Holder of the Olympic decathlon championship, symbolic of rating as the world’s greatest athlete, Rafer Johnson has put the small Fresno County community of Kingsburg on the athletic map in a big way. In addition to his Olympic crown, Rafer won AAU decathlon titles in 1956, 1958, and 1960, the Pan-American Games championship in 1955, […]
Born and reared in Sanger, Calif., this tall, slender youngster learned to throw a football with accuracy at an early age. He captained the Sanger High School football, basketball and baseball teams in his senior year . Flores was voted Sanger Athlete of the Year and then enrolled at Fresno City College. He quarterbacked the […]
A true student-athlete who rose from humble beginnings in Auberry to become an all-conference quarterback at Stanford, a standout performer in the Canadian Football League and one of the best punters in National Football League history. Earned the attention of college scouts at Clovis High, where he starred in football and basketball. Capped his collegiate […]
With her strong right arm, productive bat and steady glove, she contributed mightily to Fresno State’s rise to prominence and helped build the fan base that led to the construction of the nation’s best softball stadium. Named team MVP and San Joaquin Valley media female athlete of the year four straight seasons while dividing […]
Talks about his father’s friendship with Ray Yasui, the effects his father’s experiences at the Fresno Assembly Center and how it has affected his family, particularly his son’s decision to study in Japan.