Othella, a 6'10" senior at Murrah High, had 31 points, 31 rebounds and six blocks in a 96-79 win over Pearl High. The 1991 state player of the year is averaging 29.7 points, 23.5 rebounds and 6.7 blocks this season.
Dawn, 15, defeated Wendy Sacks, 17, of Memphis 7-6, 6-7, 6-2 to win the USTA's national indoor 18-and-under girls' tennis championship. She had already won two USTA national indoor junior doubles crowns.
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David, 16, won his fifth junior national handball title by defeating Tyler Hamel of Vancouver in the 19-and-under division 21-8, 21-20. He is the only handball player in history to win all five junior national titles.
Bruton (left) and Baker, a sophomore and a junior, respectively, at Arkansas, finished second and third in the NCAA cross-country championships to lead the Razorbacks to their second consecutive and fifth overall team title. Arkansas had a total of four runners finish in the top 10, with Bruton (30:35.3) and Baker (30:36.9) leading the way in the 10K race at the El Conquistador Country Club in Tucson. The team finished 62 points ahead of second-place Iowa State.
McClure, 42, the field hockey coach at R.J. Grey Junior High, guided this year's Warriors to a 10-0 record to bring to 13 her streak of consecutive league championships. Her teams have won 130 games in that span.
MARY E. SCHULTE