Clovis North High has swept its way into the Central Section Division II volleyball final.
Hailey Barnes had 45 assists, Brittney Black 16 kills and Cayli McKinney 16 digs as the second-seeded Broncos beat No. 3 Yosemite 25-20, 25-20, 25-18 in a Tuesday semifinal. Clovis North (18-16) also swept No. 7 Tulare in the quarterfinals.
Next up in Thursday's final is No. 1 Madera, which beat fifth-seeded Exeter in the division's other semifinal.
Riley Cooks had 20 assists, six digs and four blocks for Yosemite (24-9).
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Madera 3, Exeter 1: Brielle Hefner had 12 kills and four blocks, while Olivia Guillen led the offensive attack with 42 assists as the top-seeded Coyotes pulled out a 15-25, 25-19, 28-26, 26-24 win over the No. 5 Monarchs.
Caitlin Marinos had 20 kills and 14 digs for Exeter.
Independence 3, Madera South 0: Justine Williams provided 23 kills and Sarah Thomas added 28 assists and eight digs, but it wasn't enough to keep the defending division champion and fourth-seeded Stallions from falling to the top-seeded Falcons 25-16, 25-21, 25-21 in a rematch of last season's final.
A regular-season win over Madera South (25-15) helped Independence (20-16) – which went 0-10 in the rugged Southwest Yosemite League – secure the top seed. The Falcons will host Golden Valley on Thursday.
Golden Valley 3, Hoover 1: Edithza Urias' 25 kills powered the second-seeded Bulldogs to a 25-17, 25-20, 21-25, 27-25 win over the No. 3 Patriots.
Central Valley Christian 3, Kingsburg 0: Ashley Vander Tuig's .441 attack percentage produced 18 kills to go with her four digs and two blocks for the top-seeded Cavaliers, who swept the fourth-seeded Vikings 25-11, 25-10, 25-16.
Danielle Nederend had six kills, a .500 attack percentage and 16 digs, Alexa Knevelbaard added seven kills, 11 digs and an ace, and Tori Moons had 31 assists and eight digs as the Cavaliers (29-6) advance to face No. 2 Bakersfield Christian in pursuit of their third straight title.
Bakersfield Christian 3, Chowchilla 2: The Eagles outlasted the Redskins 20-25, 25-23, 18-25, 25-11, 15-13 in a rematch of last year's semifinal – won 3-1 by Chowchilla.
Samantha Vlot had 17 kills, Ashley Pettitt had 12 digs and Shelby Seals recorded 34 assists for No. 3 Chowchilla.
Kings Christian 3, Sierra Pacific 0: Kings Christian defended its title with a sweep of Sierra Pacific.
The Crusaders – supported by Morghan Williams' 15 kills and 10 digs and BryAnn Smith's eight digs and six aces – improved to 33-5 with their 25-12, 25-10, 25-21 victory.
Two Fresno-area soccer teams are ranked in the Top 20 nationally by ESPN.
Bullard's girls and Buchanan's boys were ninth and 19th, respectively, in the preseason Powerade Fab 50. They are the only Central Section teams in the poll.
Both teams played in the CIF Southern California Regional Division I final last season, with the Knights losing 5-2 against Torrey Pines-San Diego and the Bears falling 4-1 against San Clemente.
The Knights open Dec. 1 at Clovis West. The Bears host Dinuba on Nov. 22.