Memorial Day is a holiday that brings together family and friends, whether with an afternoon barbecue, trip to the beach or dip in the backyard swimming pool. It brings with it a feeling of summer, of nostalgia, evoking memories of time spent hanging with friends and family around a bonfire or picnic table.
“A sense of camaraderie,” added Linda Troyer, chatting with my father (John Hartnett) and me in the Monday morning sunshine before we embarked on the Claremont Red Cross’ Run for the Red.
Condit Elementary School student Kellen Willmore, center, makes a big effort at the finish winning the 4th grade 100-yard dash on Friday during the 38th annual Duane Jackman Invitational Track Meet at Vista del Valle Elementary School. These runners were among over 300 students hailing from 4th through 6th grade showed up for the 9 a.m. opening ceremony, ready to “bring it” and clad in T-shirts representing their respective schools. The colorful tees celebrated local K-6 sites Mountain View, Oakmont, Vista del Valle, Condit, Sycamore, Sumner/Danbury and Chaparral. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Participants in the women’s 3000 meter steeplechase clear the water hurdles on Saturday during the 2012 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championship at Claremont McKenna College. The steeplechase was won by Keri Lambert a junior at Amherst College. The event ran Thursday through Saturday and attracted a huge crowd of track and field fans from all over the region. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont High School boys varsity baseball team season ended after the Wolfpack lost the first round of CIF to Cypress High School on Thursday, May 18 by a score of 2-0.
It was a tight game, with no scoring until the 5th inning. The fact that Claremont was able to keep up the pace for most of the competition against the Centurians, who were ranked 4th seed coming into CIFâ??says a lot for the team, said head boys varsity baseball Coach Geoff Ranney.
The Claremont High School boys varsity volleyball team ended their brief CIF playoff run when they were clawed by the South Pasadena Tigers on Thursday, May 10. The final score for the second-round playoff match, was 3-1.
After the Wolfpack won the first game 19-25, the Tigers “came out with a lot of momentum” in round 2, and kept it going for the rest of the competition, according to CHS head volleyball coach Bernie Wendling.
CHS played well, coach Wendling said. South Pasadena played better.
“They told us, ‘That’s the best game we played all year,’” he said.
With no wins, the Claremont High School girls varsity softball team has weathered a tough season. When it comes to matriculation, however, the Wolfpack is 2-0.
There were only 2 seniors on the team and both are moving on to play softball at the college level. Nina Gurgian (3rd and 1st bases) will be playing with the Comets at Mayville State University in North Dakota, while Emily Viggers (1st base) will play ball for the Princeton Tigers.
It was heartbreak time for 3 members of the Claremont High School varsity tennis team, who fell to Ayala after advancing to the finals in Sierra League competition on Wednesday, May 2 at The Claremont Club.
The Wolfpack's loss in singles competition came after a nearly 3-hour grudge match between CHS junior Alan Leahy and Ayala's Tomas Aranguiz. Tomas also knocked out CHS sophomore Brandon Yeoh during semi-finals earlier in the day. More sports in our Saturday edition.
Spring has been good to the Webb Schools varsity baseball team, which is ranked 4th in CIF and is 9-1-0 in Prep Standings as they wind up season play.
After a bye week in which Webb was set to play non-league teams West Covina on May 1 and Lucerne Valley on Friday, May 4, Prep League competition continues with a game against Pasadena's Poly High School on Tuesday, May 8.
According to CHS head boys varsity golf coach Octavio Hernandez, the team has finally reached its key goal: to qualify for CIF. While Claremont and Damien teed off at the Marshall Canyon Golf Course on Thursday, April 26, with clouds looming overhead and deer resting under the trees, Coach Hernandez took the time to acknowledge 2 of his strongest players, both seniors and team captions: Brian Carroll and Chris Witt.
For the players and coaches of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s lacrosse team, the program combines 2 things they love: a fast-paced game requiring focus and finesse, and idyllic weather.
“That’s half the reason a lot of us came here,” said Scripps freshman Becky Gold. “What’s better than playing lacrosse in the sun?”
Monday, April 16, found the CMS team practicing against a backdrop of blue skies and a snow-covered Mt. Baldy. If assistant coach Gabrielle Dewey were still in upstate New York, the snow would be more than a distant vision.
Last week, students at Oakmont and Vista
Del Valle Elementary Schools learned
what it takes to go for the gold when
reigning Olympic decathlete Bryan Clay
stopped by to share his story.
The schools carried this winning spirit with them the next
day, Friday, April 6, during their Walk for Wellness, sponsored
by The Bryan Clay Foundation. The schools raised a combined
$11,000, which they will use to fund instructional materials
and field trips.
For former CHS football players who have gone
onto busy careers and lives, their high school glory
days have likely receded into a dim memory.
On Friday, March 30, the past came alive as 5 former
Claremont High School footballers were honored
at the 21st annual Claremont Wolfpack Football Hall
of Fame Banquet.
This year’s inductees played for CHS in eras ranging
from the ‘50s to more recent decades.
While he never tossed the pigskin for the Pack, team
physician Dr. Duane Styles also received a special
The Claremont High
School boys varsity
baseball team participated
in a marathon this Thursday,
This was no fundraising run-walk but a
neck-and-neck battle with Damien that
saw the teams tied, 3-3, at the bottom of
the 13th inning when the game was called
due to darkness.
The score was a disappointment, considering
CHS had a
3-1 lead until the
fifth inning. The
Pack came out
swinging, picking up 3 runs in the bottom
of the first inning. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Damien High School always provides
stiff competition for CHS
sports teams, and this past week
was no exception. The Spartans managed
to beat the Wolfpack boys varsity swim,
track and golf teams, all in a 2-day period.
It was a different week, but the same problem when
boys varsity baseball—who lost to Damien 4-2 on
March 16—faced the Chino Hills Huskies on Wednesday,
March 21. Despite strong pitching, the team lost
by a score of 3-1. See our complete sports round-up.