­­High school sports roundup: week of January 5, 2024

Senior wrestler Andrew Bakhshi, right, takes down sophomore Matt Blek during training on Wednesday at CHS. Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo

by Andrew Alonzo | aalonzo@claremont-courier.com

Boys soccer (3-1-1)

Claremont hosted Bishop Amat on December 12, losing 4-2, before tying Chino Hills, 1-1, at home December 15. The team’s Palomares League season got underway December 22 with a 3-2 home win over Alta Loma. A home friendly with Norte Vista on December 28 yielded a 2-1 victory.

CHS host Glendora on Friday, head to Colony Wednesday, January 10, then welcome Bonita Friday, January 12. Each game starts at 5:30 p.m.


Girls soccer (8-3-2)

Results from the Riverside Poly Tournament: CHS shutout La Quinta, 4-0, on December 4 to begin play. The Wolfpack then played to a scoreless tie with Martin Luther King on December 7, before losing 1-0 to hosts Riverside Poly on December 8. The team then bested Arlington, 3-1, on December 11 to place third overall.

Results from the CHS Holiday Classic: the Pack started with a 2-1 victory over Upland at home on December 9, then followed things up with a 2-2 tie with Etiwanda later in the day. Action resumed December 16 with a 3-1 win over Rancho Cucamonga before Etiwanda got the better of Claremont, handing CHS a 3-1 loss that same day. The Wolfpack finished in second place.

Claremont began the Palomares League campaign with a 1-0 loss at Alta Loma December 18.

Results from the San Gorgonio Tournament: the girls began by thrashing San Bernadino, 11-0,  on December 27, then continued their domination with a 7-0 trouncing of hosts San Gorgonio. Things got much more serious the next day, when they squeaked by Patriot, 1-0. The Pack then shutout Oak Hills, 4-0, to cap off the tournament in which they outscored their four opponents 23-0. The team was set to play Alta Loma in the final, but the coaches decided the team who wins their second league meeting will take home the tourney title.

League play resumes Friday at Glendora, followed by a home test with Colony Wednesday, January 10. Bonita is next, away on Friday, January 12. Games start 5:30 p.m.

Boys basketball (5-12)

Results from the Montclair Tournament: the boys lost their first game against Charter Oak, 56-42, on December 5, as well as their second versus Wilson of Hacienda Heights, 62-34, on December 7. CHS bounced back December 8, winning 69-46 over Jurupa Valley, but lost to West Covina, 63-57 to close things out December 9. Tournament placements were not made available to the Courier.

The boys hosted Workman on December 11, losing 68-54. Los Osos came to town December 14 and trounced CHS, 63-35. That lopsided loss was followed by another at the hands of Diamond Ranch, 58-16 on December 20. The team got close in its Palomares League season opener at Alta Loma December 22, losing 53-40.

Results from the Damien Classic: Claremont lost to Pomona, 60-47, on December 26; fell, 41-39, versus Sage Ridge the following day; was defeated, 48-29, on December 28 against Charter Oak; but ended things on a high with a 54-42 win over Arroyo. Final tournament standings were not made available to the Courier.

Action resumes Friday at Glendora, followed by a home game with Colony Wednesday, January 10. Bonita hosts the Pack Friday, January 12.

Games are at 7 p.m.


Girls basketball (8-5)

Results from the Claremont/Bonita Tournament: CHS bested Riverside Poly, 50-27, on December 4; downed Eleanor Roosevelt, 56-50, on December 5; defeated Summit, 50-29, on December 7; before losing to Flintridge Prep in the final, 47-31, to take second place.

The girls fell, 62-46, at Orangewood Academy on December 14 before smashing Alta Loma, 52-22, to begin Palomares League play on December 22.

Results from the Ontario Christian Tournament: Claremont began play with a 65-23 win over Rowland December 26; lost, 44-34, to Moreno Valley December 27; bounced back with a 69-41 win over Silverado on December 28; and overcame Bonita, 43-34, on December 29 to finish in third place.

League play resumes at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Glendora. The Pack then travel to Northview Saturday, January 6 for a tournament. The first game starts at 8 p.m. versus St. Anthony. The girls are back home Wednesday, January 10 against Colony, followed by a trip to Bonita Friday, January 12. Both games are at 5:30 p.m. Claremont hosts San Dimas at 3 p.m. Saturday, January 13.

Girls water polo (1-4)

The Wolfpack hosted Chino on December 6 and won, 14-2, but were then sunk at home by Los Altos the following day, 14-12. Claremont took on West Covina at Edgewood on December 13, losing 11-3. The team opened Palomares League play at Alta Loma on December 18 but results were not made available to the Courier.

The Pack are back in the water Monday, January 8 at home against Glendora, followed by a game at Colony Wednesday, January 10. Both league games are at 4 p.m. The team travels to Troy for a tournament Friday and Saturday. Opponents and times are TBD.

Boys (0-1) and girls (0-1) wrestling

The boys had a December 9 tournament at Gabrielino High School. The girls competed in a December 9 tournament at Santa Ana. Results were not made available to the Courier.

Both teams began Palomares League play by hosting and losing to Alta Loma on December 21. Scores were not made available to the Courier.

Senior wrestler Andrew Bakhshi, right, takes down sophomore Matt Blek during training on Wednesday at CHS. Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo

“We got slaughtered by Alta Loma,” wrote CHS head wrestling coach Joe Marchillo in an email Wednesday. “It’s been tough to keep track of official scores because of all the byes and forfeits.”

League play resumed after press time Thursday at Glendora. The girls are at San Dimas High School for a tournament Friday and Saturday. Matchups start at 9:30 a.m. both days. After, both teams head to Colony Thursday, January 11. The girls are up first at 5 p.m., the boys at 6. Bonita then hosts a girls tournament set to begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, January 13.


The Webb Schools

Boys soccer (3-4-0)

Covina shutout Webb, 5-0, at home December 8. The Gauls rallied to defeat Capistrano Valley Christian, 2-0, in Mission Viejo on December 12. The team then fell to Mark Keppel, 2-0, on December 14.

Webb returns Saturday, January 6, with a 10:30 a.m. home match against Wilson. The team travels to Fairmont Prep for a 1 p.m. game Tuesday, January 9; to Tarbut V’Torah at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, January 11; then returns home Saturday, January 13, for an 11 a.m. match with Avalon.


Girls soccer (5-1-1)

Host Rowland hosted beat the Gauls, 2-0, on December 7. Webb then welcomed Capistrano Valley Christian December 12, winning, 2-0, before heading Whittier and winning again, 3-0, on December 14.

The team returns from winter break Saturday, January 6, with an 11 a.m. game at Pasadena Poly, followed by a trip to Fairmont Prep Tuesday, January 9 at 2:30 p.m. Ayala comes by Saturday, January 13, for an 11 a.m. kickoff.

Boys basketball (4-6)

Webb squeaked by hosts Palmdale Academy, 55-53, on December 8. Duarte then bested the Gauls, 60-42, at home on December 12, before the team bounced back with another thriller, a 56-55 home win over Rio Hondo on December 14.

Santa Ana Valley drops by Friday for a 6 p.m. tipoff. Newport Christian hosts the team at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 9, followed by Waverly at home Thursday, January 11, at 5 p.m.

Girls basketball (4-7)

Results from the Rick Whyte Invitational at Webb: the Gauls began by losing to Rio Hondo, 56-28, on December 5, then lost to Garey, 54-31, on December 7. They followed those two losses with two wins, 40-33 over Linfield Christian on December 8, and 35-25 over Monrovia on December 9, to finish fifth overall.

The team came away 48-35 victory at Pomona December 12. Host Duarte then cooled the Gauls’ hot streak with a 44-32 defeat on December 14.

Webb hosts Covina Friday at 7:30 p.m. Newport Christian hosts the Gauls at 5 p.m., Tuesday, January 9, followed by a home test with Waverly at 5 p.m. Friday, January 12.

Girls water polo (3-4)

West Covina sunk Webb at home, 18-7, on December 12. The Gauls shook off the loss with a 13-5 home win over Westridge on December 14.

The team begins 2024 play on Friday with a 3:30 p.m. trip to Montclair, then travels to Sierra Vista Monday, January 8, also at 3:30 p.m. Charter Oak comes to Webb at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 10. The team then travels to Edgewood Friday, January 12, for a 4 p.m. match.

Boys wrestling (3-3)


Results from the fifth annual Ranger Roundup Tournament at Santa Rosa Academy on December 9: no Webb wrestlers placed in the top four of any weight class. The team accumulated 34 points overall. Full results are at trackwrestling.com.

Ganesha and Nuview Bridge came by for a dual meet on December 11. The Gauls lost to Ganesha, 48-34, but bested Nuview Bridge, 48-24. At a dual meet at California School for the Deaf December 14, the team overcame the hosts, 18-12, but were then blown out by Marshall, 69-6.

Webb opens the new year with a noon Montview League meet at Sierra Vista on Thursday, January 11.


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