The Claremont High School girls volleyball team celebrates their 3-0 victory over Sonora High School in the first round of the CIF southern section playoffs on Tuesday in Claremont. The Pack will be back in action on Thursday in the second round game against Gahr. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School water polo easily defeated Diamond Bar Wednesday, but remains in second place in Palomares League standings after falling to Ayala on Tuesday.
“I think yesterday’s game was draining both emotionally and physically,” Claremont coach Kristin Rodriguez said about the loss to Ayala. “It was competitive the whole way, back and forth the whole time. We had some unfortunate calls against us and got beat up pretty bad in front of the cage."
Claremont High School’s Maryn Santiago drives off the third tee on Wednesday during the Palomares League Finals at Western Hills Country Club in Chino Hills. None of the Pack’s six varsity players made the cut for the CIF individual match however Santiago and teammate Juliana Gomez were named to the second team all Palomares League.
Claremont senior Bruno Snow looks to shoot over the outstretched arm of Bonita’s Ethan Johnson-May during the first half of the Pack’s Palomares League opening game on Tuesday in La Verne. The Wolfpack easily handled the Bearcats, 12-4, and will face Ayala on Thursday. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont High School girls varsity volleyball team celebrates after winning a particularly tough point on Tuesday during the Pack’s 3-1 defeat of visiting Ayala High. Claremont was clearly the dominant team and easily won the first set, however they may have underestimated Ayala, and the Bulldogs came back to win the second set. After that Claremont showed their strength, winning the final two sets. With the victory Claremont remains undefeated in Palomares League play with a 3-0 record. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School senior Allison Gallegos hits off the fourth tee on Wednesday during the Pack’s Palomares League match against Glendora, in La Verne. Claremont narrowly lost to Glendora, 217-221, however they have won every other match so far this season and have a 6-1 record. Be sure to check out our complete sports coverage. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
There’s something about Southern California and Claremont that brings out the best tennis in former Pepperdine standout and German Sebastian Fanselow. “I put a lot of pressure on myself over the summer in Germany and things didn’t go well for me,” said Fanselow after his 7-5, 6-7 (3), 6-3 victory snapped Zhu’s eight-match winning streak in Claremont.
Claremont High School had a hard time moving the ball last Friday during their away game against rival Damien. This week they well hopefully do better against Pomona which is also an away game. Be sure to check out our complete sports round-up for other Claremont High School sports. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Climbing the highest mountain on each of the seven continents cannot be taken lightly; one must go at it with both feet.
That summary comes from Claremont native Tom Bicksler, and he should know, the 41-year-old has climbed two of the seven and takes on his third, Mount McKinley, this month.
CHS football is gearing up for their first scrimmage of the 2016 season on August 26 against Norte Vista at home. To get ready coach Coco Jarin is focusing on fitness and mental toughness to, “Get them ready for the big fight.” He also told his team to celebrate every victory like it is the championship game. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Local cyclists came out in force Sunday to support Bagels for Bosco, a fundraiser for Upland phenom Samantha Bosco, and her attempt to medal at the Paralympics next month in Rio de Janeiro.
To help pay for travel costs and other expenses, 42nd Street Bagels agreed to give Bosco 20 percent of sales during Sunday’s regular hours, and a steady stream of fellow cyclists braved the summer heat to help send her to Brazil.
Claremont High School is hosting a summer baseball camp for any incoming freshmen or eighth graders.
From August 11 to August 13 starting at 2 p.m. each day, students interested in playing can get a glimpse of what Claremont High School baseball truly entails. This camp will help to build a foundation through field drills, including hitting, throwing, and other daily drills.
U.S. Paralympian Samantha Bosco accepts a donation from local bicycling club Impact Racing on Sunday during a fundraising event for Ms. Bosco at 42nd Street Bagels in Claremont. The restaurant gave her 20% of proceeds during their regular hours Sunday in order to offset expenses for Ms. Bosco’s trip to Rio de Janeiro for the Paralympics next month. Ms. Bosco’s was born with a posteromedial bow of the tibia and a calcaneal valgus foot, which required many surgeries.
Track and field phenom and Claremont High School graduate Kori Carter narrowly missed an opportunity to compete in the Olympic Games, falling one place short of the cut with a fourth place finish in the final heat of the 400-meter hurdles at the US Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon. The former star hurdler for Stanford University came in just behind third-place finisher Sydney McLaughlin on Sunday. McLaughlin, 16, is the youngest track and field Olympic participant since 1976.