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Top ranked CHS cross-country team sets sights on CIF

Top ranked Claremont High School cross-country finished another great season of competition on Saturday, winning the Palomares League title on the Legg Lake course at Whittier Narrows Park.

Claremont Coach Bill Reeves said the course was flat and weather conditions were cool, Making for very low times.

Owen Bishop was the top finisher for the Pack coming in second place at 5:02 just one second behind Alaya phenom Steven Khan. Ryan Renken was fifth at 5:06 with a trio of Claremont runners Jonah Evans, Ryan Cowgill and Anthony Lamar placing in the top ten. Claremont scored a decisive win with 31 points, followed by Ayala with 44 points and Bonita at 82 points.

Claremont girls took the top three spots with Annie Boos at 5:45 followed by Sydney Hwang 5:46 and Jax Heckers 5:51. As a result of sweeping the top spots, the girls team score was an amazing 19 followed by Glendora at 61 and Ayala at 76.

The results bode well for Claremont as the CIF Southern Section meets are coming up, with an eye on the state meet later this month in Fresno.

Claremont boys also won the junior varsity and frosh/soph races. The girls JV team won their race with 16 of the top 20 places including all top nine spots.

Boys water polo

Claremont defeated Glendora 19-4 at home in the final league game of the season. An amazing 10 players scored at least one goal led by Bruno Snow who had five. Goalkeeper Kellan Grant had eight saves and, remarkably also scored one goal.

The Pack was also in tournament play over the weekend with mostly good results. They defeated Troy, La Serna and Santiago but lost to Beckman and Redlands East Valley. The Redlands East Valley 7-4 defeat was a disappointment as the Wildcats defeated the Pack for the CIF title last year.

Webb Schools volleyball

Vivian Webb volleyball defeated Vista Del Lago 3-0 (25-20, 25-18, 25-19) The Gauls are now 9-14 and hosted Archer School for Girls on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Webb Schools boys water polo

Webb boys water polo defeated Whitney 22-1 on Tuesday, with four goals each from Mitchell Fargo and Brandon Fanghad Webb is now 11-14 overall, 3-0 in league and will host CIF opener on Wednesday.

Webb Schools girls tennis

Vivian Webb tennis lost to Flintridge Prep in their CIF Division 4 opener. The Gauls end the season at 9-8 and will send Thea Kirkpatrick and doubles team of sophomores Katie Evanilla and Winona Dodds to CIF individuals.

The Gauls were co-champions of the San Joaquin League with Fairmont Prep and won league playoff singles title with Kirkpatrick was named league MVP and a league doubles title Katie Hawkes and Emily Schoffmann beat Dodds and Evanilla in an all Webb final.