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.
Claremont High School
is kicking off its spring
sports season with enthusiasm
and high hopes.
There’s new blood at CHS in the form
of head coaches Louise Miclat and Geoff
Ranney, both CHS graduates, who newly
helm the Wolfpack varsity boys tennis
and varsity baseball teams, respectively.
Athletic Director Rick Dutton is
pleased with their efforts so far.
First they were invited.
Now they need to pay
Claremont’s AYSO (American Youth
Soccer Organization) boys under 16 national
team is one of only 24 invited to
a countrywide tournament being held in
Knoxville, Tennessee the first week of
It has been a big week for Claremont High
School senior Rebekah Evans. Not only
had she completed the athletic season as
a member of the CHS’s championship girls’
soccer team, but she will be getting to and
from home and school in considerably more
style than she has in the past.
The stands were full of people, with
all the Claremont City Council
Members in attendance Saturday to
recognize the longest-running youth sports
program in the city, Claremont Little
Claremont's Little League was established in 1959, one
year after the Dodgers moved to California from Brooklyn.
Claremont Little League has played longer than the
Dodgers at Chavez Ravine.
This year, the league consists of 420 players from ages
5 to 15, on 36 different teams, from t-ball to juniors.
Claremont High School girls soccer are the CIF Southern Section champions after beating Bishop Amat 2-0 Saturday at Mission Viejo High School.
Claremont ends the season with a 27-1-4 overall record and has either defeated or tied all of its opponents this season.
This was also the 7th shutout in a row for the tough CHS defense. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff