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While coaching elite high school cross country and track and field programs at Buchanan in addition to directing labor-intensive Central Section and CIF State track meets at Veterans Memorial Stadium, Brian Weaver is locked into an exhausting, year-round commitment.

Two years ago, he surely could have been excused from overlooking Evert Silva, particularly in the distance runner’s developmental stage at a Fresno High Division III program that had operated in virtual anonymity since Michael Kasahun won the CIF State Division I cross country title in 1996.

Yet Silva, all 5-feet-9 and 120 pounds of him, caught Weaver’s eye.

End of the Year Blow Out Sale!

Alumni Polo shirts $10.00

The polo shirt is a nice cream colored Outer Banks brand shirt of cotton and polyester. On the left side in purple is the wording, "Fresno High School Alumni."

Select a Size
Price: $20.00

Purchase through our secure papal shopping cart.

87th Annual Little Big Game

Friday Nov 4
7:00 PM
McLane Stadium2727 N Cedar Ave, Fresno, CA 93703

The Fresno High Warriors will battle the cross-town Roosevelt Rough Riders in the 87th Little Big Game on Friday night. Fresno High and Roosevelt first played against each other in 1930 and The Little Big Game is one of the oldest high school football rivalries west of the Mississippi. In recent years the annual game has generated large crowds and this year should be no exception.

It would be advisable to to get there early.


Students $4.00
Adults- $7.00
Seniors- $4.00
5 yrs & under- Free


Watch the video at: abc30.com

FRESNO. Calif. (KFSN) -- Fresno High has as storied an athletic history as any school in the valley or state and came up with a way to forever honor their Warriors through the Wall of Champions.

"We have all of these athletes that were part of the school of champions and so what if we did a video of the accomplishments of those athletes," said former Fresno High principal Bob Reyes.

With support from the Fresno High Alumni Association, the idea came to life in the form of an interactive video board that tells the story of some of Fresno High's finest athletes and teams.

"Well just off the top of my head I think everybody on this wall has achieved quite a bit. If you look back at the history of baseball, Frank Chance was the last manager to take the Cubs and win a World Series, that was over 100 years ago," said Dave Brase of the Fresno High Alumni Association.

That is just one of the nearly 100 stories being told on a wall that continues to grow each year and inspire Fresno's current athletes.

"It's actually really cool to make Fresno High and to be a part of it and leave a memory here for the people that are in the future," said Fresno High wrestler Eli Sepeda.

It's connecting the past with the present and creating a rich high school experience in competition and in the classroom.

"What kids have to me about being here at Fresno High is the chance to interact with all the diversity on campus. So you have all those things going for you that makes this kind of a reflection of the wider community, it represents Fresno," said Reyes.

Watch the video at: abc30.com

Fresno High School’s Jacqueline Ruiz has been named teacher of the year by the Fresno County Office of Education.

Ruiz, who teaches chemistry and International Baccalaureate environmental courses, has been a teacher for five years. She is also the pep and cheer director at the school, leading Fresno High’s squad to qualify for the United Spirit Association National Cheer Competition for the first time ever this year.

Ruiz was also named among the top five employees by Fresno Unified at its annual Excellence in Education banquet in February. Then, she was recognized as the district’s best high school employee.

“I want students to construct their own knowledge rather than have me lecture to them,” Ruiz said in a statement. “When students take responsibility for their own learning, they figure out what works best for them, do better staying in their optimal learning modality and gain not just knowledge to pass an exam, but true understanding.”

10th Annual  Athletic “Wall of Champions” Dinner

Set for October 12 At Pardini’s


The 10th Annual Fresno High Alumni Athletic Wall of Champions Fundraiser Dinner will be held at Pardini’s banquet hall in Fresno on October the 12th.

This year’s list of inductees include the 1969 Valley Championship Warrior Varsity Baseball Team and the 1965 All-American 200 yard Freestyle Swim Relay team consisting of Blair Looney, Dewey Slater, Gary Martin and Bob Hart.

Eight individual ex-warrior athletes, from various sports, will also be honored at the dinner for their exceptional contributions to the legacy of Fresno High sports.

They are:

1957 - Melinda Fairchild - one of the most dominant swimmers in Central California in the 1950’s

1943 - Merle Martin - Outstanding Fresno High and Fresno State hurdler. Coached Golf and Cross-country at FHS

1964 - Dan Robinson - Multi-sport Fresno High athlete. Record setting Fresno State Quarterback

1929 - Carol Maas - Tied the national High school 100 yard dash record (9.8) in 929 West Coast Relays

1956 - George Barstow - Triple Sport Athlete of the Year in 1956

1978 - Keith Gooch - Outstanding FHS running back and defensive back for Fresno State and the British Columbia Lions in the Canadian Pro league.

1961 - Cynny Lynch - 2 Time Valley Champion diver

1962 - Jeff Ring - versatile 3 sport Athlete Football, Basketball, Baseball


The dinner is scheduled for 7:00 PM on Wednesday October 12, at Pardini’s Banquet Hall in Fresno. Tickets are $60 each.

FHS Athletic Wall of Champions
Dinner set for October 11th

The 11th annual Fresno High Alumni Wall of Champions Dinner will be held Wednesday October 11th at 7 PM at the Pardini’s Banquet Hall in Fresno.

The annual fall fundraiser contributes to the FHS Alumni Association’s overall effort to support both athletic and academic activities at Fresno High throughout the year.

This year’s dinner will honor 9 individual athletes,1 coach and the 1960 basketball team.

The inductees are:

Leonard Berry - 1960 Tennis Player- Valley Mixed Double Champion. Distinguished professor of marketing at the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. International expert and author on retail marketing.

Chuck Cobb - 1954 Track & Field/Football- Stanford hurdler, alternate on 1960 US Olympic Team, international developer, business leader and US ambassador to Iceland

Ed Hamlin - 1959 Cross Country- Had the best times on one of the best of coach Bob Fries valley dominant cross country teams of the 50’s and early 60’s.

Ken Jensen - 1961 Multi-Sport -Harry Coffee Athlete of Year award winner. Named All City, League, Valley and Northern California for basketball.

Bill Kendrick - Coach - Football and Tennis coach for a total of 20 total years at Fresno High.

Jeff Beaubier - 1957 Track and Field - Had some of the best middle distance times in school history

Mike Long - 1972 Football- Played both ways on defense and offense on the (11-1) FHS 1971 Valley Championship team

Liz Miles -1973 - Cal Women’s Rowing - Member of 1984 US Olympic Team and the US National team that took 2nd at the 1982 World Championships in Lucerne Switzerland.

Bill Rogers -1951 - Football & Track. Set and still holds the record for the longest run from scrimmage (96 Yards) in Stanford football history

Mike Urrizola -1957- Baseball - Had a 15-0 record on the mound for a 1957 Fresno High baseball team that dominated competition in the San Joaquin Valley.

1960 Varsity Basketball Team - coached by Lee Angelich and led on the court by 1968 US Olympic Volleyball Team member John Alstrom, had a (18-1) season record.


Videos about each of the inductees will be shown at the dinner before they are edited into the permanent FHS Athletic Wall of Champions touch screen display at Fresno High. The videos give present and future FHS students the opportunity to see the stories about Fresno High’s greatest athletes,coaches and teams

Event Schedule

Wednesday October 11th

No-Host Mixer              5:30 PM
Dinner Served              7:00 PM
Induction Ceremony   7:30 PM

(Kopi Sotiropulos KMPH Ch-26, will be be MC)

Tickets are $65

For any other questions regarding tickets call Bob Reyes : 559-905-6527

Former Fresno City College football coach Vance Stanley, who led Fresno High to two Valley football championships, died Tuesday. He was 81.

Mr. Stanley died from complications of a stroke suffered two years ago.

Mr. Stanley was a four-sport standout at Chowchilla High in the 1950s, then beginning in 1954 played football at Fresno State.

As a Bulldogs standout, Mr. Stanley helped Fresno State to a 27-14 victory over Brigham Young when he had a 22-yard touchdown reception from Mike Pratt.

In 11 seasons as a high school coach in the 1960s and ’70s (10 at Fresno High and one at Tulare Western), Mr. Stanley compiled a 74-22-9 record with two section championships (1968 and 1971)and four league titles at Fresno.

In 1972, Mr. Stanley coached in the North-South Shrine All-Star game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. He later became an assistant at then-Kings River Community College in Reedley. He joined the Fresno City staff and became head coach in 1996. He retired at the end of the ’98 season.

“We lost a great one this week,” said Fresno City coach Tony Caviglia, who replaced Stanley in 1999. “A great dad, coach and mentor of many. He had a positive impact on all the players and coaches here and he will be missed by our Ram football family.”

At Fresno City, Mr. Stanley coached future NFL running back Maurice Morris and also hired Rams defensive coordinator Rick Scheidt as running backs coach in 1997.

Scheidt had to coach the team in ’98 after Mr. Stanley suffered a heart attack following the team’s first conference game against Modesto.

“He’s a wonderful man – big heart,” Scheidt said. All the kids that played for him loved him. ... Winning was important, but the big picture was he cared for young men and made sure they were successful in life. The kids that played for him realized that. He put a smile on everyone’s face. He was well-respected and I’ve learned a lot from him. He’s a treasured guy throughout the community and he will be greatly missed.”

Mr. Stanley is on Fresno High’s Wall of Champions and was inducted into Fresno City’s Wall of Fame in 2005.

Mr. Stanley is survived by son, Jeffrey Stanley; daughters Jennifer Johnson and Jill Laird; brother Darrell Stanley and wife Erla; sister Janice Deniz and 12 grandchildren.

Memorial services will take place at San Joaquin Country Club on July 8 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Read more at the Fresno Bee