Two weeks ago when Coach Tim Tracey said that it looked like a good year for girls soccer, he could have been simply accentuating the positive, but since then the Wolfpack has proved him right, going 5-0 in preseason matches with four shutouts.
On Tuesday it was more of the same as Claremont traveled to Walnut High School for a 3-0 win over the Mustangs.
Claremont High School has a new wrestling coach, but he is hardly a stranger on campus. Joe Marchillo has been the assistant coach for nine years and is a former Wolfpack wrestler and a 2007 CHS graduate. Plus, he lives in nearby Pomona, so don’t be surprised if you bump into him and his wife Kristin walking their dog Luna in the Village sometime.
There is something to be said for building a culture of winning, and that’s exactly what Fred Bruce-Oliver has created at Claremont. He has been coaching the Pack for a long time— let’s just say the Gipper was in the White House when he started. During his tenure, the boys have had numerous championship teams.
Claremont sophomore center Sidney Sparks brings the ball down court during the Pack’s Claremont Bonita Tournament game against Los Altos on Monday at CHS. Claremont was not able to keep up with a very talented Conquerors team losing the season opener 66-32, however there is still a lot of basketball to be played. For a complete preview of CHS winter sports please see our next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Pomona-Pitzer Men's Cross Country head coach Jordan Carpenter has been named United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s National Coach of the Year, according to a news release from Sagehen Athletics.
Fresh off of their oh-so-close brush with a CIF team title, girls tennis was back in action this week at the CIF Southern Section Individual Championship Tournament at the Claremont Club.
Well to be clear, just three athletes—singles champion Goldie La and the doubles team of Jahday Drewery and Caren Uribe—were competing. But several of their teammates were on hand as a cheering squad.
My father, Fred Felsch, was fond of saying that life is a game of inches. It was far from an original thought on his part—however, it is an apt description of tennis, his favorite sport.
The ball can hit the net and dribble over, or it can fall to your side of the court. A beautiful serve that hits the line can be an ace or can be called out.
That was certainly the truth last Friday.
Caren Uribe and Camile Movafagian embrace moments after they lost a third round doubles match on Friday during the CIF Division Two Team Championships at the Claremont Club. Claremont and Woodbridge tied on sets, 9-9 but the Warriors pulled off the narrow win, 82-80, on games. The Wolfpack took the runner up prize, which is the furthest any girls tennis team has ever advanced in the CIF tournament. More in our next edition. COURIER photo Steven Felschundneff
For the first time since 2012, Claremont girls varsity tennis advanced to the semifinals of the Division Two CIF Team Championships with a 13-5 win over Long Beach Poly on Monday in Long Beach. The girls then traveled to number-one seeded South Torrance High School on Wednesday, where they pulled off an extremely narrow victory that came down to counting games.
CHS girls varsity tennis opened up their CIF campaign Wednesday with an overwhelming 16-2 win at home against Santiago (Corona) High School. The pack is seeded 4th in the CIF Division 2 draw and will host their next match at home in the round of 16 on Friday, November 8. There were strong performances throughout the lineup—including top seeded Goldie La in photo— that led the Pack to their decisive win. They will take on the winner of the Poly/Pasadena-Hart High School match at 2pm on Friday.
Claremont junior Goldie La returns a shot from Ayala’s Katelyn Yu during the Palomares League individual finals Wednesday at CHS. Yu fought a hard match but La was too good netting her third straight league singles title. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont is now 2-2 in league after winning a good game, 38-29, against Colony on Friday at CHS. The Pack scored first and was ahead 14-7 at halftime. Both teams added a few more points in the third and then had big fourth quarter numbers with Colony adding 16 and Claremont 21.
Kelly Xu won the Palomares League Championship by 20 shots on Wednesday, claiming her second straight MVP title.
Xu shot a four under par 69 on Tuesday at Diamond Bar golf course and a three over par 75 on Wednesday at Western Hills Country Club, for a two-day total of 144, one under par.
Sophomore Madison Stout took sixth place and a spot on the first team, all league while sophomore Davorah Strober earned an all league honorable mention.
Claremont’s Zach Martin chases down the ball early in the Pack’s 8-4 win over Glendora on Tuesday. With the win Claremont now has a 7-1 record and a lock on first place in Palomares League. CHS has two more games before the end of the season next week. COURIER Photo/Steven Felschundneff