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COLOR PHOTO: BURTCHAELL PHOTOGRAPHY Nick Pertuit, Billings, Mont. Soccer Nick, a junior at Billings Senior High, led the state with 47 points and 16 goals in sparking the Broncs to a 14-0 season and the Montana championship. The team also starred his fellow all-state twin older brothers, Oliver and Tom, while the Broncs were coached by their father, Don.

COLOR PHOTO: DENNY LANDWEHR Anne Mitchell, Cincinnati Volleyball Anne, a senior middle hitter at Mount Notre Dame High and a first-team all-state selection, led the Cougars to the state Division I girls' title with a 15-10, 16-14 victory over top-ranked Magnificat High of Rocky River. She had seven kills, three aces, four blocks and seven digs in the final game.

COLOR PHOTO: DAVID DUROCHIK Al Carius, Naperville, Ill. Cross-country Carius, 61, the men's cross-country and track coach at North Central College was named Division III Coach of the Century in his sport. In 1999 Carius's Cardinals won the division's national title for the third straight year and for the 12th time in his 34 years at the school.

COLOR PHOTO: HAL BROWN Tiffany Trockenbrod, Atlantic City Field Hockey Trockenbrod, a senior forward for the College of New Jersey, had a goal and an assist as the Lions beat Amherst 4-1 to win the Division III women's national title. She led the Lions to a 20-0 record, finishing her career as the College of New Jersey's alltime leader in points (225) and goals (88).

COLOR PHOTO: JOHN TODD Ashley Lipton, Atherton, Calif. Tennis Ashley, a freshman at Menlo School who played No. 1 singles, led the Knights to their second straight Northern California girls' championship. The No. 2-ranked 14-and-under girl in Northern California, she had a 21-5 match record as Menlo extended its winning streak to 68 dual matches.

COLOR PHOTO: SALLY MCCAY Nate Long, Burlington, Vt. Football Nate, a senior running back at Burlington High, exploded for 3,232 yards and a state-record 43 touchdowns in 11 games as the Seahorses won the state Division II title. He took over 15th place, from Herschel Walker, on the single-season high school rushing list.