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    Zach Ewing's semifinals previews and predictions

    By Zach Ewing
    Wednesday, Nov 26 2014 04:34 PM

    The holiday season is special because it means time with family and time away from work or school, but it's also special for many people because it means repeating traditions they become accustomed to and grow fond of. For me, Thanksgiving means football, family and food, and the day after means begging off going shopping (OK, occasionally I partake in a little, but only for a really good deal).

    Then, it's time for more football. There are always good college games on Black Friday, but really, the day is about a countdown to the high school playoffs. In some states, Thanksgiving weekend is for state championships. Some years, it's only time for section quarterfinals in California. But most of the time, it's semifinal night, and it's one...

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    Central Section football rankings, Playoffs Week 3 (expanded)

    Most of the favorites took care of business in the Central Section quarterfinals, meaning the BVarsity top 10 remains largely unchanged. The biggest upset came in Division I, where Clovis beat Clovis North and moves up to No. 6. Now time...

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    Centennial girls hoops in CalHi Sports preseason rankings

    The fellas over at CalHi Sports released the preseason girls basketball state rankings and Centennial is there at No. 35. A successful 2013-14 campaign that ended in a 12-point loss in the SoCal playoffs to eventual D-I state champions...

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    Video highlights of Garces girls water polo championships

    The Garces girls water polo team beat Hanford 10-5 for the Central Section Division II championships on Saturday. Here are the video highlights, a full story coming in Sunday's edition of The Bakersfield Californian.    

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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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    HS football schedule — Week 12 (playoff quarterfinals)

    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,...

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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...

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    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....

  13. 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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