Girls volleyball, boys water polo area CIF-SS playoffs update

Chino Hills’ Janessa Thropay spikes against St. Lucy’s last Month

Saturday’s games involving San Bernardino County teams
Girls Volleyball
Quarterfinals
All matches 7 p.m. except where indicated
DIVISION 1A
Chino Hills at Villa Park, 6 p.m.
DIVISION 3AA
Sage Hill at Rim of the World
DIVISION 3A
Hemet at Loma Linda Academy
DIVISION 4AA
Alta Loma at St. Anthony
DIVISION 4A
Katella at Summit
DIVISION 5AA
Buckley at Upland Christian
DIVISION 5A
West Shores at University Prep
Tarbut V’Torah at Lake Arrowhead Christian, Monday 5:30 p.m.
Excelsior at Hesperia Christian
Immanuel Christian at AAE

Boys Water polo
Quarterfinals
DIVISIION 2
Dos Pueblos at Los Osos, noon
DIVISION 5
Riverside Poly vs. Redlands at Citrus Valley HS, 2 p.m.
La Serna at Ayala, 11:45 a.m.
DIVISION 7
Don Lugo at Oxnard, 11 a.m.

Girls volleyball and boys water polo will be playing CIF-SS quarterfinals on Saturday.
In all, 11 girls volleyball teams from San Bernardino County have advanced to the quarterfinals, with five of them in Division 5A.
Seeded county teams remaining include No. 3 Chino Hills in 1A, No. 1 Alta Loma in 4AA, No. 4 Summit in 4A, and No. 4 Lake Arrowhead Christian, No. 3 Excelsior and No. 2 AAE in 5A. Also advancing were Rim of the World (3AA), Loma Linda Academy (3A), Upland Christian (5AA) and University Prep and Hesperia Christian (5A)
Lake Arrowhead Christian is the lone area team not playing Saturday, and instead will play Irvine Tarbut V’Torah on Monday. Teams are vying for a chance to advance to Tuesday’s CIF-SS semifinals.
In water polo, there are four county teams remaining: Los Osos (No. 3 seed in Division 2), No. 4 Redlands and unseeded Ayala (Division 5) and Don Lugo NO. 2 in Division 7).

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Aquinas High has three athletes sign National Letters of Intent

Here are videos of Aquinas High athletes after signing their National Letters of Intent on Friday.


Volleyball player Amanda Kirtley, above talks about signing with Cal.


Softball player Zoe Casas, above, talks about signing with Florida State.


Softball player Allie Hotetz, above, talks about signing with Hampton University.

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Loma Linda Academy outlasts San Dimas in Division 3A volleyball

In a result received too late to make our paper or web site, but Loma Linda Academy outlasted San Dimas in 5 sets on Thursday night, 20-25, 25-16, 22-25, 25-21, 15-10.

Madison Field had 18 kills and five aces, Kailee Rohmer had 17 kills and seven aces and hit .393, while Demari Webb added 14 kills for the Roadrunners. Kayla Redfield added 49 assists. Loma Linda Academy hosts third-seeded Hemet on Saturday.

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VIDEOS: REV’s Sascha Dominique, Autumn Gillespie sign


Redlands East Valley athletic director Rhonda Fouch talks about volleyball player Sascha Dominique signing with Loyola Marymount and softball player Autumn Gillespe signing with Central Florida.


REV volleyball’s Sascha Dominique talks about signing with Loyola Marymount


REV softball’s Autumn Gillespie talks about signing with Central Florida

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CIF-SS girls volleyball first round scores and schedules

REV’s Vashti Knight spikes the ball on Tuesday vs. Etiwanda

Below are Tuesday’s volleyball scores of San Bernardino County teams, and Thursday’s matchups

DIVISION 1A
Rancho Cucamonga def. Yucaipa 25-16, 27-25, 26-24
Redlands East Valley def. Etiwanda 25-17, 25-15, 15-17
Westlake def. Redlands 25-12, 25-27, 25-23, 25-22
Chino Hills, bye
Trabuco Hills def. Citrus valley 25-20, 25-17, 23-25, 25-21
San Marcos def. Cajon 25-6, 25-16, 25-10
Second Round:
Rancho Cucamonga at Hart
Ventura at Redlands East valley
Norco at Chino Hills

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Tuesday’s San Bernardino County first round volleyball matchups

Here are Tuesday’s first round matchups for girls volleyball, involving San Bernardino County teams. All matches schedule for 7 p.m. unless stated otherwise.

DIVISION 1A
Yucaipa (18-10) at Rancho Cucamonga (22-7)
Etiwanda (11-10) at Redlands East Valley (25-3)
Redlands (16-11) at Westlake (17-8)
No. 3 Chino Hills, bye
Trabuco Hills (20-6) at Citrus Valley (20-6(
Cajon (13-11) at San Marcos (21-6)
DIVISION 2A
Oak Hills at La Habra
Apple Valley at Arcadia
Sonora at Serrano
DIVISION 3AA
Silverado at Rim of the World, 6 p.m.
Granite Hills at Riverside Poly
Eastside at Victor Valley
San Gorgonio at Heritage
Rialto at Quartz Hill
DIVISION 3A
Rubidoux at Aquinas
San Bernardino at Hemet
Loma Linda Academy at Patriot
DIVISION 4AA
Wildwood at Alta Loma
Westminster at Big Bear
Colony at St. Paul
Garden Grove Santiago at Don Lugo
DIVISION 4A
Grand Terrace at Mammoth
Summit, bye
Savanna at Fontana
DIVISION 5AA
Mesa Grande Academy at Faith Baptist
Upland Christian, bye
DIVISION 5A
Victor Valley Christian at Baker Valley
Crossroads Christian at University Prep
Trona at Lucerne Valley
Newbury Park Adventist at Lake Arrowhead Christian
Big Pine at Excelsior
Pilgrim at Hesperia Christian

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CIF-SS girls volleyball pairings are out

Redlands East Valley’s Vashti Knight, above, talks about beating Citrus Valley

Pairings are out in girls volleyball. Here’s the rundown for schools in our Daily Bulletin/Sun coverage area.

Tuesday’s games
Division 1A

Yucaipa at Rancho Cucamonga
Etiwanda at Redlands East Valley
Redlands at Westlake
Trabuco Hills at Citrus Valley
Cajon at San Marcos
St. Lucy’s at El Toro
Bye – Chino Hills

Division 2A
Oak Hills at La Habra
Palm Desert at Claremont
Diamond Ranch at Viewpoint
Sonora at Serrano
Bonita at Los Altos

Division 3-AA
Silverado at Rim of the World
Eastside at Victor Valley
San Gorgonio at Heritage
Rialto at Quartz Hill

Division 3A
Rubidoux at Aquinas
San Bernardino at Hemet
Loma Linda at Patriot
Morro Bay at San Dimas
Covina at Webb

Division 4AA
Wildwood at Alta Loma
Westminster at Big Bear
Pomona Catholic at Garden Grove
Colony at St. Paul
Garden Grove Santiago at Don Lugo

Division 4A
Grand Terrace at Mammoth
Pomoma at San Gabriel Mission
Savanna at Fontana
Bye – Summit

Division 5AA
Mesa Grande at Faith Baptist
Bye – Upland Christian

Division 5A
Victor Valley Chriostian at Baker Valley
Newbury Park Adv at Lake Arrowhead Christian
Big Pine at Excelsior Charter
Pilgrim at Hesperia Christian

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Will Loma Linda Academy’s Demari Webb be the best player in the area?

Aquinas girls volleyball defeated Loma Linda Academy on Tuesday in four sets, denying Loma Linda Academy a chance at an Ambassador League title, and certainly deserved to win.

But I was also impressed with some of the players, including 5-foot-10 LLA freshman outside hitter Damari Webb.

Webb recorded an impressive 17 kills, and showed her prowess as a powerful hitter as well as an effective server.

The match was far from perfect for Webb, Mendoza said. Her timing was off at times. Many of her attempts went wide and/or long.

“But I try not to get too mad at her. She is a freshman,” Mendoza said. “I think in a couple of years, she’s going to be the best player in the Inland Empire.”

I don’t consider myself an accurate judge of developing girls volleyball talent, but I don’t find that statement to be too hard to believe.

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Is this the best Fontana volleyball team of the last decade?

On the surface it would seem to be an easy question I asked of Fontana High girls volleyball coach Leah Gomez today.
Fontana is currently ranked No. 2 in CIF-SS Division 4A, so the Steelers as of now would be a favorite to reach CIF-SS Finals, a feat Fontana has not come close to accomplishing in the last decade.
So, when I asked Gomez if this is the best team she’s had in the decade she’s coached at the school, you would think the answer would be a resounding yes.’
But, upon further inspection, Gomez cautioned me, it is not so easy.
Remember, until 2012, Fontana was in the Citrus Belt League, which was dominated by the likes of Redlands East Valley, Redlands and Yucaipa.
But Fontana actually finished in the top half of the CBL in both 2009 and 2010, qualifying for the playoffs. With all due respect to the Sunkist League, it is not the CBL. The CBL for years was either in Division 2AA or 1A. It’s entirely possible one of those CBL Fontana teams was better than the current.
It may not be the only way to gauge team strength, but maxpreps.com gives state rankings, involving all schools, regardless of division. Fontana in 2009 was 272, 2010 was 237. What is this year’s ranking? 315.
This may be the Fontana team in the last decade that has the best chance to win a CIF-SS title, but doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better than previous Steeler teams.

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CIF-SS girls volleyball preseason polls

CIF-SS girls volleyball preseason polls
Sun/Bulletin schools in bold
Division 1AA 
1. Los Alamitos; 2. Mater Dei; 3. Great Oak; 4. Orange Lutheran; 5. Redondo Union; 6. Lakewood; 7. Corona del Mar; 8. Mira Costa; 9. Tesoro; 10. Harvard-Westlake.
Others: Long Beach Wilson, Edison, Flintridge Sacred Heart, San Clemente.
Division 1A
1. Aliso Niguel; 2. El Dorado; 3. Chino Hills; 4. Villa Park; 5. Valencia; 6. Santa Barbara; 7. Thousand Oaks; 8. Rancho Cucamonga; 9. Martin Luther King; 10. Mission Viejo.
Division 2AA
1. South Torrance; 2. Whittier Christian; 3. Mayfield; 4. North Torrance; 5. Yorba Linda; 6. Chadwick; 7. South Pasadena; 8. Moorpark; 9. Arroyo Grande; 10. Pasadena Poly.
Others: Village Christian, Valley Christian.
Division 2A
1. Troy; 2. Palm Springs; 3. Viewpoint; 4. Windward; 5. Cypress; 6. Oxnard; 7. Arcadia; 8. Glendora; 9. Notre Dame Academy; 10. Sierra Canyon.
Others: Immaculate Heart. Burbank, Apple Valley.
Division 4AA
1. Pacifica Christian; 2. Laguna Blanca; 3. Alta Loma; 4. St. Paul; 5. La Reina; 6. St. Bonaventure; 7. Vistamar; 8. Don Lugo; 9. St. Anthony; 10. Pomona Catholic.
Others: Nordhoff, Shadow Hills.
Division 4A
1. Cate; 2. Duarte; 3. Gladstone; 4. Azusa; 5. Summit; 6. Mammoth; 7. Anaheim; 8. Desert; 9. Fontana10. Grand Terrace.
Others: Bishop Conaty.
Division 5AA
1. La Sierra; 2. Santa Clarita Christian; 3. Temecula Prep; 4. Faith Baptist; 5. Buckley; 6. Coast Union; 7. San Gabriel Academy; 8. Coastal Christian; 9. Desert Christian; 10. Riverside Christian.
Division 5A
1. West Shores; 2. Hillcrest Christian; 3. Excelsior Charter; 4. Lake Arrowhead Christian; 5. Academy for Academic Excellence; 6. Tarbut V’Torah; 7. Avalon; 8. Trona; 9. Baker Valley; 10. Pacific Lutheran.

 

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