Richmond-Burton junior outside attacker Ali Frantti is the 2012 Girls Volleyball Player of the Year. Frantti helped lead the Richmond-Burton Rockets to a second place finish in the state.
Crystal Lake native Joe Affrunti is one of several local athletes who has made it to a professional sport. Affrunti is currently playing on the PGA tour.
Child at Masai Village in Masai Mara, Kenya
Marian Central quarterback Chris Streveler is the 2012 Northwest Herald Football Player of the Year.
Gila Ridge junior baseball player Hayato Johnson moved to Yuma from Okinawa, Japan as a freshman and credits baseball as making his transition to the United States easier.
Cibola Junior Monica Huston is the 2012 Yuma Sun/ Rotary Club Girls Track and Field Player of the Year.
Yuma Catholic receiver Everett McKinney has 1,014 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns this season as the Shamrocks head into the playoffs Friday night.
Jacobs' Adam Kulon.
Cal State Fullerton baseball player Matthew Fahey poses for a portrait inside the tunnel leading out to Titan Stadium at California State University, Fullerton.
Yuma Catholic catcher Wade McBride will be the backstop for the Shamrock pitchers as Yuma Catholic faces No. 1 Phoenix Christian this Friday in Mesa.
Bill Matteson of Harvard has had two sons and seven grandchildren serve in the military.