As the regular winter sports season comes to an end, one Harker team prepares for the postseason, while three others fight for the right to play in CCS.
The varsity wrestling team competed in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League finals this past weekend at Gunn High School. Two Harker wrestlers finished in the top six in their weight class to advance to the CCS tournament. Anthony Contreras, grade 10, placed third, and Davis Howard, grade 11, became only the fourth Harker wrestler in school history to make it to the league finals, where he placed second. Also finishing strong were Daniel Reidenbach, grade 11, who finished eight in his weight class, and Dolan Dworak, grade 10, who finished second in the JV tournament. CCS begins this Friday at Independence High School.
Dezi Johnson, grade 6, continues to rack up the trophies as he won the middle school division of the Valentine’s Day Massacre Central California Open in Paso Robles. Congrats, Dezi!
The boys soccer team fell to Crystal Springs Uplands 3-1 last week. The Eagles are now 6-6-1 on the season as they head into the final two games of the year. The Eagles host King’s Academy on Wednesday at Davis Field, and travel to Priory on Friday.
The girls soccer team ended its season with a 6-0 loss to Menlo last week. Good job this year, ladies!
The boys basketball team dropped two big road league games last week, falling to Eastside College Prep 61-59 and Priory 73-41. In the loss to ECP, Elijah Edgehill, grade 12, had another double double as he scored a team high 18 points and grabbed a team high 13 rebounds. Roy Yuan, grade 9, added 17 points in the loss. Edgehill led all Harker scorers again in the loss to Priory with 15 points. The Eagles drop to 11-11 on the season with two games left to play. Harker hosts Crystal Springs Uplands tonight at Blackford at 6:30 p.m. and the Menlo Knights on Friday.
The girls varsity basketball team fell to co-first place Priory last week 63-50, and will face the other first place team, Mercy San Francisco, Tuesday night in the city. In the loss to Priory, Jordon Thompson, grade 11, had another big night scoring 31 points. The Eagles go to 16-7 for the season.
Last week, Niki Iyer, grade 11, competed in the California Winter Track Championships at Cerritos College. In the 1500-meter run, Niki placed 28th out of 58 of the best runners in the state. Great job, Niki!