COLOR PHOTO: BRIAN SYNDER Jeff Farkas, Williamsville, N.Y. Hockey Farkas, a senior forward at Boston College, was named Hockey East player of the month after getting eight goals and eight assists for the Eagles, who finished October with a 4-1 record and the No. 1 national ranking. Through Sunday he led the league with 19 points.
COLOR PHOTO: UNIVERSITY PHOTO/GRAPHICS Lauren Cacciamani, Paramus, N.J. Volleyball Cacciamani, a senior middle hitter at Penn State, had 31 kills, a .574 hitting percentage and no errors as the Nittany Lions defeated Michigan (15-2, 15-11, 15-6) and Michigan State (15-7, 15-10, 15-3). She helped Penn State extend its Big Ten winning streak to 45 straight matches.
COLOR PHOTO: GARY GAYNOR Jenna Daniels, Bonita, Calif. Golf Daniels, a senior at Arizona, beat Duke's Beth Bauer with a birdie on the first playoff hole to win the Golf World Invitational. Trailing for most of the final round, Daniels caught Bauer with a 110-yard eagle chip on 12 and kept pace from there to force a playoff at seven-under-par 209.
COLOR PHOTO: DAVID DOYLE Lawrence Wade, Washington Football Lawrence, a senior running back at Eastern High, scored seven touchdowns and rolled up 270 yards on 25 carries in a 55-0 win over Spingarn High. Wade has run for 2,164 yards and 26 touchdowns in leading the Ramblers to a 9-3 record and a berth in the city championship game.
COLOR PHOTO: TIM ROGERS Sara Gorton, Phoenix Cross-country Sara, a senior at Mountain Pointe High, broke her own course record on the 3.1-mile Gilbert Freestone Park circuit in winning her second straight girls' state 5A title, in 18:29. She finished 37 seconds ahead of Laura Sbordone of Desert Mountain High in Scottsdale.
COLOR PHOTO: RICK LEE Nemo Nearman, Charleston, W.Va. Basketball Nearman, 73, captained the Tom Scott Tar Heels to six straight victories to win the Senior Olympic three-on-three gold medal in the 70-74 age group. Nearman, the captain for North Carolina in 1949-50, has now won three senior championships in three age divisions.