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.
Senior Leyton Bohren won two singles tennis matches at the University of Redlands on Thursday, advancing to the round of 32 in the CIF Individual Singles Championships. He defeated Giuliano Coria from Tustin High, 6-1, 6-1, followed by a win over Tyler Davis from Redlands East Valley, 6-4, 6-4. Bohren will continue next week at a date and location to be announced.
For the past two decades, No. 1 Emory Eagles and No. 2 Williams Ephs have ruled NCAA Division III women's tennis, combining for the last 10 national championships and 16 of the last 17 titles. This week the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas toppled both giants in back-to-back days, claiming their first NCAA Division III National Championship in program history.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas won the 2018 NCAA Division III Women’s Golf National Championships on Friday at the El Campeon Golf Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. It was the Athenas first national championship in program history, according to a news release from CMS athletics.
The Athenas and Williams Ephs finished the fourth round of the national championships tied in the team standings at 93-over par.
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.