2014-15 All CIF-SS Girls soccer
I’ve been a little under the weather this week, so I didn’t recap my picks or my record for picking last week. I will recap all of that after this week, I hope.
First round playoff picks
Moreno Valley Rancho Verde 28, Colton 20
Kaiser 28, Moreno Valley Canyon Springs 14
Paloma Valley 35, Chino 17
Summit 21, Riverside Poly 17
La Quinta 42, Chaffey 21
With this, the final week of the prep football regular season, I’d thought I’d take a look at the playoff scenarios in the various leagues
By Division, with each league’s guaranteed berths in parentheses
1 at-large berth available
BASELINE LEAGUE (3)
Rancho Cucamonga and Upland play, with the winner going as the No. 1, the loser going as No. 2.
Etiwanda and Los Osos play, with the winner going as the No. 3, and the loser hoping for a wild-card.
CITRUS BELT LEAGUE (3)
Redlands East Valley (5-4, 4-0) is the only team guaranteed to be in, but the Wildcats could go as a No. 1, 2 or 3. Redlands (4-5, 3-1), Eisenhower (7-2, 3-1) and Yucaipa (5-4, 2-2) are vying for the final two automatic spots. If Eisenhower beats REV and Redlands beats Yucaipa, then it’s a 3-way tie for first. All 3 get in, and coin flips would break the tie. If REV beats Ike, then Redlands would be the No. 2 and Ike the No. 3 if Redlands beats Yucaipa. But if REV and Yucaipa win, then Redlands, Ike and Yucaipa would be tied for second, requiring a tie-breaker. If Ike and Yucaipa win, then Ike goes as the No. 1, REV as the No. 2, and Yucaipa as the No. 3.
Here are videos from the last 2 days of 3 CIF championship games.
The below video shows the final out for Mesa Grande in a 16-7 victory over Southlands Christian in a CIF-SS Division 7 championship softball game.
Video No. 2 shows the final out for Aquinas in an 8-1 victory over Montebello in a CIF-SS Division 5 championship softball game.
Video No. 3 shows Citrus Valley scoring the tying run with two outs in the top of the seventh.
Video No. 4 shows Oak Hills scoring the tying run with two outs in the bottom of the eighth. Moments later, they would score the winning run in a 5-4, eight-inning victory over Citrus Valley in the CIF-SS Division 5 baseball final
Our photographer, Rachel Luna, captured this great shot of Mesa Grande Academy’s Jen Deiner hitting the ball during Tuesday’s CIF-SS Division 7 semifinal win, 8-3 over Academy for Academic Excellence.
First, here are Tuesday’s Sun/Bulletin baseball/softball scores:
Temecula Valley 3, Los Osos 2
Gardena Serra 9, Diamond Bar 2
Oaks Christian 3, San Dimas 0
Citrus Valley 1, Sun Valley Village Christian 0
Chino 2, Oaks Christian 1 (9 inn.)
Montebello 12, Silverado 11 (9 inn)
Aquinas 9, Covina Northview 1
Mesa Grande Academy 8, Academy for Academic Excellence 3
Here is some stuff from the Mesa Grande game, some of which didn’t make it into my game story on sbsun.com.
Here are Tuesday’s second-round playoff scores for The Sun and Daily Bulletin
Vista Murrieta 8, Redlands East Valley 4
Oxnard 4, Yucaipa 2
Los Osos 6, Irvine Northwood 2
Diamond Bar 6, Santa Fe Springs St. Paul 0
San Dimas 1, Santa Ana Calvary Chapel 0
Kaiser at El Segundo (Wednesday)
Citrus Valley 14, Sierra Madre Maranatha 3
Ontario Christian 14, Brentwood 2
Templeton 16, Big Bear 6
Oak Hills 14, Baldwin Park Sierra Vista 4
Webb 5, Carpinteria 2
Riverside Prep 13, San Pedro Rolling Hills Prep 2
Fontana baseball celebrates its first playoff win in at least 10 years.
Here is what we have in terms of San Bernardino County scores from Tuesday’s baseball and softball wild-card games:
Yucaipa 2, Great Oak 0
Claremont 5, Upland 4
Downey 7, Rialto 0
Fontana 7, Garey 4
California 6, Barstow 1
Beaumont 11, Arrowhead Christian 0
Apple Valley 11, San Jacinto 2
Cal Lutheran 17, Joshua Springs 10
Academy of Careers and Exploration 26, Trona 1
Jurupa Hills coach Scott Cartzdafner said he was “more than positive” his team would see Citrus Valley in the CIF-SS Division 5 championship game in three weeks.
He said that after his team lost to defending Division 6 champ Citrus Valley 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh to give Citrus Valley the Mountain Valley League title on Thursday. That was two days after Jurupa Hills knocked off Citrus Valley 3-2 on a walk-off two-run homer.
Citrus Valley is ranked No. 1 in the division and a favorite to get back to the CIF-SS title game. But what about Jurupa Hills? The Spartans were ranked fifth entering this week.
A year ago, Citrus Valley won its final 21 games en route to the CIF title. In the final 20 of those games, 2 of the 3 closest games were 3-2 and 4-1 wins over Jurupa Hills. The 4-1 win came in the CIF semifinals. Jurupa Hills might’ve been the second-best team in the division last year, but because the Spartans tied for 2nd in league and went into the playoffs as the No. 3 team, they could end up on the same side of the bracket as Citrus Valley, hence meet in the semifinals.
This year, since Jurupa HIlls is the No. 2 team in the league, the Spartans will be on the opposite half of the bracket from No. 1 Citrus Valley. So they could meet in the finals. But will they?
Here are Friday night’s CIF-SS football championship game scores. County games in bold:
Perris Citrus Hill 38, Serrano 24
East Valley Division
Rim of the World 34, Ontario Christian 31
Corona Centennial 30, Vista Murrieta 28
Mid Valley Division
Monrovia 23, Lancaster Paraclete 7
Arcadia Rio Hondo Prep 28, San Luis Obispo Mission Prep 21
Huntington Beach Edison 28, Villa Park 10
Gardena Serra 30, West Hills Chaminade 28