VOLLEYBALL: Ontario Christian grabs Ambassador League title

Photo Credit: Michelle Balderas

Ontario Christian has emerged on top of the ultra-competitive Ambassador League this season after holding off Aquinas 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Volleyball correspondent and Senior Writer Derryl Trujillo has more:

Aces run wild as Knights earn first Ambassador League crown since 2012-

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VOLLEYBALL: CIF-SS Playoff Notebook

Inland Sports Volleyball 2nd Rd Notebook: 

By: Derryl Trujillo

Inland Sports Volleyball Correspondent

Let’s open up the volleyball notebook on this Friday morning before football.

Ambassador League does it again:

The Ambassador League for a second consecutive year has cemented itself as our area’s top small schools league with four teams advancing to Saturday’s quarterfinal round. All of them are entered in Division 6.

Aquinas ,who knocked off #1 Bishop Amat in a sweep, hosts Walnut tomorrow at 7pm.

Notre Dame ,who knocked out Grace Brethren in 4 sets, visits Paloma Valley tomorrow at 5pm.

Loma Linda Academy, who knocked out Beaumont in a sweep, visits Gabrielino at 7pm currently.

Ontario Christian ,who knocked out Brentwood in a sweep, visits Templeton tomorrow currently  at 7pm

The Arrowhead League is our only other league with multiple Elite 8 teams in Sherman Indian and Carnegie.

History being made:

The 2nd year of CIF-SS’ competitive equity format means that schools who haven’t had success recently in volleyball are getting a chance to succeed in postseason play:

Elite 8 participants Aquinas, Rancho Christian, Paloma Valley, Sherman Indian, and Orange Vista have all made it to this point for the first time in their history.

Road Warriors:

On Thursday it was Redlands Adventist making the lengthy trip to Lone Pine. Saturday it’s Orange Vista’s turn. It’s approximately 215-240 miles depending on which route you take.

End of the Season awards:

If your league has held its postseason meeting for all-league honors please email that list to socaltrekkie@gmail.com. Should you want it held till a certain date please include those requests. Also I will be compiling two all area teams. One will be public schools and the other private schools. Please send recommendations to the email address above.

Hosting Scenarios for Tuesday- Scenarios of local interest only

Division 2:

Santiago wins and plays Valencia/Valencia– at Santiago

Santiago wins and plays Esperanza– coin flip

Division 5:

Hemet wins and plays Diamond Bar– coin flip

Hemet wins and plays St. Paul– coin flip

Division 6:

Aquinas wins and plays Notre Dame– Notre Dame hosts

Aquinas wins and plays Paloma Valley– coin flip

Walnut wins and plays Notre Dame– coin flip

Walnut wins and plays Paloma Valley– Walnut hosts

Loma Linda Academy wins and plays Ontario Christian– Ontario Christian hosts

Loma Linda Academy wins and plays Templeton– coin flip

Gabrielino wins and plays Ontario Christian– Ontario Christian hosts

Division 9:

Mammoth wins and plays Rancho Christian– Rancho Christian hosts

Southlands Christian wins and plays– Rancho Christian hosts

Division 10:

Orange Vista wins and plays Carnegie– coin flip

Lone Pine wins and plays Carnegie– Carnegie hosts

Excelsior Charter wins and plays Sherman Indian– coin flip

Pacifica Christian wins and plays Sherman Indian– Sherman Indian hosts

FOOTBALL: Riverside TV Season Kick-Off Show

Pep Fernandez and Geoff Gorham joined Ghizal Hasan for the Riverside TV Kick-Off Preview show. The three previewed all of the games scheduled to be broadcasted on Riverside TV, while examining the River Valley League, Inland Valley League, Ambassador League, and Big VIII League.

Be sure to subscribe to the City of Riverside YouTube Channel!

FOOTBALL: Riverside TV Game of the Week Schedule

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Pep Fernandez at the Riverside TV studio to tape promos for the upcoming high school football season.

Riverside TV is back with a full season of LIVE high school football games. You can live on the City of Riverside YouTube channel (riversidecagov) or delayed on Riverside TV and watchriverside.com.

Here is the tentative schedule for the regular season:

9/2 Notre Dame vs. Hillcrest

9/8 Moreno Valley  vs Norte Vista

9/9 Rubidoux vs. La Sierra

9/15 Elsinore vs. Arlington

9/16 King vs. Poly

9/23 Norco vs. Poly

9/30 Grand Terrace vs JW North

10/7 La Sierra vs. Ramona

10/13 Patriot vs. Norte Vista

10/14 Arrowhead Christian vs. Notre Dame

10/21 Roosevelt vs. King

10/28 Valley View vs. Arlington

11/3 Ramona vs. Hillcrest

11/4 Poly vs. North