When Claremont public schools closed last week because of the spread of the coronavirus, Claremont High School’s spring sports season vanished into thin air. Under a threatening sky Monday morning, the football field at CHS was all set for a track and field meet with Ayala. One that will never happen. The tennis courts and the gym are similarly idled.
Across the country, NCAA basketball tournaments, professional basketball, baseball, soccer and many others have been canceled or delayed.
Pomona-Pitzer men’s basketball has made it into the final 16 of the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history, according to a news release from Sagehen Athletics.
Pomona-Pitzer defeated No. 10 ranked Emory Eagles, 71-70, after a buzzer-beating three-pointer from Jack Boyle on Saturday in Atlanta, Georgia.
It’s a theme that seems to keep winding through Claremont High School spring sports—2020 is a season for rebuilding.
The girls softball team is a perfect example, with exactly one senior on the varsity team. The good news, according to Head Coach Brian Ota, is that even though his team is young, they are talented.
Melia Mendez, 8, gets a big hug from the Claremont Little League mascot after singing the National Anthem at the opening ceremonies on Saturday, February 29. You can tell spring is in the air when Little League holds their opening ceremonies for their upcoming 2020 baseball season. This is the one time each year players of all ages are on the field together, while the league is able to acknowledge all the volunteers that this season possible. With over 450 players participating, 2020 will be another fantastic year. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Junior Connor Reis, left, junior Tyler Lee senior Eric Guzman and senior Ryan Slater pose for a photo after the CHS boys golf team won the Serrano Diamondback Shootout on Saturday at Spring Valley Lake Country Club in Apple Valley. Reis shot a one over par 73 followed by Slater at 80, Guzman, 81 and Lee 90. The Pack beat second place Saugus by 19 strokes. Claremont’s team score was 326, followed by Saugus, 349, and Paraclete, 351.
You can tell spring is in the air when Claremont Little League holds their opening ceremonies for the upcoming 2020 baseball season. On Saturday, February 29, teams of all levels were invited to attend, as the players patiently waited for their turn to circle the main field waving to family and friends. This is the one time each year players of all ages are on the field together, while the league acknowledges all the volunteers who make this season possible. With over 450 players participating, 2020 should be another fantastic year. Check out our video coming later on Monday. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
With girls soccer’s loss in the quarterfinals of the CIF tournament last week, winter sports officially sails into the sunset and now it’s time to talk about spring.
Track and field has been a strong program for many years and this year is no exception, with a cadre of distance runners leading the pack.
Listening to Nahoa Ortega talk about the intricacies of building a stock car from scratch, it would be easy to confuse the 11-year-old boy for a seasoned mechanic. Nahoa is part of a team of STEM-minded kids designing a mock NASCAR racecar. The program is part of the Ten80 racing competition and Engineering for Kids.
Claremont’s path through the Division 2 CIF Southern Section Girls Soccer Championships came to an end Wednesday, with a 1-0 loss in the quarterfinals to Oak Hills in Hesperia.
The Palomares League champion Wolfpack and Mojave River League champion Bulldogs were both very highly ranked, so it’s no surprise the match was close.
Claremont Junior Emily Maass maneuvers around a fallen Lakewood player on Thursday in Claremont. The Pack defeated Lakewood, 6-0, and on Saturday beat Warren, 4-0, to advance to the quarterfinal match against Oak Hills.
Claremont senior Avery Gonzalez gets past the Lakewood goalkeeper just before booting in the Pack’s third goal on Thursday during the first round of the Division 2 CIF Southern Section Girls Soccer Championships in Claremont. The Pack beat the Lancers, 6-0, advancing to the second round against Warren on Saturday at CHS. Check out our complete sports roundup. COURIER photo Steven Felschundneff
A longstanding inequity between boys and girls sports at Claremont High School is overdue for a correction, according to some CHS parents.
On January 14, CHS softball booster president Rocio Herrera sent a letter to Claremont Unified School District officials regarding what she believes is a Title IX violation involving the softball program.
Claremont defeated Bonita, 2-1, on Tuesday putting the final touch on a great season and netting a second consecutive Palomares League title. Even if the Pack had lost against the Bearcats, the girls were mathematically champions because second-place Alta Loma was more than one game back. A job well done!
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Claremont High School senior Maddie Waasdorp, lines up a third quarter shot Tuesday of the Pack’s Palomares League matchup with first place Glendora at Charter Oak High School. Claremont held onto a two goal lead, earned in the first half for a narrow, 8-6, victory, handing the Tartans their first league loss. The girls’ league record is now 5-2, with three games left in the regular season. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff