Santosh Swaminathan, Gr. 11, made Harker wrestling history on Saturday as he took fifth place in the 103-pound weight class at the CCS wrestling tournament. Although other Harker wrestlers have qualified for CCS, notably Mark Roh, Gr. 12 and Chris McCallaCreary, Gr. 11, Swaminathan is the first Harker wrestler ever to medal in the section tournament. He had a 6-2 record for the tournament, with his first loss of the tournament being to the first-seeded wrestler. Winners of first through fourth places go on to the state tournament. We’ll be looking for Swaminathan to do great things next year on the mat!
The varsity boys basketball team defeated Menlo on senior night 52-45 and will be playing in the CCS playoffs this Thursday at 7 p.m. against Stevenson in the Blackford gym. They earned the sixth seed, which is their highest seeding ever! In the Menlo game, Ryan Cali, Gr. 12, scored 21 points while Rohan Shah and Lung-Ying Yu, both also Gr. 12, chipped in 12 each. The team ended the regular season with a remarkable 20-4 overall record and 12-2 league record, securing second place. If the boys win Thursday, they will travel to Hartnell College in Salinas Saturday for a quarterfinal match-up with Santa Cruz High, time TBA.
The JV boys are the WBAL League champions! They also defeated Menlo 35-34 on a last second, buzzer-beating shot by freshman Kevin Cali. The team ended their season with a 20-2 overall record and 11-1 in league. Way to go, guys!