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Central Section volleyball and tennis playoffs announced. Take a look at the pairings

An undefeated run through the Tri-River Athletic Conference was enough for Clovis North to earn the top seed in the Central Section girls volleyball playoffs when the pairings were announced on Saturday.

The Broncos received a bye, along with No. 2 Liberty-Bakersfield, No. 3 Arroyo Grande and No. 4 Clovis West.

Clovis North defeated defending Central Section champ Buchanan in four sets on Thursday night to cap a 10-0 run in the TRAC.

Clovis North is 38-3 overall. It split with Liberty, beating the Patriots 2-1 in the Clovis Volleyball Challenge on Aug. 31 but losing 3-1 five days later at Liberty. The other losses were both 2-0 in tournaments, to St. Francis-Sacramento and Marin Catholic-Kentfield.

The Bears will host No. 11 Garces at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Other top seeds in other divisions:

D-II: Redwood, which is 37-0

D-III: San Joaquin Memorial (26-9)

D-IV: Sierra Pacific (30-6)

D-V: Mammoth

The section championships will take place Nov. 9 at College of the Sequoias.

Also, the girls tennis team bracket is set with opening-round matches Wednesday. Clovis North, top-seeded in Division I, has a first-round bye. The Broncos are seeking their fourth straight section team title.

Here is a look at the pairings for volleyball and tennis.

CIF CENTRAL SECTION VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFFS

FIRST ROUND

All matches Thursday, 7 p.m.

DIVISION I

No. 9 Bakersfield at No.8 Centennial; No. 12 Clovis East at No. 5 Clovis; No. 11 Garces at No. 6 Buchanan; No. 10 Central at No. 7 Exeter.

Byes: No. 1 Clovis North; No. 2 Liberty-Bakersfield; No. 3 Arroyo Grande; No. 4 Clovis West

DIVISION II

No. 16 Yosemite at No. 1 Redwood; No. 9 Paso Robles at No. 8 Mt. Whitney; No. 12 Tehachapi at No. 5 Frontier; No. 13 Bullard at No. 4 Bakersfield Christian; No. 14 Mission Prep at No. 3 Stockdale; No. 10 Monache at No. 7 El Diamante; No. 15 Tulare Union at No. 2 Central Valley Christian

DIVISION III

No. 16 Sierra at No. 1 San Joaquin Memorial; No. 9 Reedley at No. 8 Arvin; No. 12 Sunnyside at No. 5 Madera South; No. 13 Tulare Western at No. 4 Dinuba; No. 14 Chavez at No. 3 Immanuel; No. 11 Nipomo at No. 6 Morro Bay; No. 10 Independence at No. 7 St. Joseph; No. 15 Pioneer Valley at No. 2 Righetti

DIVISION IV

No. 16 McFarland at No. 1 Sierra Pacific; No. 9 Bishop at No. 8 California City; No. 12 Woodlake at No. 5 Washington Union; No. 13 Liberty-Madera Ranchos at No. 4 Minarets; No. 14 Taft at No. 3 Mira Monte; No. 11 West at No. 6 Porterville; No. 10 Highland at No. 7 Mendota; No. 15 North at No. 2 Kingsburg

DIVISION V

No. 16 Trona at No. 1 Mammoth; No. 9 Lone Pine at No. 8 Fowler; No. 12 Wonderful Prep at No. 5 Rosamond; No. 13 South at No. 4 Immanuel Christian; No. 14 Firebaugh at No. 3 Kerman; No. 11 Fresno at No. 6 Orosi; No. 10 Fresno Christian at No. 7 Hanford; No. 15 Kennedy at No. 2 Frazier Mountain

CIF CENTRAL SECTION TENNIS PLAYOFFS

All matches Wednesday, 7 p.m.

DIVISION I

No. 9 Clovis at No. 8 Liberty-Bakersfield; No. 12 Bullard at No. 5 Stockdale; No. 13 Clovis East at No. 4 Arroyo Grande; No. 11 Redwood at No. 6 San Luis Obispo; No. 10 Clovis West at No. 7 Bakersfield Christian.

Byes: No. 1 Clovis North; No. 2 Garces; No. 3 Buchanan.

DIVISION II

No. 9 Ridgview at No. 8 Templeton; No. 12 Immanuel at No. 5 San Joaquin Memorial; No. 13 Nipomo at No. 4 Atascadero; No. 14 Frontier at No. 3 Mission Prep; No. 11 Corcoran at No. 6 Centennial; No. 10 El Diamante at No. 7 Morro Bay.

Byes: No. 1 Sanger; No. 2 St. Joseph.

DIVISION III

No. 9 Yosemite at No. 8 Selma; No. 12 Hoover at No. 5 Lemoore; No. 13 Sunnyside at No. 4 Mt. Whitney; No. 11 West at No. 6 Porterville; No. 10 Independence at No. 7 Tulare Union.

Byes: No.1 Central Valley Christian; No. 2 Tulare Western; No. 3 Reedley.

DIVISION IV

No. 9 Coalinga at No. 8 Liberty-Madera Ranchos; No. 10 Wasco at No. 7 Madera South.

Byes: No. 1 Kerman; No. 2 Taft; No. 3 Highland; No. 4 Kingsburg; No. 5 Woodlake; No. 6 Firebaugh.

DIVISION V

No. 9 Exeter at No. 8 Sierra Pacific; No. 12 Golden Valley at No. 5 Roosevelt; No. 13 Kennedy at No. 4 Mission Oak; No. 14 Desert at No. 3 Shafter; No. 11 Mira Monte at No. 6 Orosi; No. 10 Fowler at No. 7 Kern Valley; No. 15 McFarland at No. 2 Caruthers.

Bye: No. 1 Fresno Christian

Anthony Galaviz: 559-441-6042, agalaviz_TheBee

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Anthony Galaviz writes about sports for The Fresno Bee. He covers the Oakland Raiders, high schools, boxing, MMA and junior colleges. He’s been with The Bee since 1997 and attended Fresno City College before graduating from Fresno State with a major in journalism and a minor in criminology.
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