The Heritage Patriots joined us in studio to talk about their playoff win vs. La Mirada and to preview Calabasas in the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Division 2 playoffs.
Plus, Cal Baptist head men’s basketball coach Rick Croy talking about the Lancers first win inside the new Events Center.
And our Marines Recruiting Station Riverside Athlete of the Week: Murrieta Valley WR Marquis Spiker.
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
Hillcrest receiver Elijah Dominguez caught three touchdown passes from quarterback Jalen Jefferson to lead Hillcrest to a wild, 49-41 victory against Norte Vista. Dominguez scored the game-winning touchdown late in the game, as the Trojans finished in a 5-way tie for first place in the River Valley League.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Santiago wins and plays Valencia/Valencia– at Santiago
Santiago wins and plays Esperanza– coin flip
Hemet wins and plays Diamond Bar– coin flip
Hemet wins and plays St. Paul– coin flip
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
Mammoth wins and plays Rancho Christian– Rancho Christian hosts
Southlands Christian wins and plays– Rancho Christian hosts
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