Katie Brown, SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA
Katie, a junior righthander at Spirit Lake High, pitched her 24th shutout of the season as the Indians won the Iowa Class 3A championship. She had a 42--4 record this year with an 0.29 ERA. She also batted .396 with 13 home runs and 65 RBIs.
Travis Timm, LUCAS, TEXAS
Track and Field
Travis, a freshman at Williams High, cleared 13'21/2" to set an AAU national youth record and win the gold medal in the pole vault at the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Des Moines. He has the 2004 best youth (13--14) vault of 13'53/4".
Stefanie Nation, ORLANDO
Nation, a junior at Central Florida, bowled a 46game total of 9,219 to defend her title at the 2004 USA Junior Gold Bowling National Championships in Dallas. She became the second woman to win multiple U.S. junior amateur titles in the sport.
Marcus Taylor, CINCINNATI
Marcus, a senior at the School of Performing Arts, won the gold medal in Masters all-around at the rope-skipping world championships in Tallebudgera, Australia. He also holds three grand national singles championship titles.
Jordan Hasay, ARROYO GRANDE, CALIF.
Track and Field
Jordan, an eighth-grader at Saint Patrick's School, won gold medals and set national youth (13--14) girls' records in the 1,500-meter (4:36.60) and 3,000-meter (9:48.77) races at the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore.
Andy Tuetken, SMITHFIELD, R.I.
Tuetken, a June graduate of Smithfield High, set a school single-season record with a .545 average and led the Sentinels to their first Class B championship. The outfielder had 48 RBIs in 96 at bats. He will attend UMass in the fall.
Samantha Islas, OKLAHOMA CITY
Samantha, a senior at U.S. Grant High, won the 18-and-under girls' singles title and played on the winning doubles team at the American Tennis Association's nationals in Houston. Last month she won the singles title at the Mid-TAC championships.
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