US Open national playoff winner advances to quarterfinals

Building on the experience of winning the recent US Open National Playoff and playing in the US Open Qualifying tournament, former Texas A&M All-American Jeff Dadamo rolled into the quarterfinals of the USTA Claremont Club Classic, a $10,000 Men’s Pro Futures event taking place at the Claremont Club.

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CHS stumbles in season opener

Claremont High School quarterback Craig Myers looks for an open receiver while being pursued by Glendora High School defensive back Colin Grady on Friday during the Pack’s season opening game in Claremont.. CHS lost to the visiting Tartans, 23-15. The Pack’s next game will be an away game on September 13 at Walnut High School. Check out our complete game story. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

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The Pack is back

Claremont High School football player Nathan Gonzalez cools off during a break from practice on Tuesday at CHS. The Pack’s first game will be next Thursday with a pre-season scrimmage against Burbank at CHS. The regular season begins on September 6 with a home game against Glendora. Check out our complete football photo gallery. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

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Young runner discovers calling as a sprinter

A runner stands poised in preparation for the hand-off. He is running the last leg of a relay and once his teammate arrives, the team’s fate lies in his hands. As he whispers a soft prayer, the hand-off is made. His heart slams hard in his chest as he bolts forward to complete the last leg of the 400-meter dash to take home a second-place finish. He is only 10 years old. Alex Sotolongo brought home a silver medal for his team, the Bay Cities Unleashed, at the 2013 USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships held in Greensboro, North Carolina last month.

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