Yosemite, Minarets, and Sierra high schools are all moving on to the semi-finals of the Central Section Volleyball Championships after wins Thursday night.
D-III No. 3 seed Yosemite got by Reedley in five sets (23-25, 25-13, 25-14, 23-25, 15-13) and will travel Tuesday to play No. 2 seed Mission Oak (Tulare) who beat No. 7 seed Woodlake in three sets (25-21, 25-18, 25-17). Mission Oak gets home court advantage due to their No. 2 seed over Yosemite’s No. 3 seed.
D-IV No. 2 seed Minarets easily beat No. 7 seed McFarland (25-10, 25-7, 25-21) and will be at home Tuesday against No. 3 seed Liberty-Madera Ranchos, who beat Coalinga in three sets (25-16, 25-20, 25-13). Minarets blew by No. 15 seed Strathmore in the opening round in three sets (25-7, 25-9, 25-14).
Yosemite and Sierra had byes in the opening round.
D-IV No 1 seed Sierra beat Taft in four sets (26-28, 25-11, 25-6, 25-21), and will host No. 5 seed Dos Palos who beat No. 4 seed Kingsburg in five sets (25-21, 12-25, 25-12, 21-25, 15-10).
All Tuesday semi final games are at 7 p.m.
The winners of the semi-finals will advance to the section championships at the West Hills College Event Center in Lemoore on Nov. 21.
The D-IV championship game will be played at 12:30 p.m., and the D-III championship game will be played at 3 p.m.