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CROSS COUNTRY

CHS: In the first league meet of the year for Claremont, both the girls and boys varsity cross country teams finished a respectable second place behind Ayala. Megan Renken and Kiana Cavanaugh finished as the top 2 runners for the girls team, with Reilly McLachlan and Merin Arft rounding out the top 10. On the other side, Jimmy Baeskens, Adam Johnson, Adam Michno and Daniel Ross all set personal records.

The next league meet is next Tuesday, October 9 at Bonelli Park.

 

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

VIVIAN?WEBB: The Vivian Webb girls volleyball team continued their excellent season with a straight sets win over Flintridge, although they fell to Mayfield the following match. VWS coach Jack Coberly, in his fifth year, and adopted a youth focus, bringing a number of freshmen and sophomores into the varsity fold. Key players include libero Barbara Smith, Megan Fuelling, outside hitters Hailey Beaman, Eryn Halvey and Katie Rice. The Gauls now boast an 11-3 record with 7 games to go in the 2012 season. The next match is home against Chadwick this Friday, October 5.

CHS: The Wolfpack enjoyed 2 victories last week against Bonita and South Hills. Both matches were won in straight sets, and Claremont has rocketed up the Sierra League standings. Next match is Tuesday, October 9 at home against Charter Oak at 3:15 p.m.

 

GIRLS GOLF

CHS: The Wolfpack narrowly missed beating Chino Hills last Thursday, dropping a close one by 6 shots overall. Claremont had solid scores from captains Ellen Blaine and Kennedy Bingham, and Aisling Walsh chipped in with an impressive tally of 46 on the day. The next match is against Ayala at Upland Hills CC this Thursday, October 4 at 2:30 p.m.

—Chris Oakley

sports@claremont-courier.com

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