Jason Meyers of Clovis extended his World of Outlaws lead Friday with his sixth victory of the season at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Meyers, the defending Outlaws champion, won his heat and was 14th in qualifying, but turned it on to capture the 25-lap feature and $8,000 first-place prize on the first of two nights of racing at the track.
Meyers' closest pursuers in the standings, Donny Schatz and Steve Kinser, finished 15th and 11th, respectively.
Fresno Pacific, Concordia face volleyball showdown
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Fresno Pacific and visiting Concordia will duel for Golden State Athletic Conference volleyball supremacy when the teams meet at 3 p.m. today at the Special Events Center.
The Sunbirds are the underdogs on paper, No. 6 in this week's NAIA rankings and looking up at No. 3 Concordia. Four-time defending national champion Fresno Pacific, however, has won nine straight overall after starting 0-3. Both teams are 5-0 in the GSAC.
The Eagles, 16-1 overall, boast the reigning GSAC player of the week in 6-1 junior outside hitter Fei Gao of Qingdao, China.
Seven Sunbirds still alive at USTA/ITA tournament
Fresno Pacific will send a men's and women's doubles team into the semifinals of the USTA/ITA Regional in Azusa.
Cledson Carvalho and Nathan Martinet advanced with two wins on one side of the men's bracket and Kirill Sinitsyn and Xavier Smith on the other side.
Erika Januskova and Marie Boura won their two matches to reach the women's semifinals.
In singles, Sinitsyn, Carvalho, Martinet and Smith coasted through the first two rounds, while Januskova, Boura and Yumiko Justin reached the women's quarterfinals.
Rams men shut out COS to win CVC soccer opener
Andrew Campbell scored twice and Fresno City shelled visiting and winless College of the Sequoias 6-0 to open Central Valley Conference men's soccer play.
Octavillo Murillo and Eli Gallegos each had a goal and assist for Fresno City (5-5-2), Jesus Garcia added two assists and Carlos Alvarez recorded the Rams' fourth shutout of the season.
West Hills-Lemoore was stunned in Taft, allowing three first-half goals in a 3-0 defeat – the Eagles' first since Aug. 26. West Hills is 4-2-3 overall; Taft is 5-4-2.
Fresno City women pitch soccer shutout of De Anza
Fresno City's defense didn't allow a shot on goal in a 7-0 rout of visiting De Anza in a nonconference women's soccer match.
Bianca Arteaga scored the hat trick for the Rams (6-3), Monique Martinez had two goals and an assist, and Natalie Perales chipped in with a goal and assist.
Rams volleyball team's CVC roll hits 53 straight
Fresno City swept Columbia in Sonora 3-0 for its 53rd straight Central Valley Conference volleyball victory.
The Rams (9-4, 3-0) dominated 25-9, 25-12, 25-12 against Columbia (0-3).
Kamiya Dickson had 1 kill, Alex Paredes seven with seven digs, Ashley Ferguson added six kills and 12 digs and Michelle Clark recorded 21 assists.
Porterville (7-5, 3-0) stayed tied with Fresno City for first with a 3-1 victory against visiting College of the Sequoias (1-2).
Amanda Monge led the Pirates with 24 kills, 10 digs and four blocks in the 25-14, 25-20, 17-25, 25-18 win. Allison Clem had seven kills and Stephanie Dounseroux eight digs and 32 assists.
Taft handled Reedley 3-0 to remain unbeaten in conference.The Cougars won 25-19, 25-18, 25-15. For Reedley (4-7, 0-3), Bria Harris had 10 kills, Janai Walker 20 assists and Jennifer Kliewer and Katie Tomcak totaled 43 digs.
Sunbirds water polo team settles for split in Riverside
Glenn Lyon scored four goals to help Fresno Pacific down host Riverside College 13-9 and earn a split on the first day of the men's water polo Lancer Invitational.
The Sunbirds (5-12) lost to Whittier 13-12 after missing a penalty shot in the final six seconds that would have forced overtime. Mateja Maksimovic had five goals and Nick Fadden four to pace Fresno Pacific, which faces Occidental and Concordia today to conclude the invitational.
Monsters' NAHL club tops Dawson Creek, moves to 5-0
Riley Borer scored twice, Macauley Haight made 30 saves and the Fresno Monsters stayed unbeaten with a 3-1 victory in North American Hockey League action in British Columbia, Canada.
The Monsters (5-0) also got a goal from Filip Winkler in the third period to clinch it against Dawson Creek (3-4) in the opener of a two-game series.
Local youths win divisions at Copper River tennis event
Milah Ryland and Parker Ellis of Clovis, Fresnans Joshua Gen, Geonna Hall and Addison Weil, and Exeter's Bailey Gong were among the champs at the USTA-sanctioned Fall Copper River Junior Open tennis tournament.
Hall won the girls 10 singles, Ryland the girls 14, Gen the boys 10, Weil the boys 12, Gong the boys 14, and Ellis the boys 14 consolation. Fresno's Andy Vang (boys 16) and Exeter's Andrew Gong (boys 18) each swept a pair of round-robin matches as did Pebble Beach's Emily Termotto (girls 16).