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COLOR PHOTO: THOMAS G. GRIFFIN Jeff Ratliff, Marion, Ohio Wrestling Jeff, a senior at Marion Harding High, was named outstanding wrestler at the national high school championships after winning the 125-pound class. He beat Zach Roberson of Overland Park, Kans., who had been unbeaten in his high school career, 6-5 and will wrestle at Ohio State.

COLOR PHOTO: MARK KIMBALL Erin Anderson, Westport, Conn. Swimming Anderson, a junior at Williams College, won Division III titles in the 100- and 200-yard breaststrokes for the third straight year. She holds the Division III records in both events, with times of 1:03.60 and 2:19.19, and has won divisional All-America honors in 19 events.

COLOR PHOTO: R. THOMAS KILLIPS Ngalula Nana Lukengu, Kinshasa, Zaire Basketball Lukengu, a freshman forward at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y., was named player and rookie of the year in the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference. She averaged 17.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 3.4 steals and 1.2 blocks this season for the 29-2 Golden Knights.

COLOR PHOTO: RYAN MCKEE James Butts, Denver Archery Butts, 30, won the compound bow event at the world indoor championships and led the U.S. to the team title with a world-record cumulative score. He also won the U.S. title, setting a national scoring record and tying a world record (598 of 600 points) for one round.

COLOR PHOTO: MARK ROGERS Clif Giles, Weatherford, Texas Powerlifting Clif, 18, won the state championship for the second straight year, in the 132-pound class, by squatting 485 pounds, bench-pressing 270 and deadlifting 465. He set state high school records for squat and total weight and was named outstanding lifter at the meet.

COLOR PHOTO: JOSE R. MENDEZ Justin Reed, Punta Gorda, Fla. Baseball Justin, a sophomore first baseman-pitcher at Charlotte High, hit two grand slam home runs in the sixth inning of a 22-1 defeat of Lemon Bay High. He finished the game with a school-record nine RBIs and, through Sunday, was hitting .298 for the 16-10 Tarpons.