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FACES IN THE CROWD
March 13, 1995
Kim Miller VIRGINIA BEACH, VA.
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March 13, 1995

Faces In The Crowd

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Kim Miller
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA.

Kirsty Hale
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA.

Kim, a junior forward, and Kirsty, a senior forward, led the Cox High field hockey team to a 2-1 semifinal win over McLean High and a 3-0 defeat of Bayside High in the final of the state AAA championships to give the Falcons their sixth straight title and ninth overall. Cox High is now tied with Stowe (Vt.) High for the most state field hockey crowns. Kim and Kirsty rank as Virginia's top two career goal scorers, with 97 and 88, respectively. Kim, who had 50 goals in 1994, had three goals and two assists in the semis and final. Kirsty, who had an assist in the semis, ran up 42 goals and 17 assists in '94. Over the last three seasons Cox has gone 63-1.

Tim Thomas
PATERSON, N.J.
Tim, a 6'9" junior forward at Paterson Catholic High, scored 41 points in a 69-66 win over Simon Gratz High of Philadelphia at the McDonald's Classic to break the tournament record of 40 set by Chris Webber of Detroit Country Day in 1991. Tim also had 21 rebounds, four assists and two steals.

Terry Pettit
LINCOLN, NEB.

Katherine Pettit
LINCOLN, NEB.

Terry, the women's volleyball coach at Nebraska, and Katherine, his daughter and an all-state junior setter at East High, each led a team that was undefeated and top-ranked during the regular season. Terry guided the Cornhuskers to a 31-0 mark overall before Nebraska lost to Penn State in the NCAA regional finals, 12-15, 15-11, 15-9, 15-8. He was named national Coach of the Year for the second time. Katherine's Spartans, 38-0 heading into the Nebraska finals, held the No. 1 Class A state ranking and were first in the national Mizuno Top 25 poll before falling to No. 2-ranked Bellevue West High 16-14, 15-9.

Jason Betz
TURBOTVILLE, PA.
Jason, a 130-pound senior wrestler at Warrior Run High, defeated Chad Shirk of Middleburg High 16-2 to win his 100th consecutive match. He has won state 2A crowns in three different weight classes (103 in 1992,112 in '93 and 119 in '94), and through last Friday he had a 140-1 career mark.

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