The Claremont High School girls varsity volleyball team is having a late season rally, beginning with a stunning 3-2 come-from-behind upset victory over first place Glendora on Thursday at CHS.
The undefeated Tartans looked like they were headed to another easy victory after winning the first two sets, 25-21 and 25-20. Claremont performed well enough to stay within striking distance, but Glendora played with an air of inevitability, keeping their opponent just a step behind.
The Claremont High School girls varsity volleyball team pulled off a stunning 3-2 upset victory over first place Glendora on Thursday evening at CHS. The undefeated Tartans looked like they were headed to another easy victory when they won the first two sets, 25-21 and 25-20, but a tenacious Claremont Wolfpack came fighting back, winning the next two sets, 25-23 and 25-21. In the tiebreaker Glendora got an early lead of five points, but it was Claremont’s night as the Pack evened the score and then pulled ahead for the 16-14 win. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School’s Palomares League record is now even at 1-1 after the Pack won a very competitive game, 25-17, at Alta Loma on Friday. The Braves had almost twice the number of total yards, 438 to the Pack’s 231, but Claremont made those yards count in part because of five key turnovers.
Last Wednesday Claremont High School graduate Brittany Brown won a silver medal at the IAAF World Championships, bringing Team USA its first podium in the women's 200-meter since 2011 according to a news release from the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee.
In the recent past, Claremont boys water polo has outplayed the competition so broadly, one could just tell they would win from the moment they entered the pool.
That feeling of inevitability was missing Tuesday, as the Pack traveled to Alta Loma for a Palomares League match. The good news is the boys did bring home an 11-8 win, but it wasn’t pretty.
Claremont High School’s Tristen Green guards Alta Loma’s Ethan Behee on Tuesday as the Braves hosted the Pack for a tough Palomares League match. Alta Loma scored first and kept Claremont within reach for most of the game, but Claremont proved to be too good in the end netting the 11-8 victory. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont resident and Vivian Webb junior Lily Miller literally ran away from the field to win the second heat of the girls varsity race during the 2019 Bellarmine-Sacred Heart Invitational on Saturday in Griffith Park. photo/Nora Armbruster
Claremont High School advanced its record to 4-1 with a 43-29 away victory over Montclair on Friday. Montclair owned the first quarter scoring nine points to Claremont’s zero, however in the second quarter the Pack came alive with 29 points to the Cavilers six. Both teams managed to get two more touchdowns in the second half of the game which ensured the Claremont victory.
Maybe it was the 95-degree heat that felt like a good 10 degrees more courtside, but the Claremont High School girls tennis team had a hard time putting away the Ayala Bulldogs on Tuesday in Claremont. The Wolfpack's day was carried by its singles performance, particularly from number one seed junior, Goldie La, who did not drop a set and barely dropped a game. Ayala’s number one singles player, Katelyn Vu, performed almost as well, defeating Claremont’s number two sophomore Jacqueline Pearsall and Goldie’s sister freshman Sydney La.
The No. 8 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's golf team shot 11-under par as a team over Sunday's final round at the S Club, winning the Bulldog Invitational tournament by 21 strokes over host Redlands with a three-round 847 (284-286-277) in its first event of the 2019-20 season, according to a news release from CMS Athletics.
Claremont High is on a roll with its third victory in three weeks, a resounding 31-0 thumping of Ontario last Friday in Ontario.
Coach Shane Hile played both of his starting quarterbacks, senior James Brazzill and junior Ricky Murillo, however it was Murillo that saw most of the action completing 13 passes for 248 yards. He also ran the ball in for two touchdowns.
Claremont has such a young girls golf team, Coach Terrance Lynch could only bring six players to Tuesday’s Palomares League match against Ayala because that’s all he could fit in the van.
“I am so young, I have no one driving,” he said just before the start of the match at Los Serranos Golf Club in Chino Hills.
What he has is five sophomores and one junior. But he also has some serious talent in that young group of girls.
Claremont will be the team to beat this year in Palomares League, with a strong crew of returning players mixed with a few new faces. Standout singles player Goldie La is now a junior and will seek to improve on her quarterfinal finish in last year’s CIF individual tournament. Sophomore Jacqueline Pearsall returns at number two, and Claremont has a freshman in the third slot.
Claremont High School Coach Shane Hile once said the only thing that really matters after 48 minutes of football, is when you look up at the scoreboard and whoever has the most points wins the game.
Apologies to Coach Hile, because he also said over and over again the most important aspect of the game is developing boys into young men—which brings up Friday night’s game against rival Damien High School. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff