SELMA - The Selma girls tennis team is one game away from playing for a Valley title after defeating No. 12 seeded Porterville 7-2 in the CIF Central Section Division III quarterfinals on Oct. 23.
The fourth-seeded Bears will host No. 9 seeded Mission Prep in the semifinals on Wednesday Oct. 31.
As for the quarterfinals game, Selma officially clinched the victory in singles with a 5-1 lead. Rachel Vieira, Alina Lopez, Emily Sanchez, Analyssa Gomez, and Tammana Aujia all were victorious for the Bears in singles.
In doubles, the Bears won the No. 1 and No. 2 matches against Porterville. Usual No. 1 duo Vieira and Sanchez were victorious in their match, sweeping their opponents Vanessa Madrigal and Chloe Weaver 8-0. Sanchez and Dashirt Pandher were the No. 2 duo that won 8-2 against Sierra Mitchell and Jewelia Maniss.
If Selma is victorious against Mission Prep in the semifinals, the Bears will either travel to No. 2 North Bakersfield or host No. 6 Tulare Western in the section title match on Nov. 6.
OROSI - The Selma volleyball team started its playoff run with an upset win over Orosi High School on Oct. 25.
The No. 14 seeded Bears swept the three-seeded Orosi Cardinals 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 26-24) in a first round game of the CIF Central Section Division V playoffs.
Selma entered the postseason at 9-23 overall with a winless 0-12 record in Central Sequoia League play.
The Bears played against No. 6 Kings Christian High School in Lemoore on Oct. 30 (after press time).
The Division V playoffs will continue with the semifinals on Nov. 1 and the Valley championship taking place two days later at College of the Sequoias. The start time for the Division V title game has not yet been determined.
Lions Club donates to Selma athletics
SELMA - The Selma Lions Club made two separate donations to Selma High athletics on Oct. 23.
One donation worth $1,000 was made to both Selma High wrestling programs. Both boys and girls teams each received $500. The other donation, which was worth $500, was made to the Eddie Deis Memorial Fund, which is used for Selma High athletics.