Mabee, 49, a dentist, won two titles at the U.S. croquet championships. He defeated former champ Johnny Osborn of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., 26-25 to earn the singles crown and, with John Phaneuf of Wells, Maine, beat Osborn and Doug Grimsley of Fairfax, Va., 26-25 in the doubles final.
Kelly, 12, pitched the Stamford All-Stars to two of four victories as they won the Babe Ruth national softball championship. Earlier, playing for a 12-and-under city league team, the Canaries, Kelly was named MVP for the second straight year at the Mayor's Trophy invitational tournament.
Dan, a junior running back at Wheatland High, gained 200 or more yards rushing for the fourth consecutive game and scored two touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs to a 27-6 win over Buffalo High. Through seven games he had gained 1,366 yards on the ground and amassed 11 TDs.
Thornton, a senior soccer goalie at Baltimore's Loyola College, made three saves en route to his ninth consecutive shutout, a school record, as the Greyhounds defeated Philadelphia Textile 2-0. A preseason Division I All-America in soccer, he was All-America as a lacrosse midfielder last spring.
Rader, a senior outside hitter on the Mount Vernon Nazarene College women's volleyball team, had 45 kills in 75 attempts over six games and added six aces and 25 digs to help bring the Lady Cougars' record to 20-3. Against Ohio Northern she set a women's school record with 26 kills.
Gordon, 45, a U.S. representative from Tennessee, retained his title as the fastest man on the Hill when he won the Congress division of the three-mile Nike Capital Challenge for the sixth time. His clocking of 17:44 was nine seconds short of the Congressional record he set in 1991.
COURTESY OF BART GORDON