Buchanan and Clovis North, ranked Nos. 1-2 in Central Section baseball and Nos. 1-6 in the state, will close the final week of the regular season with two Tri-River Athletic Conference games against each other on May 10 and 13.
Junior point guard Danae Marquez is The Fresno Bee’s Player of the Year in girls basketball after leading Clovis West to a 30-4 record, a Central Section Division I title and state and national rankings.
Lemoore High turned the Event Center into the Board Room on Thursday night, pounding rival Hanford inside to win 71-67 before a deafening crowd of 2,700 and march into the semifinals of the Central Section Division II boys basketball playoffs.
When Edison High commits a traveling violation Wednesday night in a County/Metro Athletic Conference girls basketball game at Bullard, Tigers coach Bill Engel leaps out of his chair in disgust and stomps his right dress shoe on the court.
Yet another oppressive win by Clovis West High School in girls basketball was in the books – 89-34 Friday night over a Central team that merely arrived 18-5 and fourth-ranked in the Central Section – and five interviews afterward found a common theme: hard work.
Clovis West High, thundering toward an 11th consecutive Tri-River Athletic Conference title in as many years under coach Craig Campbell, forced turnovers with its signature trap press on Central’s first three possessions, bolted to an 8-0 lead and coasted to an 89-34 win Friday night.
Game video shows that Central's football team, in the final stages of it's 21-20 upset victory over top-ranked Clovis, had 13 defensive players on the field for five straight plays and 12 for a sixth on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2015. Clovis missed a field goal on the drive, then Central's offense ran out the clock.
Central High caps football upset over Clovis with 13 players on defense
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