Bekken, 27, who does freestyle Frisbee shows, and Pierson, 41, who runs the pro shop at a disc golf course, were the overall winners at the World Federation Flying Disc Championships. Bekken won the women's overall title for the third year in a row by placing first in seven disc events in the women's open-age category. She beat Mary Jorgenson, 34, of Seattle 128-122. Pierson defeated Rick LaBeau, 34, of San Diego by nine points to earn the men's crown.
Jennifer, 8, won the kata ("forms") and kumite ("sparring") events in the girls' ages 7-8 division at the national karate meet, beating, respectively, Kayla Thornberry of Sandy Hook, Ky., and Catherine Buria of Orlando, Fla.
Michael, 12, won the U.S. junior squash title in the boys under-13 division by beating Addison West, 12, of Philadelphia 15-9, 15-4 and 15-5. In 23 matches during the regular season, Michael never lost a game.
Wanda Hooker Liggins
Liggins, 32, a police officer, won the women's senior (over 30) 200-meter dash and came in second in the 100 at the World Police and Fire Games. She also ran on the victorious 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 relay teams.
Ryan, 14, a pitcher for the McKeesport Morgans in the Suburban Pony League, threw three consecutive no-hitters for a 10-0 record. He allowed only three earned runs in leading the Morgans to a 17-2 season.