High school sports

Leagues over; on to playoffs

CIF-SS baseball and softball playoffs start next week (Shutterstock).

League play has finally concluded for area high school baseball and softball teams. The next act begins with the CIF-SS playoffs.

Brackets and matchups will be announced on Monday morning; we’ll post those schedules for local teams serving Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Stanton and Westminster.

The most dramatic result from Thursday’s games was when Cypress defeated Pacifica 2-1in a baseball game that tied the Empire League title up between the Centurions and Mariners.

On the softball side, Pacifica beat Cypress 1-0 to finish second in a very competitive Empire race. The Cents completed the regular season 19-3-1 overall and 9-1 in league. The Mariners are 19-8 and 8-2.

Here are the local league champs for both sports.

Empire baseball: Cypress and Pacifica (tie)

Empire softball: Cypress

Garden Grove baseball: Loara and Los Amigos (tie)

Garden Grove softball: Santiago

Golden West baseball: Ocean View

Golden West softball: Segerstrom

Orange baseball: Savanna

Orange softball: Anaheim

Orange Coast baseball: Estancia

Orange Coast softball: Calvary Chapel/Santa Ana
San Joaquin softball: Western Christian

Sunset Wave baseball: Edison

Sunset Surf baseball: Huntington Beach

Sunset softball: Los Alamitos

Boys’ volleyball playoffs underway

In Division 1 boys’ volleyball play, Edison and Huntington Beach each suffered pool play losses, but get another chance on Monday against Loyola and Mira Costa.

On Thursday, Division 2 action saw Marina knocked out by Wilson/Long Beach. In D-3, Bolsa Grande and Garden Grove also suffered losses.

Magnolia opened D-5 play with a win over Temecula 3-2, while Westminster lost. The Sentinels will be in second round play today (Saturday) at Fullerton.

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