High School softball: The Sun’s and CIF-SS rankings

Softball rankings: The Sun’s San Bernardino County rankings and CIF-SS Rankings

THE SUN’S TOP 10 SOFTBALL TEAMS
1. YUCAIPA (18-3)
Last week: 1
Passed Citrus Valley test last week

2. GRAND TERRACE (14-3)
Last week: 4
Won Santiago Tournament on Saturday

3. CHINO (11-4)
Last week: 3
Outscored 2 league opponents 14-1 last week

4. CHINO HILLS (15-5)
Last week: 5
Routed first 2 league opponents ever by combined 24-2 last week

5. LOS OSOS (14-8)
Last week: 7
Big win vs. Etiwanda

6. ETIWANDA (17-6)
Last week: 2
Will have chance to make up for Los Osos loss

7. CITRUS VALLEY (11-8)
Last week: 6
0-3 last week vs. Top 2 teams in Sun Top 10

8. UPLAND (15-2)
Last week: 8
None of last 4 games decided by less than 10 runs

9. AQUINAS (14-2)
Last week: 10
6-0 in league, 5 wins by mercy rule

10. REDLANDS EAST VALLEY (10-3)
Last week: NR
1 of 2 6-0 teams in league

Dropped out: No. 9 Cajon (11-5).
Under consideration: Montclair (14-3).

For CIF-SS rankings, click below
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Grand Terrace softball wins Santiago Spring Fling Tournament

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Grand Terrace celebrates on Saturday (via @Flores7899 on twitter)

Grand Terrace won the competitive Santiago Spring Fling Tournament on Saturday, hosted by Corona Santiago.
The event covers two weekends. On April 10, Grand Terrace defeated Valencia West Ranch 5-1 and on April 11, defeated Oak Hills 7-3 before losing to Murrieta Valley 2-1. Last Saturday, the Titans finished off the title with a pair of wins 4-3 over Citrus Valley and avenging their earlier tournament loss by beating Murrieta Valley in the finals, 7-2.
How impressive was it? Murrieta Valley and West Ranch are both ranked in the top 10 in Division 1 and Citrus Valley, although unranked had defeated tournament host Corona Sanitago (ranked No. 2 in Division 1) earlier in the tournament.
On Saturday, Melanie Olmos starred in the circle and at the plate. She was the winning pitcher in both games. She drove in two runs, including the winning run against Citrus Valley and had two more hits and drove in two more runs against Murrieta Valley.

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High school softball: Sun and CIF-SS rankings

Yucaipa’s Brooke Bolinger, above, pitches against Citrus Valley

THE SUN HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL TOP 10
1. YUCAIPA (16-3)
Last week: 1
Ranked No. 4 in country by Maxpreps.com, 0-2 vs. No. 1 Mission Viejo
2. ETIWANDA (16-4)
Last week: 2
3 of last 4 games decided by 1 run
3. CHINO (9-4)
Last week: 3
24-day break ends this week
4. GRAND TERRACE (10-3)
Last week: 5
Off to 5-0 start in league
5. CHINO HILLS (13-5)
Last week: 6
Plays first Baseline League games this week
6. CITRUS VALLEY (11-4)
Last week: 7
Outscored first 3 opponents at Santiago Spring Fling, 14-0
7. LOS OSOS (12-8)
Last week: 4
Outscored 20-3 by very good Norco team in doubleheader
8. UPLAND (14-1)
Last week: 9
Schedule gets much tougher with opening of league play
9. CAJON (10-4)
Last week: 8
Routed twice by Yucaipa
10. AQUINAS (12-2)
Last week: NR
Plays fellow league undefeated Riverside Woodcrest Christian Thursday
Dropped out: No. 10 Apple Valley (8-6)
Under consideration: Montclair (12-3), Rancho Cucamonga (14-4).

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Prep softball: Los Osos remains No. 1 in Sun Top 10


Etiwanda and Citrus Valley play in the championship game of the Redlands Softball Invitational.

This was posted a couple of days ago, but here’s the latest Sun high school softball Top 10. It’s a really strong Top 10.

The Sun Softball Top 10
1. LOS OSOS (10-2)
Last week: 1
Doubleheaders against Corona Centennial, Norco before league play begins
2. YUCAIPA (9-2)
Last week: 2
Has not allowed more than 2 runs in any game
3. CHINO (9-4)
Last week: 3
In the middle of 24-day stretch between games
4. ETIWANDA (14-2)
Last week: 4
Undefeated on Nevada trip
5. GRAND TERRACE (5-2)
Last week: 5
Two weeks off ends Thursday
6. CITRUS VALLEY (5-3)
Last week: 6
Defeated tough Norco team last week
7. CHINO HILLS (12-5)
Last week: 7
Scored at least 10 runs in each of last 3 games
8. CAJON (9-1)
Last week: 8
Only loss came in February
9. UPLAND (12-1)
Last week: 9
Suffered first loss vs. La Serna
10. APPLE VALLEY (8-5)
Last week: 10
Doubleheader vs. rival Granite Hills Saturday

Dropped out: None
Under consideration: Aquinas (11-2), Montclair (9-3), Rancho Cucamonga (12-3).

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VIDEOS: Etiwanda downs Citrus Valley 5-4 in 8 inn to win Redlands Softball Invitational

The Championship game of the Redlands Softball Invitational wasn’t always cleanly played, but it was very competitive and it was clear the teams knew each other well, having played a doubleheader against each other two weeks ago.

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Redlands Softball Invitational: Results and Saturday’s schedule

The Redlands Softball Invitational, taking place at Citrus Valley and Redlands high schools, is nearing its conclusion. Here is the Saturday schedule, then click on the “More” to look at pool play standings and pool play scores. I am planning on covering the championship game between Citrus Valley and Etiwanda.

Redlands softball invite schedule

For tournament scores and pool play standings, click below

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Schedule for Redlands Softball Invitational that begins Monday

Here is the info on the Redlands softball Invitational, that begins next week:

It’s a loaded tournament. Jurupa Hills won CIF last year, beating Citrus Valley in the Division 5 final. Chino Hills was a semifinalist in Division 2. Etiwanda, Rancho  Cucamonga and Redlands are also usually good.

Redlands softball invite 1-redo

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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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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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