Clovis News: Sports

Volleyball players join for Junior Olympic team

Area volleyball players have pulled together an all-star squad to represent the Valley in the Junior Olympics in Atlanta July 1-4.

The 11-player team - composed of Bee Player of the Year Cody Wender (Clovis East) and 10 other all-star players from Bullard, Buchanan, Hoover, Madera South and Madera - will be co-coached by Roy Verduzco, Marcos Orro and Russ Pena.

The team will hold an exhibition match against an area veteran team (which includes players from Fresno State's national champion club volleyball team) tonight at 7:30 p.m. inside Bullard's north gym.

The match is free, but donations will be accepted as the group looks to raise money for the trip.