Since his planned retirement went public last month, Claremont High School Athletic Director Rick Dutton has heard the same comment over and over from well meaning acquaintances: “I bet you won’t miss the parents.” But Mr. Dutton, 63, says that nothing could be further from the truth.
Claremont number two seed Christian Settles returns a shot from Bonita’s Bennett Williams on Monday during a Palomares League varsity tennis match at CHS. Settles eventually defeated Williams 6-4 after a very long final game giving a boost to the Pack in its 14-4 victory over the Bearcats. Claremont tennis looks strong again this year with a 4-0 record leading into their match with the very competitive Diamond Bar team on Tuesday. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School narrowly lost a Palomares League game to visiting Bonita, 5-4, in extra innings on Wednesday. The Pack came out strong with three runs in the first inning and a fourth in the second, but was shut out by the Bearcats the rest of the way. The winning run came in the ninth inning to end the game.
Claremont senior Kalena Jimenez is called out as she slides into Glendora catcher Clareese Santiago during the Pack’s Palomares League opener against Glendora on Monday in Claremont. The Wolfpack fought back from a four run deficit in the second inning gaining a one run lead in the fifth but were not able to hold on as the Tartans won 10-9. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School senior Brenden Argomaniz pitched a no hitter during the Pack’s 17-0 victory over Arroyo on Monday in Claremont. Claremont combined for 12 hits, and had only one error in the early season victory. Argomaniz had seven strikeouts on his way to earning his first no hitter pitching for the Wolfpack. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School girls soccer delivered two 1-0 defeats in the final rounds of the CIF Southern Section tournament, first to Royal and then top seeded Bishop Amat, but the tables turned on the Wolfpack on Saturday as South Torrance handed Claremont a 1-0 defeat.
Elisabeth Chua, Janelle Gutierrez congratulate Kyra Tisopulos after she cored the game winning goal Friday night during the third round of the CIF Southern Section playoffs in Claremont. Claremont and Royal high schools were deadlocked in a 0-0 tie through regulation time and two overtime periods when Tisopulos headed the ball over the goalkeeper into the net. The Pack now advances to the semifinals next Tuesday, however the place and opponent are not yet known. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Against the odds the Claremont High School girls water polo team is on a roll, winning their first two games in the CIF Southern Section tournament. After finishing league play in second place with a 5-3 record, the Pack won two very competitive games each decided by a single goal. Last Wednesday the girls defeated Westlake, 10-9, in the first round playoff game.
Claremont High School boys soccer faced two adversaries Friday night, Thousand Oaks High School and the weather. The rain at times was so heavy that it obscured the field, and the wind made shots go far off of their mark. In the end the Pack did prevail 2-0 and will advance to the second round of the CIF tournament. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Mr. Hile has been a special education teacher at CHS since 2010 and a football coach since 2002. Mr. Hile began his coaching career at Damien High School as defensive line coach, and served in that capacity for six years. He was an assistant coach at CHS from 2009-2012 and became the defensive coordinator in 2013. For the past two years he was the defensive line coach at Upland High School.
A heartbreak moment for the Pack came late in the first half of Wednesday’s match when Lexi Deahl beat Glendora keeper Sarah Reyes but then saw her shot sail over the net. The two teams battled it out for 100 minutes but neither was able to score and so both were named co-champions of the Palomares League.
Claremont High School boys basketball is having one of their best seasons in recent memory. As the regular season winds down, the Wolfpack, 7-2 in league and 19-8 overall, is solidly in second place behind Palomares League leader Bonita. There is even a slight chance Bonita could falter in their final game Thursday and be joined by Claremont as a co-champion.
Claremont’s Helena Sandhagen chases a loose ball on Tuesday during the Pack’s 14-12 victory over the Ayala Bulldogs in Chino Hills. Sandhagen had two goals during the game including one that was initially blocked but drifted in on the current. Despite a shaky start the Claremont girls eventual found their form defeating Ayala 14-12. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The CHS boys soccer team defeated visiting South Hills 1-0 in Palomares League action at CHS. With the win the boys stay undefeated in league with a 5-0 record and are in first place. On Friday they travel to La Verne to play the Bonita Bearcats. Girls soccer lost an away Palomares League game to South Hills 1-0 on Wednesday in Covina. The loss brings the Pack’s record to a strong 15-2-1, 4-1 in league, but moves the girls down a notch to second place in league standings. On Friday they face Bonita at CHS.