Volleyball fans are in for a treat this weekend.
Golden Valley's Central California Classic tournament features 36 teams.
Pool play begins today at 3:30 p.m. at nine different sites including GV and Merced.
Nine other locals teams will join the two Merced schools, including Buhach Colony, Atwater, Hilmar and Chowchilla.
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The tournament resumes Saturday at 8:30 a.m. with the top teams playing at GV.
The sites are set for two of the giants on Merced's football schedule.
Rob Scheidt's boys' highly anticipated matchup with Fresno Edison will be played at Chuckchansi Park on Sept. 26.
Merced will turn around to play Loomis Del Oro on Saturday, Oct. 3 at Atwater and the school's new Sprinturf.
Merced may have to deal with some unhappy folks from Madera at tonight's football game.
Madera's freshmen team made the trip to Merced for Thursday's game.
The team suited up, warmed up and then got back on the bus.
The referees never showed up.