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Faces In The Crowd



COLOR PHOTO: RICK REIL Stephen Lewis, Kennewick, Wash. Racquetball Stephen, a senior at Kamiakin High, won the boys' national high school singles title as the fourth seed with a 14-15, 15-14, 11-5 defeat of No. 3 Shane Vanderson of Dublin, Ohio. He also won the world junior doubles title with partner Scott Foster of Pleasanton, Calif.

COLOR PHOTO: PHYLLIS GRABER JENSEN Derek Damon, Bangor, Maine Ice Hockey Derek, a senior center for St. Dominic's High in Lewiston, scored one minute into overtime to clinch a 2-1 defeat of two-time defending champion North Yarmouth Academy and win the Class A state title. The Saints finished the season with a 19-0-1 record.

COLOR PHOTO: JASON BURFIELD Sid Howard, Plainfield, N.J. Track and Field Howard, 62, the owner of a courier service, broke the indoor masters world record in the 60-64 age group with a time of 2:14.75 in the 800 meters. He has won 18 national championships in the last 13 years in the 800, the 1,500 and the 3,200, as well as in the mile and the two-mile.

COLOR PHOTO: MIKE HARMON Shane Valdez, Costa Mesa, Calif. Wrestling Valdez, a senior at Oklahoma, was named the outstanding wrestler at the Big 12 championships after winning the 125-pound class with a 5-3 overtime decision over Oklahoma State's Teague Moore. He led the Sooners to the team title by 6.5 points over the Cowboys and was an NCAA semifinalist.

COLOR PHOTO: DAVE KENNEDY/BINGHAMPTON PRESS Nicole Oliveira, Bainbridge, N.Y. Luge Nicole, 16, won the first four events in the 17-and-under division on the Junior World Cup circuit to clinch her age-group title. In U.S. competition she earned two silver medals and placed fifth in the 16-20 age group to finish with the highest individual point total.

COLOR PHOTO: SCOTT HALLERAN Casey Sanders, Tampa Basketball Casey, a 6'11" senior center at Tampa Prep, won the Mr. Florida Basketball award for averaging 22.2 points, 11.7 rebounds and 7.2 blocked shots this season to lead the Terrapins to the Class 2A state final. He is second in the nation in blocked shots, with 843 in his four-year career.