Claremont High School junior Alex Sotolongo breaks a tackle early in the Pack’s home game against rival Damien on Friday. The Wolfpack lost the game, 26-14, but held the much higher ranked Spartans within a two touchdown spread winning a psychological advantage as they go into the next game. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The 2018 Claremont High School cross country season was outstanding to say the least, with nearly every accolade and victory covered. The list includes:?girls and boys Cool Breeze Sundown Showdown champs; girls and boys Stanford Seeded Race team champs; girls Manhattan Invite team champs, boys third place; girls and boys Palomares League champions; CIF Division Two Southern Section, girls champions and boys runners-up and more.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Julian Gordy has been named one of 10 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Arthur Ashe Jr. Leadership and Sportsmanship Award winners for 2019.
Gordy is the men’s NCAA Division III recipient and was honored as part of the opening weekend of the 2019 US Open Championship, August 23 to 25 in Forrest Hills New York.
It started in June as a tournament of 400 teams, but as of this week that had been whittled down to just two.
The Claremont Little League 10-year-old All Stars took on Thousand Oaks in the Southern California State Championship final on Tuesday at Stearns Champions Park in Long Beach. Unfortunately, the boys will have to settle for runner-up status after falling to Thousand Oaks 10-6.
The Claremont Little League 10-year-old All Stars are the last local team still alive in Southern California State Championship Tournament in Long Beach after both the 14- and 12-year-old teams lost in recent weeks.
The boys started the tournament on Saturday with a 14-7 win over Chula Vista, thanks to some amazing pitching and a home run by Lucas Rhoa.
The 12-year-old Claremont All Stars Little League team played against the La Verne All Stars Tuesday at College Park. La Verne got some great pitching from Cody White, who threw a no hitter for three innings leading his team to a 6-1 victory over Claremont. It is a double elimination tournament, so Claremont had one more chance to advance in a rematch with La Verne after press time on Wednesday.
As the story goes, it all started at a faculty party in the late 1970s when Pitzer professors Ann Stromberg and Steve Glass, along with Claremont City Attorney Wynne Furth, got to talking about soccer.
Ms. Stromberg and Ms. Furth were inspired by watching their children compete in games sponsored by the American Youth Soccer Organization, and wondered why there wasn’t a league for adult women.
Claremont native Nick Guido is on the ride of his life, and he is riding so that others can have a basic element of life.
Mr. Guido, who just earned a bachelors degree in physics from Azusa Pacific University, is on a 51-day bicycle trip from Bodega Bay, California to New York City to raise awareness—and funding—for a charity that provides clean drinking water around the globe.
Navy pitcher and Claremont High School graduate Noah Song was drafted on Tuesday by the Boston Red Sox during the MLB draft. “I am super excited about being drafted and my head is still whirling,” Song said in an interview with the Navy Sports Information Office. “I really like the organization and the Red Sox area scout has been great throughout the process. Boston is a place that is steeped in the tradition of winning and I am really excited to have been selected by the Red Sox.”
Navy pitcher and Claremont High School graduate Noah Song has been selected as a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy—awarded each year to the top college baseball player—by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, according to a news release from Navy baseball.
Earlier this month Song was also selected as a semifinalist for USA Baseball’s Golden Spikes Award.
After a big day of very competitive tennis, Claremont High School’s number-one seed doubles team of Ben Stapp and Jason Weisman won all three rounds during opening day of the CIF individual championships Wednesday at University of Redlands.
All five CHS boys tennis players won first-round matches during the tournament, with Weisman and Stapp getting a 6-0, 6-3 victory, and number-two Joey Anagnos and Lucas Rival winning 6-1, 6-1.
Claremont High School senior Sydney Hwang has been named the Palomares League’s female scholar athlete of the year. The announcement was made Monday night during a ceremony in Covina attended by her parents, CHS Principal Brett O’Connor and Athletic Director Mike Collins.