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Buchanan, Clovis East to play for girls badminton championship

Defending champion Buchanan will play at unbeaten Clovis East for the Central Section badminton championship today at 5 p.m.

The 14-0 Timberwolves defeated Buchanan 9-2 en route to winning the Tri-River Athletic Conference with a 4-0 record.

Clovis East won the section title in 2009 before losing 6-5 to the Bears for last year's crown.

The section individual singles and doubles tournament will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Bullard. And it will be there that the Knights' Pookie Gonzalez, The Bee's 2010 Player of the Year in badminton, will attempt to successfully defend her section title on her homecourt.

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