Alta Loma volleyball now shifts focus to state playoffs

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It seems every coach that wins a CIF Southern Section title laments the difficulty in getting a team back up again to start the state playoffs.

Alta Loma volleyball coach Tishanna Pope now faces that challenge after her team cruised to a Division 4AA title.

The Braves (33-2) have won 22 straight matches, the most recent being a 3-0 sweep of La Reina on Friday in the title tilt.

The Braves are the top seed for the Division 4 Southern California Region portion of the state playoffs which start Tuesday. Alta Loma will host Kingsburg at 7 p.m. in their state playoff opener. Since they’re the No. 1 seed they’ll play at home until they’re eliminated or get to the state title match which is on a neutral court.

“They just want to keep playing,” Pope said. “They like each other so much and just don’t want the season to end. They’re like, ‘Why not keep playing,?’

 

 

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CIF-SS cross country finals, Inland Valley results

Jurupa Hills’ Michael Teran, above, en route to winning the CIF-SS Division 2 title

Here are results from CIF-SS cross country finals
Top 7 teams and 5 individuals on non-qualifying teams advance to CIF State Championships

Division 1 boys winner: Burbank Burroughts (70)
Qualified: Alta Loma’s Koby Pederson 7th (15:10) as an individual
Did not qualify: 15. Chino Hills 324

Division 2 boys winner: Ventura 83
Qualified: 1. Jurupa Hills 101 (top runner: 1. Michael Teran 14:44)
4. Claremont 136 (top runner: 10. Mike Lowrie 15:09)
Ayala’s Christian Barajas 15th (15:17) as an individual
Did not qualify: 10. Ayala 264, 13. Colony 292.

Division 3 boys winner: Brea Olinda 44
Qualified: Bonita’s Dillon Beckum 7th (15:11) as an individual
Did not qualify: None

Division 4 boys winner: Bishop Amat 90
Qualified: None
Did not qualify: None

Division 5 boys winner: Xavier Prep 65
Qualified: Ontario Christian’s Jakob Eichor 17th (16:11) as an individual
Did not qualify: 14. Ontario Christian 307, 16. Webb 373

Division 1 girls winner: Great Oak 20
Qualified: None
Did not qualify: 16. Rancho Cucamonga 364
Chino Hills’ Grace Staton 18th (18:20) as an individual

Division 2 girls winner: Saugus 81
Qualified: 7. Claremont 175 (top runner: 23. Tess Rounds 18:12)
Did not qualify: 16. Ayala 361
Summit’s Jennifer Sandoval 31st (18:24) as an individual

Division 3 girls winner: Palos Verdes 80
Qualified: None
Did not qualify: 15. Bonita 320

Division 4 girls winner: Bishop Amat 63
Qualified: San Dimas’ Trinity Ruelas 6th (18:25) as an individual
Did not qualify: 12. St. Lucy’s 268.

Division 5 girls winner: Flintridge Prep 36
Qualified: Pomona Catholic’s Kassandra Martinez 13th (19:40) as an individual
Did not qualify: 11. Pomona Catholic 267.

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