Claremont resident David Linden has spent his life putting on a show. His memoir, The Amazing Balancing Man: My Life as an Acrobat, Circus Performer, Stunt Man and Comedian, is no exception.
It’s a story of determination, derring-do and the balancing act he performed, literally and figuratively, to make his way in show business. The book, which was released in October, is available through Amazon and Xlibris.
Claremont High School senior Quincy Hailes is fouled as he drives for the net on Friday during the Pack’s conferences match against Bonita High School at CHS. Claremont played a competitive game but a miserable third quarter cost them dearly as they lost to Bonita 88-83. More in our next edition. COURIER Photo/Steven Felschundneff
Boys soccer had a blow out victory over South Hills on Wednesday winning 7-2 in front of an enthusiastic home crowd. CHS junior Jack Kolodge kicked a hat trick as well as one assist. Other top performances came from senior Justin Munevar with two goals, junior Mato Pacheco and sophomore Osvaldo Lopez, who each scored once. Special recognition goes to Ibraheen Hafuda for his two assists. Check out our complete sports coverage inside.
Claremont High School girls basketball lost what looked like an easy win against Glendora on Friday night at CHS. The Pack led the momentum, and the scoring, throughout the first half but Glendora showed their ability to catch up tying Claremont at the half and going ahead when it really counted to win by a score of 44-41. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
UPDATED: Claremont junior Laura Schroerluke gets tangled up with a pair of Diamond Bar players early in the Pack’s decisive 19-1 victory over the Brahmas on Tuesday in Diamond Bar. The Wolfpack had a clear advantage from the very beginning scoring 16 unanswered goals against the Brahmas who are in their first year of competition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Following the long holiday break when most teams were involved in tournaments, Claremont High School sports got into full swing this week with the first conference games of the season. Nathan Armas’ jersey number is 0, which is appropriate because that was the total number of goals during the Pack’s non-conference game against rival Damien in Claremont.
Longtime Claremont High School football coach Mike Collins will retire from coaching the Wolfpack although he will continue to teach at CHS, according to an announcement this morning from Principal Brett O’Connor.
“Mike Collins has been coaching football for the last 30 years; twenty of those years have been as head coach at CHS. He always understood that football was a vehicle to learn about life: self-discipline, teamwork, respect, time management and relationship building.” Mr. O’Connor said.
“Win or lose, he treated the young men with respect and dignity. When we won, he always gave the players the credit, and when we lost he always made sure to support his players,” he said.
Claremont High School Girls soccer won their home non-conference match against Alta Loma High School on Tuesday night by a score of 3-1, bringing their record to 2-0.
The two teams seemed pretty evenly matched, with Alta Loma dominating the momentum for much of the game, but Claremont made it count when they got into scoring position and that made all of the difference.
Claremont Coach Tim Tracey is optimistic about his team this year. We showed a lot of fight and a lot of intensity, which is something we can work with,” he said after the game. He also noted that the team is healthy and had no injuries. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
When the Claremont High School boys basketball team was good Tuesday night they were very good. Unfortunately, at times, they also went to pieces.
After leading for most of the first half and showing some very good organization, the boys seemed to stumble late and lost their first non-conference game to visiting Canyon Springs, 65-59.
Sophomore point guard Kyle Scalmanini, above, who scored 26 points and had 9 rebounds, anchored the good for the Pack. Junior Harlan Maass was the second highest scorer with 11 points, followed by sophomore Tyler Risher, who had seven points but also came away with seven rebounds.
UPDATED: Claremont High School boys water polo finished a perfect postseason on Saturday with the ultimate prize, a CIF Southern Section Division 5 Championship victory.
The Wolfpack defeated Los Altos 15-7 at the Irvine’s Woollett Aquatics Center in the same commanding fashion they have employed during the entire tournament, bringing their overall record to 22-11.
The lopsided victories have largely been due to the foundation provided by the Pack’s unstoppable defense, which was in full evidence on Saturday with goalkeeper Steven Cagle delivering an outstanding performance.
“He had the game of his life,” said coach Kirstin Rodriguez in a phone interview on Wednesday.
Claremont High School senior Mike Lowrie leads a group of runners near the final stretch Saturday during CIF Southern Section Championships division two race at Mount San Antonio College. Lowrie finished 10th with a time of 15:09 which was the top placing for Claremont and helped the team qualify for the State Championships with their fourth place team score. The girls did not do as well but narrowly qualified for the State Championships by finishing seventh. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont sophomore Bruno Snow zeros in on Redlands goalkeeper senior Cal Mende during the first half of thier CIF semi final game on Wednesday in Diamond Bar. Although Mr. Snow would come up short on this play he did have three goals aiding in Claremont’s 17-7 victory. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School girls volleyball had somewhat of a mixed week, losing their head coach, but snapping back to win their first round CIF playoff match against visiting Palm Desert.
The Pack’s celebrated coach Jodi Postlmayr, who was in her first semester leading the girls team, abruptly quit last week to take a full time teaching job. According to school officials, after Ms. Postlmayr accepted the position assuming she would be able to see Claremont through the CIF playoffs, but was ordered by her new employer to sever all ties with CHS immediately. Mark Mina, above, who also leads the junior varsity team, will take over as head coach at least through the end of the playoffs.
Be sure to check out our detailed CHS sports updates inside.
Claremont wide receiver Jordan Goodrich looks for room to run downfield after catching a pass on Friday during the Pack’s conference game against Bonita at CHS. Although Claremont came out looking a little unsteady they were able to pull off a victory, 28-21, which was a fitting way to finish off their season. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff