Maddie Ogas has helped power Clovis High into another Central Section final. So has Buchanan’s Sravya Gudipudi.
Five months as leading their schools to Division I girls volleyball and girls tennis titles, respectively, each won their No.1 singles match as the top-seeded Cougars beat No. 4 Clovis East 18-3 and the second-seeded Bears edged No. 3 Bullard 12-9 in section badminton semifinals Wednesday.
Clovis will host Buchanan at 5 p.m. Friday for the title.
Ogas beat Sydney Valentine 21-9, 21-0, while Gudipudi rallied to top Kylee Shaw 21-17, 14-21, 22-20.
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Each school also received wins at No. 2 singles, with Jenna Perry beating Pahoua Yang, 21-6, 21-3 for the Cougars and Breanne Dubberke topping Sunjum Singh 21-5, 21-2 for the Bears.
Wednesday’s other highlights
• A walk and an error put the tying runs on, thenAlia Barraza
blasted a walk-off homer to lift No. 4 Hanford West over No. 10 El Diamante 4-3 to clinch the West Yosemite League title outright.
• Buchanan’sConnor Cain
(boys) and Clovis West’sKelli Ann Funk
(girls) captured Tri-River Athletic Conference titles with 518.55 and 420.55 points, respectively. The league’s swimming preliminaries are Friday with the finals Saturday at Clovis East.