WARRENSBURG, ILL. > Softball
Walden, a June graduate of Warrensburg-Latham High, led the Lady Cardinals to the state Class A title game. The righthander pitched eight games in the tournament, gave up three runs and struck out 132. For the season she went 27-3 with an 0.36 ERA, 462 strikeouts and 62 walks in 213 1/3 innings.
CLEMMONS, N.C. > Roller Hockey
Corey, a fourth-grader at Clemmons Elementary, was the top scorer (eight-and-under division) at the 2HOT4ICE Nationals in Raleigh, N.C. He was the MVP at the Tournament of Roller Hockey Series in Detroit and the top scorer at the North American Roller Hockey Championships in Cincinnati.
SANTA CLARA, CALIF. > Baseball
Brandt, a June graduate of Wilcox High, won the title game to give the Santa Clara Red Sox their fourth Palomino World Series in six years. The southpaw also led his school team to the Central Coast Section Division I championship, finishing the season with a 13-0 record and an 0.64 ERA.
LAWRENCE, KANS. > Track and Field
Alexa, a third-grader at Quail Run Elementary, won the 200 meters and the long jump and set a national age-group (girls' primary) record in the 400 meters at the AAU Junior Olympic Games. She is the daughter of Derrick Thomas, the Kansas City Chiefs star who died of a pulmonary embolism in 2000.
KNOXVILLE, TENN. > Waterskiing
Curmi, a senior at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, won the Men 1 tricks competition at the 2004 Goode Water Ski National Championships in West Palm Beach, Fla. He finished second in tricks at the World University Water Ski Championships in Balakovo, Russia.
Abigail and Sandra Fong
NEW YORK CITY > Rifle
Sisters Abigail (far left) and Sandra, a junior and a freshman, respectively, at Hunter College High, won a total of four gold and two silver individual medals plus two team golds in scholastic rifle at the Empire State Games.
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