1 on the season and travels to Monta Vista this Saturday at 12:30 p.m. to face off with the Matadors.
The girls basketball team picked up another big victory on Friday night as it defeated Prospect High 61-37 to bring its record to 4-1 on the season. Joelle Anderson and Jordan Thompson, both grade 11, led the team with 18 points each. The Eagles host Watsonville this Friday at 5 p.m. at the Blackford campus.
The girls soccer team looks to pick up its first win of the season as it hosts Redwood Christian this Friday at 3 p.m. on Davis Field.
The boys soccer team dropped a close match to Saratoga 3-2 last Thursday at Davis Field. The team is back on the pitch this Friday as it travels to Lynbrook High School at 3:30 p.m.
Two members of the Harker wrestling team competed at the sixth annual Webber Lawson Memorial Wrestling Tournament this past weekend. Davis Howard, grade 11, wrestled in the 285-pound division and Diego Figueroa, grade 11, in the 160-pound division. Howard and Figueroa went a combined 1-4 in a very competitive tournament that featured six of the top 10 teams in CCS. Come out to support the Harker wrestlers as they open league action on Jan. 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the Blackford gym.