If one could rewrite the rules of football and make every play a fourth down, the Claremont High School football team would be the greatest prep squad out there. Of course, one might also wonder why they don’t play the first three downs as beautifully as they do the last.
Still, there is no arguing with the results, and the Pack had one amazingly great game Friday night at CHS, stomping Damien 42-17 in what must be the most lopsided Claremont victory in a decades-long rivalry. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School quarterback Raine Pohaku Kaheaku-Paiva attempts to leap over a Damien defensive back on Friday during varsity football action at CHS. The Wolfpack carried the momentum throughout the game trouncing the rival Spartans, 42-17. More in our next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Collin Altamirano returns a shot from Marcos Giron on Wednesday during the first round of the Claremont USTA Classic tournament at the Claremont Club. Altamirano upset number one seeded Giron, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the second round. Be sure to check out our complete story coverage and photo gallery. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont High School girls tennis program has survived several head coaches over the past few years, which undoubtedly contributed to recent lackluster performances like ending the 2014 season tied for last place. The team could use a little stability, and may have found just that in their new coach Kathy Settles. Check out our complete sports coverage inside.
Claremont High School boys water polo started practicing this week for the upcoming season which begins next month. The Pack will have a lot to prove as the defending champion but without key players like Steven Cagle, who graduated last year. Claremont does have a tough squad however with Bruno Snow, Johnathon Wong and Ian Waasdorp returning. More in our next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School head football coach Coco Jarin speaks with his team following practice on Monday in Claremont. Coach Jarin instructed his team to strive everyday to be better and set high personal goals. He is confident about his team’s chances for the upcoming season with a couple of key players returning to the roster and a new quarterback. The Pack has a scrimmage against Don Lugo on August 21. Be sure to see our latest sports gallery! COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Ricky Schlick has been on a tear since he first appeared in the COURIER six years ago. Back then he was in elementary school and racing miniature bandolero cars. Now the 18-year-old Claremont resident is a rising star on the local NASCAR circuit, which is equivalent to Double-A, two steps from the majors, in baseball terms.
You don't have to look hard to find a large group of Claremont seniors cruising the streets of the city and beyond during one of their many Wednesday morning bike rides. In fact, the Claremont Senior Bicycle Club has become so popular, they are adding routes and rides for bikers of all skill levels. We spent one morning on the road with this active group, as they made their way to Bonelli Park. Be sure to watch our brief time lapse video inside that compresses part of a ride into 14 seconds.
As if we needed a reminder that members of the Wolfpack are capable of moving on to great things, UC Santa Barbara starting pitcher and 2012 Claremont High School alumnus Dillon Tate was fourth pick in the MLB draft earlier this month.
On June 10, Tate agreed to join forces with the Texas Rangers, garnering a $4.2 million signing bonus. He will first report to Washington, where he will hone his skills as a member of the Spokane Indians, which serves as a farm team for the Rangers.
The Vivian Webb School’s softball team is having a stellar year. The Gauls took first place in their league with an impressive 15-3 record, and followed up on Thursday with a 9-0 rout of visiting Rio Hondo Prep in the first round of the CIF tournament.
The shutout was anchored by junior Keely Marquez who pitched seven innings, giving up four runs while striking out four batters.
Liam McNair, 13, won a state championship in the juvenile A category during California Judo Invitational Tournament recently in Cerritos. The El Roble seventh grade student has been taking judo lessons for 9-years at the San Gabriel Japanese Community Center. His sister Eileen McNair, who is now 17, was featured in the COURIER in 2007 when she placed second in the same competition. Liam will now head to Dallas for Junior Nationals on June 26th.
The Vivian Webb School’s softball team is having a stellar year. The Gauls took first place in their league with an impressive 14-2 record and followed up on Thursday with a 9-0 rout of visiting Rio Hondo Prep in the first round of the CIF tournament. The team has just 11 girls, but no seniors which bodes well for their continued success next year. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
After 34 years and back-to-back losses in the national title match in 2013 and 2014, the No. 1 ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team is bringing the national championship trophy back to Claremont. Photo Ellen Friedlander