The boys tennis team defeated Prospect 7-0 in the opening round of CCS last week, but it ran into undefeated St. Ignatius in the second round and was defeated 6-1, ending a historic season that saw it tally 19 wins. Congrats on a great year as a team! The doubles team of Ed Tischler, grade 12, and Ram Vegesna, grade 9, is still competing as they take on a duo from Aptos in the first round of CCS doubles on May 16.
The boys golf team continued its amazing play as it won the WBAL Tournamnet last week, with Daulet Tuleubayev, grade 11, winning the overall individual title and Jin Kim, grade 11, taking second. This week, the Eagles head to Laguna Seca for the CCS Regional Tournament.
The softball team brought its record to 11-7 after going 1-1 last week. In an 8-7 win over The King’s Academy, Marti Sutton, grade 12, had two hits and drove in three runs. Later in the week, the Eagles ran into a strong Notre Dame Belmont team and were defeated 10-1. Joyce Li, grade 12, drove in the only run for Harker. This week, the girls travel to Mercy Burlingame on Tuesday and Pinewood on Thursday with a CCS berth on the line.
Last week, the lacrosse team picked up its seventh and eighth straight victories with an 18-14 win over Mercy Burlingame and a 15-6 win over Notre Dame San Jose. The girls finished fourth in league and will host their first round WBAL-Skyline Division playoff game against Sacred Heart Cathedral on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
The WBAL swim finals were held over the weekend with some good Harker results. Two Eagles became league champs as Vivian Wang, grade 11, won both the 50 free and 100 fly, and Ethan Hu, grade 9, started his high school career with a 200 IM league championship. Hu also set a new school record in the 100 back, finishing second. Other top finishers included Michael Auld, grade 12, who took second in the 200 free; Alex Yu, grade 10, who finished second in the 500 free; and Justin Culpepper, grade 12, who finished third in the 100 fly. In addition, the boys 200 medley relay team of Kevin Tzeng, grade 11, Arnav Joshi, grade 9, Alex Wang, grade 11, and Yu finished second; the boys 400 free relay team of Yannick Bohbot-Dridi, grade 11, Hu, Auld and Yu finished third; and the boys 200 free relay team of Bohbot-Dridi, Culpepper, Auld and Hu finished second. CCS trials begin this Friday with the following Harker swimmers vying for a championship: Vivian Wang, grade 11, Angela Li, grade 10, Taylor Kohlmann, grade 11, Alyssa Huang, grade 9, Clarrisa Wang, grade 10, Alicia Xu, grade 9 (alternate), Ethan Hu, grade 9, Michael Auld, grade 12, Alex Yu, grade 10, Justin Culpepper, grade 12, Yannick Bohbot-Dridi, grade 11, Jack Farnham, grade 12, Kevin Tzeng, grade 11, and Alex Wang grade 11 (alternate).
Track an Field
This Friday is the WBAL track and field finals at Palo Alto and the Eagles will be well represented. Anthony Contreras, grade 11, will run in the 200 and 400 after finishing second in both events at the trials; Angel Cervantes, grade 11, set personal bests in the 100 and 200 and will race in both events in the league finals; Grace Koonmen, grade 11, will compete for a league long jump title; and Davis Dunaway, grade 12, will sprint in the 100 league finals. In the JV finals, Kismet Singh, Nikki Solanki and Zoey Rosa, all grade 9, and Lilly Anderson, grade 10, all qualified for the 100 hurdles, and Delaney Logue, grade 9, will run in the 800.
The boys volleyball team lost 3-0 to Monta Vista last week, but still qualified for CCS. The boys open up the first round of the tournament at Sobrato on Tuesday night.
The baseball team pushed its record over .500 to 12-10 as it picked up three wins last week. In a 14-9 victory over Trinity Christian, Matthew Kennedy, grade 11, led the offense driving in three runs. Later in the week, the Eagles defeated Jefferson 8-2 with Kennedy and Zach Hoffman, grade 10, each driving in two runs. Finally, the boys picked up a 7-4 win over Jefferson with Mitchell Kole, grade 11, picking up two hits and three RBIs. The Eagles finish their regular season this week with trips to Mills on Monday and Menlo on Thursday.