Claremont High School boys basketball is having one of their best seasons in recent memory. As the regular season winds down, the Wolfpack, 7-2 in league and 19-8 overall, is solidly in second place behind Palomares League leader Bonita. There is even a slight chance Bonita could falter in their final game Thursday and be joined by Claremont as a co-champion.
Claremont’s Helena Sandhagen chases a loose ball on Tuesday during the Pack’s 14-12 victory over the Ayala Bulldogs in Chino Hills. Sandhagen had two goals during the game including one that was initially blocked but drifted in on the current. Despite a shaky start the Claremont girls eventual found their form defeating Ayala 14-12. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The CHS boys soccer team defeated visiting South Hills 1-0 in Palomares League action at CHS. With the win the boys stay undefeated in league with a 5-0 record and are in first place. On Friday they travel to La Verne to play the Bonita Bearcats. Girls soccer lost an away Palomares League game to South Hills 1-0 on Wednesday in Covina. The loss brings the Pack’s record to a strong 15-2-1, 4-1 in league, but moves the girls down a notch to second place in league standings. On Friday they face Bonita at CHS.
Claremont High School cross-country coach Bill Reeves poses for photos with members of his team on Thursday during the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education meeting in Claremont. During the meeting the board recognized the boys and girls cross country teams for their dual CIF State titles as well as the girls Southern Section CIF title, and Coach Reeves for being named Southern Section Coach of the year.
On paper it shouldn’t have been much of a fight. After all, Claremont, currently tied with Glendora for first place in the Palomares League, was playing at home against Diamond Bar, a team one spot out of the basement.
However, the Pack barely squeaked by the Brahmas, 1-0, on a chilly Wednesday night in Claremont.
But win Claremont did, bringing their record to 15-1-1, 4-0 in league.
The California Coaches’ Association has named Claremont’s Bill Reeves as the 2016 Southern Section Fall Coach of the Year for girls cross country.
The California Coaches’ Association is the original all-sports coaching association in the state of California, according to a news release from the organization. It continues to be the largest all-sports coaching association in the state and 2017 marks the 61st anniversary of the coaches of the year award.
Claremont High School boys basketball had no problem handling the South Hills Huskies on Tuesday, maintaining a consistent lead on their way to an 85-70 victory in the Palomares League opening game. South Hills did put up an impressive fight, and kept the Pack on their toes including a last-gasp run when the Huskies nailed three 3-pointers in the last two minutes. However, in the end Claremont was too much for the Huskies.
Far and away the biggest sports story from 2016 has to be cross country’s dual State CIF victories, combined with an individual state title for senior Owen Bishop.
The cross-country program had been getting stronger for the past few years, but really came together under the tutelage of Coach Bill Reeves, who is in his second year.
To say this was an amazing accomplishment would be putting it mildly.
Claremont sophomore Sophie Jones battles with Walnut Sarah Kamanta for control of the ball on Monday at CHS. Jones did her part by contributing a goal to the Pack’s 5-0 victory over the Mustangs. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Jose ‘Coco’ Jarin has been fired as the head coach of the Claremont High School football program after just two years on the job. CHS Principal Brett O’Connor announced the decision in a letter that was sent to the parents of football players on Monday.Coach Jarin led the Wolfpack for two years and had a .500 winning percentage, this year the Pack was 3-7. COURIER photo Steven Felschndneff
Redlands East Valley’s Sergio Hipolito fights it out with Claremont’s Justyn Fisher on Friday during a early season tournament game in Claremont. REV did an excellent job setting up plays while the Pack was sluggish getting back on defense resulting in a 4-0 loss for Claremont. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School girls basketball never quite found their groove Tuesday night, losing to Ribet Academy 58-38 in the opening round of the annual Claremont Tournament. However, on Wednesday they turned the tables, crushing Bloomington Christian 66-10. The loss can be summed up in two unfortunate stats: The Pack had 16 turnovers and made just 16 field goals in 57 attempts. COURIER photo Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School cross country coach Bill Reeves has been telling his team all season not to peak too early. But boy, when they did, the results were spectacular as both the boys and girls teams won the Division Two State Meet on Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno.
Coming just one week after the girls team won the CIF Southern Section Division Two title, the dual win was the crowning achievement of a charmed season.
Claremont High School cross country Coach Bill Reeves has been telling his team not to peak too early but boy when they did, the results were spectacular. On Saturday, both the boys and girls teams won the Division Two State Meet at Woodward Park in Fresno.
Coming just one week after the girls team won the CIF Southern Section Division Two title, the dual win at the state meet was the crowning achievement to a charmed season.