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Faces In The Crowd


COLOR PHOTO: OSBORNE'S PHOTOGRAPHY, FINDLAY, OHIO Ben Roethlisberger, Findlay, Ohio Football Ben, a senior quarterback at Findlay High, set state season records for yards passing, with 4,041, and touchdown passes, with 54, while leading the Trojans to a 10-2 record. He connected on 66.4% of his throws and directed an offense that averaged 43.8 points.

COLOR PHOTO: SCOTT HALLERAN Willow Koerber, Asheville, N.C. Mountain Biking Koerber, a senior at North Carolina Asheville, rode away from a field of 70 other riders to earn her third title in four years at the women's collegiate championships. By cycling the 22.5-mile course in 2:03:57, she came in 5:33 ahead of runner-up Amber Neben of UC Irvine.

COLOR PHOTO: JIM MIDGETT Steve Maddox, The Colony, Texas Cross-country Steve, a junior at The Colony High, ran the three-mile Old Settlers Park Course in 15:21 to win the 5A state crown. He finished 12 seconds in front of Chris Emme of The Woodlands High for his eighth victory in eight races this season. Steve also set four course records this year.

COLOR PHOTO: GEOFF SCHEERER Chrissie Nolan, Glenview, Ill. Tennis Chrissie, a senior at Glenbrook South High, wrapped up her varsity career by stroking her way to the girls' state singles championship for the third consecutive year. A four-time all-state selection, she had a career record of 106-3 and won her last 80 matches. She will attend Michigan next fall.

COLOR PHOTO: TIM MCCONNELL Alicia Vegas, Lawai, HawaiiSoccer Vegas, a senior at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, became the top women's Division III career goal scorer with her 112th in the Storm's 3-2 victory over Cornell College of Mount Vernon. Her 27 goals and career-high 20 assists in 1999 led her team to a 20-3 record.

COLOR PHOTO: FINCHER PHOTOS, INC. Robert Burge, Kokomo, Ind. Bowling Burge, 41, rolled two 300 games in sanctioned competition over a four-day span and three in a three-week period. The first 300 came in the opening round of the city mixed-doubles tournament and launched a three-game total of 824, which was his first 800 series.