Clovis Unified Sports Roundup

April 22, 2024

Clovis Cougars claim top spot in baseball rankings

Propelled by an impressive three game sweep of the then top ranked Clovis North Broncos, the Cougars of Clovis High have replaced the Broncos at the top of the Central Section baseball rankings.

Clovis, fifth two weeks ago, leaped-frogged four teams to claim the loftiest of spots. The Cougars also jumped to 16th place in the California State Rankings.

For their part, Liberty of Bakersfield, and Cabrillo from the coast, improved to 18-4 and 19-1 to stay in second and third place in the rankings, respectively. Bullard move up two spots to fourth place, while Frontier of Bakersfield climbed from 8th to 5th. Clovis North, spiraled down from first to 6th after not enjoying a particular good week. Bakersfield Christian stayed in 7th place with Liberty of Madera dropping from the top 10. Clovis West joined the top 10 on ninth place while Kerman held on to 10th place.

With the end of the season being just around the corner, all teams are wanting to perform as best possible to get into the Section Championship Playoffs.

Central Section Baseball Rankings (As of 4/22/24)

  1. Clovis 16-4
  2. Liberty (Bakersfield) 18-4
  3. Cabrillo 19-1
  4. Bullard 16-6
  5. Frontier (Bakersfield) 17-5
  6. Clovis North 15-5
  7. Bakersfield Christian 16-5
  8. Redwood(Visalia) 18-5
  9. Clovis West 15-5
  10. Kerman 14-7

St. Josephe’s continues top ranked in softball

With 4 victories in as many games in the last two weeks, St. Joseph’s of Santa Maria continues at the top of the Central Section Girls Softball Rankings.  The Lady Knights have an impressive 17-2-1 record. But there were some position changes up and down the Top 10 Rankings. Buchanan, second two weeks ago, won only one of its four games and dropped to fifth place. Central moved into the runner-up spot after winning 3 and losing 2 of its five games. Clovis North jumped from ninth to third after compiling a 4-0 record in the last two weeks. Kingsburg won all four of its games to move up one spot to sixth.

Strangely enough, Bakersfield Christian, who stood at 12-1 in sixth place two weeks ago, won all five of its games but fell to ninth place. A move of that type is usually based on the quality of its opponents. If a particular team’s opponents do not have very good won-lost records, a team is not going to receive as much credit as when it wins against a team with a winning record against quality teams. At the same time, if other teams win against teams with good records against quality opponents, they will get more credit and thus, move up in the rankings.

Central Section Softball Rankings (As of 4/22/24)

  1. St. Joseph’s (Santa Maria) 17-2-1
  2. Central 13-5-1
  3. Clovis North 15-4
  4. Centennial (Bakersfield) 18-5
  5. Buchanan 16-4-1
  6. Kingsburg 14-4-1
  7. Bullard 14-6
  8. Frontier (Bakersfield) 16-3
  9. Bakersfield Christian 17-1
  10. Taft 19-2-1

Sports At A Glance


The TRAC swimming and diving championships are being held at Buchanan High School this week. Diving Started yesterday, April 24 and continue today. Swimming will start tomorrow, also at Buchanan.

The TRAC teams competing will include Clovis North, Clovis West, Buchanan, Clovis East, Clovis, and Central East. This spring, Clovis North has proved to be the top team flowed by Clovis West.

The CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships will take place at the Clovis West Pool on May 1-4.

The CIF Central Section D1 Swimming and Diving Championship will also take place at the Clovis West Pool on May 9-11.

Section Spring Sports Schedule of Championships Events
May 4 – Beach Volleyball Championships
May 6/7 – Boys Golf – Area & D2/D3 Tournament
May 7 – Boys Tennis Team Finals
May 9 – Boys Volleyball Finals
May 9 – Badminton Team Finals
May 10 – Divisional Track Meets
May 13 – Boys Golf Section Tournament
May 18 – Section Track Championships
May 23-25 – Section Baseball Finals
May 24-25 – Section Softball Finals

West Coast Relays best performances by Clovis area athletes

Boys Division  –  April 13, 2024 – Buchanan High School

100 meters
Donovan Dunmore – Buchanan –  2nd – 10.57
Tyree Sams – Clovis North  – 3rd – 10.68
Jacob Saldate – Clovis – 4th – 10.70

200 meters
Donovan Dunmore – Buchanan –  1st  – 21.91

400 meters
Linkin Woolf  –  Clovis –  1st – 49.13
Logan Cole – Clovis – 5th – 49.86
Henry Baxter – Buchanan – 6th – 49.89

800 meters
Marcus Salinas  –  Clovis East –  2nd – 1:59.97

1600 meters
Luke Sanders  –  Buchanan  –  2nd – 4:14.07

3200 meters
Sam Dresick  –  Clovis West  –  1st – 9:34.68

110 meter hurdles
Hudson Hergenrader  –  Buchanan  –  3rd – 14.84

300 meter hurdles
Hudson Hergenrader  –  Buchanan  –  3rd – 40.39

4×100 meter relays
Buchanan  – 2nd  – 42.04
Clovis East– 4th – 42.19
Clovis – 5th – 42.21

Long Jump
Harold Duvall  – Clovis East  –  1st – 23’1/2”

McKay Madsen  –  Clovis North –  1st – 186’3”

Shot Put
McKay Madsen  –  Clovis North  –  1st – 61’10.5”
Derek Smith  –  Buchanan  –  2nd –  58’9.5”
Brayden Bitter   –  Clovis North  –  3rd  – 57’9”

Girls Division  April 13, 2024 – Buchanan High School

400 meters
Emerson Parks – Clovis North  –  2nd – 55.39

High Jump
Karina Rodriguez – Clovis East  –  5th  – 5’ 1”