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.
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