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FACES IN THE CROWD

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Andra Espinoza-Hunter | Ossining, N.Y. | Basketball

Andra, a 5'10" rising junior guard at Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J., scored 16 points to pace the U.S. to an 80--48 win over Argentina to open the FIBA Americas U-16 tournament in Puebla, Mexico. She averaged 18.6 points this season in leading Blair to a fifth straight Class A prep school title. Andra has verbally committed to UConn.

Kumar Nambiar | Mamaroneck, N.Y. | Baseball

Kumar, a senior lefthander and two-time captain at Mamaroneck High, hurled a three-hit, 4-2 win over Connetquot High to lead the Tigers to the Class 2A final, where they beat Saratoga Springs High 9--2 for their third title in eight years. Kumar finished 10--0 with an 0.98 ERA and 97 strikeouts in 78 innings. He will play at Yale.

Ashley Bauer | New Albany, Ohio | Rowing

Bauer, a senior at Ohio State, led the Buckeyes to an unprecedented third consecutive Division I title with a victory in Gold River, Calif. A three-year member of the first varsity eight, she rowed in the five seat and powered her boat to a second straight undefeated season. She was named the school's female athlete of the year and the Big Ten rower of the year.

Josh Sborz | McLean, Va. | Baseball

Sborz, a righthanded junior reliever at Virginia, pitched 13 scoreless innings in four College World Series appearances, going 3--0 with a save to lead the Cavaliers to the championship game, where they beat Vanderbilt 4--2. He was named the Series' most outstanding player. Sborz finished with a 1.60 ERA and was drafted 74th by the Dodgers.

Meehra Nelson | Westlake Village, Calif. | Softball

Meehra, a senior righthander at Westlake High, threw 40 consecutive scoreless innings over her final four games, fanning 75 and allowing only six hits to propel the Warriors to the Southern Section Division 2 semifinals. Her streak included a school-record 23 K's in a 12-inning, 1--0 playoff victory over La Habra High. Meehra will pitch at Oregon State.

Austin Lehmann | Fayetteville, N.C. | Basketball

Lehmann, 65, and a phys-ed teacher at Lake Rim Elementary in Fayetteville, sank his one millionth free throw in front of the student body on June 5. For five years and 37 days he woke daily at 4 a.m. to shoot for an hour and a half, averaging 537 makes. Lehmann was a point guard at New Mexico State and Southeastern Oklahoma State.

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THEY SAID IT

"THEY'RE HEALTHY, SO IF ONE IS GOOD, 17 HAS TO BE REALLY GOOD."

Terry Francona

Indians manager trying to rationalize a recent 17-popsicle binge.

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OHIO STATE ATHLETICS (BAUER)

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UVA MEDIA RELATIONS (SBORZ)

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BRIAN GARBELLINI (NELSON)

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COURTESY OF AUSTIN LEHMANN (LEHMANN)