Even if you are not a fan of tennis, the excitement of a good doubles match is undeniable. On Wednesday at Claremont High School, fans were treated to one thrilling match after another.
Three sets were decided by tiebreakers with exciting break points and high-speed net play. But in the end, the Pack prevailed with a 14-4 victory over visiting Valencia High School in the first round of the Division I CIF Team Championships.
Claremont High School senior Leyton Bohren, won the singles title at the Palomares League CIF prelim tournament on Friday defeating teammate, junior Jason Weisman, 7-6, 6-3, in the final, according to a news release from CHS athletics. On the doubles side, junior Andrew Weisman and sophomore Ben Stapp dropped only 5 games in route to the title. They defeated the Ayala team of John Park and Lance Tayag in the final, 6-0, 6-1. They will compete in the CIF Doubles Tournament at a site to be announced.
The boys varsity volleyball team (15-10, 6-2 league) continued its winning ways, hosting Diamond Bar on Tuesday and winning in four sets, 25-22, 25-18, 22-25 and 25-14. CHS was in control much of the match, especially during the last set with strong play at the net. The Pack celebrated not only senior night, but also enjoyed capturing the title of league champions.
Claremont High School boys volleyball is within striking distance of a league title, but cannot afford anymore losses the rest of the season. They moved one step closer Tuesday by easily defeating West Covina, 3-0, in Claremont.
During the first set, the competition was particularly lopsided, with Claremont’s shots landing at the feet of stunned Bulldogs. The Pack marched to an easy 25-10 victory.
Claremont High School boys tennis defeated Diamond Bar, 11-7, on Tuesday, earning a Palomares League championship. Juniors Ahkeel Mohideen and Johnny Hernandez kept the team in the lead going into the last round by winning the final three games of their doubles match. Down 4-3, Mohideen held serve and then the pair broke serve to go up 5-4. Hernandez then held his serve to win the match, 7-5.
With one pitch and one swing of the bat, everything changed for Claremont High School baseball last Thursday at CHS. The Pack had not won a league game all season, and it looked like they would be losing another to first place Glendora, when senior Matt Ramirez stepped up to the plate. Check out our complete sports round-up from CHS.
Claremont sophomore Ben Stapp returns a shot during the Pack’s Palomares League match against Glendora on Monday. Stapp has been playing doubles with Andrew Weisman this year and the pair have yet to lose a set. Claremont is also undefeated in dual matches this year and easily defeated the Tartans on Monday.
Claremont Wolfpack baseball team was down to their last out in a hard fought game against the Glendora Tartans on Thursday at CHS. Down 3-1 in the bottom of the 7th, senior Matt Ramirez came to the plate with two outs and two runners on. With a full count Ramirez took the next fastball and unloaded a towering 3 run homer over the left field fence to give the Pack an exciting come from behind 4-3 victory.
Palomares League play is more than half over, but the Claremont girls softball team may be just getting started.
They have had a rough time so far, with a 0-6 league record. However, two of their key players, Makayla Romeo and Katie Stanford, have returned after being out all season with injuries.
Participants in the city of Claremont’s race walk class workout on Tuesday at Claremont High School. The class, which meets three consecutive Tuesdays, has been part of Claremont’s adult recreation program for four years. This Sunday morning the group is holding its third annual Claremont Classic race walk competition at CHS. Registration is still open for the competitive events, 5k and 1500-meter races. Or anyone can just drop by and participate in a 800-meter non-competitive walk. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Members of the 4 x 100 freestyle relay are on the mark toward the end of Claremont’s dual swim meet on Wednesday at CHS. The Pack had a good day with both the boys and girls varsity teams winning. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont runners Lauryn Noeth, leads her teammates Monica Fonseca and Grace Dorantes during the varsity 3200 meter race on Tuesday during a dual track meet with Glendora at CHS. Both the varsity boys, 81-55, and the varsity girls, 88-48, easily defeated the Tartans. COURIER photo Steven Felschundneff
Claremont had a pretty tough time putting Anaheim away Wednesday evening, even though they did it in straight sets, 25-21, 25-23, and 25-14.
In fact, the Colonists were ahead 13-9 in the first set, and seemed to have momentum before Claremont made a late run assisted by Caedin Miller’s five kills. Miller would stack on another seven kills over the course of the night for game high 12. “He is a good kid and hard worker,” Coach Bernie Wendling said of Miller’s performance.
Claremont’s two top golfers Connor Reis and Corbin Steinert watch Alta Loma’s Jake Emminger tee on the fourth hole on Tuesday at Marshall Canyon Golf Course. Coach Terrance Lynch says that the Pack should be very competitive this year