Claremont High School senior Sydney Hwang has been named the Palomares League’s female scholar athlete of the year. The announcement was made Monday night during a ceremony in Covina attended by her parents, CHS Principal Brett O’Connor and Athletic Director Mike Collins.
Claremont did very well in the CIF South meet this last weekend competing against 65 schools in division two.
Senior Sophie Jackson was the Pack’s star, receiving a second place in the 100 fly at 55.36, and fourth place in the 50 freestyle at 23.85. Her brother, senior Toby Jackson, placed 15th in the 200 freestyle at 1:45.60, and 17th in 100 fly at 51.81.
The Claremont High School football program is currently running an online fundraiser to replace the team’s aging jerseys. They have contracted with the company eTeamSponsor to run the campaign which continues through May 19. As of Wednesday afternoon, the campaign has received $8,245 in donations, which is 27 percent of the $30,000 goal. The company will forward a tax ID number for donors to use on their taxes for charitable donation purpose
Watching Claremont High School junior Tatiana Sosnovsky chat comfortably with her friends while waiting to throw the discus, it’s immediately apparent how much she enjoys the sport.
The friendly 17-year-old seems relaxed as though she were just hanging out at the park with friends.
However, once in the ring, she becomes focused and determined with the single goal of beating her previous longest throw.
Claremont senior Jason Weisman stretches to return a shot fro Ayala senior Pritwick Jeeva during the Palomares League singles title match on Tuesday at Claremont High School. The Pack won both the singles and doubles titles on Tuesday as well as the team title in a dual match with Ayala last week.
The Tuesday afternoon meet was a nonstop frenzy of activities as the five Palomares League track and field teams faced off to determine which athletes would advance to the finals and a chance at earning an individual title. The team title, unfortunately for the Pack, is already in the books as Ayala won a dual meet with Claremont last week, securing that victory.
“Claremont will be second place in league,” Claremont Coach Veronica Amarasekara said.
The start of warm weather brings spring and summer breaks, and with them comes the dilemma of keeping children active and entertained in their time off of schools.
The city of Claremont and Pacific Athletic Center offered a solution to this problem over spring brink with the victory training sports camp; a four-day athletic camp that gives children a chance to try a variety of sports. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School seniors who recently signed their letter of intent to compete in college sports include: Haleigh Guerrero, Biola University, cross country; Lauryn Olguin, Hiram College, softball; Janelle Gutierrez, Cal Lutheran University, soccer; Jason Weisman, Babson College, tennis; Ben Bidwell, Willamette University, Soccer; Jacob Moran, Sacramento State University, cross country; Makayla Romeo, Loyola Marymount University, Softball. Photo CHS Athletics
atching her team’s lackluster performance in the second round of their must-win match against Ayala on Wednesday, Claremont boys varsity tennis Coach Kathy Settles knew she had a potential problem. The boys were playing alright, but they lacked the drive and the passion to win.
Claremont won the first round, 4-2, but then dropped the second, 2-4, resulting in a tie going into the final round of sets.
In an epic slugfest, Claremont girls varsity softball got a 29-1 mercy rule victory over Colony on Monday in Claremont. The stats read like batting practice, with nine Claremont batters getting hits, including five doubles and a home run by Lauren Del Campo. They combined for a total of 22 hits with a team batting average of .537.
Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens' Lisa Beckett earned the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's (SCIAC) Distinguished Service Award during an on-campus ceremony last Monday, according to a news release from Pomona-Pitzer athletics. The award honors her for years of service to the college's and conference's athletic programs.
Mountain biking is a difficult sport. The athletes need top conditioning for hill climbing, combined with the confidence and bicycle handling skills necessary to navigate the downhills. Add to that the competition itself, with riders jockeying for position, passing on a curve and sprinting for the finish.
Despite all that, or perhaps because of it, the local high school league is growing by leaps and bounds, including the Claremont High School team, which is in its fourth year.
Whoever coined the phrase “friendly competition” must have been watching a Claremont High School swim meet.
The athletes were outgoing, polite and honestly seemed to be enjoying themselves. There was no verbal jeering of the opposition—rather they warmly congratulated the winners regardless of the team.
It’s a bit embarrassing, but this COURIER reporter did not determine in advance whether Tuesday’s boys golf match between Claremont High School and Colony would be competitive. After all, the last two teams the Pack faced resulted in nail biting, edge of your seat contests, so what could go wrong? As it turns out: everything.
Colony showed up late, they did not have a JV team and only had three varsity golfers—only one with any experience.