Back in 2003, when Claremont’s newly-hired head football coach Shane Hile was an assistant coach at Damien High School, the school’s longtime athletic director, Tom Carroll, pulled up in a golf cart in the middle of practice.
“He said, ‘Coach Hile, get on the cart,’ and I thought ‘uh oh,’ because usually that meant you’re in trouble,” Coach Hile shared during a recent practice at CHS.
Claremont High School Track and Field Coach Bill Reeves received another award on Saturday when the California Coaches Association named him Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year during the group’s annual banquet in Sacramento.
Earlier in the year, the association presented Coach Reeves with a regional award, but he was not aware that he would receive the statewide award, one of two given for girls cross-country, in advance of the banquet.
Every spring Claremont High School announces the senior athletes who have received scholarships. And there’s no doubt this is a banner year with 22 students heading into college competition. Four-year distance running phenom, Annie Boos, is heading off to UC Berkeley where she will be on both the track and cross-country teams. Boos has set numerous records at CHS and will undoubtedly continue to get faster at Cal.
Claremont senior Owen Bishop ran the fastest 1600 meters of his high school career during the California Sate Meet finals on Saturday but one runner was slightly faster so Bishop had to settle for second place.
Seniors Annie Boos and Ryan Renken each added another victory to their long lists of accomplishments by winning the 1600-meter race at the CIF Masters meet on Saturday in Arcadia.
Renken posted a time of 4:10:95, a personal record (PR), less than a second ahead of Great Oak’s Solomon Fountain
Our Lady of the Assumption boys soccer team won the Catholic Youth Organization league tournament May 21, defeating Holy Angels, 3-0, in the championship game at St Francis High School in La Canada.
The OLA girls soccer team made it all the way to the finals, as well but lost, 3-1, to American Martyrs on May 20 at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks.
It has been unusually cool for May in Southern California, and Tuesday afternoon it was dark and looked like rain.
“I love this weather,” said senior Annie Boos, as she finished a short training run.
Boos has reason to be upbeat—she will be heading off to the CIF finals this week as one of the fastest competitors in the 1600- and 3200-meter races.
Claremont High School boys tennis claimed the Palomares League doubles championship title on Thursday as Christian Settles and Jason Weisman defeated Glendora’s Tommy Folsom and Justin Lay (3-6, 6-1, 6-2) at the Claremont Club.
The Pack claimed four of the eight draws for the final bracket, which certainly helped Claremont reach the finals in both doubles and singles.
Claremont doubles players Christian Settles and Jason Weisman celebrate after winning a particularly difficult game on Thursday during the Palomares League Championships at the Claremont Club. Settles and Weisman defeated Glendora’s Tommy Folsom and Justin Lay (3-6, 6-1, 6-2) to become the league doubles champions. More in our next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont High School boys volleyball team play a short game against each other on Tuesday during practice at CHS. The Pack had an amazing second half of league play with a five game winning streak that has elevated them to first place and a Hacienda League title. CIF begins next Tuesday but the schedule has not been finalized. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
South Hills High School golf sure does have some swanky digs. Marshall Canyon Golf Course, where Claremont plays its home matches, is pretty nice, and the mule deer that live there do give the place a sincere woodsy feel.
Claremont pole vaulter Lyling Irwin clears nine feet six inches to claim first place in the event on Tuesday during the Pack’s home Palomares League meet with Glendora. Lyling’s vault earned the girls a narrow 69-67 victory and an eighth straight league title. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
With dark clouds gathering over the San Gabriel Mountains and a cool, stiff, westerly wind, it certainly did not feel like April in Southern California as Claremont hosted Diamond Bar for a Palomares League track and field meet on Tuesday. Watching the girls’ 400-meter race, head coach Veronica Amarasekara said, “We have a prevailing wind,” and then, with a smile and a sweeping gesture toward the finish line, she added, “pushing them right down into CIF.” COURIER photo/Liam Brooks
Claremont senior Annie Boos leads three other Claremont runners, Jax Heckers, Sydney Hwang and Janelle Baeskens, as they take the top four places in the 800-meter race on Tuesday during the Pack’s home Palomares League track and field meet with Diamond Bar. Claremont easily defeated Diamond Bar and will face a very competitive Glendora for the league title next week. COURIER photo/Liam Brooks