COLOR PHOTO: BRIAN D. TIRPAK Wendy Martin, Louisville Field Hockey Martin, 45, coached Louisville Collegiate School to its second straight state title and its fourth in the last five years. While amassing a 345-57-27 record in 19 seasons, Martin has won 10 state crowns and appeared in the finals 16 times. She has also coached two high school All-Americas.
COLOR PHOTO: JIM SCHWARTZ PHOTOGRAPHY Kayla Lambert, Brockton, Mont. Basketball Kayla, a 5'8" sophomore guard at Brockton High, averaged 42.2 points and set a state single-game girls' record by scoring 65 points, a feat she later duplicated, in an 86-68 win over Fairview High. At age 14 she's the youngest Montana girl to reach 1,000 points.
COLOR PHOTO: JIM LUZZI Sammy Maldonado, Harrison, N.Y. Football Sammy, a senior at Harrison High, became the alltime state rushing leader by running for 355 yards and six touchdowns in the Huskies' 54-21 win over Red Hook High in a Class B regional final. Two weeks later he ran for 284 as Harrison beat Lackawanna High to win the state title.
COLOR PHOTO: MICHAEL QUARTERMAN Cynthia Goodman, Redondo Beach, Calif. Cycling Goodman, 43, set a 40-44 age-group world record in winning the 500-meter gold medal at the masters' world championships in 39.3 seconds. She added another gold in the points race, and silver medals in the 2,000 pursuit and match sprints. She has won 16 world championship medals in the last four years.
COLOR PHOTO: PHELAN M. EBENHACK Heikki Ritvanen, Espoo, Finland Soccer Ritvanen, a senior forward at Central Florida, finished his career as the third-most-prolific goal scorer in NCAA Division I history. This year he was the Trans America Athletic Conference MVP with 17 goals, following seasons in which he produced 24, 23 and 24. His career total of 188 points was a school record.
COLOR PHOTO: EDMUND KEENE David Azuma, Lake Oswego, Ore. Racquetball Azuma, 45, won three gold medals at the national doubles championships, teaming with Stan Wright of Fremont, Calif., in the 40-and-over competition; Mark Baron of Herndon, Va., in the 45-and-over; and Elaine Dexter of Pleasanton, Calif., in the 45-and-over mixed.