High school sports roundup: November 18, 2022

by Andrew Alonzo | aalonzo@claremont-courier.com

Claremont High School

Football

Claremont’s season came an end on Friday, November 11 when Mayfair came to town and left with a 12-7 win in the second round of the Division VII CIF-Southern Section football tournament.

The Monsoons took a 3-0 lead going into halftime and extended it early in the third quarter when senior quarterback Evan Tomich snuck into the endzone on a first and goal play. After the PAT, the score was 10-0. Senior wide receiver Zack Leeper got the Pack back into the contest when he caught a 20-yard touchdown reception late in the third to make the game 10-7. Strong defense from both teams however kept the scoring low. The Pack then gave up a safety on a high punt snap in the fourth quarter to make the score 12-7.

The loss caps CHS’s 2022 overall record at 8-3.

 

Boys and girls cross-country

Results from the Division II CIF-Southern Section Prelims on Saturday, November 12: The boys team placed sixth out of 13 schools in heat two with a score of 140. Juniors Andrew Lee (16:10.7) and Chad Struempf (16:13.3) placed highest for the team at 15th and 16th respectively. Fellow junior Max Neely (16:19.7) was not too far behind in 21st. The team did not qualify for next week’s finals meet.

The girls team placed second with a score of 87 in heat one. Junior Denise Jie Yi Chen came in second place with a time of 17:46.9, followed by freshman Isla Bulmer in 11th at 18:48.2. Sophomore Kaitlyn Smith (19:32.6) and junior Alexa Gossett (19:46.4) placed 21st and 23rd respectively, while junior Emily Noyes (20:30) rounded out the top 35. The team will participate in the Division II Finals on Saturday, November 19 at Mt. San Antonio College. The top seven teams (out of 16) will qualify for state.

Full results from CIF prelims are posted at finishedresults.com/meets/3843. Finals results will be at finishedresults.com/meets/3845.

 

Girls golf

On Thursday, November 10, junior Kristina Xu competed at the SoCal Individual Girl’s Golf Finals at the Brookside Country Club but did not place. For individual and team results, visit calam-2022cifstategirlshighschoolchampio.golfgenius.com.

 

Girls tennis

Senior singles player Sydney La and doubles teams of junior Camila Fernandez and sophomore Delia Vargas, and senior Angelina Alkhouri and junior Kaili Hernandez will compete in the Division I CIF-Southern Section Individual tournament on Monday, November 21.

 

Boys basketball

The Wolfpack opened the 2022-23 season November 13 with a 68-43 loss to Woodbridge at the Sunny Hills 22 Tournament. On November 14 Claremont suffered a 54-40 loss to Arlington in the same preseason tournament.

The team is back in action Tuesday, November 22 at home against Yucaipa. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

 

Girls basketball
On November 14 the Pack earned a lopsided 63-19 victory against Chino to begin the Upland Tournament. They followed up that performance with another win, this time over Mark Keppel, 66-54. The team’s next game in the tournament is against Martin Luther King High School at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 18. On Saturday, November 19, the team will host Upland. Tip-off is still TBD.

The team is off next week and will not see action again until Monday, November 28 when they travel to Walnut for a 5 p.m. contest.

 

Boys soccer
The team’s first game is 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, November 22 at Azusa. The following day, the team will host Los Osos at 5:30 p.m.

 

Girls soccer
The team is currently in the midst of tryouts and will not see action until Thursday, December 8 when it hosts Etiwanda at 5:30 p.m.

 

Co-ed wrestling
The team will travel to Los Osos for the Tom Bravo Classic on Saturday, December 3. The first match is set for 9 a.m.

 

 

The Webb Schools

Girls tennis

Freshman singles player Anna Park and sophomore doubles duo Jasmine Beseth and Saira Bhagat will compete in the Division V CIF-Southern Section individual tournament on Monday, November 21.

 

Boys and girls cross-country

Results from the Division V CIF-Southern Section Prelims on Saturday, November 12: The boys team placed second out of 11 school in heat one with a total score of 98. Seniors Etienne Griffon (17:17.7) and Garrett Cordova-Caddes (17:22) placed highest for the Gauls at 11th and 12th respectively. The team will participate in the Division V Finals on Saturday, November 19 at Mt. San Antonio College at 8:45 a.m. The top seven teams (out of 16) will qualify for state.

As an individual runner, freshman Nicole Samson bested all her competitors in heat one with a time of 19:53.1. Nicole will race in next week’s CIF Finals race at Mt. San Antonio College.

Full results from CIF prelims are posted at finishedresults.com. Finals results will be at finishedresults.com/meets/3845.

 

Boys basketball
The Gauls opened the 2022-23 preseason November 15 with a 55-25 home win over Gladstone. The team continued preseason play after press time on Thursday, November 17 when it hosted Big Bear. The team is off next week in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

Girls basketball
Webb began the preseason at Gladstone after press time Thursday, November 17.

 

Boys soccer
The Gauls traveled to Wilson November 15 and were dealt a 6-0 loss to start the preseason. The team then hosted Azusa after press time November 17.

 

Girls water polo
Webb played host to El Rancho after press time on Thursday, November 18.

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