- Defending Central Section Division I champion Bullard stormed into today's final of the Holiday Invitational Tournament at Hoover with an 84-40 romp over Clovis East behind 25 points from Aaric Armstead and 19 from Brad Thakham. The Knights meet Central in the 8 p.m. final after Murshid Randle scored 29 points as the Grizzlies pulled away in the second half for a 77-59 victory over Vallejo in the other semifinal.
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- Bayli McClard scored 27 points to lead Hanford to its second straight win at the Madera Tournament, 68-20 over Fresno. Bullard, meanwhile, beat Fresno 61-15 behind Elbria Wooley's 10 points.
- Alex Yokley's penalty-kick goal in the second half was the difference as Bullard topped Clovis North 3-2.
Clovis North will move forward with Cory Hall as coach, removing the interim tag after the former Fresno State and NFL defensive back led the Broncos to their first Central Section title two weeks ago. Hall, who was promoted from junior varsity head coach in March after program-launching coach Tim Simons had heart surgery, went 9-3 last season capped by a 28-19 win over Garces in the Division II final. "I feel honored and privileged to be put in position to lead a football program K-12," Hall said. "I'm committed to the success of these kids both academically and athletically. I look forward to getting back to work and building on what we established in the 2011 season."
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