High school sports

CIF playoffs roll into the nitty-gritty

CIF-SS playoff action is all over the place this week in several sports (Shutterstock).

UPDATE: The CIF-SS boys and basketball preseason “watchlists” are added.

The CIF-SS girls basketball preseason watchlist is out. Local teams listed are:

  • Division 2AA: Orangewood.
  • Division 3A: Marina.
  • Division 4AA: La Quinta, Santiago.

And here’s the boys’ watchlist …

  • Division 3A: Pacifica
  • Division 4A: Loara.
  • Division 5AA: Bolsa Grande.


We’re up to our hip pads in CIF-SS playoff news and action in football, volleyball, water polo are more. Here’s the rundown for teams serving the communities of Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Stanton and Westminster. A lot of big games and matches this week.


Four local teams are involved in quarterfinal games on Friday at 7 p.m.  Information on locations will be added as we receive it.

Division 3: Edison (9-2) at La Habra (9-2).

Division 10: Orange (10-1) at J.W. North (10-1).

Division 11: Ontario Christian (9-2) at Marina (9-2) at Boswell Field.

Division 14: Loara (9-2) at Sierra Vista (6-5).


Two local teams are involved in semifinal contests, both on Wednesday.

Division 1: Harvard-Westlake at Huntington Beach at Woollett Aquatic Center in Irvine, 7 p.m.

Division 4: JSerra vs. Pacifica at Ocean View High School, 3 p.m.


Garden Grove High’s team lost its Division 7 semifinal match on Saturday to Webb Schools 3-2.  The Argonauts won the first game 25-14, then lost the next two by scores of 25-21 and 25-18. They tied it up in the fourth game with a 25-12 win, but lost the fifth 15-7.

The red-and-white finished the season with a 28-10 record.


Ocean View High’s boys cross country team is the sole local entry in the CIF-SS final poll. The Seahawks are ranked 11th in Division 11.


Huntington Beach defeated Troy 10-8 on Monday in the Division 1 quarterfinals and will face Corona del Mar in a semifinal showdown on Wednesday.

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