Update: Hat trick for Harker athletes, today! First off, Srivinay Irrinki, grade 12, has been named the Merc’s Santa Clara County boys Athlete of the Week. Plus, Joelle Anderson and Jordan Thomson, both grade 10, were both named to the Merc’s Highlight Reel, today.
Irrinki, Harker basketball, hit eight 3-pointers, made all nine of his foul shots and wrapped up with 35 points and seven assists in the team’s 87-71 win over King’s Academy.http://www.mercurynews.com/News/ci_27320262/Santa-Clara-County-boys-athlete-of-the-week:-Srivinay-Irrinki-Harker,
Joelle, Harker soccer, made the list for her three goals in a 6-0 win over Mercy-Burlingame and three more in the team’s 4-2 win over Crystal Springs. She has now scored 15 goals in just six games—go Joelle!
Jordan, Harker basketball, was honored for scoring 38 points and pulling down 11 rebounds in the team’s win vs. Woodside Priory and 26 points in the victory over Crystal Springs –Go Jordan!
Read on for the full sports report!
It’s 2015, and Harker sports are in full swing. Both the girls varsity basketball and soccer squads went undefeated last week! Let’s get to the scores and news:
The girls went undefeated last week, beating both Priory and Crystal Springs to open league play and improving to 8-3 overall. Against Priory, sophomore Jordan Thompson led the way with 38 points. The girls hit the road twice this week.
Senior Sriv Irrinki shot eight 3-pointers and went 9-9 on free throws en route to a career high 35 points while leading Harker to a 87-71 victory over King’s Academy. With that victory, Harker bounced back from a loss to Menlo earlier in the week. The boys play rival Sacred Heart Prep on Tuesday at Blackford. The junior varsity team will play at 5:30 p.m., followed by the varsity team at 7 p.m.
At the middle school level, the grades 7-8 Varsity B boys basketball team enter the WBAL playoff tournament this week. On Tuesday, they will host Sacred Heart’s second team at Blackford at 4 p.m. If the Eagles win, they will play the winner of Sacred Heart’s first team vs. Menlo’s third at Sacred Heart on Wednesday at 6 p.m. If they lose to Sacred Heart’s second team, they will play the loser of Sacred Heart vs. Menlo on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at Menlo. Wins on both Tuesday and Wednesday would catapult the Eagles to the championship game at Sacred Heart on Thursday at 5 p.m. Let’s go Harker!
The girls varsity squad improved to 4-1-1 overall after a 2-0 week in which the team defeated Mercy-Burlingame and Crystal Springs. The game against Crystal Springs was highlighted by a hat trick from sophomore Joelle Anderson. The Eagles have now won three straight games, having also defeated Pinewood 5-1 over the winter break thanks to goals from Anderson, senior Alyssa Amick and sophomore Kailee Gifford. Harker will host Menlo on Tuesday at Davis Field.
The boys, meanwhile, lost to Menlo 3-2 on Friday in their first league game of the year, despite goals from junior Omar Hamade and senior Alan Guo. This was the team’s first loss of the season; it had previously been 3-0-1 after a 4-1 win over the winter break thanks to goals from senior Ramzi Jahshan, senior Jeremiah Anderson, junior Kevin Hu and freshman Nick Acero. The Eagles will host Crystal Springs on Wednesday and Eastside College Prep on Thursday.
Freshman Anthony Contreras finished in third place at the Los Gatos Tournament on Saturday. During the winter break, seniors Anni Ankola and Ryan Palmer finished third and fourth, respectively, at the Cupertino Tournament. The wrestlers travel to Santa Clara this Thursday.
Congratulations to senior Shreya Dixit, who was named by the San Jose Mercury News to the All-Mercury News second team for girls volleyball, recognizing her as among the best players in the section.
You can read more here: http://www.mercurynews.com/high-school-sports/ci_27202476/all-mercury-news-girls-volleyball-first-team-second