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Faces in the Crowd


COLOR PHOTO: TIM ROGERS Michael Hilbe, Chandler, Ariz. Track and Field Michael, an eighth-grader at Bogle Junior High, won the 100 (10.9 seconds), 200 (21.75) and 400 (49.78) meters, setting state junior high records in all three events, at the Arizona Junior High School Championships. He also leaped 19'2" to win the long jump competition.

COLOR PHOTO: NICK PARISI Laura Lois, Burlington, Wis. Softball Laura, a senior at Burlington Catholic Central High, pitched three straight no-hitters, including a 1-0 win over Kettle Moraine Lutheran, to lead the Hilltoppers to the Division II state title. She finished the season 16-2 with a 0.49 ERA and 236 strikeouts in 128 innings.

COLOR PHOTO: GENE DALTON Emily Nester, Radford, Va. Tennis Emily, a senior at Radford High, beat Terrah Finney of New Kent High 6-1, 6-1 to win the girls' Class A state singles crown. She later paired with Caroline Downs to defeat Meghan and Laural Thompson of West Point High 6-0, 6-0 to win the doubles title.

COLOR PHOTO: BOB STOCKFIELD Dan Lamonica, Baltimore Lacrosse Dan, a senior attackman at Boys' Latin School of Maryland, earned a C. Markland Kelly Award as the state's best private-school lacrosse player. He completed his varsity career as the Lakers' leading scorer, with 285 points on 116 goals and 169 assists.

COLOR PHOTO: MACLEAN-STEVENS STUDIOS INC. Barbara Bluto, Concord, N.H. Bowling Bluto, 70, a former legal secretary who began bowling 40 years ago, defeated Peggy Hopkins of Ontario and Ruea Meldahl of Finley, S.Dak., with an eight-game total of 1,493 to win the Women's International Bowling Congress Senior championship.

COLOR PHOTO: PAUL HELLSTERNNicole Birdsong, Denver Golf Nicole, a senior at Waldorf High who competes for Denver South/Thomas Jefferson High, won the girls' state championship, shooting an even-par 144 to beat Lynette Duran of Green Mountain High and Lindsay Hulwick of Heritage High by five strokes.