It’s not 2015 anymore, when Claremont boys water polo seemed to win every game effortlessly.
Now the Pack has to work a little harder, which may be a good development. It certainly seemed so on Tuesday when Claremont narrowly defeated Glendora, 10-9, in Palomares League action at CHS.
The boys came out strong and built a sizeable lead, outscoring the Tartans, 4-1, with goals from Ryan Scott, Alex Stockwell, Ian Waasdorp and Mason Stark.
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Claremont High School’s girls’ varsity cross country team finished in second place in the prestigious Clovis Invitational Girls championship race on Saturday in Fresno. Claremont scored 132 finishing behind Great Oak at 102 points but ahead of 23 other scoring teams, including top nationally-ranked Buchanan High School, which took third with 142 points.
Claremont High School girls varsity golfers Jett Legacion and Amanda Gale have some company in the form of a mule deer, as the Pack takes on visiting Ayala on Tuesday at Marshall Canyon Golf Course. Claremont girls earned their fifth straight win, defeating the Bulldogs 234-257. More in our next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School’s girls varsity tennis stunned three-time Palomares League defending champions, Ayala High School 11-7 on Thursday in Chino Hills. The Pack’s doubles teams led the way winning 6 of 9 sets.
The Claremont High School girls varsity tennis team continued their winning ways by defeating South Hills High School, 16-2, last Thursday in Claremont. The Pack’s number one doubles team, juniors Astrid Petropoulus and Emma Behrens, won all three of their matches without dropping a game.
Claremont High School girls’ cross country team won the 5k elite girls team title at the competitive Bob Firman Invite on Saturday in Boise, Idaho. The Wolfpack scored 137 points to narrowly edge out Bozeman Montana, which tallied 140. Claremont High School senior Alyssa Cantrell started out playing soccer, so she is accustomed to being knocked down. See our entire CHS sports round-up inside.
However, last Saturday at the Bob Firman Invitational in Boise, Idaho, the girls elite 5k race started with a mass of 167 runners that quickly merged down to three columns, and then two.
The Claremont High School girls varsity tennis team continued their winning ways by defeating South Hills High School, 16-2, on Thursday in Claremont. The win moves them to a 2-0 league record, 3-2 overall, according to coach Kathy Settles.
A trio of talented freshmen is leading girls tennis as the season gets underway.
The number one singles player, freshman Goldie La, has yet to lose, going 12-0 in the girls’ first three matches, which included two very competitive teams, Redlands and Arcadia. Number two seed is freshman Caren Uribe, but number three is a toss up between freshman Jahday Drewery and senior Liz Wu.
Former UCLA star Karue Sell won 13 consecutive matches over 10 days in Claremont on Sunday, 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-3, beating his one-time Bruin teammate Martin Redlicki in three sets in the final of the $15,000 USTA Men’s Pro Circuit Futures Claremont Club Pro Classic played at the Claremont Club.
Just like he did warming up with his doubles partner Deiton Baughman before he faced him in a Saturday semifinal, Sell warmed up against his final opponent and good friend Redlicki before the two squared off.
Eight players won four rounds of qualifying matches over the past three days to earn main-draw entry into the 22nd Annual Claremont Club Pro Classic, a $15,000 USTA Pro Circuit Men’s Futures Tournament taking place at the Claremont Club.
Former UCLA Bruin Karue Sell’s win moves him into the main draw, where he will next take on the tournament’s top-seeded Chris O’Connell of Australia on Wednesday. Sell has been teaching locally since finishing his fourth year after the 2015-16 season.
The Claremont USTA Pro Classic will celebrate its 22nd year, and once again will feature some of the rising stars in pro tennis. The first of three consecutive $15,000 USTA Pro Circuit hard-court men’s events held in Southern California following the US Open. Qualifying concludes on Monday, September 11, with main draw singles and doubles matches starting on Tuesday. The doubles final is scheduled for Friday, the singles semifinals Saturday and the final on Sunday, September 17.
Claremont quarterback Reggie Retzlaff finds a hole to run through early into the Pack’s varsity football game against rival Damien High School Friday at CHS. The Spartans were just too good for the Pack this year outscoring Claremont in every quarter ending in a final score of 41-13. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont’s Kendra Bratzler and Sonia Bliss successful block a shot from South Hills’ Mariah Robles on Tuesday as the Pack hosted the Huskies in their Palomares League opener for 2017. Claremont won, 3-0, however they had to work hard for the victory as South Hills kept each set within a few points. With construction closing the main gym at CHS, the game was played at El Roble Intermediate School. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School football coach Shane Hile is happy the Pack won its opening game last week against Norte Vista, 34-28. But now his focus moves to Friday when Claremont travels to Upland High School.
Last year Coach Hile was Upland’s defensive line coach when the Highlanders shut down Claremont’s offense. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff