Check out this football catch

Granite Hills’ Trey Trent made this catch on Friday against Barstow. Thanks to Gregory Trent for sending this in.

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CIF-SS girls soccer polls

Granite Hills is doing work in girls soccer yet again, as the Cougars are the top-ranked team in Division 3 in this week’s poll.

DIVISION 2
1. Palos Verdes
2. Upland
3. Los Osos
4. Corona Santiago
5. Long Beach Wilson
6. Great Oak
7. Buena
8. Dos Pueblos
9. Murrieta Valley
10T. Sunny Hills
10T. Troy

DIVISION 3
1. Granite Hills
2. Ayala
3. Bishop Amat
4. Righetti
5. La Mirada
6. La Salle
7. Los Altos
8. Serrano
9. Flintridge Prep
10. Lakewood St. Joseph

DIVISION 5
1. Lancaster Desert Christian
2. Palm Springs
3. Ontario Christian
4. Grace Brethren
5. El Rancho
6. Linfield Christian
7. Cajon
8. Pacifica
9. Santa Ynez
10. Katella

DIVISION 7
1. St. Genevieve
2. Mary Star of the Sea
3. Viewpoint
4. Rim of the World
5. Milken Community
6. Santa Clarita Christian
7. New Community Jewish
8. Animo Leadership
9. Bishop Union
10. Big Bear

Soccer keeps a rollin’ in the High Desert

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.

Girls soccer roundup

Still have quite a few teams trucking, as Redlands East Valley, Sultana, Granite Hills and Ontario Christian have all advanced. All will be on the road Tuesday, as will boys semifinalist Oak Hills. The CIF had to make it tough for us, didn’t it?

Division 2
Quarterfinals
Harvard-Westlake 1, Laguna Hills 0
Redlands East Valley 1, Corona del Mar 0
Beckman 1, Ayala 0
Flintridge Sacred Heart 3, Saugus 2

Semifinals
Redlands East Valley at Harvard-Westlake
Flintridge Sacred Heart at Beckman

Division 3
Quarterfinals
Sunny Hills 1, Bloomington 0

Division 4
Quarterfinals
Bishop Amat 3, Santa Maria St. Joseph’s 2
Sultana 2, La Serna 1
Los Altos 1, Santa Ynez 0
Granite Hills 5, Serrano 0

Semifinals
Sultana at Bishop Amat
Granite Hills at Los Altos

Division 6
Quarterfinals
Lancaster Desert Christian 9, Calvary Murrieta 1
St. Margaret’s 1, Santa Paula 0 (2OT)
Malibu 6, San Jacinto 0
Ontario Christian 3, Woodcrest Christian 0

Semifinals
St. Margaret’s at Desert Christian
Ontario Christian at Malibu