The varsity football team earned its first victory of the season with a 28-18 win over Del Mar Friday night, avenging a loss to the Dons last year. Demonte Aleem, grade 9, scored two touchdowns with Will Park, grade 11, and Johnathon Keller, grade 12, scoring the others. Angel Cervantes, grade 10, led defensively with six tackles. School spirit was outstanding again! The boys travel to California School for the Deaf Friday night for their league opener.
Harker cross country teams ran in Golden Gate Park Saturday and did very well in their season debut. Anika Rajamani and Lilia Gonzales, both grade 9, led the frosh/soph girls team to a sixth place finish out of 20 teams and 250 runners. Rajamani placed 13th, Gonzales placed 18th. Peter Connors, grade 10, led the frosh/soph boys with his 30th place finish and top Eagles boys time of the day. Niki Iyer, grade 11, placed fourth in a loaded varsity girls run, finishing as the top Central Coast Section performer in the meet. Connor O’Neill, grade 12, was the leading varsity boys finisher. The teams compete again on Sept. 26.
Junior varsity girls volleyball placed eighth out of 32 teams Saturday at the Milpitas Spikefest with victories over Burlingame and Los Gatos. The girls teams opened at home Tuesday vs. St. Francis and gave No. 1 ranked St. Francis all they could handle at Blackford, pushing them to the limit in a five-game loss 19-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-27, 9-15. Our girls never stopped battling against the much taller Lancers, who were increasingly discouraged with the stellar Harker defense and loud supportive Eagles crowd. Harker’s players and coaches should be proud of their strong efforts against one of the top teams in the state. Come watch them again Friday at Blackford against Westmont High, JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 5:45 p.m.
Boys water polo defeated visiting Fremont High 22-4 yesterday in their home and league opener. The girls team lost 14-6 while the JV boys won 10-5. Boys travel to Saratoga High tomorrow while the girls head to Monta Vista. Go Eagles!