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Hard work pays off for Wolfpack football in 21-13 win

Claremont showed its Pack Pride on Friday, September 5, making their first win at their second non-season game against the Salesian Mustangs with a score of 21-13. Despite their loss on the first game against the El Rancho Dons, the Wolfpack defeated the Mustangs, who were the CIF champions last year and were nominated as one of the top 15 football teams in California.

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Claremont teen gets taste of big time at US Open

Racquel Pedroza fulfilled a lifelong dream recently competing in her first US Open tennis tournament in New York. But to hear her talk, you get the feeling she will be playing on one of tennis’ largest stages for years to come. The 16-year-old Claremont resident had an unfortunate draw having to face No. 2 seeded Lucie Wargnier of France in the first round of qualifying to get into the main draw of the junior portion at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, NY. Racquel played Wargnier tight in the first set but dropped a 7-6 (9-7) tiebreaker. In the second set she fell, 6-1.

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CHS football team gears up for season opener

The Claremont High School football team is getting ready for the beginning of the 2014 season, which begins next week with a scrimmage at CHS. Head Coach Mike Collins, in his 20th year leading the Pack, is optimistic about the team’s chances this year after a disappointing result in 2013 ending with a 1-9-0 record in league play. “We have a tough team and they have been bonding well,” said Coach Collins. The team has taken a different approach leading up to the season including attending sports camps to work on their speed.

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National team tennis competition ends in dramatic fashion

It came down to the final match on the final day with No. 2-seeded Southern Section hanging on to beat No. 1 Midwest and capture the USTA Girls’ 18s National Team Championships played at the Claremont Club on Tuesday. With the score all knotted at three matches all, all eyes were focused on the No. 4 singles match between Amy Yang of Southern and Midwest’s Bianca Moldovan, who won the first set, 6-4. But Yang took the second, 6-4, and went up 4-0 in the third set, eventually clinching the dramatic finishing match, 6-3.

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