Pack football takes Damien; complete sports roundup
Claremont scored 21 points in the 4th quarter to beat Damien 34-14 Friday night. Fueled by interceptions from 5 different players to add to 4 sacks on the night, the Wolfpack defense bent but did not break against the Spartans. Cecil Fleming and Lane Giammalva had strong offensive performances, combining for 3 touchdowns. Craig Myers efficiently completed 13 of 16 passes for 182 yards and a score. Claremont (3-4) has its homecoming game this Friday, October 19 at 7 p.m. The Chino Hills (4-2) Huskies will be Claremont’s opponent.
Claremont dismantled Charter Oak in straight sets last week. Carolyn Bird and Tyler Romero led the way on offense, while Janie Feldsher and Gina Valvo had strong defensive displays. The Wolfpack were unable to keep the momentum during their next match, however, dropping it in straight sets to Ayala. Claremont will try to improve their 2-3 league record when they travel to St. Lucy’s this Thursday, October 18 at 5:30 pm.
The Wolfpack kept on rolling last week, beating Charter Oak overall by 35 points. The win means they have taken 3 in a row to close out the season, and finished 3rd place in the Sierra League. Playoffs are this week, with the league finals taking place Thursday, October 18 at noon at Los Serranos Country Club North.
CHS had their second league meet last week, and had an excellent showing. The girls team finished first overall, beating Ayala by 2 points. Claremont had 4 runners finish in the top 10, with Megan Renken and Merin Arft finishing within 3 seconds of one another in 3rd and 4th, respectively. The boys finished 2nd, and had 3 runners in the top 10. Jimmy Baeskens won the race for Claremont with a sub-16 minute time. The next race is the Mt. SAC invitational on Saturday, October 20.
BOYS WATER POLO
The Wolfpack bounced back from a narrow loss to Damien with a 6-5 win over Ayala. Goalie Steven Cagle continued to cement his MVP status, averaging over 10 saves and 5 steals in the 2 games. Thomas Randles and Stephen Zetterberg combined for 3 goals against Ayala. The Wolfpack (2-1 Sierra League) next play Chino Hills on Thursday, October 18 at 4:15 pm.
The Webb Gauls jumped back into the Prep League playoff picture with a hard-fought 9-6 victory over Chadwick. This win followed a strong 17-8 win over Milken Community. Webb is now 8-11, and has 3 conference games over the next 2 weeks to close out the season.
Vivian Webb knocked off Mayfield 10-8 for its second league win. The Gauls now hold a 4-6 record, with their next match being home against Whitney this Thursday, October 18 at 3:15 p.m.
CHS player of the week
Senior Ariana Holmes put on a clinic for the CHS volleyball team last week, closing out their shutout win against Charter Oak with a 25-6 score in the 3rd set. Holmes finished the game with 14 kills and 9 digs, while raising the play of everyone around her.
The 5’11” veteran is having a superb senior season, playing both as an outside hitter and opposite. In 12 games, Holmes averages 3.6 kills per set and consistently makes fewer than 5 unforced errors per game. She is also active on the defensive side, with at least 3 digs in half of her team’s games. Holmes averages around one unassisted block per game. She looks to finish the season strong with her team, as they have 4 remaining games to push for the CIF-Southern Section playoffs.