Hemet coach Gregovich, Linfield Christian coach Burns on The Inland_Sports Show (11-20-19)

We’re going second level on the CIF-SS Division 11 playoffs as Hemet head coach Dennis Gregovich and Linfield Christian head coach DeChon Burns join us LIVE on the show. The Bulldogs and the Lions have each reached the D11 semifinals.

We’ll also hear from Ramona head coach Ken Mushinskie and San Jacinto head coach Aric Galliano as we preview the semifinal games involving our Inland_Sports teams.

Plus, we size-up the college football playoff games for the University of Redlands, Riverside City College, and San Bernardino Valley College.

FOOTBALL: CIF-SS First Round Final Scores

*CIF Southern Section first round playoff games for teams in the Inland_Sports coverage area:


Serra 21,  Centennial 35

Santa Margarita 56,  Murrieta Valley 59

Vista Murrieta 7,  Mater Dei 49


La Mirada 21,  Heritage 55

Norco 56,  Los Alamitos 34

REV 26,  Cathedral 43

Great Oak 23,  Valencia 54


Newbury Park 35,  Citrus Hill 56

Oak Hills 8,  Rancho Verde 28


Palm Springs 6,  Cajon 48

Santiago 23,  Glendora 38

Roosevelt 35,  Corona del Mar 42

Murrieta Mesa 51,  Colony 28

Carter 6,  Capistrano Valley 35


La Quinta 10,  Yucaipa 43

San Jacinto 8,  Paloma Valley 49

Chaparral 38,  Valencia/Placentia 0


Canyon 36,  San Gorgonio 28

Summit 49,  San Marino 62

Norte Vista 13,  Bishop Diego 63

Elsinore 23,  Fountain Valley 38


Citrus Valley 15,  Silverado 56

Notre Dame 13,  Valley Christian 28

Kaiser 35,  San Dimas 34 (OT)


Maranatha 3,  Aquinas 44

Leuzinger 31,  Moreno Valley 51

Rubidoux 0,  Burroughs/Ridgecrest 43


Alta Loma 8,  Grand Terrace 35

Arlington 17,  Quartz Hill 48

Shadow Hills 28,  Valley View 49


Jurupa Hills 39,  Rancho Mirage 41

Arcadia 21,  Hillcrest 20

Ramona 7,  Coachella valley 45

Lakeside 6,  Arroyo 35


Laguna Beach 17,  Rancho Christian 24

Colton 14,  Patriot 27

Banning 19,  Big Bear 33


Silver Valley 40,  Carnegie 36

VOLLEYBALL: CIF-SS Semifinal Preview

The top-seeded Santiago Sharks volleyball team has reached the CIF Southern Section Division 2 semifinals. Inland_Sports Show correspondent Derry Trujillo offers this preview, plus breaks down the D6 semis featuring four Ambassador League schools:

Click here for Santiago Preview: Inland Sports Volleyball Semifinal Preview- Division 2 Esperanza @ Corona Santiago

Click here for the Aquinas @ Notre Dame Preview: Inland Sports Volleyball Preview- Division 6 Semifinal Aquinas @ Notre Dame

Click here for the Loma Linda Academy vs. Ontario Christian preview: Inland Sports Semifinal Preview Division 6- Loma Linda Academy @ Ontario Christian


VOLLEYBALL: CIF-SS Quarterfinals Recap

Inland Sports Area Volleyball Recap:

By: Derryl Trujillo

Inland Sports Volleyball Correspondent

Here is a recap of the quarterfinal volleyball matches in our Inland Sports area.

Division 2:

Corona Santiago def Palos Verdes 22-25, 25-12, 25-22, 25-19

Corona Santiago advances to its first semifinal since 2015 with a road victory over the Sea Kings. Junior Erin Anderson led three Sharks in double figure kills with 20 and 1 lone attacking error on 34 attempts to hit .559% along with 5 blocks. Senior Ashlyn Blotzer had 12 kills & 5 blocks. Junior Kayla Pronio added 10 kills and 6 digs for the division’s overall #1 seed. Aimee Cortes added 45 assists while San Jose State bound libero Sarah Smevog added 27 digs. The Sharks are 32-5 and will host Esperanza from Anaheim on Tuesday evening. The Aztecs were co champions of the Crestview League and are seeded 4th. They advanced with a 5 set win on the road at Valencia/Valencia.

Sharks coach Courtney Krueger via text message said after dropping set 1 the message to her team was to focus and not worry about things they can’t control. They are excited to not only advance but host with an opportunity to reach the finals at Cerritos College.

Division 5:

Quartz Hill def Hemet 3-1 (no scores reported)

The Bulldogs ,after upsetting #1 seed Alta Loma, fell on the road in 4 sets. They finish 21-6 overall and co-champions of the Mountain Pass League.

Division 6: 

5 out of the 8 quarterfinalists were from our area including all 4 Ambassador League entrants.

Aquinas def Walnut 25-21, 25-23, 25-20

Tia Chavira led the way for Aquinas with 15 kills, Janel Pido added 10 in a sweep. The Falcons are now 12-9 and advance to play Notre Dame in Riverside Tuesday evening.

Notre Dame def Paloma Valley 23-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25-21

Valeria Castaneda had 21 kills with 3 errors on 66 attempts to hit .273% in a hard fought road win. Samantha Rincon had a season high 16 kills on 32 attempts with 2 errors to hit .438%. Trinity Wyscarver added another 16 kills with 21 digs and Nicole Qui recorded 50 assists. Jasmin Suarez chipped in 23 digs as Notre Dame reaches a final four for the second straight year. The Titans are now 21-5 and will host Aquinas on Tuesday evening in Holy War round 3.

Gabby Hollins had 16 kills for the Wildcats who finished 20-8.

Loma Linda Academy def Gabrielino 25-12, 25-14, 25-16

Morgan Hall had 16 kills and Demari Webb added 15 for the Roadrunners who advance to a section semifinal in a second straight year under head coach Jane Chafeh. Hannah McKee had 25 assists and Charis Rundle added 15 digs as Loma Linda will advance to play Ontario Christian on the road Tuesday evening. They are now 20-2.

Ontario Christian def Templeton 25-23, 25-21, 25-21

Annaka Jorgenson set the school’s all time kill record as a junior passing former Knight and current University of Washington player Carly de Hoog. Ontario Christian reaches a semifinal for the 3rd time under coach Paige Liebhart (2012 & 2016). The Knights are now 21-4 and will host Loma Linda Academy Tuesday evening.

Division 9:

Santa Clarita Christian 3 Rancho Christian 1

#2 seed Rancho Christian fell in a quarterfinal on the road at #7 Santa Clarita Christian. The Eagles finish 23-5 overall and co champions of the South Valley League.

Division 10:

Lone Pine def Orange Vista 25-18, 15-25, 25-14, 25-18

Orange Vista finishes the season at 15-6 overall and won the first two playoff matches in program history.

Carnegie def Victor Valley Christian 25-14, 16-25, 30-28, 25-16

The Wolverines advance to Tuesday’s semifinals where they will visit #1 Lone Pine. They are 17-6 overall.

Sherman Indian def Eastside Christian 25-18, 16-25, 26-24, 25-21

The Braves advance to Tuesday’s semifinals where they will take a trip to Excelsior Charter of Victorville and are currently 10-7 overall.

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

VOLLEYBALL: CIF-SS 2nd Round Playoff Recap

Bananas, Bananas in Rd 2:

By: Derryl Trujillo

Inland Sports Volleyball Correspondent

The second round of postseason action brought lots of upsets across our area. For a recap of the Temecula Valley v Harvard-Westlake match I do have a separate story.

Division 1:

Marymount defeated Vista Murrieta 25-22, 25-18, 25-11. Lexy Hadrych had 14 kills & 9 digs in defeat as the Broncos finish 18-8.

Division 2:

In Division 2 things held to form as King fell 25-20, 25-15, 25-21 to Orange Lutheran and Yucaipa fell 32-30, 25-18, 25-21 to Valencia/Valencia. #1 seed Corona Santiago advanced to Saturday’s quarterfinal round defeating Glendora 25-21, 25-12, 25-14. Erin Anderson led the way with 16 kills and 5 blocks while Sydney Strasner added 12 kills. Kayla Pronio added 7 kills in the home win. Sarah Smevog had 23 digs and Aimee Cortes 38 assists. The Sharks will be road warriors Saturday night advancing to play Palos Verdes and are now 30-5 on this campaign.

Division 3:

Murrieta Mesa was the only team advancing to round 2 but they fell 25-19, 25-23, 25-27, 25-23 to #3 seed Laguna Beach. Kali Uhl recorded 31 kills & 19 digs in defeat. Kiara Schmidt and Savanah Esteban had 19 digs each for the Rams who finished 14-12.

Division 5:

Hemet continued an upset trend as the Bulldogs defeated their division’s #1 seed 26-24, 21-25, 16-25, 25-20, 15-10. Mckaylee Taylor led the way with 18 kills. Rosie Collier added 13 kills & 20 assists while Mia Adkins added another 20 assists. Hemet travels to Quartz Hill on Saturday night and is 21-5 overall.

Division 6:

Four Ambassador League teams reached the round of 8 on Saturday evening:

Aquinas knocked off the #1 seed Bishop Amat 25-22, 25-19, 26-24 and advances to a quarterfinal match Saturday night at Walnut. The Falcons are currently 11-9.

Ambassador League champion & #3 seeded Loma Linda Academy defeated Mountain Pass League co-champions Beaumont in straight sets 25-22, 28-26, 25-17. Demari Webb had 16 kills and Hannah McKee added 15 assists 11 digs to lead the way. Charis Rundle added another 23 assists while Kailee Rohmer chipped in 14 digs. The Roadrunners are currently 19-2.

The league’s runners up and #5 seeded Notre Dame/Riverside visited Simi Valley Grace Brethren and came away with a 25-13, 23-25, 25-22, 25-11 victory. Trinity Wyscarver had 20 kills while Valeria Castaneda added 17 for the Titans. Jasmin Suarez added 19 digs while Nicole Qui recorded 41 assists. Notre Dame advances to play Paloma Valley in Menifee on Saturday evening. The Titans are currently 20-5.

3rd place and #7 seeded Ontario Christian hosted Brentwood and prevailed 25-16, 25-14, 25-22. Annaka Jorgenson and Peyton Tazalaar each had 14 kills. Selena Balderas added 13 digs which places the Sophomore at 771 digs on her career. Raina Tuzolino had 8 blocks. The Knights are currently 20-4.

Paloma Valley ,the Sunbelt League runners-up, and #4 seed defeated Diamond Ranch 23-25, 25-22, 29-27, 25-11 and advances to host Notre Dame/Riverside Saturday evening. Gabby Hollins had 17 kills & 6 digs to lead the way. Melanie Maclin added 10 kills. Libero Madison Martinez recorded 17 digs and Mckenzie Coleman added 23 assists. Paloma Valley is 18-6.

Division 7:

Both Division 7 entries fell as Patriot lost to Colony 25-18, 25-13, 14-25, 25-23 and Moreno Valley was defeated by Gladstone 25-14, 25-20, 25-16. Patriot finishes at 20-11 while the Vikings are 22-9.

Division 9:

#2 seed Rancho Christian went on the road and defeated Bassett 25-4, 25-23, 25-22. They advanced to play #7 seed Santa Clarita Christian on Saturday night on the road. Emma Baker had 17 kills and 11 digs to lead the way. Emily Vaniman had 9 kills and 2 aces in the win. Amirah Ali also added 9 kills. Olivia Trevithick recorded a double double of 35 assists and 13 digs, Brooklynn Thomas added 10 digs while Savannah Page contributed 3 aces. The Eagles are 23-4 overall.

Division 10:

#1 seed Lone Pine advanced to Saturday’s quarterfinal round by defeating Redlands Adventist 25-21, 25-16, 25-12 and will host Orange Vista. The Bulldogs finish 11-2.

Unseeded Orange Vista defeated #9 seed AGBU/Pasadena 25-23, 25-19, 23-25, 25-17. Nylia Ward had 15 kills while Leah De Leon added 30 digs, Nia Howes contributed 18 and Azai Dixon 15. The Coyotes are currently 15-5.

No results available as of press time on Carnegie or Sherman Indian.