David, a freshman at Brown, is the New England chess co-champion and ranks third in the U.S. in the 18-and-under category. A National Master at 15, he was 44-0 in four years at Moses Brown School, which he led to three Rhode Island high school crowns. His sister, Elisa, a Moses Brown junior, anchored this year's state title winner. She's ranked 1,478th among U.S. women. Both learned chess from their father, William, who was taught to play by his wife and their mother, Marguerite.
HYDE PARK, MASS.
Pierce, a 42-year-old fire chief, coached Matignon High's hockey team to a 5-4 win over St. John's High and its fourth straight Eastern Massachusetts title. He celebrated the victory by driving the team around Cambridge in a fire truck.
Ralston, 19, busboy at a Mexican-Irish restaurant, won the senior men's title at both the national and North American outdoor speed-skating championships. In '82 he won the same crowns while competing in the intermediate division.
EUN JUNG LEE
Lee, a 5'6" freshman guard at Northeast Louisiana, scored 18.6 points per game and 7.6 assists to help the 23-6 Lady Indians make the NCAAs for the first time. She declined a spot on the Korean national team to compete at NLU.
BOSSIER CITY, L.A.
Arnold, a junior at Airline High, was the first 16-year-old in the state to break 70 feet in the 12-pound shot and 60 in the 16-pound with throws of 70'½" and 60'1½", respectively. He has won the state high school shot title the last two years.