VOLLEYBALL: Inland_Sports Show Public Schools All-Area Selections

The Santiago Sharks reached the CIF-SS Division 2 Finals.

The Inland Empire has proven once again it has some great high school volleyball talent.

Take a peek at our Inland_Sports All-Area picks from our volleyball correspondent Derryl Trujillo:

Inland Sports All-Area Public School Selections-


VOLLEYBALL: All-Area Private School Selections

The high school volleyball season is complete and our Inland_Sports volleyball correspondent Derryl Trujillo has been busy putting together our All-Area teams highlight the top teams, coaches, and players in the Inland Empire.

Check out our All-Area Private School Selections, Click Here! Inland Sports Volleyball All-Area Selections- Private Schools

VOLLEYBALL: Santiago falls in CIF-SS Finals, but headed to State Playoffs

Santiago came up just short in the CIF-SS D2 Finals, 3-1 vs. Orange Lutheran at Cerritos College.

The Santiago Sharks volleyball squad fell in the CIF Southern Section Division 2 Finals vs. Orange Lutheran, but now the team will turn its attention to the state playoffs.

Santiago will host La Jolla Country Day on Wednesday in the CIF Division 1 state playoffs.

Inland_Sports Show volleyball correspondent Derryl Trujillo has a recap from the CIF-SS Division 2 Finals.

CIF-SS D2 Volleyball Finals



Top-seeded Santiago will take on Orange Lutheran for the CIF Southern Section Division 2 championship, while Notre Dame goes up against league rival Loma Linda Academy for the D6 crown.

Inland_Sports volleyball correspondent Derryl Trujillo previews the finals!

Santiago vs. Orange Lutheran preview: Inland Sports CIF-SS Volleyball Championship Preview- Division 2

Notre Dame vs. Loma Linda Academy preview: Inland Sports Volleyball CIF-SS Volleyball Championship Preview- Division 6-2


VOLLEYBALL: Santiago reaches CIF-SS D2 Championship Match

The Santiago Sharks swept Esperanza 3-0 to reach the CIF Southern Section Division 2 Finals. Santiago will meet Orange Lutheran for the championship on Saturday at 2pm at Cerritos College.


Click here for the a complete schedule for the volleyball championship matches including Notre Dame vs. Loma Linda Academy on Friday at 2pm for the CIF-SS D6 title: 2017 g volleyball championships times with PRICES


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.