When former Claremonter
Jacquelyn Umof was a little
girl, she knew she wanted to
be a businesswoman. She loved playing
with her toy business kit, setting up
shop in her room and dreaming up ways
to sell her merchandise. With her childhood
dream igniting the momentum, the
26-year-old Webb Schools alumna and
University of Southern California merit
scholar and graduate is indeed running
her own business: RallyBabe, an online
women’s casual-but-glitzy attire and
sorority clothing store.
However, what Ms. Umof probably didn’t know
as a little girl was that her business aspirations
would play second fiddle—for now—to her current
status as a Laker Girl for the Los Angeles Lakers
The Claremont High School varsity girls soccer team celebrate their victory Tuesday and will advance to the CIF Southern Section Division 3 finals after defeating St. Lucy's in the semifinals, 1-0. Wolfpack midfielder Madison Stark scored Claremont's only goal early in the contest and the Pack defense shut down the Regents who became the 6th consecutive opponent that failed to score against CHS. Check out our complete game story. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A 3-0 shutout of Sunny
Hills on Tuesday propelled
High School varsity boys soccer
team forward from the second
round to the quarterfinals. But
the Wolfpack would get no further
than the quarterfinals after
suffering a 1-0 defeat to La
Sierra in Riverside on Thursday.
After 75 minutes of a scoreless CIF Southern Section Boys Soccer Division 2 second round clash between Claremont High School and Sunny Hills, the Wolfpack exploded for 3 goals in less than 5 minutes to defeat the Knights, 3-0, on Wednesday at CHS Stadium. Jesse Rodgers scored the first goal for CHS while Daniel Kim added 2 of his own to round out the Wolfpack scoring. Kim only played the final 15 minutes of the game.
The Pack will return to action on Thursday at La Sierra in one of 4 quarterfinals games taking place that day. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont Club swimmers
Kyle Coan, Hunter Sa-
Nguansap and Dylan Tarazona
have only swam together once
in the 200-yard medley relay.
Yet the first effort was good
enough to establish a new
southern California record.
The Claremont High School varsity
girlsâ?? soccer team accomplished 2
goals this week-to win the Sierra
League championship and finish the regular
CHS accomplished the first goal on Tuesday by
sweeping the season series against Ayala with a 2-0 victory
over the Bulldogs in Chino Hills. At the time, both
the Wolfpack and the Bulldogs each only had one loss
in the Sierra League.
The Claremont High School varsity boys soccer team remained perfect in Sierra League play after edging out the Chino Hills Huskies on Wednesday night for its 7th league win without a loss, 2-1. Shane Hewitt and Denes Kantor, who both scored for CHS in the win, led the Wolfpack.
Claremont goalie Sam Newton was busy at the net, recording 7 saves that included a diving save that prevented a goal attempt by Chino Hills?? Joey Santana early in the game.
The El Roble Intermediate School
Cheer Squad will be taking its winning
routine back to Long Beach at
the nationals level for the Best of the West
Invitational on March 11.
The Panthers dazzled the judges at last Sunday’s
Cheer Pros State Cheer and Dance Championships,
using a combination of tumbles, cartwheels, back flips,
throws and twists to win the first place trophy in the
junior high school cheer category at the Long Beach
Claremont High School varsity girls
water polo coach Kristin McKown
is using each match this year as a
learning experience for her team filled with
The Wolfpack fell behind early by as much as 5 goals
against Ayala on Thursday and pulled to within 3 goals
in the final quarter before the Bulldogs closed the match
out with 2 more goals of its own to defeat CHS, 9-4.
The Claremont High School varsity girls soccer team had its undefeated streak halted by St. Lucy's on Wednesday night in a 2-1 defeat at Damien High School. The Pack had entered the game with an undefeated 15-0-2 record but a couple of defensive miscues led to the team's first loss of the 2011-12 season. CHS leading scorer Madison Stark recorded the Pack's only goal to increase her total to 12 goals on the season. Check out Saturday edition of the COURIER for the full story. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
More than 100 Claremont residents got out their helmets and biking gear Sunday morning to take part in Cycle Claremont's inaugural bicycle ride, leading locals on a bicycle tour around town. Sponsored by the city and Sustainable Claremont, Cycle Claremont is an all-age community bike group dedicated to providing a recreational and healthy way for residents to get acquainted with the city. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont's own super pilot Rob Harrison, The Tumbling Bear, took his high flying act the Cable Airport this weekend as part of their 37th annual air show. But he wasn't the only entertainment going who delighted over 10,000 fans during this perfect day for flying. See our special video Monday. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The past 365 days have featured
plenty of memorable moments on
the field, court and mat. The accomplishments
of those currently in Claremont
and lifetime Claremonters show that
the city is not only a place to earn PhDs but
also a town where sports dreams can be realized.
With so many great moments to
count, here are 10 highlights from 2011. Column by Landus Rigsby