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    HS football schedule — Week 12 (playoff quarterfinals)

    By Zach Ewing
    Friday, Nov 21 2014 12:28 AM

    We will once again have full coverage of everything happening from Cal City to Chowchilla tonight, as the Central Section playoffs hit their more serious side. Many eyes will be on Division I, where the big four — Edison, Liberty, Bakersfield and Clovis North — look to advance to what would be a dynamic final four. But is there another team capable of crashing the party? It seems likely that one of those four favorites will at least get pushed tonight.

    The Division II bracket is almost as good, almost as deep, with top seeds Ridgeview and Lemoore ready to be tested already. And the other divisions are full of intriguing matchups as well.

    We got the weekend started with Bakersfield Christian's 20-7 victory over Tulare Western on...

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    Antongiovanni steps down as Garces football coach

    After just one season as the head coach of his alma mater, Tim Antongiovanni resigned as the Garces football coach on Friday. Stating that the "decision was soley mine," Antongiovanni said there was no pressure of the administration...

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    Derek Carr on the Raiders first win of season

    Raiders quarterback Derek Carr chats with radio and television personality Dan Patrick about Oakland's first victory of 2014, which also snapped a 16-game losing streak.  

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    Section cross country finals Thursday

    The Central Section cross country season reaches a crescendo beginning at 11 a.m. today at Woodward Park in Fresno, as teams and athletes in five boys and five girls divisions race for section titles there in five boys and five girls...

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    Zach Ewing's quarterfinals previews and predictions

    The rubber is rapidly approaching the road in this season of Central Section football, and it will officially make contact at 7 p.m. tomorrow in Tulare, when Bakersfield Christian and Tulare Western kick off in a Thursday night special. I...


    Fresno-Edison back in Cal-Hi state top-25

    Last week was a first in recent memory without a Central Section team in the CalHi Sports state top 25 rankings. And that didn't last long. Fresno-Edison, which plays host to Centennial Friday night in the Division I quarterfinals, is...

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    Volleyball semifinals preview: 6 Kern County teams in action

    Two days away from the Central Section girls volleyball championships, and six Kern County teams in the semifinals tonight in all five divisions. All games start at 6:30 p.m. Here is a quick breakdown of all six matchups.  Division I...

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    Central Section football rankings, Playoffs Week 2 (expanded)

    Fifteen of the top 25 teams in last week's BVarsity Central Section football rankings had first-round byes in the playoffs, including nine of the top 10. As you might imagine, that didn't allow for much change in this week's rankings....

  9. Central Section opening-round playoffs scores

    This post will update throughout the night with scores as they roll in throughout the section. Then you can join us at about 10:30 p.m. tonight for BVarsity Postgame. We'll have scores, highlights and analysis and will take your calls to...

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    Zach Ewing's Playoffs Week 1 previews and predictions

    I'm dedicating this week's picks to Big Bank Hank, a member of the Sugarhill Gang and author of the original hit rap song and one of the coolest ballads of all time, Rapper's Delight. R.I.P., Big Bank Hank. Let that sucker play as a...

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    Central Section football rankings, Playoff Week 1 (expanded)

    Central Section playoffs start Friday, and full section rankings will become more and more meaningless with each passing week. But we'll keep going anyway, trying to untangle webs like this: Liberty beat Bakersfield last Friday, but the...

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    No Kern County, Central Section team in state top 25

    For the first time in recent memory, there no Central Section team in the state top 25 from Cal Hi Sports. Bakersfield's 21-14 loss to Liberty dropped the Drillers out of the top 25 from the previous No. 12 ranking. However, that does...

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    Kessler on watch list, Wilson gets MWC honor

    USC quarterback Cody Kessler has been named one of five finalists for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, and Fresno State linebacker Kyrie Wilson was named the Mountain West Conference defensive player of the week. The Johnny Unitas...

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