VOLLEYBALL: Vista Murrieta wins Queen’s Court Crown

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:

Queens Court 2017 Wrap Up-

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FOOTBALL: CIF Southern Section Preseason Rankings

The Roosevelt Mustangs enter the 2017 season as the #1 ranked team in the CIF-SS Division 4 Preseason Rankings.

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

FOOTBALL: Pre-Season “Great 8 & 4 More” Rankings

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.

 

SOFTBALL: All-CIF Selections, Dockins Division 1 Player of the Year

 

Norco pitcher Taylor Dockins is the CIF-SS Division 1 Player of the Year.

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:

2017 ALL CIF SOFTBALL

SOFTBALL: Norco Pitcher Taylor Dockins named Gatorade National POY

Two-time Olympic softball pitcher Jennie Finch surprises senior Taylor Dockins (Norco High School; Norco, Calif.) with the 2016-17 Gatorade National Softball Player of the Year award Wednesday, June 7, 2017. (Photo Credit/Gatorade).

 

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.

Photos Courtesy: Gatorade

SOFTBALL: Los Alamitos spoils Norco’s bid for Perfect Season

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:

SOFTBALL: Norco, Riverside Poly each reach CIF-SS Championship games

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.