Claremont High School junior Kelly Xu became the first Wolfpack golfer to become a CIF individual champion by shooting a 73 at the CIF Southern Regional tournament last week at Western Hills Country Club. Xu beat a field of 128 golfers to claim her title.
PODCAST WITH STORY INSIDE. Claremont High School’s girl varsity basketball was ready to stage the ultimate comeback during Wednesday night’s CIF quarterfinal game against San Dimas High School. Unfortunately, the script was written against Claremont in the end as the team fell 54-49 to the Saints in overtime.
The Claremont High School boys tennis team celebrate their victory over Palos Verdes during the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs on Friday in Palos Verdes. Claremont seemed unstoppable through out the post season capping it with the 12-6 victory over Palos Verdes. Photo/Eden Yu
Claremont High School freshman David “DJ” Brownlee attempts to return a shot on Wednesday during the Pack’s CIF-SS boys team tennis semi-final match against Foothill High School. Brownlee drew a loud crowd as he swept his various FHS opponents 6-1, 7-6 and 6-4. COURIER photo/Andrew Alonzo
Junior CHS goalkeeper Gianna Bonnett was unable to save the winning strike from La Mirada defender Emma Viayra (not pictured) on Saturday, May 22, during the Wolfpack’s CIF Southern Section semi-final game. The match was as even as could be—both physically and tactically—with both teams struggling to create any sort of scoring opportunity in either half. COURIER photo/Andrew Alonzo
The defending champion Claremont High School football team is raising money to cover reoccurring expenses associated with running a successful program.
The coaches have an ongoing fundraising campaign on the website eteamsponsors.com with a goal of securing $15,000. The money will be used to cover required safety equipment, pre-game meals, helmet and shoulder pad reconditioning and bus transportation.
Junior Maddie Coles fights for control of the ball on Tuesday during the second half of the Pack’s CIF Southern Section quarterfinal playoff game against Etiwanda in Claremont. After regulation play Claremont defeated Etiwanda in a shootout and will advance to the final four. Claremont ended the regular season in first place in the Palomares League with an 8-2 league record.
Claremont track and field had a barn burner on Wednesday, narrowly defeating Glendora at CHS. The score was so close that at first Coach Veronica Amarasekara thought the boys teams had tied at 68 points each. But upon further inspection of the score book, it was clear the Tartans had failed to clear the qualifying heights in a couple of field events, giving the victory to the Pack.
Claremont girls basketball coach Michael James joined the Pack four years ago with the goal of turning the program around in four years, and now, with a bit of luck, the girls have a shot at a league title. If Claremont can win the rest of its schedule, including defeating first place Bonita in La Verne on Friday, they could still tie the Bearcats if Bonita loses another contest in the process.
Claremont High School tennis continues to dominate the Palomares League with dual team championships that were cemented last week, and on Wednesday the girls added trophies in both singles and doubles during the individual league championships at CHS.
CHS football gave up zero points, delivering three shutouts in San Antonio League play, culminating with the championship game Friday night. That actually deserves repeating. In three consecutive games, the Pack’s defense did not allow so much as a simple field goal. And after 17 years of zero titles, Claremont can once again be called champions. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School senior Max Suckley is thinking fastball all the way during away game action against Ayala High School, Wednesday. The CHS varsity baseball team ended up losing the game 7 to 1, getting their only run in the 6th inning. CHS's next game is home against Alta Loma High School, April 16t at 3:30 p.m. COURIER photo/Jessica Aitken
Friday night as Claremont High School senior running back, Isaiah Love, sprinted down the sidelines after catching a pass from quarterback Ricky Murillo, it was like time stood still just for that moment. And in that one simple pass play, all of the frustrations and constant disappointments brought on by the pandemic disappeared.
As Claremont High School sports gradually returns to competition, a cautionary tale of the continued threat posed by the coronavirus emerged last week when CHS Principal Brett O’Connor reported that an outbreak had occurred among the boys water polo team.
In a letter sent to parents March 10, Mr. O’Connor said there were “confirmed cases” involving both the varsity and junior varsity teams.