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FACES IN THE CROWD

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EMILY SHILSON

• Wrestling

• North Oaks, Minn.

Emily, a senior at Mounds View High, won the 43kg final 11--6 at the Youth Olympic Games, becoming the first U.S. wrestler to earn gold at the event. She also won the Cadet World Championship in July. In 2017, Emily became the second girl to compete in the boys' state tournament.

GRANT GUNNELL

• Football

• The Woodlands, Texas

Grant, a senior quarterback at St. Pius X, threw for 487 yards in a 34--14 win over Concordia Lutheran, lifting his career total to a state-record 14,577. Two weeks later he passed for six TDs in a 55--14 win over Antonian Prep to break Texas's TD mark with 185. Grant will play for Arizona.

ISAIAH SAVILLE

• Hockey

• Anchorage

Isaiah, a senior at the online ASD iSchool, made 26 saves for the USHL's Tri-City (Kearny, Neb.) Storm in a 1--0 victory over Omaha. It was his second shutout in the first 12 games of the season. A Nebraska-Omaha commit, Isaiah has a 8-2-1 record with a league-leading 1.54 goals-against average.

MACKENZIE ALLESSIE

• Field Hockey

• Mount Joy, Pa.

Mackenzie, a senior midfielder at Donegal High, scored the game-winning overtime goal to lead the Indians to an 1--0 victory over Palmyra, and to take the state 2A title. It was her 351st tally, the most goals scored in a high school career. Mackenzie will play at Ohio State.

BRANDON BRIONES

• Gymnastics

• Gilbert, Ariz.

Brandon, a senior at Gilbert High, took gold on vault at the Youth Olympic Games. He also won the all-around title in his age group (17--18) at the U.S. championships in August in Boston, where he finished third in floor, parallel bars and pommel horse.

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