Johnny Dorn, GRAND ISLAND, NEB.
Dorn, a May graduate of Grand Island Senior High, hit three grand
slams in a doubleheader for the Home Federal Seniors Legion team.
The righthanded pitcher, who went 9-1 for his school team, is the
state's Gatorade player of the year.
Kelsey Lindenschmidt, WEST CHESTER, OHIO
Kelsey, 15, a sophomore at Ursuline Academy, was the youngest
winner in the 81-year history of the Ohio Women's Amateur
Championship. She previously won the Ohio Junior Girls' title,
becoming the second golfer to win both titles in the same year.
Devin Mullings, FREEPORT, BAHAMAS
Mullings, a sophomore at Ohio State, beat the tournament's top
three seeds to win the men's singles title at the USTA/ITA
National Hardcourts Championship in Columbus, Ohio. He had a 26-5
record playing for the Buckeyes this spring.
Nikki Naffziger, INDIANAPOLIS
Naffziger, a righthanded pitcher and recent graduate of Lutheran
High, led the Saints to the Class A state championship with a
25-0 regular-season record (23 complete games) and an 0.12 ERA.
She also batted .553 with five home runs and 39 RBIs.
Nathaniel Donley, ORLANDO
Track and Field
Nathaniel, 13, an eighth-grader at Neptune Middle School, won the
Boys' Youth (13- and 14-year-olds) gold medal in the discus at the
AAU National Club Championships in Orlando in July. In June he
broke the youth record with a throw of 207'1".
Elizabeth Yetzer, LAKEVILLE, MINN.
Track and Field
Elizabeth, a junior at Lakeville High, set a meet record in the
1,600 meters at the Minnesota Class AA track championships, with
a time of 4:46.14. Last fall she led the Panthers to their first
state cross-country title.
Leonard Cruess, GOLETA, CALIF.
Cruess, 100, a retired meat cutter, made a hole in one on the
57-yard par-3 4th hole at the Encina Royale Golf Course and
retirement community, where he lives. He has been golfing
regularly since the 1920s.
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