CIF polls: Softball

CIF Preseason poll for week of Feb. 23:

Division 1 - 1. Garden Grove Pacifica; 2. ML King; 3. Chino; 4. Cypress; 5. Anaheim Canyon; 6. Los Osos; 7. Chino Hills; 8. Vista Murrieta; 9. Marina; 10. Norco.

Division 2 - 1. Mission Viejo; 2. Moorpark; 3. Oaks Chr.; 4. Westlake; 5. Yucaipa; 6. Riverside Poly; 7. Camarillo; 8. Ayala; 9. Capistrano Valley; 10. Simi Valley.

Division 3 - 1. St. Paul; 2. La Serna; 3. Palos Verdes; 4. Grand Terrace; 5. California; 6. Gahr; 7. Burbank; 8. Redondo Union; 9. Chaminade; 10. Alemany.

Division 4 - 1. Santa Monica; 2. Ventura; 3. Jurupa Hills; 4. Dos Pueblos; 5. La Quinta; 6. North Torrance; 7. Highland; 8. Temescal Canyon; 9. Ontario Chr.; 10. Aquinas.

Division 5 - 1. La Reina; 2. St. Bonaventure; 3. San Dimas; 4. Silverado; 5. Pomona Catholic; 6. Edgewood; 7. Lompoc Cabrillo; 8. Sierra Vista; 9. Schurr; 10. Mary Star of the Sea.

Division 6 - 1. Savanna; 2. Paraclete; 3. Pasadena Poly; 4. Saddleback Valley Chr.; 5. Shadow Hills; 6. Alverno; 7. Vasquez; 8. Oxford; 9. Boron; 10. St. Anthony.

Division 7 – 1. ACE; 2. University Prep; 3. Rolling Hills; 4. Grace Brethren; 5. Faith Baptist; 6. Nuview Bridge; 7. Archer School; 8. Crossroads ; 9. AAE; 10. Santa Clarita Chr.

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CIF polls: Boys volleyball

Boys volleyball for week of Feb. 23. Area teams in bold:

Division 1 - 1. Huntington Beach; 2. Loyola; 3. Corona del Mar; 4. San Clemente; 5. Mira Costa; 6. Santa Margarita; 7. Newbury Park; 8. Redondo Union; 9. Dana Hills; 10. Westlake.

Division 2 - 1. Laguna Beach; 2. El Segund; 3. Oak Park; 4. South Pasadena; 5. Long Beach Poly; 6. Lakewood; 7. South Torrance; 8. San Juan Hills; 9. Burbank Burroughs; 10. Aliso Niguel.

Division 3 – 1. Gahr; 2. Cathedral; 3. San Gabriel; 4. Crossroads; 5. Bishop Montgomery; 6. Heritage Chr.; 7. Windwood; 8. La Salle; 9. Arroyo Grande; 10. Salesian.

Division 4 – 1. Saddleback Valley Chr.; 2. St. Margaret’s 3. Paloma Valley; 4. Rio Mesa; 5. Garden Grove; 6. Yucaipa; 7. Tustin; 8. Flintridge Prep; 9. Templeton; 10. Redlands.

Division 5 - 1. Laguna Blanca; 2. Arrowhead Chr.; 3. Damien; 4. Santa Fe; 5. Vistamar; 6. West Covina; 7. La Serna; 8. Los Altos; 9. Ontario Chr.; 10. Mary Star of the Sea.

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Should Chino Hills have to give up its home court advantage?

The Chino Hills boys basketball team will be playing Mater Dei in an Open Division quarterfinal on Wednesday in one of the most eagerly anticipated contests of the season. But the game will be held at Colony, not on the Huskies home floor.

Chino Hills Athletic Director Phil Garcia says he was given a heads up two weeks ago that he might be ordered to find another site because the school’s gym capacity of 1,3000 isn’t up to what the CIF mandates for a big game.

Not that Garcia could do too much two weeks ago. Other schools had to keep their gyms available for their own use in case they had a home game.

So Garcia has been scrambling.

Fortunately for him, Colony, whose boys and girls teams are both still alive, won’t need it. They’re games are on the road and on different days. Colony seats a little more than 2,000.

But should the Huskies really have to give up their home court advantage? Is it more important to give access to the game to more people?

I can see it both ways.

The CIF didn’t make the Huskies move their Open Division quarterfinal last year. That game was against Redondo Union. So is it just because this one is Mater Dei? Garcia said that game last year was sold out and more spectators were turned away at the door.

My guess is the CIF sees the opportunity to make a few more bucks. If that’s not it then there should be a rule across the board in place before the season starts so schools aren’t left scrambling at the last minute.

Two other games are also being played on neutral courts – Corona Centennial and Orange Lutheran will play at Hope International University while Bishop Montgomery and Cathedral will play at Monrovia High School.

The Huskies played in a summer league at Colony so at least their a little familiar with those surroundings.

This game will be sold out too. In fact, Garcia doesn’t expect any tickets to be available at the door so spectators are advised to get them at the school today or Tuesday.

Anyone have any other thoughts on the matter?

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Chino Hills to sell advance tickets for boys basketball game

Anyone hoping to take in the Open Division boys basketball quarterfinal between Chino Hills and Mater Dei on Wednesday is advised to get tickets in advance because there likely won’t be any available at the venue before the game.

All the details are still being worked out and the contract is expected to be signed today with the game being played at Colony High School.

The CIF directed Chino Hills to move the game because it’s gym holds just 1,300, well under what the CIF wants for a game of this magnitude.

Students can purchase tickets at the student store during school hours.

The general public may also purchase tickets at the school between noon and 2:50 p.m. but must check in at the main office and they will be directed back to the store.

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What’s left in girls water polo

Here is the rundown on what happened in quarterfinal play Saturday and when the winners play next:

Division 2
Saturday’s games

San Clemente 14, Los Osos 3

Division 4
Saturday’s games

Cerritos 7, Ayala 6

Division 5
Saturday’s games

Charter Oak 11, Yucaipa 8
Los Altos 17, Cajon 3
Redlands East Valley 6, Temple City 3

Wednesday semifinals
Redlands East Valley at Los Altos;
Division 7
Saturday’s games

Alta Loma 7, Santa Ana Valley 6
San Dimas 5, La Sierra 3
Foothill 18, Colony 7

Wednesday’s semifinals
At Ocean View HS

Foothill vs. San Dimas, 5 p.m.; Alta Loma vs. Hillcrest, 6:30 p.m.

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CIF Scoreboard: Girls Basketball

Chino Hills 44, Lakewood 35
Lynwood 57, Diamond Bar 21
Upland 65, Oxnard Pacifica 40
Crescenta Valley 48, Rialto 35
San Clemente 59, Los Osos 40
Rancho Cucamonga at Los Alamitos
Etiwanda 66, Temecula Chaparral 40
Westminster 77, Ontario 35
Burbank 45, Arroyo Valley 39
Alta Loma 54, Temecula Valley 37
Yucaipa 65, Katella 35
Ayala 57, Anaheim Canyon 48
Summit 79, Hemet 20
Chino 65, Carter 39
Eisenhower 38, Perris 32
Norco 63, Silverado 29
Oak Hills 55, Bonita 32
Lakeside 76, Fontana 22
Colony 64, Redlands East Valley 20
Grand Terrace 53, La Habra 48
Victor Valley 65, Temescal Canyon 43
South Torrance 69, Jurupa Hills 47
Duarte 99, Ganesha 56


Aquinas 50, St. Pius-St. Matthias 39
Bloomington Christian 80, Coast Union 19
Thacher at Mesa Grande
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Alta Loma boys soccer team loses key player to injury

The Alta Loma boys soccer team lost once of its key players when senior stopper Colin Gunby was injured during a college ID camp at Cal State San Bernardino.

Braves coach Ryan McConnell said Gunby sustained a dislocated knee that will likely take him out of the rest of the playoffs.

The Braves (22-3-3) registered a 1-0 Southern Section Division 3 first round playoff win over Northwood on Friday and will play at Norte Vista (13-8-4) on Wednesday.

“It was one of those things, very unfortunate,” McConnell said. “It’s tough any time you lose a player but we have a couple days to regroup and make adjustments.





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Chino Hills boys basketball game to be moved

The highly anticipated CIF Open Division boys basketball game between national power and Mater Dei and designated host team Chino Hills will not be played at Chino Hills.

Huskies Athletic Director Phil Garcia says the CIF has contacted him and told him to look into alternative sites because the school’s gym isn’t big enough to hold the expected crowd.

It isn’t customary to ask schools to find an alternative site for early round games except in the Open Division where there is so much interest and large crowds anticipated.

Another quarterfinal between No. 9 seed Cathedral and No. 1 Bishop Montgomery was moved as well. Those teams will be playing at Monrovia.

Will let you know when a site has been determined.

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CIF boys soccer scores and who plays who next

Redlands East Valley boys soccer dominates playoff opener

Here is the complete rundown of first round playoff scores in boys soccer with schedule of next round of games:

Division 2
Friday’s games

Loara 1, Colton 0
Fontana 4, Riverside Poly 3

Wednesday’s games
Cabrillo at Fontana

Division 3
Friday’s games

Damien 1, Yucaipa 0
Redlands East Valley 5, Eastside 2
Norte Vista 1, Diamond Bar 0
Alta Loma 1, Northwood 0
Chaffey 5, Cajon 0
Chino Hills 3, Knight 1
Ontario 2, Carter 1
Claremont 3, Upland 2

Wednesday’s games
Damien at Littlerock; Redlands East Valley at San Luis Obispo; Alta Loma at Norte Vista; Woodbridge at Chaffey; Santa Maria at Chino Hills; Clareont at Ontario.

Division 5
Friday games

San Gorgonio 2, San Jacinto 1
(San Gorgonio wins on penalty kicks 5-3)
Garey 4, Mountain View 3
Arroyo Valley 2, South El Monte 1
Chino 4, Ganesha 2
Rialto 2, Barstow 1

Wednesday’s games
San Gorgonio at Los Amigos; Garey at Christa McAuliffe; Arroyo Valley at Animo Leadership; Chino at Garden Grove; Rialto at Tahquitz.

Division 6
Friday’s games

Rancho Mirage 5, Arrowhead Christian 2
Vista del Lago 5, Loma Linda 0
Ontario Christian 4, Vistamar 3 (OT)

Wednesday’s game
Ontario Christian at Rowland

Division 6
Friday’s game

Webb 6, Milken Community 0

Wednesday’s game
Riverside Prep at Webb

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CIF girls soccer scores and who plays who next

Here is the rundown on how area girls soccer teams did in the first round and who the winners play next:

Division 1
Thursday’s games

Rancho Cucamonga 3, Trabuco Hills 2
Los Osos 1, Flintridge Sacred Heart 0
Chino Hills 2, Millikan 0
Long Beach Poly 4, Etiwanda 2
Upland 5, San Clemente 4

Tuesday’s games
Rancho Cucamonga at Santa Margarita; Foothill at Los Osos
Anaheim Canyon at Chino Hills; Upland at Huntington Beach

Division 2
Thursday’s games

Sunny Hills 2, Redlands East Valley 0
Murrieta Mesa 2, Citrus Valley 1
Hart 4, Yucaipa 0
Canyon Country 4, Redlands 2

Division 3
Diamond Ranch 0, Pasadena Poly 0
(Diamond Ranch wins on penalty kicks 3-2)
Garden Grove Pacifica 2, Chino 1
West Torrance 2, Claremont 0
Ayala 5, Atascadero 1

Tuesday’s games
Brea Olinda at Diamond Ranch; Yorba Linda at Ayala

Division 5
Thursday’s games

Ocean View 2, Montclair 1
Colony 4, Tahquitz 0
Alta Loma 1, Oxnard Pacifica 0
SA Cavalry Chapel 1, Ontario Christian 0

Tuesday’s games
Estancia at Colony; Alta Loma at Viewpoint

Division 6
Thursday’s games

Grand Terrace 4, Rosemead 0
Rialto 3, Norte Vista 1
Summit 4, Savanna 0
Gabrielino 2, Rim of the World 0
San Gorgonio 2, Patriot 0
Bloomington 8, Mammoth 0

Tuesday’s games
Grand Terrace at Schurr;Sierra Vista at Rialto; Gabrielino at Summit; Duarte at San Gorgonio; Alhambra at Bloomington

Division 7
Thursday’s games

Pomona 2, Desert Hot Springs 1
Big Bear 3, Foothill Tech 0
Alverno 1, Garey 0
Moreno Valley 2, Webb 1
Vistamar 8, Ganesha 0

Tuesday’s games
Grace Brethren at Pomona; Vista del Lago at Big Bear

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