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 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: Notre Dame sweeps Aquinas 3-0 in Ambassador League play

The Notre Dame volleyball team picked up a “Holy War” win with a 3-0 victory at Ambassador League rival Aquinas. Look for complete highlights and interviews on the next Riverside TV Highlight Reel!

FOOTBALL: Great 8 & 4 More Rankings after Week 1

It’s starting to get juicy around here with some great match-ups looming in the next couple of weeks in non-league … we’re looking at you #5 Murrieta Valley vs. #4 Cajon 🙂

Centennial is still #1 despite a 40-20 setback to IMG Academy at the Honor Bowl.

Vista Murrieta (0-2) slides to #8 after going winless in their first two games, but seriously, they played two really good teams in Colquitt County (Georgia) and Mission Viejo.

In our 4 more, Redlands East Valley is coming off a great 59-55 win at Etiwanda, Santiago dropped a tough one at home to Citrus Hill, and we’ve got both Notre Dame and Aquinas rounding-out the rankings!

The Inland_Sports super computer never lies.


FOOTBALL: Chargers RB Kenjon Barner with Moreno Valley Mavericks

Chargers running back and Notre Dame High School graduate Kenjon Barner returned to Moreno Valley to hang out with the Mo Val Mavericks Pop Warner teams.

The former Oregon Duck played for the Philadelphia Eagles last season, but has moved much closer to home by signing with the Los Angeles Chargers, who are set to open training camp on Saturday in Costa Mesa.

BASKETBALL: Damien vs. Notre Dame Highlights Cal Baptist Camp


Damien nipped Notre Dame 63-61 at Cal Baptist University.

Day 1 of the Cal Baptist University basketball camp featured a showdown between CIF State semifinalist Notre Dame and Southern California powerhouse Damien. The Titans came up a basket short, falling 63-61 vs. Damien.

Davey Hopkins won his debut as the Citrus Hill head coach as the Hawks picked up a victory against King at the CBU camp.


Cal Baptist featured three sites for its team camp, including the Student Rec Center.

BASKETBALL: 2nd Round Match-ups for State Playoffs

Top-seeded Notre Dame will host Sherman Indian in Division V. The Titans will join us on The Inland_Sports Show on Fox Sports Radio 1350AM this Saturday at 11am.

CIF State Playoffs, 2nd Round Games:

*Saturday March 11


Division I:  #10 OAK PARK VS. #2 ROOSEVELT






Division I:  #10 LAKESIDE VS. #2 ALEMANY