Sun and Daily Bulletin CIF-SS girls volleyball and boys water polo championships schedule Saturday

After Tuesday’s semifinals, here is who is left for Saturday’s CIF-SS girls volleyball and boys water polo championships from the Daily Bulletin and Sun coverage areas. Updated on Thursday, 11/15 to reflect time changes to accommodate Los Osos fans who want to go to both boys water polo and girls volleyball.

Girls volleyball
Los Angeles Windward vs. Rim of the World at Santiago Canyon College, 9 a.m.
Pomona Catholic vs. Sierra Madre Alverno at Cypress College, 11:30 a.m.
Riverside King vs. Los Osos at Santiago Canyon College, 2:15  p.m.

Boys water polo
At Woollett Aquatics Center, Irvine HS
Don Lugo vs. Los Angeles Brentwood, 9:15 a.m.
Los Osos vs. Santa Maria Righetti, 12:45 p.m.

Anthony Munoz returns home to Chaffey High School

For a guy who doesn’t live in Ontario anymore, Anthony Munoz is certainly connected to his alma mater.

I was at Chaffey High School on Wednesday as Munoz, the Pro Football Hall Of Famer at offensive tackle who is a product of Chaffey and USC, was honored as a “Hometown Hall of Famer” by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Allstate.

In talking to one of the public relations representatives who has been at many of these presentations to Hall of Famers across the country, the show Chaffey put on to honor Munoz was more than many of them.

There were singers, cheerleaders, dancers as well as his high school baseball coach, Jim Semon. It was punctuated with the marching band.

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Saturday’s San Bernardino County playoff scores: football, volleyball and water polo

Here are Saturday’s prep playoff scores for San Bernardino County

First Round
Big Bear 27, Brethren Christian 20 (John Hawkins scores go-ahead TD with 3:36 left. Big Bear is at Ontario Christian next Friday)

Los Osos 3, Downey 0 (Los Osos is at No. 2 South Torrance in semifinals Tuesday)
Yorba Linda 3, Serrano 2
Rim of the World 3, La Serna 0 (Top-seeded Rim is at No. 4 Chatsworth Sierra Canyon in the semifinals Tuesday)
Aquinas 3, San Gabriel 1 (Aquinas hosts No. 1-seeded San Juan Capistrano St. Margaret’s in the semifinals Tuesday)
Ontario Christian 3, Crean Lutheran 0 (No. 2 Ontario Christian hosts No. 3 Newport Beach Sage Hill in the semifinals Tuesday)
Hemet 3, Colony 1
St. Monica Academy 3, Lake Arrowhead Christian 0

Cerritos 20, Upland 7
Los Osos 16, Santa Monica 5 (plays Arroyo Grande in semifinals Wednesday at Woollett Aquatics Center, 2 p.m.)
Citrus Valley 11, Segerstrom 6 (plays Brentwood on the road in semifinals Wednesday at an alternate site)
Don Lugo 9, Yorba Linda 6 (Don Lugo hosts Cypress in semifinals Wednesday at an alternate site)

Next week’s prep football matchups

Here is the schedule for next week’s games. Home teams have been determined and these are likely sites for the games. There are at least 2 all-county matchups: Upland-Redlands and Jurupa Hills-Citrus Valley. In addition, if Big Bear wins Saturday, the Bears would play at Ontario Christian.

Vista Murrieta at Norco
Charter Oak vs. Rancho Cucamonga at Los Osos HS
Upland at Redlands
Corona Centennial at Murrieta Valley

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First-round CIF-SS football playoff results

OK, here we go, with Friday night’s scores — some surprises and some expected. San Bernardino County teams in bold.

Biggest surprise? Summit’s loss. Second biggest surprise? Not that Redlands won, but how the Terriers ran over Chino Hills. “Upset” that I wasn’t surprised by? Jurupa Hills beating Fillmore.

Vista Murrieta 34, South Hills 6
Norco 50, Redlands East Valley 22
Rancho Cucamonga 33, Corona Santiago 17
Charter Oak 24, Chaparral 14
Upland 35, Great Oak 6
Redlands 55, Chino Hills 27
Murrieta Valley 35, Eisenhower 27
Corona Centennial 47, Los Osos 21

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CIF-SS football first round predictions

Here are my predictions for first-round playoff football games for San Bernardino County teams


Redlands East Valley 21, Norco 20

Rancho Cucamonga 31, Corona Santiago 14

Upland 38, Grea Oak 20

Chino Hills 27, Redlands 17

Murrieta Valley 21, Eisenhower 14

Corona Centennial 49, Los Osos 14

Prediction for the division: Vista Murrieta beats Upland in the final

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San Andreas League says no to Indian Springs High School

Indian Springs, the newest school in San Bernardino, was rejected for early admission into the San Andreas League on Wednesday.

The school which has only freshmen and sophomores this year and won’t have play a varsity sport until the fall of 2013, was asking the San Andreas League for admission next fall, a year before the new league alignment goes into effect in the fall of 2014.

In a meeting of San Andreas League principals and athletic directors, the league voted 6-0 to deny Indian Springs admission for next fall. As a result, unless Indian Springs can find another league to accept them, the school will have to play a freelance schedule for the 2013-14 school year.

Pacific Athletic Director Carmel Brand said there were several reasons why the league denied Indian Springs entry into the league.

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Mesa Grande cross country wins league, misses on CIF

I enjoyed going to Mesa Grande Academy today, to interview the cross country team about winning league but not being able to compete at CIF.

I enjoyed talking to the coaches and athletes about how strongly they feel about their Seventh-day Adventist beliefs. Because they celebrate the Sabbath from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday, they can’t compete at CIF-SS cross country prelims because those are during the day Saturday. And CIF won’t change any of them to another day.

It was great to talk to coaches Juli and Robert Simmons as well as boys runners juniors Eli Gorton, Pablo Orozco and Beau Darkens and senior Austin Mock and girls runners sophomores Kaylene Lopez and Lauren Tomas and seniors Morgan Johnson and Emily Thornton. Unfortunately, they weren’t all quoted or mentioned in the story, but I appreciated talking to them as well as I appreciate the other runners who showed up for the photo but had to take off shortly thereafter. Also unfortunately, I had to cut my story short because of space and time constraints.

Story is at  and will also run in Thursday’s paper.

Here is the portion that was cut from the bottom of my story:

The hope is that sometime in the future CIF-SS might change its stance.
“We hope in the next two or three years, we can compete at CIF,” Robert Simmons said. “Right now, we just want to compete at Prelims. Then, if we get good enough, maybe at finals.”

CIF-SS football pairings

CIF-SS Playoffs
Friday’s Games
First round
Some sites TBA
County teams in bold
West Covina South Hills (6-4) at No. 1 Vista Murrieta (10-0)
Norco (6-4) at Redlands East Valley (5-4)
Corona Santiago (5-4) at Rancho Cucamonga (8-2)
Chaparral (7-3) at No. 4 Covina Charter Oak (9-1)
Temecula Great Oak (5-5) at No. 3 Upland (10-0)
Redlands (7-3) at Chino Hills (7-2-1)
Eisenhower (7-2) at Murrieta Valley (9-1)
Los Osos (5-5) at No. 2 Corona Centennial (9-1)

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CIF-SS Central, Inland, Eastern Division brackets

Here are brackets for Central, Inland and Eastern Division. My predictions were close on Inland, only moved Chaparral, Great Oak and Redlands around. Others not so much as I was surprised in Eastern Division that Silverado got in over Apple Valley.

No alternate sites or times available as of yet.

Inland Division
South Hills at No. 1 Vista Murrieta, Norco at Redlands East Valley; Corona Santiago at Rancho Cucamonga; Chaparral at No. 4 Charter Oak; Great Oak at No. 3 Upland, Redlands at Chino Hills; Eisenhower at Murrieta Valley, Los Osos at No. 2 Corona Centennial.

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