CHS soccer loses in heart breaker

Claremont High School absorbed a tough loss as the boys soccer team lost to the Pasadena High Bulldogs in the quarterfinal of the CIF tournament on Friday at CHS. The game was tied at one goal after regulation and two overtime periods however the Bulldogs’ goalkeeper was able to block three Pack penalty kicks giving Pasadena the victory. Please see the gallery for more action photography. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

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Tiny warriors learn art, philosophy of judo

To his youngest students, Tony Farah is a gentle giant. So it’s appropriate that the martial art the Sinsei is teaching them, judo, translates in Japanese to the phrase “gentle way.” He is the founder of Goltz Judo’s Tiny Tots classes, which are taught through the city of Claremont at the Hughes Community Center. It is one of the only programs in the country to teach the discipline—which involves tumbling, falling, throwing and grappling—to children so young a few have only recently graduated from diapers. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger

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CHS boys soccer advances in CIF with nail-biting win

UPDATED: Claremont senior Justin Munevar, center, celebrates with his teammates after he tied the score at 2-2 just seconds before time ran out on Friday during the Pack’s first round CIF playoff game against Upland at CHS. Munevar’s goal put the game into sudden death overtime and he made the most of it by kicking in the winning goal just a few minutes after play resumed. More in our next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

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New football coach has strong connections to CHS

Claremont High School Principal Brett O’Connor announced this month that the school had hired veteran defensive coordinator Coco Jarin as the next head varsity football coach. Mr. Jarin, who was assistant head coach and defensive coordinator for the Pack last season, replaces Mike Collins, who led the team for 20 seasons. “I am blessed to have worked with so many great coaches and mentors over the years,” he said while sitting on a bench outside the CHS weight room on Wednesday afternoon.

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