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Faces in the Crowd



COLOR PHOTO: TIM JACKSON Alexis Joyce, Denver Track and Field Alexis, a junior sprinter at George Washington High, won the girls' 100- and 200-meter dashes, in 11.65 and 23.99 seconds, respectively, for the third consecutive year at the Class 5A state meet. She is undefeated during her varsity career at both distances.

COLOR PHOTO: HAMILTON STUDIOS Nicole Neuerburg, Brazoswood, Texas Softball Nicole, a senior at Brazoswood High, struck out 19 batters, a tournament record, in a 1-0 shutout of Bryan High to lead the 34-0 Bucs to the Class 5A state crown. She finished the season with three no-hitters, a 15-0 record, and a 0.00 ERA.

COLOR PHOTO: TOM GRIMM/14K PHOTOGRAPHY Andrew Marchetti, Williamstown, W.Va. Tennis Andrew, a senior at Williamstown High, beat Bryan Stonestreet of Bluefield High 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to win the boys' singles title at the Class AA-A championship for the third straight time. The victory was his 85th in a row and pushed his varsity career record to 108-5.

COLOR PHOTO: BRIAN SNYDER Meghan Welch, Framingham, Massachusetts Lacrosse Welch, a senior attackman at Connecticut College in New London, scored five goals, including the game-winner with 51 seconds left, and had three assists in the 13-12 win over Colby College of Waterville, Maine, that clinched the East Coast Athletic Conference women's title.

COLOR PHOTO: ED BROUSSARD PHOTOGRAPHY Jared Hidalgo, Lafayette, La. Boxing Jared, 17, scored a third-round knockout over Carlton Odell, 26, to win the 119-pound open division of the Louisiana Golden Gloves Championship for the third straight year. He's also the southern regional champion in that weight class and has a 7-1 record this year.

COLOR PHOTO: MARK AUSTIN-WASHBURN Tom Terhaar, New York City Rowing Terhaar, 29, in his fourth season as coach at Columbia, guided the Lions' fourth-seeded men's lightweight crew to its first varsity Eastern Sprint crown in the program's 56-year history. Columbia defeated runner-up Yale by .11 of a second.