FOUR & MORE: Best Inland Area Rivalries
1. Corona vs. Norco — Usually hyper competitive because one or both have an elite pitcher, this season could be considered an off-year in that regard. The Cougars have had some long winning streaks vs. the Panthers over the last 10 years but Andy Wise’s team won all three against Norco this season.
2. Riverside North vs. Riverside Poly — Dating back to the black-and-white era, the Bears’ move to the Inland Valley League a few years ago has reinvigorated a rivalry with deep roots, bearing fruit in North’s 9-6 win over Poly on Monday, May 9, 2016, to win the IVL title.
3. Redlands East Valley vs. Yucaipa — Ever since REV started poaching players away from Jeff Stout and the Thunderbirds, tensions have consistently bubbled under the surface and occasionally boiled on to the field. Wildcats hold a 14-13 advantage since 2005.
4. Corona Centennial vs. Corona Santiago — Dominance by the Sharks throughout the 2000s has given way to a more balanced matchup lately as the Huskies have split the series each of the last three seasons.
Riverside Arlington vs. North — Lions have lost last three to Huskies, still hold a 13-10 edge over last 10 seasons.
San Bernardino Cajon vs. San Bernardino San Gorgonio — No longer in the same league, still cross-town rivals.
Menifee Paloma Valley vs. Lake Elsinore Temescal Canyon — Wildcats’ pitching has been better in series.
Vista Murrieta vs. Temecula Great Oak — Playing three times a year since ’07, Wolfpack own only sweep (’14).
Chino Hills vs. La Verne Damien
Hemet vs. Hemet Tahquitz
Hesperia Oak Hills vs. Victor Valley
Rancho Cucamonga vs. Upland