­­High school sports roundup: week of February 2, 2024

Claremont High senior midfielder Erin Graves executes a header during Wednesday’s 4-1 home loss to Ayala. Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo

by Andrew Alonzo | aalonzo@claremont-courier.com

Claremont High School

Boys soccer (8-5-2)
CHS lost, 2-0, at Alta Loma on January 19. The boys then faced Glendora at Citrus College on January 24, losing 2-1, followed by a home loss to Colony, 1-0, January 26. Claremont won 2-1 at Bonita Monday, then followed it up with a 2-1 win at Ayala Wednesday to cap league play.

The Pack finished 5-4-1 and took second in the Palomares League. The team will learn its playoff path once CIF-SS Division I brackets release at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 3 at cifss.org.

Girls soccer (12-7-3)
The girls welcomed Alta Loma January 19, losing 2-1. Alta Loma was crowned the San Gorgonio Tourney champs. Claremont was the runner-up. CHS then tied Glendora, 1-1, at home January 24. The girls dismantled host Colony, 8-0, January 26; bested visitors Bonita, 6-2, Monday; then lost, 4-1, at home against Ayala Wednesday, to finish fourth in the Palomares League at 4-5-1.

CHS will learn its playoff fate, if any, once CIF-SS Division I brackets release at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 3 at cifss.org.


Boys basketball (5-23)
Alta Loma handed the boys a 67-52 home loss on January 19, followed by another to Glendora, 79-26, January 24. Colony came by January 26 and made it three in a row, 81-63, followed by another on Monday, 83-43, against Bonita Monday. The team capped its season with a 63-34 home loss versus Ayala on Wednesday.

The boys finished a disappointing 0-10, sixth in the Palomares League, and will not see playoff action this year.


Girls basketball (18-7)
Claremont thrashed Alta Loma, 67-13, at home January 19, then narrowly defeated St. Anthony, 53-52, at the Glendora Showcase the following day. The Pack overcame visiting Glendora, 55-47, January 24, then traveled to Colony January 26, coming home 63-32 winners. CHS hosted Bonita Monday, winning 46-42, then walloped Ayala at home Wednesday, 52-11.

 Claremont finished 8-2, good enough for a three-way tie for first in the Palomares League. The team will learn its playoff path once CIF-SS Division 2AA brackets release Sunday, February 4 at 12:30 p.m.


Girls water polo (6-6)
The team lost to Ayala, 12-11, at home January 22, then followed it up with a 16-1 home win Wednesday over Colony. Claremont took fifth in the Palomares League with a 3-6 record, and will not go to the playoffs this year.


Boys (0-5) and girls (0-1) wrestling
Claremont hosted Bonita January 18. The boys lost 66-12. Results for the girls were not made available to the Courier. The boys then lost 78-6 at Ayala January 23, and again, the girls’ results were not made available to the Courier.

The boys travel to Ayala for a tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday.

According to CIF-SS records, the boys are 0-5 and took fifth in Palomares League. The girls team coach did not return calls from the Courier and the CIF-SS did not keep records for the girls.


The Webb Schools

Boys soccer (9-8-0)
Webb shut out visitors Capistrano Valley Christian, 5-0, January 19 before besting hosts Avalon, 3-1, January 23. The team’s momentum was stopped with a 6-2 home loss to Fairmont Prep January 26, but the Gauls bounced back with a big 7-2 home win over Tarbut V’Torah Monday, then another victory, 3-1, at Western Christian on Wednesday.

The team caps the regular season Friday with a 3:15 p.m. non-league home game with Education First Academy.

At 7-3, Webb finished second in the San Joaquin League. The Gauls will learn their playoff fate once CIF-SS Division 7 brackets are released at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 3 at cifss.org.


Girls soccer (6-6-3)
The Gauls lost, 2-0, at Capistrano Valley Christian January 19, then defeated Pacifica Christian, 2-1, at home January 23. The team then tied Fairmont Prep, 1-1, at home January 26 before falling to Pacifica Christian on Monday, 1-0. Western Christian dropped by Wednesday and left with a 1-1 draw.

Webb took fourth in the San Joaquin League at 2-4-2, and will not make the playoffs.


Boys basketball (7-14)

The Gauls lost, 89-49, to visitors Tarbut V’Torah on January 18, followed by another home loss to Silver Valley, 75-60, January 22. Webb beat SEED LA, 53-38, at home January 23, then defeated Mesa Grande on their court, 60-37, January 25. The short-lived streak ended with a 59-35 home loss to Newport Christian January 26. Western Christian handed Webb a 67-34 home defeat Monday. Webb lost, 73-39, at Tarbut V’Torah on Wednesday.

The team finish the regular season at Education First Academy Friday with a 6:30 p.m. home contest.

The Gauls placed fourth in the Academy League at 0-6, and missed the playoffs.


Girls basketball (13-9)
Webb enjoyed five home wins since the Courier’s last sports round-up, easily defeating San Gabriel Academy, 46-29, January 18; thrashing Education First Academy, 50-19, the following day; and spanking Silver Valley, 47-24, January 22. The winning was interrupted briefly by a 42-31 defeat at the hands of Avalon on January 23, but the Gauls got back to it January 26, beating Newport Christian 48-18, then Western Christian, 45-38, on Monday. The team lost, 44-25, at San Gabriel Academy on Wednesday.

The team will finish its regular season at home Friday with a 5 p.m. test against Palmdale Academy.

 At 6-2, the Gauls finished second in the Academy League and will learn its CIF-SS Division 5AA playoff fate once brackets release at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, February 4.


Girls water polo (12-7)
The January 22 match at La Puente was scrapped. The Gauls lost 20-7 at San Dimas January 25.

Results from the Santa Ana Valley Tournament: the team opened play January 26 with a 14-5 win over Godinez, followed by a 10-7 win over Cabrillo Long Beach. Hosts Santa Ana Valley were sunk, 13-6, the next day, before Calabasas beat Webb, 16-4. The Gauls took second at the tournament.

League tournament results at Edgewood: Webb beat Sierra Vista, 20-9, Monday, then faced West Covina Wednesday, losing 19-5, to set up a third-place matchup with Charter Oak held after press time Thursday.

As of press time Thursday, Webb is 5-3. The team will learn its CIF-SS Division 6 playoff fate once brackets release at 9 a.m. Saturday, February 3.


Boys (6-5) and girls (1-2-1) wrestling
Results from the second Montview League meet at Duarte on January 18: the boys beat Azusa, 69-6, and Workman, 48-30, then narrowly lost to Nogales, 42-41. The girls faced Nogales, losing 6-0.

Full results from the January 23 Montview League finals at Nogales High School were not made available to the Courier, however, the boys took third overall in league while the girls battled to qualify for individual honors. The following Gauls were named league champions in their respective weight classes: Simon Xu, boys 126; Sandy Li, girls 145; Ken Lin, boys 150; Hector Vargas, boys 165; and Pui Fong, boys. 175. The following wrestlers also placed: Garrett Hayakawa, second place in boys 120; Ben Mandanski, third in boys 132; Alina Li, third in girls 155; Hanbo Xu, second in boys 157; and Luke Smith, second in boys 190.

The wrestlers will compete at the February 9-10 CIF individual tournament, the boys at Great Oak and the girls at San Dimas.


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