Girls volleyball snags first win of season

Claremont High School’s Simone Bliss, left, and Denise Brittain gang up to block a shot from South Hills on Tuesday at CHS. The girls lost the first game but came back to win the second game. After exchanging two more games the Pack outlasted the Huskies in the fifth and final match to win 3-2. Check out our game story. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

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Girls tennis has promising start; football, water polo stay hot

The Wolfpack are coming off of a 17-1 beatdown of Charter Oak following Tuesday’s non-conference action. Claremont won all of its single sets, with its lone loss coming during a doubles set. “I believe our one loss was attributed to unforced errors on our part,” Head Coach Lilibeth Katigbak said. “One of our goals is to maintain consistency throughout our matches in everything from serves to volleys to ground strokes.”

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First class Claremont coaching family

Claremont is not known as a basketball town. It does, however, have its own basketball dynasty, with 3 noted coaches hailing from the City of Trees. It started with Lowell Rice, who coached basketball at Claremont High School from 1983 to 1993, ending his run by guiding the Wolfpack to a Baseline League Championship. Lowell’s sons, Dave and Grant, both of whom attended CHS and played for the Pack, have gone on to follow in his footsteps, taking a family passion to even greater heights. Dave is head basketball coach for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, above.

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CHS sports gets off to less than stellar start

Girls Golf: The Claremont girls golf team returns two varsity starters from a year ago, highlighted by second-year team captain and fourth-year varsity starter Kennedy Bingham. Caitlin Chan joins Bingham as the only other returning varsity starter from last year’s squad, which featured three first-team All-Sierra League honorees, the most recipients head coach Octavio Hernandez has had in one season in his four years with the program. This year’s team boasts five seniors, one junior and five freshmen.

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