Volleyball/ Nov 22 2021

Tiare Tuitama, a 2-Time CIF Championship Volleyball Coach, Welcomes Son, Koa Michael Tuitama Parisi Into The World

Far too often, and based on the emotion it evokes, we tend to elevate the level of importance that sports has on our society. There are so many real-life scenarios that make any athletic event pale in comparison. And here’s one of those moments. On November 18th, 2021, South Hills High’s (girls) & La Salle’s (boys) […]

By Brian Baiotto


Volleyball/ Nov 18 2021

Girls Volleyball: San Dimas’ Kelsey Barrett Named Valle Vista League MVP

Girls Volleyball: All-Valle Vista League: MVP: Kelsey Barrett, San Dimas senior (middle blocker) First Team: Candace Ceballos, Charter Oak junior (OH/setter) Morgan Dietz, Charter Oak senior (setter) Breana Dominguez, Charter Oak senior (mid) Mila Brown, Covina senior (outside hitter) Mya Ray, Diamond Ranch senior (outside hitter) Brooke Batres, Diamond Ranch senior (libero) Kalea Harper-Haywood, Diamond […]

By Brian Baiotto


Volleyball/ Nov 17 2021

Upland’s Brooke McKee Named Baseline League’s Most Valuable Volleyball Player

Girls Volleyball: All-Baseline League Most Valuable Player: Brooke McKee, Upland senior (outside hitter) First Team: Madison Robertson, Upland senior (setter) Riley Contreras, Upland senior (outside hitter) Erin McNeil, Upland senior (opposite hitter) Haedyn Heyes, Los Osos senior (outside hitter) Cheyanne Ybanez, Los Osos senior (outside hitter) RC Savana Styles, Rancho Cucamonga senior (outside hitter) Brianna […]

By Brian Baiotto


Volleyball/ Nov 16 2021

FSHA Volleyball Star, Peyton DeJardin, Commits to UC Berkeley; Tologs’ Senior Led Program in Kills Throughout Prep Career

Girls Volleyball: By Brian Reed-Baiotto, Sports Editor Peyton DeJardin doesn’t settle for mediocrity. And that includes her desire to be the best volleyball player, student and person that she can be. As her impressive career at Flintridge Sacred Heart recently came to an end, her next step was a big one. DeJardin signed on the dotted […]

By Brian Baiotto


Volleyball/ Nov 03 2021

Arcadia’s Stephen Bernabe Named Pacific League Girls Volleyball Coach of the Year; Burroughs’ Lynch & Hobson Earn co-MVP Honors

Girls Volleyball: Arcadia’s Stephen Bernabe is beginning to see the fruits of his labor. The Apaches second-year coach has witnessed his program run the roller coaster of emotions and results. But through the best and worst of times, Bernabe’s message has been the same, and that’s to work your butt off and do things the right […]

By Brian Baiotto


Volleyball/ Oct 31 2021

Aliso Niguel Edges La Salle in CIF D-2 Semifinals; Dani Thomas-Nathan & Ashley Li Combine for 54 Kills in 5-Set Loss

Girls Volleyball: You can’t get much closer to earning a spot in the CIF-SS title game than La Salle got. The Lancers went to top-seeded Aliso Niguel in the D-2 semifinals and dropped a five setter. The Wolverines won by scores of 21-25, 25-15, 22-25, 25-19 and 15-12. As they’ve done all season, Dani Thomas-Nathan […]

By Brian Baiotto


Volleyball/ Oct 28 2021

South Hills Sweeps West Valley in Wednesday’s CIF D-6 Quarterfinal Round; Top-Seeded Santa Barbara Up Next For Huskies

Girls Volleyball: South Hills earned a spot in Saturday’s CIF-SS Division 6 semifinal round. The Huskies swept West Ranch by scores of 25-17, 25-17 and 25-21. Mia Delahoussaye had 11 kills and two solo blocks. Mia Moore added nine kills, an ace and two blocks. Jaida Zuniga finished with 19 digs and Natalie Wei contributed […]

By Brian Baiotto


Volleyball/ Oct 28 2021

Oaks Christian Swept Arcadia in Wednesday’s CIF-SS Division 4 Quarterfinal

Girls Volleyball: Arcadia saw its 2021 season come to an end on Wednesday evening. But not before upset victories over both Whittier Christian and Walnut. The Apaches were swept by Oaks Christian in the quarterfinal round of the CIF-SS Division 4 playoffs. The Lions defeated Arcadia by scores of 25-16, 27-25 and 25-11, Quotable: Arcadia coach, […]

By Brian Baiotto


Volleyball/ Oct 28 2021

La Salle Claims 4-Set Victory Over Beckman in Wednesday’s CIF-SS Division 2 Quarterfinal

Girls Volleyball: La Salle is off to the CIF-SS Division 2 semifinal round. The Lancers defeated visiting Beckman in four games. La Salle claimed victory by scores of 25-18, 19-25, 26-21 and 25-22. Dani Thomas-Nathan led the Lancers surge with 22 kills and four aces. Ashley Li contributed 15 kills and four aces of her […]

By Brian Baiotto


Volleyball/ Oct 24 2021

Arcadia Picks Up Second Consecutive 5-Set Playoff Victory; Apaches Down Walnut Behind 11 Kills From Chayse Hoon

Girls Volleyball: For the second consecutive match in the CIF-SS Division 4 playoffs, Arcadia was facing an opponent with a far better regular-season record . And for the second consecutive time, Arcadia was able to grind out a five-set victory. On Saturday night, the Apaches defeated Walnut by scores of 25-19, 16-25, 11-25, 25,23 and […]

By Brian Baiotto


Volleyball/ Oct 24 2021

Dani Thomas-Nathan Has 30 Kills in La Salle’s 5-Set Victory Over Cypress; Lancers Host Beckman in Wednesday’s D-2 Quarterfinal

Girls Volleyball: After a first-round bye in the CIF-SS Division 2 playoffs, La Salle got taken to the limit by visiting Cypress. The Lancers, however, prevailed and defeated the Centurions in five games. La Salle won by scores of 22-25, 25-19, 24-26, 25-14 and 15-12. Dani Thomas-Nathan had a monster night with 30 kills. Ashley […]

By Brian Baiotto


Volleyball/ Oct 24 2021

Delahoussaye Leads South Hills to 4-Set Victory Over Don Lugo in 2nd Round of D-6 Playoffs; Huskies’ Junior Had 26 Kills

Girls Volleyball: South Hills earned its spot in the CIF-SS Division 6 quarterfinals. And they did so by defeating Don Lugo by scores of 25-21, 18-25, 25-17 and 25-22 in Saturday’s second-round match. The Huskies got a balanced effort, but Mia Delahoussaye continues to take her game to the next level. Delahoussaye finished Saturday afternoon’s […]

By Brian Baiotto


Volleyball/ Oct 24 2021

Upland Gets Balanced Attack in Saturday’s Four-Set Victory at Edison; Highlanders Host D-3 Quarterfinal Match on Wednesday

Girls Volleyball: It wasn’t the type of weather that girls from the IE would drive 48 miles to the beach for. But Saturday’s trip from Upland to Huntington Beach for a second-round showdown in the CIF-SS Division 3 playoffs turned out to be a memorable evening for the Highlanders girls volleyball program. Upland defeated Edison […]

By Brian Baiotto


Volleyball/ Oct 22 2021

South Hills Sweeps Knight in CIF-SS Division 6 Opener; Delahoussaye Leads Way w/14 Kills & Two Aces

Girls Volleyball: South Hills cruised in Thursday’s first round of the  CIF-SS Division 6 playoffs. The Huskies swept Knight by scores of 25-15, 25-15 and 25-14. Mia Delahoussaye  led the way with 14 kills and two aces. Mia Moore contributed six kills. Jaida Zuniga finished with 12 digs and a pair of aces. Kaylin Martinez […]

By Brian Baiotto


Volleyball/ Oct 22 2021

Upland Sweeps Culver City in First Round of CIF-SS Division 3 Playoffs; Highlanders Get Edison on Saturday Night

Girls Volleyball: Upland cruised to a first-round sweep of visiting Culver City on Thursday night. The Highlanders claimed victory by scores of 25-17, 25-17 and 25-17 in the CIF-SS Division 3 playoffs. Brooke McKee had  17 kills and eight digs. Riley Contreras added eight kills and 10 digs. Madison Robertson contribute 35 assists and 10 […]

By Brian Baiotto


Volleyball/ Oct 22 2021

Arcadia Upsets No. 5 Seeded Whittier Christian in First Round of CIF D-4 Playoffs; Apaches Win in 5 Games

Girls Volleyball: Not a bad first-round showing for the Arcadia girls volleyball program. The Apaches traveled to No. 5 seeded Whitter Christian and knocked the Heralds out of the playoffs. Arcadia won by scores of 26-24, 25-22, 18-25, 22-25 and 15-11 in the CIF-SS Division 4 playoffs. Chayse Hoon and Ashley Savage had 10 kills […]

By Brian Baiotto


Volleyball/ Oct 15 2021

San Dimas Secures 10-0 Path to a Valle Vista League Championship; Saints Pick Up Four-Set Victory at Diamond Ranch

Girls Volleyball: San Dimas didn’t just win an outright Valle Vista League championship this week. The Saints steamrolled their competition along the way. SDHS wrapped up a perfect VVL run with Thursday’s 25-27, 25-16, 25-22 and 25-16 victory at Diamond Ranch. In 2021, the Saints won 30 of the 33 sets they played in league. […]

By Brian Baiotto


Volleyball/ Oct 15 2021

South Hills Sweeps First Place Los Altos to Clinch Hacienda League’s No. 2 Seed in Playoffs

Girls Volleyball: South Hills accomplished two things in Thursday’s Hacienda League finale. First, the Huskies swept Los Altos and handed the Conquerors their first league loss. Secondly, South Hills secured the league’s No. 2 spot for the playoffs. SHHS won by scores of 25-16, 25-23 and 25-23. Mia Delahoussaye led the way with 14 kills […]

By Brian Baiotto


Volleyball/ Oct 15 2021

Upland Wins Baseline League Championship Thanks to 4-Set Victory at Etiwanda & Last-Place St. Lucy’s Sweep of RCHS

Girls Volleyball: Upland and Rancho Cucamonga headed into the final match of the regular season tied atop the Baseline League standings. The Highlanders did their part in clinching at least a share of the league championship. They defeated Etiwanda by scores of 23-25, 25-20, 27-25 and 25-17. And UHS got some unexpected help from winless […]

By Brian Baiotto


Volleyball/ Oct 14 2021

West Covina Finishes Challenging Season With Valle Vista League Sweep at Covina

Girls Volleyball: West Covina didn’t come close to having the season they had envisioned. The Bulldogs headed into the final match of the 2021 season without a single Valle Vista League victory. To their credit, though, WCHS went out with a win. In fact, the Bulldogs got the road sweep of Covina. The Bulldogs won […]

By Brian Baiotto