Congratulations to the Vista Murrieta volleyball team for winning the Queen’s Court championship! Check out interviews on the Inland_Sports YouTube Channel and a complete recap from Inland_Sports volleyball correspondent Derry Trujillo:
The CIF Southern Section released its 2017 preseason rankings. Here’s a list of teams in the Inland_Sports coverage area that cracked the top-10:
DIVISION 1: #3 Centennial, #8 Murrieta Valley
DIVISION 2: #3 Norco, #9 Great Oak, #10 Heritage
DIVISION 3: #3 Rancho Verde
DIVISION 4: #1 Roosevelt, #5 Cajon, #7 Santiago, #10 Murrieta Mesa
DIVISION 5: #2 Yucaipa, #3 Paloma Valley, #6 Corona
DIVISION 6: #6 Summit, #8 San Gorgonio, #10 Elsinore
DIVISION 7: NONE
DIVISION 8: #7 Citrus Valley, #9 Notre Dame, #10 Temescal Canyon
DIVISION 9: #2 Aquinas
DIVISION 10: #1 Valley View, #8 JW North
DIVISION 11: #6 Eisenhower
DIVISION 12: #1 Rancho Christian
DIVISION 13: NONE
Click here for the complete rankings: 2017 11-Man Football Preseason
Using a very complicated, scientific, and mathematical formula; the Inland_Sports Show Super Computer was able to squirt out (as Geoff Gorham put it) these preseason “Great 8 & 4 More” power rankings based on a points system.
Centennial checks in at the top spot with 48 points; followed by Murrieta Valley, Heritage, Vista Murrieta and Roosevelt rounding out the top five spots. There were several ties including a log jam for the 8th spot in the Great 8.
Be sure to follow @Inland_Sports on Twitter and inland_sports_show on instagram for any updates to the Great 8 & 4 More Power Rankings. The Inland_Sports Show Super Computer will be squirting out a new power ranking after Week 0.
The CIF Southern Section released its all-CIF teams with Norco pitcher Taylor Dockins earning Division 1 Player of the Year honors. Dockins set a new CIF-SS record with 108 career wins while guiding the Cougars to the Division 1 championship game.
Murrieta Mesa hurler Autumn Pease earned the D3 award with Rams coach Antonio Romero taking home the coach of the year honors.
Check out the complete list of All-CIF softball teams:
Norco softball pitcher Taylor Dockins got more than just her usual coffee at Xpresso Urban Cafe in Corona on Wednesday morning.
Greeting Dockins as her barista was none other than USA Softball legend Jennie Finch who presented Dockins with the Gatorade National Player of the Year Award.
Dockins, who already earned the Gatorade State Player of the Year Award, finished 33-1 her senior season and guided Norco to the CIF Southern Section Division 1 Finals.
Dockins will join us on The Inland_Sports Show this Saturday at 11am.
The Norco Cougars rattled off 33 consecutive wins this season, but their “first-and-only” loss of the season would come against Los Alamitos in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship game in Irvine. Norco fell by a final score of 3-1; spoiling the Cougars pursuit of a perfect season.
Check out the Inland_Sports Channel for highlights from the CIF-SS D1 Finals:
The Riverside Poly softball team defeated Dana Hills 6-4 to reach the CIF Southern Section Division 2 championship game at Barber Park in Irvine.
The Lady Bears will collide with Camarillo for the CIF-SS D2 championship.
Nikki Calderon delivered a big two-run base hit and Savannah Favre added a two-run, inside-the-park home run in the Poly victory against the Dolphins.
The only other time Poly won a CIF-SS softball title came back in 2004.
The Norco Cougars (33-0) remains undefeated after reaching the CIF-SS Division 1 Finals after a 11-7 victory against Grand Terrace in the semifinals.
Norco will take on Los Alamitos for the CIF-SS D1 championship at Deanna Manning Stadium in Irvine.
In Division 3, Murrieta Mesa will hook-up with Hart for the CIF-SS title. The Rams blanked Fullerton 3-0 in the semifinals.