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COLOR PHOTO: MATT HAGE Aliy Zirkle, Two Rivers, Alaska Dogsled RacingZirkle, 30, became the first woman to win the 1,000-mile Sorel Yukon Quest Race from Fairbanks to Takhini Springs by driving her nine dogs to victory over 29 other mushers in a time of 10 days, 22 hours and 59 minutes. It was the first win of her seven-year career.

COLOR PHOTO: THOMAS G. GRIFFIN Bobby Dysart, Dublin, Ohio Wrestling Bobby, an unranked junior at Dublin Coffman High, upset Mike Neely of Thomas Worthington High 11-9 and Josh Yetzer of Madison High in Mansfield, rated No. 2 in the state, 8-7 to win the 135-pound title at the Division I district championships. His victory clinched the team competition for the Shamrocks.

COLOR PHOTO: MIKE SIEGEL Liz Grajewski, Kent, Wash. Gymnastics Liz, a sophomore at Kentwood High, won the all-around--with a state girls' record 38.575 points--the floor exercise, the vault and the balance beam to lead the Conquerors to a second-place finish at the Class 4A state tournament. She won nine all-arounds this season.

COLOR PHOTO: ANNE DOYLE Lindsay Martin-McCormick, Washington, D.C. Swimming Lindsay, a senior at Woodrow Wilson High, won the 200- and 500-meter freestyles at the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association Championships to lead the Tigers to the team title for the 23rd straight year. She was also named meet MVP for the third consecutive time.

COLOR PHOTO: TIM ROGERS Syretta Coleman, Chandler, Ariz. Basketball Syretta, a senior point guard at Chandler High, scored 22 points and had six rebounds in the 46-34 defeat of Phoenix's Mountain Pointe High that gave the Wolves their third Class 5A girls' state crown in four years. Syretta will play at UC Santa Barbara next season.

COLOR PHOTO: JAMIE GEMMITI Anna McLoon, Roseville, Minn. Nordic Skiing Anna, a senior at Roseville High and the defending girls' state high school freestyle champion, won the combined classical and freestyle individual pursuit title in a time of 36:26 for six miles while leading the Raiders to first place in the state championships. She won nine individual events this season.