It started in June as a tournament of 400 teams, but as of this week that had been whittled down to just two.
The Claremont Little League 10-year-old All Stars took on Thousand Oaks in the Southern California State Championship final on Tuesday at Stearns Champions Park in Long Beach. Unfortunately, the boys will have to settle for runner-up status after falling to Thousand Oaks 10-6.
The Claremont Little League 10-year-old All Stars are the last local team still alive in Southern California State Championship Tournament in Long Beach after both the 14- and 12-year-old teams lost in recent weeks.
The boys started the tournament on Saturday with a 14-7 win over Chula Vista, thanks to some amazing pitching and a home run by Lucas Rhoa.
The 12-year-old Claremont All Stars Little League team played against the La Verne All Stars Tuesday at College Park. La Verne got some great pitching from Cody White, who threw a no hitter for three innings leading his team to a 6-1 victory over Claremont. It is a double elimination tournament, so Claremont had one more chance to advance in a rematch with La Verne after press time on Wednesday.
As the story goes, it all started at a faculty party in the late 1970s when Pitzer professors Ann Stromberg and Steve Glass, along with Claremont City Attorney Wynne Furth, got to talking about soccer.
Ms. Stromberg and Ms. Furth were inspired by watching their children compete in games sponsored by the American Youth Soccer Organization, and wondered why there wasn’t a league for adult women.
Claremont native Nick Guido is on the ride of his life, and he is riding so that others can have a basic element of life.
Mr. Guido, who just earned a bachelors degree in physics from Azusa Pacific University, is on a 51-day bicycle trip from Bodega Bay, California to New York City to raise awareness—and funding—for a charity that provides clean drinking water around the globe.
Navy pitcher and Claremont High School graduate Noah Song was drafted on Tuesday by the Boston Red Sox during the MLB draft. “I am super excited about being drafted and my head is still whirling,” Song said in an interview with the Navy Sports Information Office. “I really like the organization and the Red Sox area scout has been great throughout the process. Boston is a place that is steeped in the tradition of winning and I am really excited to have been selected by the Red Sox.”
Navy pitcher and Claremont High School graduate Noah Song has been selected as a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy—awarded each year to the top college baseball player—by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, according to a news release from Navy baseball.
Earlier this month Song was also selected as a semifinalist for USA Baseball’s Golden Spikes Award.
After a big day of very competitive tennis, Claremont High School’s number-one seed doubles team of Ben Stapp and Jason Weisman won all three rounds during opening day of the CIF individual championships Wednesday at University of Redlands.
All five CHS boys tennis players won first-round matches during the tournament, with Weisman and Stapp getting a 6-0, 6-3 victory, and number-two Joey Anagnos and Lucas Rival winning 6-1, 6-1.
Claremont High School senior Sydney Hwang has been named the Palomares League’s female scholar athlete of the year. The announcement was made Monday night during a ceremony in Covina attended by her parents, CHS Principal Brett O’Connor and Athletic Director Mike Collins.
Claremont did very well in the CIF South meet this last weekend competing against 65 schools in division two.
Senior Sophie Jackson was the Pack’s star, receiving a second place in the 100 fly at 55.36, and fourth place in the 50 freestyle at 23.85. Her brother, senior Toby Jackson, placed 15th in the 200 freestyle at 1:45.60, and 17th in 100 fly at 51.81.
The Claremont High School football program is currently running an online fundraiser to replace the team’s aging jerseys. They have contracted with the company eTeamSponsor to run the campaign which continues through May 19. As of Wednesday afternoon, the campaign has received $8,245 in donations, which is 27 percent of the $30,000 goal. The company will forward a tax ID number for donors to use on their taxes for charitable donation purpose
Watching Claremont High School junior Tatiana Sosnovsky chat comfortably with her friends while waiting to throw the discus, it’s immediately apparent how much she enjoys the sport.
The friendly 17-year-old seems relaxed as though she were just hanging out at the park with friends.
However, once in the ring, she becomes focused and determined with the single goal of beating her previous longest throw.