High school sports roundup: October 28, 2022

by Andrew Alonzo | aalonzo@claremont-courier.com

Claremont High

Boys water polo

Results from the San Diego Open tournament: last Thursday, October 20, the boys beat Canyon (Anaheim), 12-8 in the afternoon. In the evening, the boys fell against Granite Hills, 13-11. The morning of Friday, October 21, the Pack lost 11-10 against Santana but bounced back against Canyon Crest Academy with a 9-8 evening win. The team concluded the tournament with a 5-0 loss to Mt. Carmel.

On Monday, October 24, the Pack sunk Bonita, 21-11, in the semifinal of the Palomares Carousal tournament. On Wednesday, October 26, the team traveled to Alta Loma to play the Braves in the final for the Palomares League title and lost, 17-10.

Although runners up, the Wolfpack will likely be the fourth seed going into CIF-Southern Section Division III boys’ water polo playoffs. The team will learn its postseason fate when playoff brackets are released at 9 a.m. Saturday, October 29.

 

Football

Last Friday, October 21, Claremont celebrated its homecoming with a 35-0 shutout victory over Don Lugo in San Antonio League play.

Senior running back Caden Campuzano put on an offensive clinic, netting 18 of the Pack’s 35 points in the form of three touchdowns. He rushed for 135 yards on just six carries, and made one reception which he took 47 yards and into the endzone. Factoring in his 62-yard punt return, Campuzano picked up 244 total yards.

Full stats from Friday’s game are available at maxpreps.com.

The result gives CHS a 2-0 league record and bumps its overall record to 6-2 ahead of its final league game on Friday, October 28 at West Covina. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Boys and girls cross-country

Results from the 74th Annual Mt. San Antonio College Cross-Country Invite on Saturday, October 22: the boys participated in the Division II varsity blue three-mile race, placing seventh out of 12 teams with a total score of 173. The girls team placed third with a score of 85 in the Division II varsity yellow three-mile race. Junior Denise Jie Yi Chen finished first with a time of 17:40 in an 82-runner heat, finishing nearly 50 seconds ahead of second place freshman Arielle Avina of Murrieta Valley, at 18:29.

Full results and times are posted at finishedresults.com/meets/3979.

The teams’ next races are scheduled for Friday, November 4 when they participate in the Palomares League Finals meet at Ayala Park.

Girls golf

On Tuesday, October 25, junior Kristina Xu, sophomore Riley Wang and freshman Ella Santiago represented CHS and the Palomares League at CIF Southern Region Finals at par 74 Los Serranos Country Club. Freshman Taara Reddy traveled as an alternate.

Kristina shot a 76, two-over par, enough to advance her to CIF Sectional Finals held at Western Hills Country Club next Thursday, November 3. Riley shot an 86 and Ella a 94. Both played well, but neither advanced alongside Kristina.

On Monday, October 31, the team will take part in CIF team finals at the par 72 Huntington Country Club. Out of the 20 teams competing, the top eight will move on to regionals.

Girls tennis

Last Thursday, October 20, Claremont wrapped up league play with a 16-2 win at Alta Loma. The result earned Claremont its sixth straight Palomares League title and capped off a perfect 10-0 league campaign.

Between October 25 and 26, the Pack participated in CIF Individual Prelims at CHS and the Claremont Club. On Wednesday, October 26, senior Sydney La bested Glendora junior Steffanie Lam 2-1 to defend her title as Palomares League singles champ. In an all CHS doubles final, junior Camila Fernandez and sophomore Delia Vargas beat senior Angelina Alkhouri and junior Kaili Hernandez, 2-1, to become Palomares League doubles champions.

Sydney and both doubles teams qualify for the CIF Individual tournament, which will begin on Monday, November 21. Since their league has been clinched, the team will learn its postseason fate at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 31 when the CIF-Southern Section girls’ team tennis playoff brackets for Division I are released.

 

The Webb Schools

Boys water polo

Last Wednesday, October 19, the Gauls hosted Edgewood in a Mountain View League match and won 11-3. The team then hosted Sierra Vista on Thursday, October 20, winning 10-2. The result clinched the league title for the Gauls.

The team closed out the regular season after press time on Thursday, October 27, at Nogales. On Saturday, October 29, the team will learn its postseason fate when the CIF-Southern Section boys’ water polo playoff brackets for Division VI are released.

Girls volleyball

The team lost its final game of the season, a nonleague matchup at Providence Burbank, 3-0. It did not make the postseason.

Football

The Gauls were dealt a 40-36 Manzanita League home loss on Saturday, October 22 against Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac. On Friday, October 28, the team will conclude its season at Nuview Bridge. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Webb did not make the postseason.

Girls golf

On Monday, October 24, Gauls senior Angie Zhang represented Webb at the CIF Individual girls golf finals at Los Serranos Country Club, finishing six strokes over, missing regional qualification by two strokes. The team are San Joaquin champions and will compete in the CIF-Southern Section Team tournament October 31 at El Prado in Chino.

Girls tennis

On October 21 the team hosted Segerstrom and lost 11-7. On Tuesday, October 25 it participated in San Joaquin League and CIF Prelims at the Claremont Club. Freshman Anna Park booked her spot in the San Joaquin League singles semifinals, and sophomore doubles team Jasmine Beseth and Saira Bhagat advanced to the semifinals. Matches were played after press time Thursday, October 27.

Boys and girls cross-country

Results from the 74th Annual Mt. San Antonio College Cross-Country Invite: the boys participated in the Division V varsity yellow three-mile race, placing fifth out of 15 teams with a total score of 114. Senior Garrett Cordova-Caddes finished in eighth with a time of 17:44 in a heat comprised of 109 runners.

Webb also fielded runners for the Girls Division IV and V junior varsity yellow three-mile race, placing fourth out of seven teams with a score of 109. Freshman Nicole Samson dominated the course, placing first with a time of 19:48 in a heat consisting of 103 runners. Second place went to West Point Grey (Vancouver, Canada) sophomore Rachel Milau, who finished with a time of 20:49 — a minute and one second after Nicole.

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