The high school fall playoffs are in full swing this week with girls volleyball and boys water polo beginning Tuesday.
The Buhach Colony girls volleyball team earned the No. 4 seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs and will host Western Athletic Conference champion Los Banos on Tuesday at the Thunder Dome.
All volleyball matches are scheduled to start at 7 p.m.
El Capitan earned the No. 9 seed in Division III and will open tonight at No. 8 Benicia.
For the fourth consecutive season, Hilmar earned the No. 2 seed in Division IV. The Yellowjackets will host No. 15 Venture Academy. Le Grand is the No. 7 seed in Division V and will host No. 10 Holt Academy.
In the Central Section, Chowchilla is the No. 5 seed and will host No. 12 Fowler. West Sierra League champion Dos Palos is the No. 7 seed and will host No. 10 McFarland.
Water polo – The Merced boys earned the No. 8 seed in Division II and will host No. 9 Rodriguez-Fairfield at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Golden Valley.
Central California Conference champions Atwater (boys) and El Capitan (girls) received first-round byes.
The Falcons are the No. 3 seed in Division II and will host the winner of Tuesday’s matchup between Oakmont-Roseville and Oakdale on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Buhach Colony.
The El Capitan girls are the top seed in Division II and will host the winner between Bear Creek and Whitney-Rocklin on Friday at 5:30 p.m.
The Buhach Colony girls open as the No. 5 seed in Division II and will host No. 12 Ceres on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Also on Wednesday in Division III girls, No. 6 Los Banos travels to No. 3 Rio Americano-Sacramento at 5:30 p.m.
The Division III boys start Thursday with WAC champion Livingston earning the sixth seed and opening at No. 3 Ripon at 4:30 p.m.. Los Banos is the eighth seed and will open at top-seeded Sonora at 3:30 p.m.
Girls tennis – El Capitan and Atwater were scheduled for Division I play-in games Monday. The winners would advance to Tuesday’s first round. El Capitan would face top-seeded Oak Ridge. Atwater would meet Davis of Yolo County.
WAC champion Los Banos hosts Pioneer-Woodland at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Division III.
Football – Playoff brackets will be released during an online selection show at 5 p.m. Saturday. In the past, the show has been free. However, this season the NFHS Network is putting the show behind its pay wall so users will have to pay $9.95 for a month-long pass, which will also give them access to playoff broadcasts.
The brackets will be available online at cifsjs.org after the broadcast.