Sophomore Katrina Strash is the fastest breaststroke swimmer on the Claremont team and she did not disappoint on Wednesday taking second in the 100-meter event. However the girls varsity team lost to Diamond Bar, 117-53, while the boys varsity team lost by 127-43. Be sure to check out our complete CHS sports coverage inside. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
After losing the first game on Tuesday, Claremont High School Varsity Volleyball Coach Bernie Wendling told his team to toughen up and start focusing on the game. It seemed to work, as the Wolfpack rallied to defeat visiting Glendale High 3-2 in an exciting Pacific League match.
From the start, Glendale came out swinging and forced Claremont to play catch-up, with the Nitros doing a better job of putting plays together with superior communication. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High senior Ryan Betancourt tags out Covina sophomore Austin Wolford after Wolford attempted to steal second base, ending the third inning on Tuesday at CHS. The pack had 13 hits to the Colts three but only won by a single run at 3-2. Be sure to see our complete story. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
UPDATED: Sophomore Angel Rangel looks for an open teammate on Friday as the San Antonio High School Lions take on the Hillside High School Hawks in the first ever game in the newly formed Inland Valley League. The idea started last September when San Antonio Principal Sean Delgado proposed the idea to his colleague over at Hillside Principal Tamette Rappa. The league is open to continuation high schools in the area and will include soccer.
UPDATED: Claremont High School absorbed a tough loss as the boys soccer team lost to the Pasadena High Bulldogs in the quarterfinal of the CIF tournament on Friday at CHS. The game was tied at one goal after regulation and two overtime periods however the Bulldogs’ goalkeeper was able to block three Pack penalty kicks giving Pasadena the victory. Please see the gallery for more action photography. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
To his youngest students, Tony Farah is a gentle giant. So it’s appropriate that the martial art the Sinsei is teaching them, judo, translates in Japanese to the phrase “gentle way.”
He is the founder of Goltz Judo’s Tiny Tots classes, which are taught through the city of Claremont at the Hughes Community Center. It is one of the only programs in the country to teach the discipline—which involves tumbling, falling, throwing and grappling—to children so young a few have only recently graduated from diapers. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
UPDATED: Claremont senior Justin Munevar, center, celebrates with his teammates after he tied the score at 2-2 just seconds before time ran out on Friday during the Pack’s first round CIF playoff game against Upland at CHS. Munevar’s goal put the game into sudden death overtime and he made the most of it by kicking in the winning goal just a few minutes after play resumed. More in our next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School Principal Brett O’Connor announced this month that the school had hired veteran defensive coordinator Coco Jarin as the next head varsity football coach. Mr. Jarin, who was assistant head coach and defensive coordinator for the Pack last season, replaces Mike Collins, who led the team for 20 seasons.
“I am blessed to have worked with so many great coaches and mentors over the years,” he said while sitting on a bench outside the CHS weight room on Wednesday afternoon.
Bridges Auditorium will host the 13th annual Garba with Attitude (GWA) event on Saturday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m.
GWA is a national intercollegiate Garba/Raas (Indian folk dance) that is the premiere competition of its kind in the country and the only exposition of its kind of the West Coast. The event is presented by UC Irvine’s Indian Sub-Continental Club.
This year’s performers include teams from 10 universities across America: Bentley BizRaas, Chicago Raas, Columbia Raas, Duke DBS Raas, NYU Raas Malai, Purdue University Raas, Raasleela at UC Davis, UCLA Bataaka Nu Shaak, UCRaas and UNC Tar Heel Raas.
In the low-scoring world of soccer, one might be tempted to think the Claremont and South Hills boys varsity teams were playing baseball last Friday.
But they were, in fact, playing soccer, as the Wolfpack ran over the Huskies 7-1, clinching the Palomares League championship.
It seemed like everyone on the field scored a goal, led by Justin Munevar who had two. Other players who contributed a goal were: Nick Kim, Jack Kolodge, Nick Loeffler, Steven Mancia and Tomas Negritto.
Boys soccer continues to be the bright star in winter sports for Claremont High School with two more wins this week, propelling the Pack to an impressive 17th California state rank and 54th national rank.
Last Friday, the boys defeated Diamond Bar at home by a score of 2-0. The game’s top performance came from junior Jack Kolodge, with one goal and one assist. Senior Justin Munevar also scored, and senior Digby Strogen had an assist.
Claremont’s Anthony Dominguez, 138 pounds, appears to have Johnathon Godinez under control moments before he pinned his South Hills opponent Thursday at CHS. The Wolfpack, which has a very young team, did very well against the Huskies winning several key matches but losing the meet by 42-34. More in our next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
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.