Claremont senior Ryan Betancourt slides under the tag of Glendora’s Caleb Watkins to steal second during the fifth inning of the Pack’s league match up with the Tartans on Wednesday at CHS. Claremont played a pretty good game but had trouble getting clutch hits and left many runners on base, which ultimately led to their 4-1 defeat. Be sure to check out our complete sports coverage inside. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Last Thursday evening, many members of the Claremont High School girls varsity track team left campus thinking that even though they had strong individual performances, the team had lost the meet. Turns out, they were wrong.
An error in the initial results tabulation had Glendora narrowly defeating Claremont, but in fact, the Pack edged out the Tartans 73-63.
In an apparent show of solidarity four girls varsity distance runners Jax Heckers, left, Janelle Baeskens, Tess Rounds, and Annie Boos cross the finish line to sweep the 1600-meter event on Thursday during a dual, boys and girls, track meet with visiting Glendora. In very close competition, Glendora was initially declared the winner but a calculation error reversed the result giving the victory to the Pack 73-63. The boys also won by 84-47. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont High School varsity softball team won their Palomares League opening game over Ayala, 4-3, on Wednesday in Chino Hills.
The Pack came out swinging, getting on the board first when freshman Lani Moreno hit a double, and then scored on a single by pitcher senior Roe Keirns. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Casa Colina Outdoor Adventures will offer the 20th Land Meets Sea Sports Camp from August 5 to 7 in Long Beach at Marine Stadium and other sites in the area.
People with varying abilities will have the opportunity to participate in numerous sports activities including hand cycling, jet skiing, water skiing, outrigger canoeing and sailing.
Claremont High School varsity baseball won their home conference game against Diamond Bar by 6-5 last Friday. The Brahmas out-hit the Pack by 8-6, but also had four errors to help Claremont stay on top for the win.
Diamond Bar led until the fourth inning when Claremont got three runs to go ahead 4-3. The Brahmas answered back in the fifth with two runs and recaptured the lead. The advantage was short-lived, as the Pack also scored in the fifth and followed up with a run in the seventh to get the win.
Sophomore Katrina Strash is the fastest breaststroke swimmer on the Claremont team and she did not disappoint on Wednesday taking second in the 100-meter event. However the girls varsity team lost to Diamond Bar, 117-53, while the boys varsity team lost by 127-43. Be sure to check out our complete CHS sports coverage inside. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
After losing the first game on Tuesday, Claremont High School Varsity Volleyball Coach Bernie Wendling told his team to toughen up and start focusing on the game. It seemed to work, as the Wolfpack rallied to defeat visiting Glendale High 3-2 in an exciting Pacific League match.
From the start, Glendale came out swinging and forced Claremont to play catch-up, with the Nitros doing a better job of putting plays together with superior communication. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High senior Ryan Betancourt tags out Covina sophomore Austin Wolford after Wolford attempted to steal second base, ending the third inning on Tuesday at CHS. The pack had 13 hits to the Colts three but only won by a single run at 3-2. Be sure to see our complete story. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
UPDATED: Sophomore Angel Rangel looks for an open teammate on Friday as the San Antonio High School Lions take on the Hillside High School Hawks in the first ever game in the newly formed Inland Valley League. The idea started last September when San Antonio Principal Sean Delgado proposed the idea to his colleague over at Hillside Principal Tamette Rappa. The league is open to continuation high schools in the area and will include soccer.
UPDATED: Claremont High School absorbed a tough loss as the boys soccer team lost to the Pasadena High Bulldogs in the quarterfinal of the CIF tournament on Friday at CHS. The game was tied at one goal after regulation and two overtime periods however the Bulldogs’ goalkeeper was able to block three Pack penalty kicks giving Pasadena the victory. Please see the gallery for more action photography. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
To his youngest students, Tony Farah is a gentle giant. So it’s appropriate that the martial art the Sinsei is teaching them, judo, translates in Japanese to the phrase “gentle way.”
He is the founder of Goltz Judo’s Tiny Tots classes, which are taught through the city of Claremont at the Hughes Community Center. It is one of the only programs in the country to teach the discipline—which involves tumbling, falling, throwing and grappling—to children so young a few have only recently graduated from diapers. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
UPDATED: Claremont senior Justin Munevar, center, celebrates with his teammates after he tied the score at 2-2 just seconds before time ran out on Friday during the Pack’s first round CIF playoff game against Upland at CHS. Munevar’s goal put the game into sudden death overtime and he made the most of it by kicking in the winning goal just a few minutes after play resumed. More in our next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School Principal Brett O’Connor announced this month that the school had hired veteran defensive coordinator Coco Jarin as the next head varsity football coach. Mr. Jarin, who was assistant head coach and defensive coordinator for the Pack last season, replaces Mike Collins, who led the team for 20 seasons.
“I am blessed to have worked with so many great coaches and mentors over the years,” he said while sitting on a bench outside the CHS weight room on Wednesday afternoon.