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Claremont continued its disappointing season January 20 with a 62-34 loss to Glendora. The Pack then played host to Colony Wednesday, and lost, 62-32. Following Wednesday’s result, the team is 3-22 overall and 0-7 in league play.

Claremont is at Bonita Friday, then at Ayala on Tuesday, January 31. Both tipoffs are set for 7 p.m.

Claremont Courier High school sports roundup: January 20, 2023

With five minutes, 58 seconds left in the first quarter of Monday’s National Football League clash between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals, spectators were stunned when Bill’s safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field after he collided with Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins. Hamlin sprang up after the play but crumpled seconds later. Onsite medical teams quickly administered to the fallen player. In a statement on Tuesday the Buffalo Bills said Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest. The gruesome incident has sparked discussion among local high school coaches and the California Interscholastic Federation.

With Claremont high school sports straddling both the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years, there is quite a bit to recap as we come to the end of 2022. The year’s winter sports programs at both CHS and Webb included title winners.

When the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section updates its record books in 2023, the Vivian Webb School’s girls varsity soccer team will see its name appear twice: once next to its 2022 Division VI CIF-SS title, and another among the longest winning streaks of all time. Webb is in the midst of a 28-game win streak and moved into fifth place in CIF-SS history with its most recent 3-0 win over Glendora on December 15. Sixth year VWS varsity head coach Malick Mbengue said it’s a “mind boggling” stat.

The Webb Schools girls soccer: the red hot Webb girls soccer team kept their winning streak alive with a December 13, 3-0 win at Glendora. The team has now moved into fifth place in the all-time CIF record book for consecutive wins with 28.

by Andrew Alonzo | aalonzo@claremont-courier.com Fans of Claremont High School boys soccer received news last summer they never thought they’d hear: longtime varsity head coach Fred Bruce-Oliver was stepping down […]

Webb Schools: The red-hot Webb girls soccer team just keeps on winning. On December 8, the Gauls traveled to Arrowhead Christian and came away with a 5-3 victory, then dealt St. Lucy’s a 3-0 shutout December 10. The Webb girls kicked off San Joaquin League play in style December 13 at Capistrano Valley Christian with a 7-0 win. It hosted Glendora after press time December 15. The team has won 27-consecutive games, including all competitions.

Claremont Unified School District’s Board of Education will likely appoint a replacement for its former president, Steven Llanusa, who resigned Saturday. The board is set to vote on whether or not to designate a subcommittee to recommend an appointment to Llanusa’s now vacant Trustee Area 4 seat at its 6 p.m. Thursday, December 15 public meeting at the district offices, 170 W. San Jose Ave., Claremont.

Results from the 2022 Division II CIF-State Championships on Saturday, November 26: The varsity girls team placed 12th out of 24 teams with a score of 306 in the Division II race.

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 success achieved within a team’s season can be attributed to numerous factors. But if there’s one reason why the Claremont High School boys’ water polo team had a standout 2022 campaign, it was thanks in part to the program’s new head coach: Gary Cheever. On January 7, 2022, CHS announced then varsity boys coach Robert Green had stepped down after just one season. In came Cheever, the Wolfpack’s girls water polo coach at the time, to fill the vacant opening for the upcoming 2022 season.

The Claremont High School girls cross country team cruised to a first-place finish to bring home the Palomares League title. Junior Denise Jie Yi Chen set a new course record of 17:00.2 and was named league MVP for the third year in a row. Wolfpack runners took the top three spots in the girls race with Denise leading the way, followed by junior Alexa Gossett with a time of 17:50.3, and finally freshman Isla Bulmer with at 17:51.8. The girls team advanced to the Division II CIF-SS Prelims and will race this Saturday, November 12.

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.

Claremont High School’s Palomares Carousel tournament was rescheduled to next Monday, October 24. Opponents and game times are still TBD.

Between 4 and 8 a.m. Monday through Thursday, Jonathon Anderson works his unloading shift at Vons in La Verne then makes his way to the Ontario Center Ice Arena for training with the Ontario Jr. Reign until to noon. It’s a heavy schedule for the Claremont hockey player, especially once weekend games and family events are lumped into the mix, but the spry 19-year-old doesn’t mind the demands.