The 2020-21 school year has come to an end, but high school sports continues for track and field, basketball and baseball and softball teams, who could end up playing through the end of the month. More than half of the local teams that made it to the playoffs already. In fact, only a few local teams remain in the hunt for an elusive CIF Southern Section title. The following teams are still in the hunt to be the last one standing:

CIF Southern Section Baseball Playoffs

Division 1

First Round

Vista Murrieta 4, Yucaipa 15

Temecula Valley 2, Cypress 7

Temescal Canyon 0, Harvard-Westlake 9

Division 2

First Round

El Dorado 9, Paloma Valley 1

Division 3

First Round

Arlington 8, Tahquitz 6

Division 4

First Round

Segerstrom 1, Heritage 3

California 0, Murrieta Mesa 5

WP: Raineri. Leading hitters: Garate (MM) 3-4; 2 RBI; HR: Olaso (MM), Garate (MM).

Highlights: Jhayden Raineri threw a complete game shutout with 7 strikeouts, allowing 4 hits, with 1 walk. Garate and Olaso both had 2-run bombs to help Murrieta Mesa secure their first playoff win in 5 years.

Next up (6/8):

Murrieta Mesa @ Woodcrest Christian (6-8)

Heritage @ Corona Centennial (6-8)

Division 5

First Round

Orange Vista 6, Sultana 22

Laguna Hills 3, Citrus Hill 2

Serrano 1, Hemet 4

Next up (6/8): Hemet vs. Burbank (6-8)

Division 6

Wild-card Round

Gladstone 2, West Valley 6

Linfield Christian 11, Lakeside 8

First Round

Bloomington 0, Elsinore 1

Linfield Christian 6, Colton 4

WP: Bartek. Linfield Christian leading hitters: Rezkalah 2-2, Butler 2-4. 2B: Rezkalah, Harkins (LC), Sargent (LC).

Highlight: Linfield Christian scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning.

West Valley 3, Marshall 6

Next up (6/8):

Elsinore at Ontario (6-8)

Linfield Christian at Carpinteria (6-8)

Division 7

First round

Santa Clarita Christian 4, Cornerstone Christian 0

Los Amigos 5, Temecula Prep 8

WP: Canavan. Temecula Prep leading hitters: Kobayashi 4-4, Pirschel 2-3. 3B: Pirschel.

Highlight: Kody Kobayashi drove in three runs.

Desert Mirage 1, Santa Rosa Academy 8

Next u (6/8):

Temecula Prep vs. Lutheran/LV

Santa Rosa Academy at Vasquez

Heritage player, Sebastian Mandujano, makes the throw to first for a double play during the Patriots first-round playoff game last week against Segerstrom. Valley News/Action Captures Media Group

CIF Southern Section Softball Playoffs

Division 1

First round

Valley View 0, Murrieta Mesa 8

Vista Murrieta 4, Sonora 1

Great Oak 3, Huntington Beach 1

Second round

Murrieta Mesa 1, Crescenta Valley 0

WP: Ham. LP: Hernandez. HR: Oh (MM).

Highlight: Kaylee Oh hit a walk-off home run to led off the bottom of the eighth inning. Lacie Ham tossed a three-hitter and struck out 11.

Vista Murrieta 3, Pacifica 5

Next up (6/8): Murrieta Mesa at Esperanza

Division 4

First round

Hemet 33, West Valley 2

Laguna Hills 3, Temescal Canyon 13

Second round

Hemet 5, Temple City 4

Temescal Canyon 2, Oxnard 3

Next up (6/8): Hemet at Summit

Division 5

First round

Canyon Springs 9, San Jacinto 7

Division 6

First round

Monrovia 3, San Jacinto Valley Academy 1

Gabrielino 3, Orange Vista 9

Second round

Orange Vista 3, Monrovia 1

Next up (6/8): Orange Vista at Azusa

Division 7

First round

Pomona 1, Lakeside 20

Hamilton 0, Riverside Prep 9

Next up (6/5): Lakeside vs. Orangewood Academy

Murrieta Mesa’s Kaylee Oh rounds the bases after hitting a walk-off home run against Crescenta Valley in second-round action of the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs. Valley News/Andrez Imaging



Chaparral 9, Norco19

M.L. King 3, Temecula Valley 6

Next up: Temecula Valley vs. Norco (Championship 6/7)





Murrieta Mesa 15, Royal 12

Chaparral 6, Dos Pueblos 11


Canyon 12, Murrieta Mesa 11



Vista Murrieta 7, Portola 5


Village Christian 13, Vista Murrieta 9

Linfield Christian gets 25 points from Mike Minegar (5) to beat Milken 55-33, advancing the Lions to the CIF Southern Section Division 4 finals. Valley News/David Canales photo




Murrieta Valley 92, Capo Valley Christian 60


Agoura 86, Murrieta Valley 72



Linfield Christian 68, Chino 55

Lakeside 50, Milliken Comm. 65

West Valley 32, Rio Mesa 51


Linfield Christian 55, Milken Comm. 33

Next up (6/9): Linfield Christian at Pilibos (Championship game)



Elsinore 49, Orangewood Academy 46


Poly 62, Elsinore 43





Paloma Valley 52, La Serna 35


Westlake 45, Paloma Valley 61

Next up (6/10): Paloma Valley vs. Eisenhower (Championship game)



Orange Vista 37, Ayala 46



Chaparral 53, Yucca Valley 42


Ontario Christian 62, Chaparral 43



Rancho Christian 57, Northwood 46


Pilibos 33, Rancho Christian 45

Next up (6/9): Rancho Christian at Newport Harbor (Championship game)


June 2 – Quarterfinal

Linfield Christian 44, Avalon 52

The Temecula Valley Golden Bears defeated St. John Bosco 34-23 in their CIF Southern Section Division 1 dual-meet championship match Friday, June 5. Valley News/Courtesy photo



Temecula Valley defeated St. John Bosco 34-23 in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 dual-meet championship match Friday, June 5. It is the program’s 18th section championship since the dual-meet format was introduced in 1992.

Head coach Arnold Alpert has led the Golden Bears to 17 of the 18 championships. The match started at 138 pounds, which favored St. John Bosco (4-1) because its strongest wrestlers compete in the middle- and upper-weight classes while Temecula Valley excels in the lower-weight divisions.

Maximus Martinez got St. John Bosco off to a solid start, holding off a challenge by Abel Gaitan. Alec Peralta evened the score for Temecula Valley, as he took down Jasper Centeno during the final minute and posted a 7-6 decision in the 145-pound match.

St. John Bosco’s Oscar Oranda held off a late rally by Mark Takara to take a 6-4 decision at 152 pounds. Nico Ruiz picked up a 15-0 technical fall win over Matthew Black and Manuel Gaitan moved up a weight class to face Abraham Galicia. Gaitan pinned Galicia in the third period of the 170-pound match to help the Golden Bears get within two points.

Cael Valencia answered with a pinfall in the 182-pound match to put St. John Bosco ahead 17-9. Brian Thorpe (195) and Mark Ayala (220) posted matching 6-3 decisions in their matches to help the Braves extend the lead to 23-9.

Temecula Valley (9-0) took over the rest of the way as Jacob Plange pinned his opponent in the final minute of the 285-pound match, and Brandon Baldonado picked up four points with a 12-0 major decision at 106 pounds. Aidan Munoz with a walkover victory at 113 pounds gave Temecula Valley its first lead 25-23. Ethan Perryman pulled out a 4-1 overtime win over Grigor Cholakyan at 120 pounds. Nathan Perryman capped the match with an 8-3 victory at 132 pounds.

Paloma Valley girls’ wrestling. Valley News/Courtesy photo




Paloma Valley 42, Northview 43

The top nine finishers for the Southwestern League girls’ golf finals included Mackenzie Carpenter, Ariell Belser, Ashlin Popoff, Kate Watanasiripong, Elina Kuanu (League MVP), Mia Golovich, Kailani Dugdale, Katelyn Parr, and Lauren Sammon. Valley News/Courtesy photo


Southwestern League finals – Day 2 results:

Great Oak – Mackenzie Carpenter, Brooke Carpenter, Ariell Belser, Ashlin Popoff, Kate Watanasiripong, Gwyneth Dempsey. Total 432.

Temecula Valley – Katelyn Parr, Jordyn Janert, Emma Mahaffey, Sierra Graham, Jessica Coorey, Makayla Hinson. Total 457.

Vista Murrieta – Lauren Sammon, Kahlea Manalang, Arrianah Serrato, Lexi Houchens, Madison Connolly, Zoe Navarro. Total 463.

Murrieta Mesa – Elina Kuanu, Mia Golovich, Jada Golovich, Kaitlyn Carrillo, Savannah Murrietta, Isabella Ibarra. Total 483.

Murrieta Valley – Kailani Dugdale, Kacy Moe, Isabella Spinden, Aiden Pearce, Payton Lucas, Deanna Irwin. Total 513.

Chaparral – Grayse Fa’asua, Krissy Dinsenbacher, Jaclyn Jacques, Krystal Rivas, Athena Ebuen, Elizabeth Sipra. Total 597.

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