CITYWIDE — It’s been a banner year for Santa Monica-based high school girls’ volleyball.

Pacifica Christian, St. Monica and Crossroads find themselves in the most recent CIF-Southern Section rankings.

Division 4-A features Pacifica Christian at No. 3 and Crossroads right behind at No. 4.

Across town, St. Monica is ranked No. 5 in Division 4-AA.

Perennial local power Santa Monica is not ranked with a 1-1 record. Samohi travels to rival Beverly Hills today. The match begins at 3:15 p.m.


Samohi hangs on in poll


Despite dropping three games in a row, Samohi football continues to be ranked in the CIF-SS Western Division.

The latest poll released this week has the Vikings at No. 7.

Voters must be taking into account the level of competition Samohi has faced during its losing streak.

Mater Dei, Valencia and Hart are all ranked prominently in their respective divisions and are considered some of the finest programs in Southern California.

After being blanked by Mater Dei, 37-0, Samohi was able to hang with Valencia and Hart, even holding leads at some point in both ball games.

Samohi opens the Ocean League season on Friday against Morningside at Santa Monica College’s Corsair Field at 7 p.m.

The Vikings are attempting to win a third-straight league crown.


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