Congratulations to Rishi Bhatia, grade 12, for being named Mercury News Male Athlete of the Week for his stellar performance in the Eagles’ game against Capuchino High School. The full story can be read here.
Harker suffered its first loss of the year to powerhouse Salesian 56-18. The full story is in the Contra Costa Times. The team is now 1-1 in league and has its next game against league opponent St Elizabeth. St Elizabeth is 0-1 in league after a loss to Berean Christian.
The Eagles traveled to their second league race of the year at Shoreline and both the girls and boys did impressively. Ragini Bhattacharya, grade 10, placed third overall with freshman Claudia Tischler coming in right behind her at fifth. The girls are currently tied for second in league. Not to be outdone, the boys took third in the event. Proteek Biswas, grade 11, placed 10th followed immediately by Adarsh Ranganathan, grade 12. They are currently tied for third in league.
The girls are on a hot streak right now with two big wins last week against Notre Dame and Menlo. They are currently 5-3 and third in league. Having season lows last week were: Kristine Lin, grade 9; Jessica Son, grade 10; Nina Sabharwal, grade 10; and Patricia Huang, grade 10, who shot an impressive 34 against Menlo. The Eagles face Mercy-Burlingame and Sacred Heart this week.
The Eagles lost to a tough Menlo squad last week but responded to the defeat well with wins against Fremont and Pinewood later in the week. This week they lost a close match, 3-4, to Sacred Heart Preparatory. They are currently 9-4 overall and an impressive 5-2 in league and have a big match against highly-ranked Saratoga this week.
The girls had an impressive 10-4 victory over Mountain View last week, avenging an earlier first-round loss. Cynthia Shwe, grade 12, led the team with five goals and was supported by Keri Clifford, grade 10, with four and Niva Bigler, grade 12, with one. Sierra Lincoln, grade 10, was stellar in goal with 10 saves.
The boys had two tough losses last week against Wilcox, currently number one in league, and Saratoga. Chris Ng, grade 12; Rex Chen, grade 12; Ryan Hume, grade 10; Gabe Yanovsky, grade 12; and Karan Das-Grande, grade 10, all had goals against Wilcox. Both the girls and boys travel to Cupertino and Lynbrook this week for league matches.
The girls continue to face tough opponents in one of the most competitive leagues in Northern California. Their overall record remains strong at 13-7 even after tough losses to Menlo, Mercy-Burlingame and Notre Dame. The Eagles aren’t making it easy on anyone, taking Menlo and Notre Dame to five games and Mercy to four. They will look to get out of their current slump in their game against Castilleja this week.