Clovis News: Sports

Volleyball buzz 9/1

We're a week away from the debut of The Bee's Central Section volleyball rankings for the 2009 season, which are voted on by a cross section of coaches from schools large and small across the North, Central and South areas.

Will defending Division I champion Clovis West, which provided a glimpse of its potential with a sweep of Stockdale last week in a foundation match, open as the No. 1 team? Or how about Clovis West's Tri-River Athletic Conference rival Buchanan?

The Bears opened their season last weekend by winning the Clovis Varsity Volleyball Challenge, including 2-0 victories over reigning D-I runner-up Liberty, D-III runner-up Tehachapi and D-I quarterfinalist Bullard.

Where do defending division champions such as Garces (D-II), Exeter (D-III) and Bakersfield Christian (D-IV) stack up?

Find out in the Sept. 8 edition of The Bee and at