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CHS soccer wins propel boys to national ranking

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.

On Wednesday, the Wolfpack once again won in front of a home crowd, defeating Glendora 1-0. Senior Tomas Negritto scored the game’s only goal, assisted by Ibraheem Hafuda.

The two victories bring the boys’ record to 14-1-4 overall and 7-0-1 in the Palomares League.

WATER POLO

Girls water polo had a mixed week with Palomares League victories over Glendora and Diamond Bar, but had four losses and one win in tournament play over the weekend.

In the Diamond Bar game last Thursday the Pack completely dominated, winning by a score of 19-0. Junior Elise Birkett was the top scorer with seven goals, followed by freshman Amber Cui with four, and junior Mackenzie Elias with three goals. Junior Kyra Madunich and freshman Makenna Moore each had seven steals, and junior Laura Schroerlucke had six steals.

They squeaked by Glendora on Wednesday with a one-goal victory 6-5. The victory brings the girls’ record to 10-11 overall, 4-3 in league play.

GIRLS SOCCER

Girls soccer lost a heart breaker to Glendora on Wednesday falling 3-1 in overtime. The score was tied after regulation, but Glendora made the most of the overtime period.

The Pack won their conference game against Diamond Bar last week 1-0 in Diamond Bar. Karsyn Jordan scored the winning goal, assisted by Sydney Navarro.

The Wolfpack’s record is now 12-8-4 overall and 3-3-2 in league.

BASKETBALL

Boys basketball upset highly ranked Glendora on Wednesday 84-72 in Glendora. Player of the game went to sophomore Davis Haley with 21 points, including 7-10 from the field. Sophomore Kyle Scalmanini had another great game with 29 points. Four players, Haley, Scalmanini, Quincy Hailes and Tyler Fraser did not miss a free throw, leading a strong shooting night for the team.

The boys record now stands at 12-14 overall and 4-4 in league.

Girls basketball had a rough week losing both of their Palomares League games. Last week Diamond Bar outscored the Pack 47-34 in Diamond Bar. On Wednesday they lost again 46-26 in Glendora.

Their record is now 8-14 overall and 0-8 in league.

WRESTLING

Wrestling had their final league match, which unfortunately resulted in a loss to Bonita 60-18.

However, two of three top female wrestlers won their matches by decision. Freshman Debbie Marron won at 113 and her sister sophomore Delia Marron also won her 132-pound match. The third sister, senior Dina Marron, who placed seventh in last year’s CIF tournament, lost her match.

—Steven Felschundneff

steven@claremont-courier.com