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Karl Kinsel, 12, of Cotulla, Texas, won the Youth Rodeo Association steer-riding championship in Laredo and also clinched the state junior ribbon in calf roping. The 4'11", 82-pounder, a rodeo performer three years, practices by roping nine calves a day.

Mike Bernard, who will attend Southern Illinois University this fall, had a summer-long fight with pneumonia and couldn't practice high jumping. But in the National Junior Olympics in San Diego he won by clearing 6'8", his career best.

Eliza Pande, of Palo Alto Calif., received the first Maureen Connolly Brinker Award as the outstanding junior girl tennis player in the U.S. She won the National Girls', Women's Hardcourt and National Girls' Hardcourt championships.

Jonathan Lecrone, a sophomore at Butler High, Vandalia, Ohio, hit .635 in a summer baseball league after a frosh year of starting at quarterback in football, leading the basketball team in scoring, averaging 84 in varsity golf and earning a Baverage.

Manton Scott, of the Noroton (Conn.) Yacht Club, skippered the winning crew through the eight-race Junior North American Sailing championship in Jacksonville. A previous winner of the Scars Cup, he is the first Noroton member to win both in 11 years.

Randy Blum, an honor student at the University of Northern Iowa, is approaching baseball from a different angle than most young men. A former player, Randy has umpired since he was 15 and has officiated at three consecutive Little League World Series.