Barons start in Nevada again

The Fountain Valley High football team opens its 2011 season Friday in Henderson, Nev., against Green Valley.

The Barons have a bye week next week and return to action Sept. 8, when they host San Clemente. Fountain Valley is coming off a 3-6-1 season.

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Several locals ranked in CIF

The CIF Southern Section office released preseason polls for girls' volleyball and boys' water polo on Tuesday, and several local teams were ranked.

In girls' volleyball, Edison — which last week won the championship at the Ann Kang Invitational tournament in Oahu, Hawaii — begins the 2011 season with a No. 4 ranking in Division 1-AA. Huntington Beach was among six schools listed as "others" receiving votes, but that just missed making the top 10.

In the Division 4-AA poll, Ocean View is ranked second behind defending CIF champion St. Margaret's. Brethren Christian, which last year lost in the CIF finals to St. Margaret's, comes in at No. 7.

In boys' water polo, Huntington Beach is ranked fourth in a Division 1 poll headed by Mater Dei. Ocean View also earned a No. 4 ranking in Division 7 in a poll led by Nogales.

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The inaugural PBS SoCal Links for Learning Golf Tournament to benefit PBS SoCal Education is Monday at SeaCliff Country Club, 6501 Palm Ave., Huntington Beach

Green fees for individual golfers start at $200 and a foursome price is $750. Tournament check-in is at 10:30 a.m., followed by a noon shotgun start at the 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course.

An awards ceremony and silent auction follows the tournament. For information, contact Claudia Jenkins at (714) 241-4100 or by email at cjenkins@pbssocal.org.