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Faces in the Crowd


COLOR PHOTO: DAVID DUROCHIK Alison Kelley, Hinsdale, Ill. Basketball Alison, a 6'2" senior forward at Montini High, scored a girls' school-record 46 points in a 75-69 loss to St. Benedict High. She also holds the Broncos girls' rebounding marks for a game (25), a season (425) and a career (1,367) through Sunday.

COLOR PHOTO: HICKS STUDIO Keristen LaBelle, Davison, Mich. Wrestling Keristen, a sophomore at Davison High, beat Coby Carpenter of Kearsley High in the final of the 103-pound division at the Big Nine Conference tournament to become the first girl to win a Big Nine individual title in a boys' varsity sport.

COLOR PHOTO: MIKE SEIGEL Tricia Chikuma, Bellevue, Wash. Gymnastics Tricia, a junior at Newport High, placed first in the vault and the balance beam while winning her second consecutive Kingco 3A girls' all-around title and helping the Knights clinch their 11th straight Kingco 3A girls' team championship.

COLOR PHOTO: JIM SIGMON Beau Hale, Mauriceville, Texas Baseball Hale, a junior at Texas, struck out 13 batters and pitched the first no-hitter in the Big 12's four-year history in a 10-0 Longhorns win over Sam Houston State. In recognition of his accomplishment he was named the Louisville Slugger national college player of the week.

COLOR PHOTO: LAURIE BECK Emily Snyder, Perkiomenville, Pa, Bowling Emily, 16, rolled games of 266, 278 and 299 for an 843 series en route to finishing second in the Junior Bowling Tournament. Her score eclipsed the Young American Bowling Alliance record of 838 for a three-game series by a female youth, set in 1994.

COLOR PHOTO: SHAWN DOWD Michael Kennedy, Fairport, N.Y. Swimming Kennedy, 34, the coach at Fairport Central High, was named boys' national coach of the year in all sports by the National Federation of State High School Associations. During his nine years the Red Raiders have won six state titles, including the boys' and girls' Class A championship in 1999.