Sports briefs: Ex-Clovis East golfer DeChambeau leads tourney

The Fresno BeeJuly 10, 2013 

Former Clovis East High star Bryson DeChambeau

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Former Clovis East High star Bryson DeChambeau took the second-round lead Wednesday at the 110th Trans-Mississippi Championship.

DeChambeau, about to begin his sophomore year at Southern Methodist, shot his second straight 65 and has a four-shot lead heading into the final two rounds today on the Meadow Club course in Fairfax. Texas senior Johnathan Schnitzer, the first-round leader, fell to second after a 73.

Fresno State's Jack Mulroy shot a 69 and Rufie Fessler a 71 while surviving the cut. Pace Johnson (Clovis West High/Cal) shot a 72, Fresno State's Troix Tonkham a 72 and fellow Bulldog Johnny Partridge a 77 but all missed the cut.

Madera home to host sand volleyball event

A private residence in Madera will host a sand volleyball tournament today as part of early efforts to start a high school league for the sport.

The Beach Cup Classic will be at the home of Madera South High coach Steve Guglielmana, 7177 Road 29 1/2 in Madera.

Matches, in a round-robin format with three boys and three girls club teams competing on six sand courts, begin at 3 p.m. and are open to the public, according to Buchanan coach John Jay.

California Beach Volleyball Association rules will be in place.

Last year, high school girls beach volleyball was launched in Southern California with the support of the Amateur Athletic Union. An eight-team league was formed.

In October 2011, Arizona became the first state to approve sand volleyball as a high school sport.

Bullard, Tulare to play for Ripken title

Bullard and Tulare will meet for the title of the Cal Ripken Major/60 Central Cal section tournament for 11-year-olds.

The teams play at 3:30 p.m. today at Fig Garden Elementary, with the winner advancing to the Southwest Regional beginning July 21 in Panguitch, Utah.

Bullard won twice Wednesday, defeating Visalia Gray 6-4 and Central 3-1. Samuel Coronado pitched a complete game and homered against Central.

Tulare beat Central 5-4 on Ezekiel Sanchez's walk-off homer in the seventh.

Central Cal Grizzlies teams win titles

The Central California Grizzlies 13 and younger baseball team went 6-0 to capture the Triple Crown Fireworks Series.

The Grizzlies defeated Jaha Baseball of Clackamas, Ore., 7-5 in the final of a tournament in and around Sparks, Nev.

Next is the Triple Crown World Series July 21-28 in Steamboat Springs, Colo.

The Grizzlies' 15-16-year-olds won their division, beating Turn 2 of Fremont 5-1.


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