Claremont senior Avery Gonzalez gets past the Lakewood goalkeeper just before booting in the Pack’s third goal on Thursday during the first round of the Division 2 CIF Southern Section Girls Soccer Championships in Claremont. The Pack beat the Lancers, 6-0, advancing to the second round against Warren on Saturday at CHS. Check out our complete sports roundup. COURIER photo Steven Felschundneff
A longstanding inequity between boys and girls sports at Claremont High School is overdue for a correction, according to some CHS parents.
On January 14, CHS softball booster president Rocio Herrera sent a letter to Claremont Unified School District officials regarding what she believes is a Title IX violation involving the softball program.
Claremont defeated Bonita, 2-1, on Tuesday putting the final touch on a great season and netting a second consecutive Palomares League title. Even if the Pack had lost against the Bearcats, the girls were mathematically champions because second-place Alta Loma was more than one game back. A job well done!
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Claremont High School senior Maddie Waasdorp, lines up a third quarter shot Tuesday of the Pack’s Palomares League matchup with first place Glendora at Charter Oak High School. Claremont held onto a two goal lead, earned in the first half for a narrow, 8-6, victory, handing the Tartans their first league loss. The girls’ league record is now 5-2, with three games left in the regular season. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Wolfpack catapulted to first place with a big win over Alta Loma on Thursday. Claremont goals came from sophomore Riley Zitar, junior Emily Maass and sophomore Maddie Coles as the Pack defeated the Braves, 3-0, in Alta Loma.
Claremont junior Emily Maass was spot on, scoring both of the Pack’s goals in a 2-1 win over Ayala on Tuesday at CHS.
Maass’ first goal came at about the 20-minute mark in the first half when she tricked the Bulldog goalkeeper into jumping, then slid an easy shot under her feet. Freshman Katy Davis got the assist.
A few minutes later, Maass dribbled the ball down the right side, maneuvering to the box, and kicked a solid shot into the corner of the net.
Claremont senior Sajjad Alobaidi boots in game’s only goal on an assist from sophomore Eli Wakefield, Monday night as the Pack hosted Colony. With the win Claremont is now 2-2 in league having defeated Glendora, 4-0, last week. Up next for the Pack will be an away game against Bonita on Thursday. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Boosted by a monster 28-point third quarter, the Wolfpack pulled off a narrow 64-61 win over Ayala Tuesday night in Chino Hills. The game was the Palomares League opener for both teams.
Claremont put the first points on the board, but it was the Bulldogs’ game as they led 21-15 after the first period, and 37-30 at the half.
It was another strong year for Claremont High School girls athletics with soccer, cross country, water polo and tennis earning league titles. Unfortunately, they all fell short in CIF play.
Girls tennis came the closest to snagging a title, advancing all the way to the CIF Division Two Team Championships at the Claremont Club in November.
Claremont High School girls water polo team wants to make it three.
The Pack looked unstoppable last Thursday as they sailed past Ayala, 23-0, during both teams’ Palomares League opener at Charter Oak High School. Claremont was well coordinated and executed plays perfectly, however, not all games this season are likely to go as smoothly.
Two weeks ago when Coach Tim Tracey said that it looked like a good year for girls soccer, he could have been simply accentuating the positive, but since then the Wolfpack has proved him right, going 5-0 in preseason matches with four shutouts.
On Tuesday it was more of the same as Claremont traveled to Walnut High School for a 3-0 win over the Mustangs.
Claremont High School has a new wrestling coach, but he is hardly a stranger on campus. Joe Marchillo has been the assistant coach for nine years and is a former Wolfpack wrestler and a 2007 CHS graduate. Plus, he lives in nearby Pomona, so don’t be surprised if you bump into him and his wife Kristin walking their dog Luna in the Village sometime.
There is something to be said for building a culture of winning, and that’s exactly what Fred Bruce-Oliver has created at Claremont. He has been coaching the Pack for a long time— let’s just say the Gipper was in the White House when he started. During his tenure, the boys have had numerous championship teams.
Claremont sophomore center Sidney Sparks brings the ball down court during the Pack’s Claremont Bonita Tournament game against Los Altos on Monday at CHS. Claremont was not able to keep up with a very talented Conquerors team losing the season opener 66-32, however there is still a lot of basketball to be played. For a complete preview of CHS winter sports please see our next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff