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
There wasn't a lot to cheer about on the football field as Claremont was out played from the very start. The Tartans built a 14 point lead at the end of the first quarter, that extended to 35-0 by the halftime whistle. Glendora got another touchdown in the third, but Claremont was able to break the shut out in the fourth, with a passing play from junior Ricky Murillo to Isaiah Love.
Girls varsity tennis beat Alta Loma 14-4 to move to 7-0 in the Palomares League on Tuesday. The performance of the day came from sophomore Jacque Pearsall when she beat Alta Loma’s number one singles player, Lindsey Brown 6-0. Pearsall had lost to Brown two times last year and in their previous meeting this year.
Last Thursday in Chino Hills, great performances throughout the singles and doubles line up led to a 15-3 win over league rival Ayala High School.
The Claremont High School girls varsity volleyball team is having a late season rally, beginning with a stunning 3-2 come-from-behind upset victory over first place Glendora on Thursday at CHS.
The undefeated Tartans looked like they were headed to another easy victory after winning the first two sets, 25-21 and 25-20. Claremont performed well enough to stay within striking distance, but Glendora played with an air of inevitability, keeping their opponent just a step behind.
The Claremont High School girls varsity volleyball team pulled off a stunning 3-2 upset victory over first place Glendora on Thursday evening at CHS. The undefeated Tartans looked like they were headed to another easy victory when they won the first two sets, 25-21 and 25-20, but a tenacious Claremont Wolfpack came fighting back, winning the next two sets, 25-23 and 25-21. In the tiebreaker Glendora got an early lead of five points, but it was Claremont’s night as the Pack evened the score and then pulled ahead for the 16-14 win. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School’s Palomares League record is now even at 1-1 after the Pack won a very competitive game, 25-17, at Alta Loma on Friday. The Braves had almost twice the number of total yards, 438 to the Pack’s 231, but Claremont made those yards count in part because of five key turnovers.
Last Wednesday Claremont High School graduate Brittany Brown won a silver medal at the IAAF World Championships, bringing Team USA its first podium in the women's 200-meter since 2011 according to a news release from the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee.
In the recent past, Claremont boys water polo has outplayed the competition so broadly, one could just tell they would win from the moment they entered the pool.
That feeling of inevitability was missing Tuesday, as the Pack traveled to Alta Loma for a Palomares League match. The good news is the boys did bring home an 11-8 win, but it wasn’t pretty.
Claremont High School’s Tristen Green guards Alta Loma’s Ethan Behee on Tuesday as the Braves hosted the Pack for a tough Palomares League match. Alta Loma scored first and kept Claremont within reach for most of the game, but Claremont proved to be too good in the end netting the 11-8 victory. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff