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
Vista Murrieta 4, Yucaipa 15
Temecula Valley 2, Cypress 7
Temescal Canyon 0, Harvard-Westlake 9
El Dorado 9, Paloma Valley 1
Arlington 8, Tahquitz 6
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)
Orange Vista 6, Sultana 22
Laguna Hills 3, Citrus Hill 2
Serrano 1, Hemet 4
Next up (6/8): Hemet vs. Burbank (6-8)
Gladstone 2, West Valley 6
Linfield Christian 11, Lakeside 8
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)
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
CIF Southern Section Softball Playoffs
Valley View 0, Murrieta Mesa 8
Vista Murrieta 4, Sonora 1
Great Oak 3, Huntington Beach 1
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
Hemet 33, West Valley 2
Laguna Hills 3, Temescal Canyon 13
Hemet 5, Temple City 4
Temescal Canyon 2, Oxnard 3
Next up (6/8): Hemet at Summit
Canyon Springs 9, San Jacinto 7
Monrovia 3, San Jacinto Valley Academy 1
Gabrielino 3, Orange Vista 9
Orange Vista 3, Monrovia 1
Next up (6/8): Orange Vista at Azusa
Pomona 1, Lakeside 20
Hamilton 0, Riverside Prep 9
Next up (6/5): Lakeside vs. Orangewood Academy
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
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
2021 DUAL MEET BOYS WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
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.
2021 DUAL MEET GIRLS WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Paloma Valley 42, Northview 43
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.
*Playoff brackets can be followed online by visitng www.cifss.org. If we missed any local high school teams, or scores are wrong, please report them.
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