Claremont teen wins judo championship

Liam McNair, 13, won a state championship in the juvenile A category during California Judo Invitational Tournament recently in Cerritos. The El Roble seventh grade student has been taking judo lessons for 9-years at the San Gabriel Japanese Community Center. His sister Eileen McNair, who is now 17, was featured in the COURIER in 2007 when she placed second in the same competition. Liam will now head to Dallas for Junior Nationals on June 26th.

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Webb softball tears up the competition

The Vivian Webb School’s softball team is having a stellar year. The Gauls took first place in their league with an impressive 14-2 record and followed up on Thursday with a 9-0 rout of visiting Rio Hondo Prep in the first round of the CIF tournament. The team has just 11 girls, but no seniors which bodes well for their continued success next year. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

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CMS Men’s tennis takes national championship

After 34 years and back-to-back losses in the national title match in 2013 and 2014, the No. 1 ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team is bringing the national championship trophy back to Claremont. Photo Ellen Friedlander

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Update: CHS softball and sports round-up

Brittany Attaway, Nadine Valdez, Roe Keirns and Chloe Amarilla all had their final home game on Tuesday as the Pack took on visiting South Hills. Overheard from the South Hills dugout at the top of the sixth inning on Thursday: “This is going to be a big inning. I can just feel it.” Boy,was that an understatement. South Hills defeated Claremont High School 7-0 on Thursday in Claremont, anchored by an explosive sixth inning during which the Huskies could do nothing wrong, putting six runs on the board. Photo by Brett O’Connor

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