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.
Steve Moua said he pitched the plan for a Hmong homeland on TV because “we are the indigenous people of Asia. That is our home.” He denied taking advantage of anyone: “People have a right to donate. We never harmed anyone.”
The Fresno businessman, speaking in Hmong, says that despite the conviction of his Minnesota colleague for what federal prosecutors said was a scam, Moua plans to reunite with Seng Xiong once he's free again and keep working toward the homeland goal.
Woodlake resident Clarissa Renteria shares a moving story about her struggle to afford pads and tampons, including feeling like a burden to her family. She has used toilet paper or newspaper in the place of menstrual products
Virginia La Salle, with Linda Crowder, offer prayers for anyone walking or driving by the canopies they set up at Van Ness and Belmont avenues. La Salle is leading a campaign to have 100 prayer tents around Fresno this weekend. The purpose: To help anyone who wants prayer.
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said he was “stunned” and “broken-hearted” by the comments made by Rep. Frederica Wilson on the President’s phone to the widow of a fallen soldier during the Thursday’s press briefing.