David, a senior tailback at Jamestown High, rushed for 198 yards on 32 carries to lead the Red Raiders to a 26-20 win over North Rockland High and the Class A state title. This season he ran for 2,260 yards on 290 carries and 35 touchdowns. He was named New York's Player of the Year by USA Today.
Emily, a junior swimmer at Carmel High, and Young, her 39-year-old coach, led the Greyhounds to their ninth consecutive girls' state team title. Emily won the 50-yard freestyle at the state meet for the third straight season, with a time of 23.80. She also anchored two victorious relays: the 4 x 50 freestyle team that set a national girls' high school record of 1:34.84, surpassing the previous mark, established in 1992 by Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest High; and the 4 X 100 free team that set a state record of 3:26.92, the second-fastest time ever by a high school girls' foursome. The team crown was Young's fourth since he became coach in 1991.
Chamique, a 6'2" senior basketball forward at Christ the King High, had 58 points and 30 rebounds in a 79-42 defeat of Altoona (Pa.) High and 71-39 win over Cardinal O'Hara High of Springfield, Pa. Chamique, a 1994 All-America, was averaging 28.0 points and 14.0 rebounds through last Friday.
Mardi, a senior at Buffalo High, won her fourth consecutive girls' state 3A golf title by defeating her younger sister, Jana, 159-169 over 36 holes on the par-72 course. Mardi led the Bison to their third team crown in four years. A National Honor Society member, she also has a 3.7 academic average.
Ohene-Frempong, a hematologist and a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, won one of six NCAA Silver Anniversary Awards for a distinguished postcollegiate career. He starred in the high hurdles at Yale, where his two school records still stand: the 60-yard (7.10) and the 120-yard (13.90).