Buchanan, ranked third in the Central Section by The Bee, avenged a first-round playoff defeat last season, getting 13 kills and six digs from Emma Gasman and nine kills from Taylor Mounts in a 25-20, 25-13, 25-20 win over Bullard on Tuesday.
Rachael Schaefer had 17 kills and Katelyn Anderson added 12 as El Diamante, ranked third in the Central Section's Division II by The Bee, topped Hoover 25-17, 25-21, 27-25. The Patriots, third in D-III, received 10 kills from Meranda Watkins.
Clovis rode a trio of double-digit-kill-producing hitters in Montana Lowe (15), Julianna Martinez (13) and Maddie Ogawa (12) to a 32-30, 25-23, 21-25, 25-23 win over Sanger.
In an intracity matchup, Reedley received 17 kills and six blocks from Carissa Arias in a 26-24, 23-25, 25-19, 25-22 victory against Immanuel.
Alyssa Binion-Luttrell had 10 kills as Edison swept Liberty-Madera Ranchos 25-23, 25-21, 25-22.
Alli O'Banion had 15 kills while Emelee Croninger added 21 assists and seven blocks as Dos Palos beat Chowchilla 25-20, 25-21, 14-25, 25-22.
Third-year varsity program Minarets had Bre Cairns hit nine kills and Taylor Meyer dish 24 assists to go with eight aces as the Mustangs -- ranked No. 2 in D-V by The Bee -- beat Tranquillity 25-6, 25-10, 21-25, 25-9.
In a clash of section Top 10 teams, Bullard got a singles win from Claire Malley and in doubles from Malley and Madison Mennucci as the No. 3 Knights downed No. 8 Clovis 6-3.
Defending section D-V champion Liberty-Madera Ranchos has won 22 straight matches dating to last season, riding singles and doubles wins from Annie Erickson to an 8-1 victory over Sierra in a North Sequoia League opener.
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FOOTBALL WEEK 3 SCHEDULE
Farmersville at McLane, 7 p.m.
Fowler at Liberty-Madera Ranchos, 7 p.m.
Porterville at Hanford, 7:30 p.m.
Laton at Sierra Ridge-San Andreas, 1 p.m.
Joshua Springs at Kings Christian, 5 p.m.
Game start at 7 p.m.
Bakersfield at Long Beach Poly
Caruthers at Sierra
Chowchilla at Central Valley Christian
Coalinga at Templeton
Edison at Crenshaw
Fresno Christian at Tranquillity
Hart-Newhall at Ridgeview
Los Banos at Dos Palos
McFarland at Kern Valley-Lake Isabella
Mission Oak at Selma
Game start at 7:30 p.m.
Arvin at Tehachapi
Avenal at Minarets
Bakersfield Christian at Exeter
Buchanan at Liberty-Bakersfield
Bullard at Clovis East
Chavez at Granite Hills
Clovis at Stockdale
Delano at North
El Diamante at Central
Enochs-Modesto at Merced
Firebaugh at Riverdale
Foothill at Mira Monte
Frontier at Clovis North
Hoover at Redwood
Independence at Highland
Kennedy at Sierra Pacific
Lancaster Baptist at Riverdale Christian
Lemoore at Sanger
Lindsay at Shafter
Madera South at Central Valley-Ceres
Monache at Dinuba
Orange Cove at Immanuel
Parlier at Woodlake
Paso Robles at Madera
Reedley at Golden West
South at East Bakersfield
Strathmore at Orosi
Taft at Corcoran
Tulare Western at Hanford West
Wasco at Golden Valley-Bakersfield
Washington at Sunnyside
Yosemite at Roosevelt
Fresno at Dublin, 7 p.m.
Memorial at Garces, 7:30 p.m.