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SPORTS ROUND-UP: Teams look to improve

Claremont High School

BASEBALL

Wolfpack baseball dropped the first league game of the season, a 6-2 loss to South Hills. Claremont then rode a 10-run first inning to beat Arlington, 21-3. Finally, on Tuesday the Pack travelled to Damien for their second league game. After putting up 2 runs, Claremont eventually lost the game 10-4. The Wolfpack will travel to Charter Oak on Tuesday, March 26 at 3:30 p.m. for another tough Sierra League encounter.

TRACK AND FIELD

Claremont track and field raced in the Nicholson Relays last Saturday. The girls team performed extremely well, placing in 14 events and winning the small schools team championship. The boys team also put in a strong showing, placing in 8 events. The Relays provided a tune-up for the Pack, who will compete in the California Relays a Cerritos CC this weekend beginning Friday, March 22 at 3 p.m.

BOYS GOLF

The Wolfpack have begun the season on a tear, most recently defeating Chino Hills and Charter Oak in league matches. Claremont will square off against Hacienda Heights Wilson on Tuesday, March 26 at 3 p.m. at Marshall Canyon CC, the home course. The Wolfpack’s 5th Sierra League match will also be at home against South Hills on Thursday, March 28 at 3 p.m.

SWIMMING AND DIVING

The Wolfpack swimming and diving team defeated Los Altos for their first team win of the season. Both the boys and girls squads won their respective matches to push Claremont to the victory. Swim and dive will take to the pool again on Wednesday, March 27 at 3:15 p.m., when they take on Damien and St. Lucy’s at Damien.

SOFTBALL

The Wolfpack finished the Charter Oak Tournament last week. After a disappointing loss to Los Altos, Claremont bounced back to defeat Montebello, 7-4. The Pack has a couple of weeks off, and will feature again on April 9 when they travel to South Hills for their first Sierra League game.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

Claremont boys volleyball beat Glendale last week in 3 sets in a non-conference match, then went on to win 5 matches in a row in the Edison Tournament over the weekend. The Wolfpack finally lost to J Serra in the Edison final, 2 sets to none, after defeating Lakewood, Marina, Mission Viejo, Canyon, and Beckman. The Pack face Crescenta Valley at home on Wednesday, March 27 at 6 p.m.

Webb Schools

The Gauls have enjoyed mixed results to start the spring 2013 sports season. Baseball enjoys a 4-1 record following 5-2 wins over both Rio Hondo and La Verne Lutheran.

Coed badminton has come flying out of the blocks with 5 wins and a loss.

Boys golf is a scintillating 5-0 after winning by 35 strokes at Flintridge.

Track and field is also off to a strong start with the boys team winning one meet and finishing second in their 2 Prep League meets.

Girls track and field finished second and fourth in 2 league meets.

The other Webb teams need to improve to give themselves a chance at playoffs. Softball is 4-7, having beaten Chadwick 10-9 at home last week.

Boys tennis is 2-5 after a loss to Whitney.

Boys volleyball is 1-3, and picked up their first home win against Sacred Heart.

Swimming and Diving gears up for 4 league meets in a row in the next month.

—Chris Oakley

sports@claremont-courier.com

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