The up and down season for Claremont High School boys basketball turned down again Tuesday with a disappointing loss to Bonita at home.
The entire game can be summed up in just two words: missed opportunities. Such as three consecutive chances, on Bearcat turnovers, the boys had in the fourth quarter to close a six-point gap. Or the three missed free throws at the end of the third quarter. It was just that kind of night.
Soccer can be a funny, quirky game. Quirky like controlling a bouncing ball one can only manipulate with their feet. Such was the case Wednesday night as the Claremont Wolfpack triumphed over rival Glendora, 2-0, at CHS.
While the score itself certainly does not raise eyebrows, soccer is notorious for its lack of scoring. In this game, it was the timing of those two goals coming like bookends.
The steady rain and cold didn’t slow down Claremont Wolfpack girls water polo as they skated to a 15-6 victory over Ayala on Tuesday at CHS.
Even though fans huddled under shared umbrellas, the foul weather could not dampen spirits as the home team dominated from the very start, resulting in plenty of cheering for the home team. Be sure to check out our complete sports coverage inside. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Isaiah Love looks for some maneuvering room on Tuesday during the Pack’s Palomares League matchup with Ontario’s Colony High at CHS. Love was red hot on three-pointers, nailing four out of five but the Titans dominated all night, walking away with an 83-67 win. The girls team also lost to Colony, 45-38, on Tuesday. Be sure to check out our complete sports roundup. COURIER photo Steven Felschundneff
In certain sports—including tennis, cross country and track and field—individuals may shine even when the team as a whole struggles. Conversely, a stellar performance of one athlete can also lift a team, making everyone play better. This of course, is the desired outcome.
Such has been the story for CHS wrestling recently. Last year, the Pack sent nine wrestlers to the CIF championship tournament, a school record, even though Claremont continued its near drought on winning dual meets. As always the hope for a turnaround is then pinned on the next season.
Nationwide, 2018 is being called the “year of the woman,” and for Claremont High School athletics that certainly rang true. CHS girls claimed championships, both individual and team, in cross country, tennis, golf, water polo and track and field.
Girls cross country’s continued domination on a statewide and now national level is by far the biggest sports story of 2018.
During the halftime break, Coach Fred Bruce-Oliver told the boys soccer team not to think about the score but to focus instead on playing the game. With the New Year approaching, this seemed like excellent advice in general, as well as for a sporting event.
Unfortunately for the Pack, they were not able to overcome an early deficit and ended up losing their Palomares League opener, 2-0, to visiting Alta Loma on Wednesday at CHS.
The Wolfpack has extended its winning streak to seven straight games defeating Santiago Corona, 14-7, on Wednesday at home.
A day earlier they got another win, 21-14, over La Serna, and last Thursday topped St Lucy’s 22-7.
The girls had an away game against Los Osos after press time on Thursday.
The Claremont Wolfpack football team is participating in a fundraising campaign to support the family of their JV quarterback, James Brazzill, whose mother, Krista Brazzill, was brutally beaten in the backyard of the Upland home she shares with James.
The attack happened on December 2 at 11 a.m. when Ms. Brazzill was at her residence and heard a man later identified as Armando Ramirez Jr, a 29 year old transient, attempting to break into her house. When she went into her back yard Mr. Ramirez attacked her.
In the COURIER’s preview of winter sports, one longtime coach, Fred Bruce-Oliver, keeps plugging along while another, Tim Tipping, says goodbye. Catch up on high school sports as the Pack preps for another busy season. Girls water polo is off to a roaring start with a sweep of the fourth annual Wolfpack Invitational Tournament last weekend at CHS.
The girls varsity water polo team took first place in the fourth annual Wolfpack Invitational tournament this weekend. Claremont swept the competition defeating San Pasqual 17-2, West Hills 18-5, Palos Verdes 13-10 and Valhalla 12-6.
The temperature hovered around 60 degrees and there was a slight mist on Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno. Not exactly the best weather for a leisurely stroll, but as it turns out, it was ideal for a footrace.
At 10 a.m. the best of the best CIF Division 2 girls cross country runners came to the starting line for the 2018 CIF California State Cross Country Championships.
Claremont freshman Maddie Coles, right, runs just behind Granada senior Colleen McCandless on Saturday during the California State Cross Country Championships in Fresno. Coles edged out McCandless by three seconds at the line for a second place finish in the division two race anchoring a third consecutive state team title for the Pack.