The high school spring sports season is past the half way point and quite a few local teams find themselves getting some great exposure in their perspective divisions when it comes to the latest CIF-SS polls released as of April 10.
On the Softball fields Murrieta Mesa (14-5) is calling this the year of the Lady Ram. After falling 1-0 to Norco this past weekend, the No.1 team in the Nation, Murrieta Mesa went on to capture third place in the Michelle Carew Classic and moved into the top spot in the Division 3 polls. San Jacinto (12-5, 1-0) is sitting in the middle of the pack in the Division 4 polls and Santa Rosa Academy (8-8, 1-0) cracked the top 10 in Division 7.
For the baseball squads here locally, Vista Murrieta (12-3, 6-1) has jumped back in the top 10 and is sitting in the No. 6 spot in the Division 1 CIF polls, Temecula Valley (10-7-1, 2-4) dropped one spot to No. 2 in Division 4 and are joined in the top 10 by Hemet (10-3, 4-1) in the eight spot and Tahquitz (11-4, 3-2) at No. 10. Rancho Christian (9-3-1, 3-0) is representing the South Valley League very well as they are holding down the third spot in the top 10 Division 6 standings.
On the boys’ volleyball courts, Vista Murrieta is in the top 10 in Division 3 this week, San Jacinto is looking to crack the top 10 in Division 4 and Hemet’s West Valley finds themselves in the three spot for the Division 5.
Rounding out the polls this week is boys’ tennis where Great Oak sits in No. 4 spot in the Division 2 standings and the only other team looking to get noticed is Paloma Valley, who is in a good place to crack the top 10 in the Division 5 standings.
There will be no polls Monday, April 17. The CIF Southern Section office will be closed for spring break, Friday, April 14 – Tuesday, April 18. The office will resume regular hours Wednesday, April 19.