NASCAR driver has talent to compete

Ricky Schlick has been on a tear since he first appeared in the COURIER six years ago. Back then he was in elementary school and racing miniature bandolero cars. Now the 18-year-old Claremont resident is a rising star on the local NASCAR circuit, which is equivalent to Double-A, two steps from the majors, in baseball terms.

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Bike club puts pedals to the metal

You don't have to look hard to find a large group of Claremont seniors cruising the streets of the city and beyond during one of their many Wednesday morning bike rides. In fact, the Claremont Senior Bicycle Club has become so popular, they are adding routes and rides for bikers of all skill levels. We spent one morning on the road with this active group, as they made their way to Bonelli Park. Be sure to watch our brief time lapse video inside that compresses part of a ride into 14 seconds.

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Dillon Tate on fast-track to MLB

As if we needed a reminder that members of the Wolfpack are capable of moving on to great things, UC Santa Barbara starting pitcher and 2012 Claremont High School alumnus Dillon Tate was fourth pick in the MLB draft earlier this month. On June 10, Tate agreed to join forces with the Texas Rangers, garnering a $4.2 million signing bonus. He will first report to Washington, where he will hone his skills as a member of the Spokane Indians, which serves as a farm team for the Rangers.

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Cross country coach moving on

Coach Rob Lander, center has announced that he will be leaving Claremont High School to coach at the collegiate level. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

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