Fresno Bee Player of the Year Grant Gambrell closes season of virtual perfection with 12-0 pitching record, .363 batting average and bloodied left leg for 30-1 Buchanan team top-ranked nationally by two prominent polls.
The question regarding Vista Murrieta’s Michael Norman isn’t about being favored to repeat a 200/400 sweep this weekend at the CIF State Track and Field Championships at Buchanan’s Veterans Memorial Stadium – it’s if he’ll make Team USA for the Olympic Games in August in Rio de Janeiro.
Grant Gambrell, one of the nation’s top high school baseball players, leads Buchanan into the Central Section Division I final against Clovis North on Tuesday night at Visalia’s Rawhide Ballpark. Six division titles in all will be decided Monday and Tuesday at the minor league stadium.
Clovis sophomore Danielle Lung, on a day she battled a 102-degree fever, pitches a two-hitter and strikes out 15 for career win No. 43 in the Cougars’ 4-0 victory over Clovis East in a Central Section Division I softball semifinal.
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.
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
Fresno Fire Department welcomes 16 firefighter trainees and makes promotions