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Justise Winslow | Houston | Basketball

Justise, a senior forward at St. John's High, had 34 points and 16 boards to lead the Mavericks to a 51--49 overtime win over Trinity High (Euless). Averaging 28.0 points and 13.5 rebounds through Sunday, he was one of two current high schoolers on the U.S. under-19 team that won gold at worlds last July. Justise, a McDonald's All-American, will play at Duke.

Leilani Dubberstein | Portage, Wis. | Curling

Leilani, a senior third at Portage High, led her rink (a four-woman team) to a 9--5 victory over Medford High for the Warriors' fifth straight Tietge Bonspiel championship in Wausau, the nation's oldest high school tournament. She's the second four-time champ in its 62 years. Leilani also earned silver at junior nationals in Seattle.

Chukwuebuka Enekwechi | Laurelton, N.Y. | Track and Field

Enekwechi, a Purdue sophomore, threw the 35-pound weight 76'5¾"—the best mark in the world this season—as the Boilermakers beat Indiana for the first time in five years, 70--65. A week later at the Gladstein Invitational in Bloomington, Ind., Enekwechi put the shot 62'10¾", a personal record and second best in school history.

Jalay Knowles | Ossining, N.Y. | Basketball

Jalay, a junior forward at Ossining High, scored 19 points to reach the 1,000 mark for her career in a 71--22 win over Harrison High. Last season she helped Ossining win its first state title, pouring in 14 points in an 86--69 win over Gates Chili High. Jalay was averaging 22.1 points and 9.6 rebounds through Sunday.

Jesse Arndt | Park City, Utah | Luge

Arndt, 41, won the U.S. masters' national championship in Park City in only his second season of sliding; with a total time of 1:24.992 in two runs, he unseated five-time champ Carl Roepke by .424 of a second. An industrial designer and graphic artist, Arndt was persuaded to try luge by his daughter, Brittney, a member of the junior national C-team.

Sydney Aveson | West Covina, Calif. | Ice Hockey

Aveson, a senior at Plattsburgh (N.Y.) State, had 26 saves in a 2--0 win over Utica, setting a Division III record for men's and women's goaltenders with her 27th career shutout (now at 28). Through Sunday she had allowed just three goals in 14 games for the No. 1 Cardinals (17-0-1). Aveson is the two-time ECAC West goalie of the year.

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