NESHANIC STATION, N.J.
Laura, 15, rode off with the American Horse Shows Association Hunter Pony championships, in Culpepper, Va. Laura and her gray mare pony, Bon Soir, won the model, under-saddle and over-fences events to finish with 1,058 points.
Casinelli, 20, defeated a field of 309 to win his second World Bodysurfing Championship within five years, at the Oceanside (Calif.) pier. In one of the heats he scored 110 of a possible 120 points, the highest total in the competition.
Hearn, a 28-year-old Whitewater equipment designer, outpaddled Jed Prentice by .17 of a second to win the single-canoe Whitewater slalom at the American Canoe Association championships in Wausau, Wis., for his 18th national title.
Scott and Jenny, a senior and junior, respectively, at Westwood High, became the first brother and sister pair to win the open divisions of the four-day Austin Junior City Championship golf tournament in the same year. Scott shot a 16-over-par 304 for a two-stroke victory over a field of 40 in the men's division, and Jenny had a 23-over-par 311 to beat out a dozen other competitors in the women's division. The tournament was played over three different municipal courses.
Chris, a fifth-grader at the Nativity School, had a two-year record of 36-0 as a righthanded pitcher for the Mustang Division of the Hollywood Hills Baseball league. This year he fanned 77 in 44 innings, had a 2.04 ERA and batted .676.