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Cheerleaders hard work pays off as honors roll in

Some hardworking kids have given El Roble Intermediate School something to cheer about. The El Roble Cheerleading Squad recently won the Cheer Pros State Championship at the Ontario Citizens Bank Arena, and then went on to be named Best of the West in the subsequent finals held at Cal State Long Beach. The proud 7th and 8th grade girls came home from the championship wearing sweatshirts commemorating the competition and carrying a banner to hang in the gym. “They were very excited. It was a good moment for them,” said cheer advisor Vanessa Mejia-Rapp.

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CHS track teams show they are loaded with talent

Senior Andrew Guerra clears the bar while competing in the high jump last week during Claremont High School’s track meet versus South Hills in Covina. Guerra came in third in the high jump, but won the long jump at 17 feet 11 inches. The Pack came out on top with the boys scoring, 71-61 and the girls, 93-43. More coverage in our Friday edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

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Biking proves to be age elixir

Claremont resident James “Jim” Beasom III woke up on the morning of his recent 90th birthday and did what he has done nearly every day for more than a decade: He embarked on a 20-mile ride along the foothills on his bicycle. He finished his exercise before many Claremonters were even out of their beds. Picking up speed around the local hills has become a staple for the nonagenarian, who was one of the founding members of the Claremont Senior Bike Group (CSBG). The retired surgeon may be growing older, but he has no plan to change his routine. Where some fear age, Dr. Beasom welcomes it. “It keeps me young,” he said of staying active and riding alongside his CSBG cohorts. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

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SPORTS ROUND-UP: Teams look to improve

Wolfpack baseball dropped the first league game of the season, a 6-2 loss to South Hills. Claremont then rode a 10-run first inning to beat Arlington, 21-3. Finally, on Tuesday the Pack travelled to Damien for their second league game. After putting up 2 runs, Claremont eventually lost the game 10-4. The Wolfpack will travel to Charter Oak on Tuesday, March 26 at 3:30 p.m. for another tough Sierra League encounter. Check out how all high school teams farred inside.

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