UPDATED: Claremont senior Justin Munevar, center, celebrates with his teammates after he tied the score at 2-2 just seconds before time ran out on Friday during the Pack’s first round CIF playoff game against Upland at CHS. Munevar’s goal put the game into sudden death overtime and he made the most of it by kicking in the winning goal just a few minutes after play resumed. More in our next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School Principal Brett O’Connor announced this month that the school had hired veteran defensive coordinator Coco Jarin as the next head varsity football coach. Mr. Jarin, who was assistant head coach and defensive coordinator for the Pack last season, replaces Mike Collins, who led the team for 20 seasons.
“I am blessed to have worked with so many great coaches and mentors over the years,” he said while sitting on a bench outside the CHS weight room on Wednesday afternoon.
Bridges Auditorium will host the 13th annual Garba with Attitude (GWA) event on Saturday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m.
GWA is a national intercollegiate Garba/Raas (Indian folk dance) that is the premiere competition of its kind in the country and the only exposition of its kind of the West Coast. The event is presented by UC Irvine’s Indian Sub-Continental Club.
This year’s performers include teams from 10 universities across America: Bentley BizRaas, Chicago Raas, Columbia Raas, Duke DBS Raas, NYU Raas Malai, Purdue University Raas, Raasleela at UC Davis, UCLA Bataaka Nu Shaak, UCRaas and UNC Tar Heel Raas.
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.