Paloma Valley boys’ volleyball players in action during a match earlier this season. Valley News/Action Captures Media Group

MURRIETA – On Sunday, April 23, the CIF-SS office in Los Alamitos revealed playoff brackets for the boys’ volleyball playoffs to commence Monday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 25, with wildcard matches and Thursday, April 27, with opening round contests.

In Division 3 there will be a first-round matchup that doesn’t happen all that often with a matchup between league champions in Vista Murrieta and Elsinore. That will be a Thursday night matchup at Bronco Arena with a 6 p.m. first serve. Twenty of the 38 teams, including wildcard entries, in this division were league champions necessitating the odd matchup.

Before we get to Thursday’s first round there was Monday and in some cases Tuesday wildcard matches to get through. With updates that will be posted online, here are the matches involving Valley News area teams.

Tuesday, April 25

*Torrance at Paloma Valley (Division 3) with the winner playing at second seeded Mission Viejo on Thursday.

*Perris at Murrieta Mesa (Division 4) with the winner playing at Santa Monica Crossroads on Thursday.

*Temecula Valley at Orange Vista (Division 5) with the winner playing at Magnolia on Thursday.

Thursday, April 27

Division 3: Elsinore at Vista Murrieta (winner to play Valencia/Valencia or Oak Park)

Division 5: Wildcard “I” winner at Nuview Bridge (winner to play Wildcard “G” winner or fifth ranked Woodcrest Christian), Wildcard “T” winner at Temescal Canyon (winner to play Wildcard “S” winner or Samueli Academy), Wildcard “Y” winner at Hemet West Valley (winner to play Wildcard “Z” winner or Hawthorne)

Division 6: California Military Institute at Cathedral City (winner to play second seed Glendale Adventist or Bloomington)

Second round matches are scheduled for Saturday, April 29, with the quarterfinals set for Wednesday, May 3 and semifinals Saturday, May 6. Championship matches will be either at Cerritos College or designated venues on Saturday, May 13.

If there are any changes in time, date or site of a playoff match please email Derryl Trujillo, who can be reached at, or send info to

Derryl Trujillo

Derryl Trujillo has been a local sportswriter since 2018 and is the 2019 IEBCA Supporter of the Year award winner. He can be reached via email at