NEW HARTFORD, CONN.
David, a 61-year-old commercial real estate broker, and his brother, Bill, a 58-year-old career counselor, successfully defended their 55-and-over age-group title at the National Platform Tennis Championships for the fourth consecutive year when they beat Joe Holmes, 54, of Norwalk, Conn., and Roy Anderson, 55, of Darien, Conn., 6-4, 6-4. Earlier in the year Bill teamed with Birgit Maio, 52, of Mahwah, N.J., to win the National Platform Tennis Mixed Masters title, defeating David and his partner, Alice Duff, 50, of Greenwich, Conn., 6-4, 6-4 in a semifinal match. David and Bill also won the 50-and-over crown three times in a row.
Mindy, a senior at Mahtomedi High, became the first gymnast in the state to win four all-around titles when she finished first in the Class A girls' meet with a score of 38.30. She also won the floor exercise and the balance beam to finish her high school career with a record-12 state gymnastics crowns.
Johnson, a sophomore liberal arts major at Tennessee, set a collegiate indoor pole vault record at the NCAA indoor track and field championships when he soared 19'1�", half an inch higher than the mark established by Istvan Bagyula of George Mason in 1992.
Cari, a senior forward, scored 36 points to lead the Fayetteville High girls' basketball team to an eight-overtime, 75-73 defeat of Mountain Home High and the Class AAAA state girls' title. Her baseline jumper with nine seconds remaining in the final OT won the game for the Lady Bulldogs.
CARLSBAD, N. MEX.
Scott, a 152-pound wrestler for Carlsbad High, became the first eighth-grader to win a New Mexico high school wrestling title, when he beat Dennis Torres of Los Lunas High 15-1 at the Class AAAA state tournament. Scott, who attends Leyva Junior High, ended the season with an 18-0 record.