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COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT BECK Blue Collared Kings defenseman Philippe Boucher (far right) gets a tripping penalty for helping Blue Jackets center Mike Sillinger find a seat in a game Los Angeles won 3-2.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY BILL FRAKES Bell Free Florida State flanker Atrews Bell goes high to make an acrobatic catch in front of Virginia Tech cornerback Larry Austin during the Seminoles' 30-17 Gator Bowl win (page 48).

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVE EGGEN/INERTIA Double Reverse Parkston High's Wes Fergen (in orange) and Brookings High's J.D. McCollough both head in the wrong direction during their semifinal match in the 119-pound class at a South Dakota high school meet in Sioux Falls. Fergen won 9-3.