Freshman Maddie Coles, 14, had the run of her young racing career on Saturday, coming in sixth place in the prestigious Eastern States Girls Championship cross country race during the Manhattan High School Invitational in New York City.
Her time of 14:44 over the short 2.5-mile course anchored the Pack’s attack, leading the girls to a first place team title at Van Cortland Park.
The Claremont High School girls cross country team has earned a number one national ranking from the High School Harrier, one of three news websites that rank competitive cross country.
The rank was awarded following the girls breakout victory in last week’s Stanford Invite.
We have all the other sports covered too with our complete sports round-up inside.
Woe to the Claremont water polo fan who showed up late to Tuesday’s game against Bonita, as the scoreboard at the La Verne Aquatics Center clearly showed the Bearcats ahead 15-1, with mere minutes left.
Talk about home pool advantage—apparently Bonita starts home games with 10 points already on the board! However, the scoreboard was, in fact, broken and should have read 11-5 in favor of Claremont.
Claremont High School’s boys and girls varsity teams won the Seeded Race team title in the Stanford Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, September 29 on Stanford University’s golf course in Palo Alto.
Registration for Claremont Youth Basketball is open until October 15 for students in grades 1 through 12. They offer three levels of competition. The CYB league, which begins in December, is open to boys and girls in third to eighth grade, while first and second grade students have a skills clinic beginning in January. This year CYB has added a three-on-three league for high school students called CYB3.
Enter freshman Kelly Xu, Claremont’s latest golf phenom. Xu has the calm confidence, and an amazingly strong drive, that are consistent with a much more experienced player. On Tuesday she did not disappoint, shooting an impressive one over par 37 on the front nine holes, leading the Pack to a narrow 234-238 victory over visiting Wilson High School.
Claremont freshman Jacque Pearsall returns a shot on Tuesday during the Pack’s 15-3 win over Alta Loma in both team’s Palomares League opening game. A day later Pearsall won two of her three sets to help seal a 9-9 tie with defending CIF champion Redlands High School. The Terriers were declared the winner by tallying games, 83-80. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont cross country varsity and junior varsity teams swept the annual Cool Breeze Invitational on Friday in Pasadena. The event, which is an early gauge of strength for the upcoming season, is sponsored by CHS.
On Monday, CIF Southern Section officials released the cross country rankings and Claremont boys and girls varsity teams are on top of the list.
Claremont girls tennis coach Kathy Settles was anxious to get her team practicing on Tuesday at Claremont High School, but first she had to clean the courts. Using a hand held blower, Coach Settles cleared the area of debris that could result in a slip and a season ending injury for one of her players.
Win or lose, Friday night was bound to be big for Cole Weaver. The Claremont High School senior had ascended to starting quarterback following the departure of Reggie Retzlaff, who decamped to be a third string QB for Corona’s Centennial High. So after preparing all summer, Weaver had to face Claremont’s rival Damien in his, and the Pack’s, football season opener.
Claremont sophomore Tristan Miller can’t get past a trio of Damien defenders on Friday during varsity football action in La Verne. Claremont struggled to put together a cohesive offense while failing to shut down Spartan running back Jermaine Barner leading to a decisive 42-7 victory for Damien. The annual rivalry between the two teams was also the Pack’s season opener. More in our next edition COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont boys water polo coach Kristin Rodriguez made one point very clear as she debriefed her team following a scrimmage with Los Osos on Tuesday: be the player that all your teammates want to see in the pool.
“Are you the one everybody wants in because you hustle?” she asked the varsity boys. “Are you going to tell me ‘I can’t do that?’ or will you say ‘I am capable of doing that for the team?’”
For the upcoming fall sports season Claremont High School will be facing some new competition even though the Pack will remain in the Palomares League.
South Hills and Diamond Bar high schools petitioned the CIF to be placed in different leagues as part of the periodic reassessment of local schools. Alta Loma and Colony will join the league.
To say that Claremont High School has a good cross-country team would be an understatement. The girls have claimed two consecutive state team titles, and in 2016 the boys ran to both a state team title and overall individual winner.
But with the best runners constantly graduating, the challenge is to maintain consistently high results.