The High Desert remains alive and well in soccer going into this weekend’s CIF-SS title games, as all three remaining teams in the boys and girls playoffs are located north of the Cajon Pass.
On the girls side, Sultana and Granite Hills will get a chance to replay their classic Division 4 championship game from a year ago, which the Sultans won on penalty kicks, 7 p.m. Friday at Downey Warren High School. The Sultans advanced to the finals with a 1-0 victory over No. 1-seeded La Puente Bishop Amat Tuesday while No. 2 Granite Hills defeated Hacienda Heights Los Altos 1-0 in the semifinals.
On the boys side, No. 1-seeded Oak Hills advanced to the Division 6 championship in its inaugural season by ousting Brentwood Tuesday. After a scoreless tie in regulation, the Bulldogs won the penalty-kick round 4-1 on goals by Abel Arriola, Brett Croft, Juan Nuno and Sergio Romero. The Bulldogs will face El Monte Mountain View at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Warren HS.
In the other semifinals Tuesday, Redlands East Valley fell to Harvard-Westlake 4-0 in Division 2 girls while Malibu defeated Ontario Christian on penalty kicks 3-2 in D6 girls after the teams played to a 1-1 tie.