South Hills High School senior Aaron Parham makes a leaping catch over the reach of Claremont High School senior Christian Bagnerise on Friday during their Sierra League conference game in Covina. After catching the ball, Parham turned and lunged into the end zone for South Hills' first touchdown of the game. The Huskies defeated the Pack 42-27 making CHS’ record 2-4-0 for the season. More in Wednesday’s edition. COURIER Photo Steven Felschundneff
VIVIAN?WEBB: The Vivian Webb girls volleyball team continued their excellent season with a straight sets win over Flintridge, although they fell to Mayfield the following match. VWS coach Jack Coberly, in his fifth year, and adopted a youth focus, bringing a number of freshmen and sophomores into the varsity fold.
CHS: The Wolfpack enjoyed 2 victories last week against Bonita and South Hills. Both matches were won in straight sets, and Claremont has rocketed up the Sierra League standings.
This fall season, the Claremont Sunrise Rotary made a donation to the 2012 Claremont High School football team. The money went toward purchasing new helmets for the players. In the wake of so many high profile head injuries involving football players in professional and youth leagues, CHS decided the safety of its young men was paramount and fitted each player with the new Riddell Revolution Speed helmets.
The Wolfpack returned to winning ways this week, beating Northwood High 31-14 Friday night. Quarterback Craig Myers threw for 327 yards and 2 scores and also rushed for 2 touchdowns. Running back Cecil Fleming rushed for 145 yards and Lane Giammalva added 112 yards receiving and a score, as Claremont pulled away from the Timberwolves after the first quarter. This is a bye week, so Claremont’s next game is October 5 at 7 p.m. at South Hills High in West Covina. Check out our news briefs from all CHS sporting events.
The Claremont High School girls volleyball team is returning from a strong showing in the 2011 season. The Wolfpack ended the season winning 70 percent of their matches, finishing with a 7-3 League record and tying for 2nd place in the Sierra League.
This season, Erika Williams stepped into the fold to help Claremont reach its lofty goal of winning league and advancing far into the CIF southern section playoffs.
The Summer Olympics may have ended in August, but for students at El Roble Intermediate School the competition has just begun.
Last week, the physical education department kicked off its popular Olympics Unit, a school tradition since the early ‘90s, with a procession of students representing 16 countries, set to the Olympics theme. Delegates from each group waved flags representing nations like the US, Russia, China, Mexico and France, bringing an international atmosphere to the opening ceremony. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont’s varsity football team put in a lackluster performance against the visiting Bonita Bearcats, dropping its 4th game of the season 61-20. The Wolfpack team was confident following last week’s emphatic victory against Walnut, but let it all unravel late in the first quarter.
Penalties, crucial errors, and miscommunication were the order of the day for Claremont, who suffered a humbling loss to a better-prepared team on their home turf.
It became apparent the Bearcats’ physical style of play would win out in individual battles on the field.
Claremont High School sports teams have returned to league play, with athletes preparing for several match ups next week. As part of our expanded sports coverage, here's a rundown on how the Wolkpack is doing. Number-one singles
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Junior quarterback Paul Manus struggles into the end zone with 2 Great Oak defenders in tow on Friday during the Pack’s season opener at CHS. The Claremont football team lost Friday's home, non-conference game against Great Oak by a score of 38-14, however, they showed some definite drive in the process. After being completely outplayed during most of the first half, and trailing Great Oak 31-0, Claremont put together a strong set of offensive plays culminating with junior Cecil Fleming’s dash into the end zone with just 15 seconds to spare. After the half the Pack came out fired up and scored again when quarterback Manus ran the ball in bringing the score to 31-14. Unfortunately for Claremont, Great Oak quickly scored again ending any hope that the Pack would come out ahead. CHS’ next game will be August 31 against Glendora High School at Citrus College. More in Wednesday's edition. COURIER Photo / Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont High School varsity football team is starting competition earlier than usual this year, as the Sierra League season has been moved up to better accommodate playoff games.
On Friday, August 24, the Wolfpack faces off against Great Oak High School at a home game beginning at 7 p.m. The week after that, on Friday, August 31, CHS players will travel to Citrus College to vie against Glendora High School.
The preliminary hearing for Tyler Singleton, a former Claremont High School football star arrested for alleged date rape, has been set for September 5, according to Claremont Police. The hearing begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Pomona Valley Superior Court, Department F. Mr. Singleton was arrested in late April on 2 counts of suspected date rape relating to an occurrence reported in September 2011. An 18-year-old female came forward accusing Mr. Singleton of sexually assaulting her.
For anyone who has played football before, August is a rite of passage for players who are ready to show coaches their athletic skills. It's also hot, and much of the practice is focused on getting in shape for the upcoming season. For Claremont High School varsity football, that starts with a home game on August 24. So for all you high school football players out there, we wish you luck as you're running wind sprints (NFL players call them "gassers") in the the 95 degree heat. It really is hard work. CHS quarterback Paul Manus works on running plays with the backfield Thursday evening. He is projected to be the starting quarterback this season. See our special photo gallery from the first week of practice. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
It’s no secret that members of the Claremont High School cross country team, who log a stunning number of miles each season, are dedicated.
But did you know they sleep on the track?
Actually, it’s just for one night, during the team’s annual 24-Hour Relay. This year’s event, held from Friday, June 29 at 9 a.m. until 9 a.m. the next day, drew 51 students and a spirited group of parent and teacher chaperones.
It was a hot day and a long night.
Nonetheless, team captains made sure at least one group of students was circling the track and the surrounding area throughout the course of the event.
The Haldeman pool on Pomona-Pitzer’s campus is the turf of 3 dogs—Magic, Riley and Kaia. They belong to Kristin McKown and Alex Rodriguez, 2 local water polo coaches who share a passion for dogs, water polo, education and each other.
Water polo may just be southern California’s fastest growing club sport, and its popularity throughout the region is having a direct impact on high school competition and college recruitment. Often, all 3 levels of water polo become intertwined, as is the case with the local polo power couple.