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FACES IN THE CROWD

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FREDDY JOHNSON

• Greensboro, N.C.

• Basketball

Johnson, 63, the coach at Greensboro Day, led the Bengals to a 59--28 win over Vance High for his 1,000th career victory. In his 41 years as Greensboro's coach, Johnson has won 25 conference titles and nine state championships. As athletic director at the school, he has overseen 40 state titles.

KATHARINE IRWIN

• Vail, Colo.

• Skiing

Irwin, a junior at New Mexico, won the giant slalom at the Montana State invitational, finishing her two runs in 2:09.23. It was the first win of her collegiate career. An All-America last season, Irwin was one of a group of students who fought to have the program reinstated after it was cut in 2017.

SAMMY SASSO

• Nazareth, Pa.

• Wrestling

Sammy, a senior at Nazareth Area High, pinned Brian Meyer of Phillipsburg High to win the 152-pound final at the Bethlehem Holiday Wrestling Classic. Sammy was named the event's most outstanding wrestler. The nation's top-ranked 145-pound wrestler, he has committed to Ohio State.

CAROLINE SHARIS

• Bettendorf, Iowa

• Rowing

Caroline, a senior at Pleasant Valley High, won the women's youth double at the Head of the Charles Regatta, finishing in 17:47. She and partner Delaney Evans cut 72 seconds off the record time. In 2016, Caroline was part of the first U.S. junior crew to medal in the women's double at the world championships.

AXEL GELLER

• Buenos Aires

• Tennis

Geller, a freshman at Stanford, was named the ITF Junior World Champion, after earning the top ranking for the '17 season. Geller, along with partner Hsu Yu-hsiou, won the junior doubles at Wimbledon in straight sets, and he was the runner-up in junior singles at both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.

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