Three Dana Hills winter sports teams qualified for the CIF-SS playoffs, as the postseason brackets for boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer and girls water polo were released over the weekend.
Only one Dana Hills team earned a top-four seed – girls water polo is No. 4 in Division 2.
The Dana Hills girls water polo team and Sea View League champion boys basketball team will open the CIF-SS playoffs on Wednesday, Feb. 8.
Dana Hills boys basketball (18-8) tips off against Valley Christian of Cerritos (17-10), which earned an at-large selection out of the Olympic League. The Dolphins won their first league title since 2014 and played in the program’s first-ever CIF-SS Final last season.
If the Dolphins advance, they’ll take on No. 2 seed Pacifica Christian of Orange County or Portola in the Division 2A second round on Friday, Feb. 10.
The No. 4 seed Dana Hills girls water polo team (20-8) starts against Vista Murrieta (11-13) in Division 2. Vista Murrieta was the third-place team out of the Southwestern League. As their pool doesn’t meet CIF-SS playoff size requirements, the Dolphins will host their first-round game at Aliso Niguel High School.
If Dana Hills advances, they’ll play either Arlington or the winner of the Ventura-Glendora wild card match.
The Dana Hills girls basketball team (15-8) will play its first CIF-SS playoff game since 2018 at home against Rubidoux of Riverside (12-6) on Thursday, Feb. 9. Rubidoux was the third-place team in the Mountain Valley League.
If the Dolphins advance, they’ll take on Sacred Heart of Los Angeles or Oakwood in the Division 4A second round on Saturday, Feb. 11.