In the low-scoring world of soccer, one might be tempted to think the Claremont and South Hills boys varsity teams were playing baseball last Friday.
But they were, in fact, playing soccer, as the Wolfpack ran over the Huskies 7-1, clinching the Palomares League championship.
It seemed like everyone on the field scored a goal, led by Justin Munevar who had two. Other players who contributed a goal were: Nick Kim, Jack Kolodge, Nick Loeffler, Steven Mancia and Tomas Negritto.
Boys soccer continues to be the bright star in winter sports for Claremont High School with two more wins this week, propelling the Pack to an impressive 17th California state rank and 54th national rank.
Last Friday, the boys defeated Diamond Bar at home by a score of 2-0. The game’s top performance came from junior Jack Kolodge, with one goal and one assist. Senior Justin Munevar also scored, and senior Digby Strogen had an assist.
Claremont’s Anthony Dominguez, 138 pounds, appears to have Johnathon Godinez under control moments before he pinned his South Hills opponent Thursday at CHS. The Wolfpack, which has a very young team, did very well against the Huskies winning several key matches but losing the meet by 42-34. More in our next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont resident David Linden has spent his life putting on a show. His memoir, The Amazing Balancing Man: My Life as an Acrobat, Circus Performer, Stunt Man and Comedian, is no exception.
It’s a story of determination, derring-do and the balancing act he performed, literally and figuratively, to make his way in show business. The book, which was released in October, is available through Amazon and Xlibris.
Claremont High School senior Quincy Hailes is fouled as he drives for the net on Friday during the Pack’s conferences match against Bonita High School at CHS. Claremont played a competitive game but a miserable third quarter cost them dearly as they lost to Bonita 88-83. More in our next edition. COURIER Photo/Steven Felschundneff
Boys soccer had a blow out victory over South Hills on Wednesday winning 7-2 in front of an enthusiastic home crowd. CHS junior Jack Kolodge kicked a hat trick as well as one assist. Other top performances came from senior Justin Munevar with two goals, junior Mato Pacheco and sophomore Osvaldo Lopez, who each scored once. Special recognition goes to Ibraheen Hafuda for his two assists. Check out our complete sports coverage inside.
Claremont High School girls basketball lost what looked like an easy win against Glendora on Friday night at CHS. The Pack led the momentum, and the scoring, throughout the first half but Glendora showed their ability to catch up tying Claremont at the half and going ahead when it really counted to win by a score of 44-41. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
UPDATED: Claremont junior Laura Schroerluke gets tangled up with a pair of Diamond Bar players early in the Pack’s decisive 19-1 victory over the Brahmas on Tuesday in Diamond Bar. The Wolfpack had a clear advantage from the very beginning scoring 16 unanswered goals against the Brahmas who are in their first year of competition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Following the long holiday break when most teams were involved in tournaments, Claremont High School sports got into full swing this week with the first conference games of the season. Nathan Armas’ jersey number is 0, which is appropriate because that was the total number of goals during the Pack’s non-conference game against rival Damien in Claremont.
Longtime Claremont High School football coach Mike Collins will retire from coaching the Wolfpack although he will continue to teach at CHS, according to an announcement this morning from Principal Brett O’Connor.
“Mike Collins has been coaching football for the last 30 years; twenty of those years have been as head coach at CHS. He always understood that football was a vehicle to learn about life: self-discipline, teamwork, respect, time management and relationship building.” Mr. O’Connor said.
“Win or lose, he treated the young men with respect and dignity. When we won, he always gave the players the credit, and when we lost he always made sure to support his players,” he said.
Claremont High School Girls soccer won their home non-conference match against Alta Loma High School on Tuesday night by a score of 3-1, bringing their record to 2-0.
The two teams seemed pretty evenly matched, with Alta Loma dominating the momentum for much of the game, but Claremont made it count when they got into scoring position and that made all of the difference.
Claremont Coach Tim Tracey is optimistic about his team this year. We showed a lot of fight and a lot of intensity, which is something we can work with,” he said after the game. He also noted that the team is healthy and had no injuries. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
When the Claremont High School boys basketball team was good Tuesday night they were very good. Unfortunately, at times, they also went to pieces.
After leading for most of the first half and showing some very good organization, the boys seemed to stumble late and lost their first non-conference game to visiting Canyon Springs, 65-59.
Sophomore point guard Kyle Scalmanini, above, who scored 26 points and had 9 rebounds, anchored the good for the Pack. Junior Harlan Maass was the second highest scorer with 11 points, followed by sophomore Tyler Risher, who had seven points but also came away with seven rebounds.
UPDATED: Claremont High School boys water polo finished a perfect postseason on Saturday with the ultimate prize, a CIF Southern Section Division 5 Championship victory.
The Wolfpack defeated Los Altos 15-7 at the Irvine’s Woollett Aquatics Center in the same commanding fashion they have employed during the entire tournament, bringing their overall record to 22-11.
The lopsided victories have largely been due to the foundation provided by the Pack’s unstoppable defense, which was in full evidence on Saturday with goalkeeper Steven Cagle delivering an outstanding performance.
“He had the game of his life,” said coach Kirstin Rodriguez in a phone interview on Wednesday.