Already down two sets to none and facing a seven-point deficit in the third, Claremont boys volleyball coach Bernie Wendling called a time out.
“They want to embarrass us in our house, and no one embarrasses in our house,” he told his team. And it must have worked, because the boys not only climbed out of that hole, but went on to win the set, 26-24. Check out our cool highlights video from the game. COURIER photo/Matthew Weinberger
Pomona-Pitzer women’s basketball defeated cross-campus rival Claremont Mudd Scripps, 60-57, last Saturday, earning their first Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) title in program history.
You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and Claremont High School’s new softball coach Brian Ota really knocked it out of the park during practice on Tuesday.
During a pre-workout conference with his team, Coach Ota was roasting each player’s performance during the Pack’s 7-2 win over St. Lucy’s the previous day. The mood was lighthearted, but the message was serious—the game shouldn’t have been close.
Claremont Little League seeks out former players for 60th anniversary celebration
Claremont Little League is preparing a celebration for its upcoming 60th season, which kicks off March 2 with an annual parade.
To mark this anniversary, the parade organizers are looking for former Little League players who played during Little League’s first 10 years, between 1959 and 1969.
Several Claremont High School teams, including baseball and boys soccer, had to start from scratch this year with a whole crop of freshmen. Boys tennis has the opposite problem, they have a whole crop of seniors.
Only number-one singles and Palomares League champion Leyton Bohren graduated last year so Claremont retains their top four doubles players as well as the number two singles.
Claremont High School student athletes who recently received scholarships to attend college are: Alexis Jimenez, American International College, softball; Julia Marriott-UC Davis, cross country/track; Sidney Hwang-Princeton University, cross country/track; Sarah Ayala, Humboldt State University, cross country/track; Kalinda Reynolds, UC Berkeley, cross country/track. Photo by CHS athletics
It was a dark and stormy night. How dark, you ask? Too dark to play baseball, apparently, as the home plate umpire cut short a seventh inning Wolfpack rally, sealing the boys 8-2 loss to Kaiser on Tuesday in Fontana.
How stormy was it? Too stormy to play a home game Monday because the field was just too soaked from the rain. Claremont instead traveled to Arcadia where they unfortunately lost, 7-2.
Any hope that winter sports would claim a CIF title were dashed over the weekend as all remaining contenders lost matches. Boys basketball, girls basketball and girls water polo all lost games played Friday and Saturday.
You win some and you lose some. And that was exactly how it played out for Claremont High School’s two Palomares League champions in the first round of the CIF playoffs Wednesday night at home.
Both girls soccer and girls water polo came into the competition as favorites, with undefeated records and the home team advantage. But only water polo will move on as they defeated Newbury Park, 17-10. However, the soccer team will have to wait until next year since they fell to Camarillo, 3-2.
The up and down season for Claremont High School boys basketball turned down again Tuesday with a disappointing loss to Bonita at home.
The entire game can be summed up in just two words: missed opportunities. Such as three consecutive chances, on Bearcat turnovers, the boys had in the fourth quarter to close a six-point gap. Or the three missed free throws at the end of the third quarter. It was just that kind of night.
Soccer can be a funny, quirky game. Quirky like controlling a bouncing ball one can only manipulate with their feet. Such was the case Wednesday night as the Claremont Wolfpack triumphed over rival Glendora, 2-0, at CHS.
While the score itself certainly does not raise eyebrows, soccer is notorious for its lack of scoring. In this game, it was the timing of those two goals coming like bookends.
The steady rain and cold didn’t slow down Claremont Wolfpack girls water polo as they skated to a 15-6 victory over Ayala on Tuesday at CHS.
Even though fans huddled under shared umbrellas, the foul weather could not dampen spirits as the home team dominated from the very start, resulting in plenty of cheering for the home team. Be sure to check out our complete sports coverage inside. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Isaiah Love looks for some maneuvering room on Tuesday during the Pack’s Palomares League matchup with Ontario’s Colony High at CHS. Love was red hot on three-pointers, nailing four out of five but the Titans dominated all night, walking away with an 83-67 win. The girls team also lost to Colony, 45-38, on Tuesday. Be sure to check out our complete sports roundup. COURIER photo Steven Felschundneff