Paloma Valley’s Liam Price (8) takes a shot on goal at Drop Zone Water Park Friday, Oct. 22. Valley News/Action Captures Media Group

The CIF Southern Section released pairings for its boys’ water polo playoffs Saturday, Oct. 30, and a first-round match between Temescal Canyon (14-10) and Roosevelt (15-9) will lead either team to the Alta Loma Braves (23-4), who captured the Palomares League championship. The Heritage Patriots (9-6) were the only other area team to receive a Top 4 seeding. The Sunbelt League’s runner-up has a bye in the first round and will host Whitney (8-8) or Santa Fe (19-9) in round 2.

The Division 2 bracket features an all-Inland matchup between Southwestern League champion Murrieta Valley (15-14) and Big VIII League co-champion King (17-11). The teams did play each other earlier this year with Murrieta Valley winning 12-11.

Earlier this month, in a Southwestern League matchup, Murrieta Valley’s Martin Vazuylen (8) takes a shot as Chaparral’s Jack Pavlosky (16) makes every effort to disrupt him. Valley News/Action Captures Media Group


(Matches at 5 p.m. Dates, times and sites are subject to change.)

Division 1

  • First Round (Wednesday, Nov. 3)

No local teams

Division 2

  • First Round (Tuesday, Nov. 2)

King at Murrieta Valley

  • Second Round (Thursday, Nov. 4)

Division 3

  • First Round (Tuesday, Nov. 2)

Roosevelt at Temescal Canyon

  • Second Round (Thursday, Nov. 4)

Roosevelt or Temescal Canyon at Alta Loma

Division 4

  • First Round (Tuesday, Nov. 2)

Temecula Valley at Glendale

Elsinore at Xavier Prep

  • Second Round (Thursday, Nov. 4)

Elsinore or Xavier Prep at Chaparral

Division 5

  • First Round (Tuesday, Nov. 2)

Citrus Valley at West Valley

  • Second Round (Thursday, Nov. 4)

Division 6

  • First Round (Tuesday, Nov. 2)

Westminster at Perris

Paloma Valley at San Gorgonio

Lakewood at Tahquitz

  • Second Round (Thursday, Nov. 4)

Hillcrest or Crean Lutheran at Lakeside

Perris or Westminster at Jurupa Valley

Tahquitz or Lakewood at San Bernardino

Whitney or Santa Fe at Heritage

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JP Raineri
JP Raineri

JP is an award-winning multimedia journalist, and head of the Sports Department for the Valley News. Over his time in the Temecula Valley, JP, a former Southwestern League head baseball coach, was also an on-air radio personality at Q103.3, KATY 101.3, Hot 103.9, and was a television host for the Outdoor Channel. When not covering local, or national sports, JP also serves as an Associate Baseball Scout with NSR.