Our Lady of the Assumption boys soccer team won the Catholic Youth Organization league tournament May 21, defeating Holy Angels, 3-0, in the championship game at St Francis High School in La Canada.
The OLA girls soccer team made it all the way to the finals, as well but lost, 3-1, to American Martyrs on May 20 at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks.
It has been unusually cool for May in Southern California, and Tuesday afternoon it was dark and looked like rain.
“I love this weather,” said senior Annie Boos, as she finished a short training run.
Boos has reason to be upbeat—she will be heading off to the CIF finals this week as one of the fastest competitors in the 1600- and 3200-meter races.
Claremont High School boys tennis claimed the Palomares League doubles championship title on Thursday as Christian Settles and Jason Weisman defeated Glendora’s Tommy Folsom and Justin Lay (3-6, 6-1, 6-2) at the Claremont Club.
The Pack claimed four of the eight draws for the final bracket, which certainly helped Claremont reach the finals in both doubles and singles.
Claremont doubles players Christian Settles and Jason Weisman celebrate after winning a particularly difficult game on Thursday during the Palomares League Championships at the Claremont Club. Settles and Weisman defeated Glendora’s Tommy Folsom and Justin Lay (3-6, 6-1, 6-2) to become the league doubles champions. More in our next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont High School boys volleyball team play a short game against each other on Tuesday during practice at CHS. The Pack had an amazing second half of league play with a five game winning streak that has elevated them to first place and a Hacienda League title. CIF begins next Tuesday but the schedule has not been finalized. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
South Hills High School golf sure does have some swanky digs. Marshall Canyon Golf Course, where Claremont plays its home matches, is pretty nice, and the mule deer that live there do give the place a sincere woodsy feel.
Claremont pole vaulter Lyling Irwin clears nine feet six inches to claim first place in the event on Tuesday during the Pack’s home Palomares League meet with Glendora. Lyling’s vault earned the girls a narrow 69-67 victory and an eighth straight league title. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
With dark clouds gathering over the San Gabriel Mountains and a cool, stiff, westerly wind, it certainly did not feel like April in Southern California as Claremont hosted Diamond Bar for a Palomares League track and field meet on Tuesday. Watching the girls’ 400-meter race, head coach Veronica Amarasekara said, “We have a prevailing wind,” and then, with a smile and a sweeping gesture toward the finish line, she added, “pushing them right down into CIF.” COURIER photo/Liam Brooks
Claremont senior Annie Boos leads three other Claremont runners, Jax Heckers, Sydney Hwang and Janelle Baeskens, as they take the top four places in the 800-meter race on Tuesday during the Pack’s home Palomares League track and field meet with Diamond Bar. Claremont easily defeated Diamond Bar and will face a very competitive Glendora for the league title next week. COURIER photo/Liam Brooks
Claremont’s Jack Stark and Johnny Abrolat block a shot from Diamond Ranch during the Pack’s 3-1 victory over the Panthers on Tuesday in Claremont. After falling behind 1-0 in the Hacienda League matchup, Claremont rallied taking the next three sets and earning the win. The boys are now 2-2 in league which is good enough for third place and a shot at making the playoffs if they can hold on to that rank. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
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