Clovis High's Stacia Williams was named The Fresno Bee girls soccer Player of the Year. Williams scored 16 goals and had five assists, despite playing defensive midfielder. She also was instrumental in Clovis' turnaround. The Cougars went winless during Williams' freshman and sophomore seasons, then finished Central Section runner-up her junior year before winning a share of the Tri-River Athletic Conference title this season.
-Bryant-Jon Anteola, The Fresno Bee
Mendota High's Daniel Trejo was named The Fresno Bee's Boys Soccer Player of the Year. Trejo set California's career scoring record with 200 goals and his 65 goals this past season established a Central Section single-season record. -Bryant-Jon Anteola, The Fresno Bee
Clovis High junior Seth Nevills was named The Fresno Bee Co-Wrestler of the Year, along with Cougars teammate Justin Mejia. Nevills, who wrestled in the 285-pound division, went 37-0 this season and is 127-0 for his career.
Clovis High's Justin Mejia was named the Fresno Bee's Co-Wrestler of the Year, selected with teammate Seth Nevills. One of the most dominant wrestlers ever in Central Section and California high school history, Mejia went 38-0 his senior year and finished 168-1 in his career en route to four straight CIF State championships.
Evert Silva, who won the Central Section Division III title and placed fourth in the state with the section's best time of the season (15:09.6) -- all this while virtually training alone because there wasn't a Fresno High teammate remotely fast as him -- is The Fresno Bee Runner of the Year in boys cross country.
A central California "garrison" of the nationwide 501st Legion show off the elaborate, detailed and pricey "Star Wars" costumes they wear to fundraisers, special events, and extra-special moments like the opening of "The Last Jedi."
Ventura County Fire Department shot this time-lapse video of a plume of smoke collapsing and creating dangerous conditions on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, during the Thomas Fire. As the massive smoke plume generated by the fire continues to rise, it gathers heat energy from the flames below, Fire Capt. Brendan Ripley told residents in a meeting as reported by the Los Angeles Daily News. The unstable column of air can collapse at any time, resulting in dramatic 180-degree wind shifts that pose a major danger to firefighters, he said.
Parker Rogers, 14, submitted a story to Petco about how his rescue dog, Toby, instinctively learned to detect his seizures. The story won a $5,000 grant for Labrador Retriever Rescue of Fresno from the Petco Foundation. Rogers' family adopted the Toby from Labrador Retriever Rescue.
Fresno State defensive tackle Malik Forrester talks about having to do the dreaded rolls for getting to practice late -- he says he can’t do any spinning rides, anyway -- and his penchant for keeping the team and staff loose.