Sports Briefs 11/8/12 Edition

November 7, 2012 

Minarets prepares for Nov. 13 volleyball play-off game

The Minarets volleyball team (18-6, 8-2) concluded regular season league play last week with wins over Caruthers and Parlier to finish the West Sequoia League in second place behind Fowler.

The team is seeded No. 1 in the Central Section Division V play-offs and received a first round bye. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, they will host the winner of the Laton-Paramount Bard game.

The Mustangs, coached by Karra Zamora, beat Caruthers in four games on Oct. 30, 25-19, 25-20, 22-25, 25-18.

Katie Grant had 14 kills and five blocked shots. Bre Cairns had four ace serves and five blocks. Taylor Meyer had 24 assists and four aces. Jordan Smith had 13 digs and four kills.

On Nov. 1, the Mustangs beat Parlier in three games, 25-12, 25-13, 25-10. It was Senior Night and seniors Smith, Cairns and Atilano were honored before the match.

Meyer had 15 assists and seven aces. Cairns had six kills and three blocks and Smith had six aces and four digs on the night.

Buller will play in Dominican Republic Winter League

Dayton Buller, the 1999 Yosemite High School graduate who was signed by the San Francisco Giants in 2001, will play in the highly competitive Dominican Republic Winter League this off season, playing for Aguiooes. He was scheduled to fly to the Dominican Republic this week.

Buller, a catcher, played this past season with the Nashville Sound, the Triple A team of the Milwaukee Brewers.

He started the season on the disabled list and was reactivated in May. He sat out most of July with a pulled hamstring muscle and retuned to play in August.

"When I wasn't injured, I caught well and had a good season," Buller said.

On Feb. 12, he will join the Brewers for spring training.

"I've fought through a lot of injuries over the years, but I'm happy to still be playing," Buller said. "I'm looking forward to playing in the Dominican Republic Winter League, preparing myself for spring training.

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