SAMOHI — Santa Monica High School’s girls’ volleyball team hosts Rio Hondo Prep in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 3-AA playoffs today at 7 p.m.

Samohi finished the regular season as Ocean League champs and enter the playoffs as the No. 3 seed. The Vikings’ overall record is 18-6 and a perfect 8-0 in league play.

Chadwick is the division’s No. 1 seed with Pasadena Poly at No. 2.

The boys’ team, also led by Head Coach Liane Sato, won the CIF-SS title last spring.

Pacifica Christian v-ball at home

Pacifica Christian’s girls’ volleyball opens the CIF-SS Division 4-A playoffs tonight against St. Matthias at 7 p.m. at Crossroads.

The Seawolves finished the regular season 22-6 overall and 7-1 in the Heritage League. They tied Milken for the league title.

Pacifica Christian is the No. 5 seed in the field.

Samohi football keeps climbing

Just days after clinching Samohi’s first Ocean League football title in a decade, the Vikings moved up two spots in the latest CIF-SS Western Division rankings to No. 5, it was announced on Monday.

Samohi’s move up the rankings comes after the Vikings dispatched rival Culver City, 17-14, on Friday to secure the league crown.

Chaminade retained its No. 1 ranking in the poll. With the loss to Samohi, Culver City dropped from No. 8 to No. 10.

The Vikings, 8-1 overall and 4-0 in league, close the regular season on Friday at Hawthorne.

Samohi water polo hits road

Samohi’s boys’ water polo team will begin the CIF-SS Division 3 playoffs on the road at La Canada on Wednesday at 5 p.m.

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