Left Harrison Tang from the San Gabriel Boys Varsity Volleyball team jumps in the air to block the spike of Charles Levy from The Santa Monica Boys Varsity volleyball team during the championship game of the the Division 4 Southern Section Championship trophy at Cypris College on Saturday May 21st 2011 in which SAMO won in four four games 22-25, 28-26,25-21, and 25-23. On the floor to the right is Tang's teammate Steven Yang (photo by Morgan Genser)

SAMOHI — Just days removed from winning the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 championship, the Santa Monica High School boys’ volleyball team has been selected for the CIF Regional Championships, it was announced on Monday.

Playing in Division 1, due to the school’s enrollment numbers, the Samohi Vikings will face Chula Vista Otay Ranch tonight on the road. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. The Vikings are the No. 7 seed in the eight-team field.

New Roads baseball rolls

New Roads’ baseball team crushed Southwestern Academy, 26-0, at West Los Angeles College on Friday to advance to the second round of the CIF-SS Division 7 playoffs.

The victory sets up a matchup with Milken Community today. The game is scheduled for 3:15 p.m.

New Roads is the No. 1 seed in the division.

It’s the second meeting between the two schools this season. New Roads took the fist game, 8-4.

Pacifica Christian reaches round two

Pacifica Christian’s baseball team is coming off a 16-0 drubbing of Coast Union on Friday in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 7 playoffs, but Head Coach Julian Chavez and his boys are taking it in stride.

Despite the big victory, Chavez said it’s important for his team to stay composed as it prepares for a road match today in the second round with Cate.

“It was a good win,” Chavez said. “But, we can’t get too high because of it.”

Keenan Pierandozzi-Howes started on the mound and earned the victory. Chavez plans on starting Austin Cortina, who was a first team All-Heritage League performer this season.

Pacifica Christian played Cate last season, defeating them 6-2 on their home field.

Chavez said the experience of playing on Cate’s field should benefit them this year.

“I think if we play our game, we should be all right,” Chavez said.


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