Before the Madera South girls soccer team faced Edison-Fresno in the Div. II semifinals on Tuesday, the No. 1 seed Stallions had to take care of business against No. 8 Tulare Western.
Excerpts of sports articles published in The Madera Tribune newspaper.
In its first game as the defending Div. II Valley Champions, the Madera Coyote softball team had to show its mettle in order to record the first win of the season.
Through the first 80 minutes of the Liberty Hawks girls soccer match against Mission Oak-Tulare, it was a battle of attrition with neither team finding the back of the net.
Marvelle Harris scored 22 points shooting 10 of 10 from the line, Cullen Russo added 17 points and Fresno State defeated Utah State 75-68 Saturday night.
After winning its last four County/Metro Athletic Conference games to finish in second place, the Madera girls soccer team seemed primed to make a run for the Div. II title.
After the first quarter, the Madera South Stallions girls basketball team held a lead over rivals Madera Coyotes. At halftime, the Stallions extended their lead.
In soccer, sometimes the ball bounces a certain way for a team. For the Madera boys soccer team, those bounces didn’t go in a favorable direction in the first round of the Div. II playoffs.