COLOR PHOTO: PAUL SWENSON PHOTOGRAPHY Zach Parise, FAIRBAULT, MINN. Hockey Zach, a senior at Shattuck-St. Mary's School, was named MVP of the Mac's AAA Midget Hockey Tournament for the second consecutive year, the first time a player has repeated in the event's 24 years. With a tournament-record 29 points in seven games, he led the Sabres to the title for the third straight year.
COLOR PHOTO: THE LUCE STUDIO Adam Staier, FARMINGTON, MAINE Track and Field Adam, 17, broke the Dartmouth Relays mark in the open one-mile race walk with a time of 6:36.24. The winner of the national junior men's one-hour race walk championship, he was also the youngest race walker ever invited to compete in the Millrose Games, finishing fourth at one mile.
COLOR PHOTO: CANYON DEL ORO HIGH SCHOOL Bre Ladd, TUCSON Volleyball Bre, a senior outside hitter at Canyon Del Oro High, was named national high school player of the year after setting school records for kills (971), blocks (280) and aces (146). A member of the junior national team, she finished the season with 428 kills, 163 digs, 110 blocks and 58 aces.
COLOR PHOTO: MIKE SIEGEL Michael Scott, SEATTLE Table Tennis Scott, 80, the United States Table Tennis team physician since 1983, beat Arthur Chase, 84, of San Antonio, to win the 80-and-over age group's national championship. Scott has won the U.S. crown in either singles or doubles in the 50-and-over, 60-and-over and 70-and-over groups.
COLOR PHOTO: TOMASSO DEROSA/TD IMAGING Wanda Maynard-Morris, ST. ANDREW, BARBADOS Basketball Maynard-Morris, a senior center at Division II Pace University in New York City, became the second female player in school history to amass 1,500 points and 1,000 rebounds. The Northeast-10 Conference leader in scoring and steals, she's averaging 19.1 points and 10.2 rebounds this season.
COLOR PHOTO: AUBURN UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS Maggie Bowen, JACKSON, MISS. Swimming Bowen, 21, was named Mississippi's amateur athlete of the year after winning the women's 200-meter individual medley at the world championships, in 2:11.93. Last year, as a sophomore at Auburn, she set the U.S. women's mark of 1:55.49 in the 200-yard IM to win the NCAA crown.