CHS sports keeps adding victories in fall competition

The Claremont High School girls volleyball team had its senior day on Tuesday to recognize the final home game for six girls who will graduate in the spring. Seniors Natalie Barragan, Denise Brittan, Hailey Hargrave, Tyler Romero, Noelle Shoemake, and Courtney Weidner were lauded at a brief ceremony that included their families.

After the ceremony, the girls played a tough match against Ayala, but eventually prevailed, 3-2, bringing their record to 8-1 in the Palomares League. Claremont and Ayala traded games all night, with the Pack winning the first 25-14, but losing the second 23-25. They squeaked by in the third game 25-22 but lost their momentum in the fourth game and suffered a 25-9 loss. CHS held on in a tiebreaker to clinch the match, 15-11. Game highlights include Emilee Rohrer with 17 kills, Natalie Barragan with 18 assists, and Tyler Romero with 24 digs.

Boys water polo easily defeated Diamond Bar on Tuesday, 22-2, in their Palomares League matchup at CHS. Top performances came from Bruno Snow with four goals, two steals, and one assist; Ian Waasdorp, three goals; Adam Ward, three goals; Dylan Clinton, two goals, one steal, three assists; Johnathon Wong, two goals, one steal, three assists; Hans Masten, two goals, one steal, one assist; Matt Brown, two goals, one assist; Thomas Randles, one goal, two steals, three assists; Dylan Landi, one goal, two steals, two assists; Stanford Lee, one goal, one steal, one assist; and Mitch Heasley, one goal and one assist.

Water polo had their senior day on Thursday in advance of their game against Glendora. They will wrap up the season with a match at Bonita next Thursday and from there it’s on to the CIF tournament.

Claremont High School cross country competed in the Mt. Sac Invitational meet over the weekend. Varsity boys placed second in Division 2 in the competitive sweepstakes race and varsity girls were third in the sweepstakes. Junior varsity boys took first place in Division 2 and set a JV team time school record, while junior varsity girls were runners-up. Top places came from varsity runners Adam Johnson and Mike Lowrie, who crossed the finish line together with a time of 15:16, a new school record on the Mt. Sac course. Jonah Ross was just 19 seconds behind at 15:35. Anne Boos once again was the top varsity girl at 18:11, followed by teammates Tess Rounds, 18:24, and Kiana Cavanaugh at 18:36.

—Steven Felschundneff


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