The Summer Olympics may have ended in August, but for students at El Roble Intermediate School the competition has just begun.
Last week, the physical education department kicked off its popular Olympics Unit, a school tradition since the early ‘90s, with a procession of students representing 16 countries, set to the Olympics theme. Delegates from each group waved flags representing nations like the US, Russia, China, Mexico and France, bringing an international atmosphere to the opening ceremony. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont’s varsity football team put in a lackluster performance against the visiting Bonita Bearcats, dropping its 4th game of the season 61-20. The Wolfpack team was confident following last week’s emphatic victory against Walnut, but let it all unravel late in the first quarter.
Penalties, crucial errors, and miscommunication were the order of the day for Claremont, who suffered a humbling loss to a better-prepared team on their home turf.
It became apparent the Bearcats’ physical style of play would win out in individual battles on the field.
Claremont High School sports teams have returned to league play, with athletes preparing for several match ups next week. As part of our expanded sports coverage, here's a rundown on how the Wolkpack is doing. Number-one singles
Kayatta, above, keeps the
ball afloat just before
the start of
her match against
School. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Junior quarterback Paul Manus struggles into the end zone with 2 Great Oak defenders in tow on Friday during the Pack’s season opener at CHS. The Claremont football team lost Friday's home, non-conference game against Great Oak by a score of 38-14, however, they showed some definite drive in the process. After being completely outplayed during most of the first half, and trailing Great Oak 31-0, Claremont put together a strong set of offensive plays culminating with junior Cecil Fleming’s dash into the end zone with just 15 seconds to spare. After the half the Pack came out fired up and scored again when quarterback Manus ran the ball in bringing the score to 31-14. Unfortunately for Claremont, Great Oak quickly scored again ending any hope that the Pack would come out ahead. CHS’ next game will be August 31 against Glendora High School at Citrus College. More in Wednesday's edition. COURIER Photo / Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont High School varsity football team is starting competition earlier than usual this year, as the Sierra League season has been moved up to better accommodate playoff games.
On Friday, August 24, the Wolfpack faces off against Great Oak High School at a home game beginning at 7 p.m. The week after that, on Friday, August 31, CHS players will travel to Citrus College to vie against Glendora High School.
The preliminary hearing for Tyler Singleton, a former Claremont High School football star arrested for alleged date rape, has been set for September 5, according to Claremont Police. The hearing begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Pomona Valley Superior Court, Department F. Mr. Singleton was arrested in late April on 2 counts of suspected date rape relating to an occurrence reported in September 2011. An 18-year-old female came forward accusing Mr. Singleton of sexually assaulting her.
For anyone who has played football before, August is a rite of passage for players who are ready to show coaches their athletic skills. It's also hot, and much of the practice is focused on getting in shape for the upcoming season. For Claremont High School varsity football, that starts with a home game on August 24. So for all you high school football players out there, we wish you luck as you're running wind sprints (NFL players call them "gassers") in the the 95 degree heat. It really is hard work. CHS quarterback Paul Manus works on running plays with the backfield Thursday evening. He is projected to be the starting quarterback this season. See our special photo gallery from the first week of practice. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
It’s no secret that members of the Claremont High School cross country team, who log a stunning number of miles each season, are dedicated.
But did you know they sleep on the track?
Actually, it’s just for one night, during the team’s annual 24-Hour Relay. This year’s event, held from Friday, June 29 at 9 a.m. until 9 a.m. the next day, drew 51 students and a spirited group of parent and teacher chaperones.
It was a hot day and a long night.
Nonetheless, team captains made sure at least one group of students was circling the track and the surrounding area throughout the course of the event.
The Haldeman pool on Pomona-Pitzer’s campus is the turf of 3 dogs—Magic, Riley and Kaia. They belong to Kristin McKown and Alex Rodriguez, 2 local water polo coaches who share a passion for dogs, water polo, education and each other.
Water polo may just be southern California’s fastest growing club sport, and its popularity throughout the region is having a direct impact on high school competition and college recruitment. Often, all 3 levels of water polo become intertwined, as is the case with the local polo power couple.
If Wheaties is the breakfast of champions, then Claremont is the town where they reside.
Three young swimmers from The Claremont Club (TCC) swim team are heading for the US Olympic Team Trials, which will be held June 25 through July 2 in Omaha, Nebraska.
To make the cut for the US Olympic swim team, local swimmers Sonia Wang, 15, Michael Haney, 17, and Noelle Tarazona, 19, will have to qualify as one of the top 2 athletes in the country in at least one event. COURIER photo Steven Felschundneff
Several seniors who have distinguished themselves on the court, on the field or in the pool at Claremont High School are going on to university sports programs this fall, taking their love of athletics to the next level.
These student athletes recreated the thrilling moment of signing their college acceptance letters at a Wednesday, June 7 ceremony in the Wolfpack gym.
Their coaches and Principal Brett O’Connor were on hand to applaud the signatories who, like so many among the 530 students in the class of 2012, are moving on to bigger and better things.
Claremont Little League wrapped up its first
week of the City Tournament, which continues
until the finals and Closing Day ceremonies
next Saturday, June 9 at College Park beginning
at 8 a.m. Tigers coach Kent West, above, hits fly balls for his team as
they warm up on Thursday prior to their game against the Orioles
Thursday evening. Check out page 16-17 in our print edition for a special photo essay by Steven Felschundneff.
Memorial Day is a holiday that brings together family and friends, whether with an afternoon barbecue, trip to the beach or dip in the backyard swimming pool. It brings with it a feeling of summer, of nostalgia, evoking memories of time spent hanging with friends and family around a bonfire or picnic table.
“A sense of camaraderie,” added Linda Troyer, chatting with my father (John Hartnett) and me in the Monday morning sunshine before we embarked on the Claremont Red Cross’ Run for the Red.
Condit Elementary School student Kellen Willmore, center, makes a big effort at the finish winning the 4th grade 100-yard dash on Friday during the 38th annual Duane Jackman Invitational Track Meet at Vista del Valle Elementary School. These runners were among over 300 students hailing from 4th through 6th grade showed up for the 9 a.m. opening ceremony, ready to “bring it” and clad in T-shirts representing their respective schools. The colorful tees celebrated local K-6 sites Mountain View, Oakmont, Vista del Valle, Condit, Sycamore, Sumner/Danbury and Chaparral. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff