NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. > WATER POLO
Sarah, a goalkeeper and recent graduate of Newport Harbor High, led the Huntington Beach Water Polo Club to a 7--0 record and the gold medal at the Junior Olympics in Irvine, Calif. She had 11 saves and two steals to help defeat top-seeded Santa Barbara 6--5 for the Platinum division (18-and-under) title. In February, Sarah was named most outstanding goalie at the Southern California high school championships. She is bound for UCLA this fall.
LEESVILLE, S.C. > GOLF
Cody, a senior at Pelion High, drained a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Junior PGA golf championship in Fort Wayne, Ind. He finished at six-under-par 282 to defeat Honolulu's Lorens Chan by a single stroke. In May, Cody was named Class 2A MVP after winning his second straight individual state title and leading the Panthers to their first team title. He has committed to Clemson in 2012.
MANAHAWKIN, N.J. > SAILING
Olivia, a freshman at Southern Regional who sails for Brant Beach Yacht Club, won the Top Midget Sailor trophy (under-15) for the second straight year at the Youth Sunfish North American Championship held amid winds of up to 20 knots in Barrington, R.I. She is the only sailor to win back-to-back titles in the trophy's 21-year history. Olivia, age 13, was also the top female finisher in the youth category (under-19), placing sixth overall, to win the Top Opposite Gender trophy.
JACKSONVILLE > TRACK AND FIELD
Kendal, a sophomore at Stanton College Prep, was undefeated this summer in the intermediate boys' 100 and 200 meters at the USA Youth Nationals, USA Track and Field Junior Olympics and AAU Club Nationals, where he set records in both events (10.67 and 21.45). In May, he became the first freshman in Florida 3A championship-meet history to win the boys' 200 meters and won at the Golden South Classic (21.16) to become the world's No. 1--ranked 200-meter runner born in 1995.
SALIDA, COLO. > PACK BURRO RACING
Thorpe, a 40-year-old organic farmer, won the 12-mile Gold Rush Days race (1:37:45) in Buena Vista, Colo., with her jenny, Miss Kokomo, to become the first woman to win her sport's overall Triple Crown, defeating the entire field, men and women, in each race. She also won the 29-mile world championships in July and the 15-mile, 13,000-foot-elevation Boom Days race earlier this month, both with Miss Kokomo. All burros compete while loaded with 33 pounds of old-time mining gear.
ANCHORAGE > FOOTBALL
MILILANI, HAWAII > FOOTBALL
Amu, a junior quarterback and cornerback, scored on a 98-yard interception return to give Service High a 34--21 lead with nine minutes left in the Fire and Ice Bowl, the first high school football game this season. Kenan, a senior quarterback at Leilehua High, responded with two TD passes to tie the score with two seconds remaining.
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THEY SAID IT
"I played four years in Detroit. I can handle a car."
JOEY HARRINGTON Former NFL quarterback, to a trauma doctor in Portland, Ore., after he suffered a broken collarbone and punctured lung when his bicycle was hit by a car.
TODD ROSENBERG/ICON SMI (HARRINGTON)
COURTESY OF THE WILKEY FAMILY (WILKEY)
ANTWAUN THOMPSON (PROVEAUX)
DORI JO GUGLIEMINI (GUGLIEMINI)
JAMES A. MAY (WILLIAMS)
SETH ROBERTS (THORPE)
DAVE OBERG (AUKUSITINO)
DEENA YONEDA (SADANAGA)