Prep roundup: Pig Bowl rivalry to be waged tonight

The Fresno BeeNovember 8, 2011 

The 83rd edition of the Pig Bowl, matching Roosevelt and Fresno in the longest-running high school football rivalry in Fresno, kicks off at 7:30 p.m. today at Ratcliffe Stadium.

Roosevelt has won three straight, including 54-21 last year, while trimming the Warriors' advantage to 42-38-2 in a series launched in 1930.

Tickets will be sold at both schools until noon today. They also will be available at Ratcliffe Stadium, where gates open at 5 p.m.

Water polo

Clovis West opens defense of its Central Section Division I boys championship today when the second-seeded Golden Eagles play host to No. 7 Clovis East.

It's one of eight opening-round boys and six girls games over three divisions on tap today. Top-seeded boys teams Buchanan (D-I), Clovis North (D-II) and Garces (D-III); and No. 1-seeded girls teams Clovis (D-I), Clovis North (D-II) and Mt. Whitney (D-III) all have byes.

Volleyball

Kings Christian, which reached the CIF Southern California Regional final last season, begins pursuit of a second straight state playoff appearance tonight when the top-seeded Crusaders entertain No. 4 Fresno Christian in a section Division V semifinal.

All other divisions are in the quarterfinals tonight, with No. 1 Clovis West hosting No. 8 Bullard in D-I, top-seeded Madera hosting No. 8 El Diamante in D-II, No. 1 Independence hosting No. 8 Arvin in D-III and defending champion and top-seeded Central Valley Christian entertaining No. 9 Immanuel in D-IV.

Golf

Clovis West's section-winning team and Hanford's Kayla Luis, the section individual champion, will be among a 124-player field in Thursday's CIF SoCal Regional at The Golf Club at Rancho California in Murrieta.

Three six-person teams plus the top nine individuals from both the Southern and Northern regionals will advance to the state finals next Tuesday at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach.

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