A soccer game between two well-matched teams is going to be very physical. But last Thursday’s boys varsity match in Claremont resembled a completely different sport—something between rugby and wrestling.
Even veteran coach Fred Bruce-Oliver commented afterward that it was more like a tackle football game. Twice the boys got into shoving matches resulting in plenty of yellow cards and even a red card for the Brahmas’ Tony di Donato.
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Claremont boys soccer played a tough match against Diamond Bar Thursday, but unfortunately lost 2-1 in what turned out to be a very physical game. The Pack is now 2-1 in Palomares League play. Check out our complete sports coverage. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont junior Davis Haley looks for room to pass during the first quarter of the Pack’s Palomares League game against Bonita at CHS. Both the boys and the girls basketball teams had their first league game Friday and the Bearcats came out on top in both matchups. COURIER photo Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont High School boys basketball team extended their recent winning streak to seven by defeating surprisingly quick Rowland Heights, 67-56, on Wednesday night in Claremont.
With a 13-2 record, the Pack will bring a lot of momentum to their first Palomares League matchup against Bonita on Friday at home.
This year was a time of firsts and lasts in Claremont sports—a time to say goodbye to longtime coaches and welcome new ones. It was also the end of a dynasty and the inception of others.
It was the first football season in over 20 years without Coach Mike Collins, after he retired in December 2014. And in June, cross-country coach Rob Lander took a job leading Chaffey College’s program.
Claremont High School girls soccer won their semifinal match against South Hills only to lose to Los Osos in the final claiming the runner up trophy in this year’s Claremont Holiday Classic tournament. The Pack is off to a great start this year with an 8-1-2 record even though the team is relatively young. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School junior Jai Williams tries to regain control of the ball after Rancho Cucamonga’s Juliann Salinas tried to steal on Tuesday during the first round of the Claremont Tournament. The Pack lost in the final seconds, 52-50, after leading most of the game. The tournament continues this evening at CHS. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School cross country completed their very successful season with double fourth-place finishes in the California State Championships on Saturday in Fresno.
Claremont was expected to do well; after sweeping the Palomares League they went full- force into the post-season meets, culminating in a third place for the girls and fifth for the boys at the CIF Southern Section finals.
Claremont senior Johnathon Wong tries to wrestle control of the ball from Redlands East Valley goalkeeper Harrison Land on Saturday during the CIF Southern Section championship game in Irvine. A disastrous third quarter put the Wildcats in the lead which they held to defeat the Pack 7-5 to claim the title. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
No two ways about it some Claremont team was bound to go to the boys water polo finals this Saturday as Claremont High School faced off against The Webb Schools on Wednesday in the semifinals of the CIF tournament.
As it happens, the winner was the number one ranked Wolfpack who decisively beat the Gauls 13-6 at Diamond Bar High.
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The Claremont High School girls volleyball team lost their semifinal CIF playoff game, 3-1, to Louisville High School on Saturday in Claremont ending their season. The team defeated Palm Desert in the quarterfinals on Thursday but as the luck would have it the faced number one ranked Louisville. Nonetheless it was a great season for the Pack with a final record of 17-12 and 6-4 in league. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School boys water polo wasted no time setting the pace Wednesday night during their first round CIF playoff game against visiting California High School. In fact, it took junior Bruno Snow a mere handful of seconds to score the Pack’s first goal and they never looked back.
The Claremont High School girls volleyball team celebrates after scoring a particularly difficult point on Tuesday at CHS. The Pack defeated visiting Diamond Bar, 3-0, to clinch third place in the Palomares League and a berth in the CIF tournament. Be sure to check out our complete sports coverage inside. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
For their last home game, the CHS water polo team was greeted with stands full of fans, most wearing pink cancer awareness shirts for a “Pink Out” theme. The boys played a strong game, with key plays throughout, beating Ayala 10-7.
The water polo team has been showing their support of Cancer Awareness Month by selling pink shirts with a cancer ribbon logo.