It was just 3 weeks ago when the Claremont
High School varsity girls cross
country team finished 2nd place just behind
Ayala in the Sierra League Championship.
At last Saturday’s CIF Southern
Section championships, the Wolfpack was
the better team on the Mt. SAC course.
Claremont High School girls cross country team members Julia Cantrell, left, Megan Renken and Merin Arft run intervals during practice on Wednesday in and around Claremont. CHS will send 10 girls to the CIF tournament this weekend at Mount San Antonio College where they need to get at least 7th place in order to advance to the state championships. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont has opted to bow out of the 2012 AMGEN Tour of California, an 8-day cycling race that takes place in May. Host to the race’s seventh stage last year, a route that takes riders from Claremont through Mt. Baldy, city officials decided not to participate again because of the amount of work, time, and finances needed to pull off the event, according to Mayor Sam Pedroza.
The Claremont High School doubles team of Drew Spinosa, below, and Megan Huang emerged as the new Sierra League doubles champions during the Sierra League Girls Tennis Finals on Tuesday. The CHS duo defeated St. Lucy's tandem of Danielle Cooney and Alekya Tummala in straight sets, 6-0, 6-4. COURIER photo Steven Felschundneff
Even if the Claremont High School
football team had its best offensive
outing of the season, the inability
to stop the surging Charter Oak
Chargers would still have been the Wolfpack's
CHS could not keep pace with Charter Oak in Friday's
homecoming encounter as the Chargers scored
on 7 of 11 possessions to send the Pack to its 4th
straight loss and keep Claremont winless in Sierra
League play, 49-12.
Kristina Leopold reacts as she is named homecoming queen on Friday during halftime of the Claremont High School homecoming game. It may have been a magical night for Kristina, but not so much for the CHS football team after being defeated by Charter Oak High School 49-12. COURIER photo/Jonathan Gibby
As the fall season of Claremont High School varsity sports nears its homestretch, it can only mean that the CIF Southern Section playoffs are right around the corner. That's a good thing for CHS. The fall season has been very kind to Claremont with every sport (cross-country, football, girls golf, girls tennis, girls volleyball and boys water polo) having at least one athlete looking to get in on the postseason act.
The Wolfpack buried the
Huskies 17-1 on Thursday
in a Sierra League match,
continuing CHS girls tennis winning
streak and bringing their
record to 10-0 this season.
The team's performance is highlighted by
their upset victory on Tuesday over number
one ranked St. Lucy's High School 11-7.
High School goalkeeper
Steven Cagle defends
the goal as Ayala High
Farnsworth takes aim in Claremont.
Cagle, a freshman at
CHS, led the Pack to a
14-11 victory. See our complete story and more photos from the match. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
World champion unicyclist Max Schulze jumps over 3 fellow professionals on Friday during a unicycling demonstration and workshop at Harvey Mudd College. The public event was hosted by the schoolâ??s Gonzo Unicycle Madness club to help spread the fun of the sport and to allow accomplished riders to try more challenging tricks. More photos in our next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School head football coach Mike Collins doesn't look for the spotlight. But recently, the spotlight has found him.
ABC7 paid a visit to CHS on Wednesday to present Coach Collins with the ABC7-NFL Coach of the Week award and record footage to be played tonight on ABC's Sports Zone show. The CHS football program is also receiving a $1000 grant from the National Football League's Youth Football Fund. "I am not deserving of this but my staff, athletic director [Rick Dutton] and my team is," Coach Collins said during his interview segment.
Claremont High School cross country coach Rob Lander knows his boys and girls teams are in for a season-long battle in the Sierra League. CHS fared well in the first Sierra League meet at Bonelli Park on Tuesday with the Wolfpack frosh-soph boys team taking first place, the junior varsity boys and girls teams finishing in 2nd, the varsity girls team recording 3rd and the varsity boys team placing 5th. Freshman Mike Lowrie, above, gets a show of support as he toughs out the last mile in varsity competition. COURIER photo/Jonathan Gibby
An abundance of hitting and serving errors by
Glendora made the Claremont High School
varsity girls volleyball’s journey to victory
much easier on Tuesday night.
The Wolfpack started fast and successfully held off every comeback
attempt by the Tartans en route to an impressive road sweep by
scores of 25-12, 25-19, 25-15.
“We have a main goal but we’re making sure we’re taking care of
the individual goals as well,” said CHS coach Chris Duarte-McDermott.