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
Claremont High School junior Alex Sotolongo breaks a tackle early in the Pack’s home game against rival Damien on Friday. The Wolfpack lost the game, 26-14, but held the much higher ranked Spartans within a two touchdown spread winning a psychological advantage as they go into the next game. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The 2018 Claremont High School cross country season was outstanding to say the least, with nearly every accolade and victory covered. The list includes:?girls and boys Cool Breeze Sundown Showdown champs; girls and boys Stanford Seeded Race team champs; girls Manhattan Invite team champs, boys third place; girls and boys Palomares League champions; CIF Division Two Southern Section, girls champions and boys runners-up and more.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Julian Gordy has been named one of 10 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Arthur Ashe Jr. Leadership and Sportsmanship Award winners for 2019.
Gordy is the men’s NCAA Division III recipient and was honored as part of the opening weekend of the 2019 US Open Championship, August 23 to 25 in Forrest Hills New York.
It started in June as a tournament of 400 teams, but as of this week that had been whittled down to just two.
The Claremont Little League 10-year-old All Stars took on Thousand Oaks in the Southern California State Championship final on Tuesday at Stearns Champions Park in Long Beach. Unfortunately, the boys will have to settle for runner-up status after falling to Thousand Oaks 10-6.
The Claremont Little League 10-year-old All Stars are the last local team still alive in Southern California State Championship Tournament in Long Beach after both the 14- and 12-year-old teams lost in recent weeks.
The boys started the tournament on Saturday with a 14-7 win over Chula Vista, thanks to some amazing pitching and a home run by Lucas Rhoa.
The 12-year-old Claremont All Stars Little League team played against the La Verne All Stars Tuesday at College Park. La Verne got some great pitching from Cody White, who threw a no hitter for three innings leading his team to a 6-1 victory over Claremont. It is a double elimination tournament, so Claremont had one more chance to advance in a rematch with La Verne after press time on Wednesday.
As the story goes, it all started at a faculty party in the late 1970s when Pitzer professors Ann Stromberg and Steve Glass, along with Claremont City Attorney Wynne Furth, got to talking about soccer.
Ms. Stromberg and Ms. Furth were inspired by watching their children compete in games sponsored by the American Youth Soccer Organization, and wondered why there wasn’t a league for adult women.
Claremont native Nick Guido is on the ride of his life, and he is riding so that others can have a basic element of life.
Mr. Guido, who just earned a bachelors degree in physics from Azusa Pacific University, is on a 51-day bicycle trip from Bodega Bay, California to New York City to raise awareness—and funding—for a charity that provides clean drinking water around the globe.