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Hassel, 32, a copier service technician, won three canoe events for the second straight year at the national canoe and kayak championships when he claimed the men's C-1, the men's C-2 and the C-2 mixed. He has now won the men's C-1 a record seven times and has swept the three events four times.
Greene, 60, a retired teacher, won a record ninth state women's amateur golf championship when she defeated Donna Warner of Portsmouth 5 and 3. Greene, who has now earned the Rhode Island amateur title in four decades, recently was seventh at the U.S. senior women's amateur championship.
Drew, a senior all-state quarterback at Lakes High, set a Washington high school record when he threw eight touchdown passes while completing 24 of 35 attempts for 373 yards in a 67-14 victory over Spanaway Lake High. Last season he connected on 230 of 374 passes for 3,366 yards and 41 TDs.
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Jun, a senior on the Northern Michigan women's volleyball team, had a career-high 12 kills along with 73 assists and 11 digs to lead the Wildcats to a 13-15, 15-6, 11-15, 15-0, 17-15 win over defending Division II champion Barry University of Miami Shores, Fla. She was the '95 Division II player of the year.
Hedrick, 19, successfully defended his overall title and led the U.S. to the team crown at the world inline speed skating championships by winning four of the seven track events and three of the seven road events. He won six events at the 1995 worlds and has taken three straight U.S. in-line criterium titles.
Staci, who just turned 16, led Central Valley Mercury to the girls' national under-16 soccer championship by scoring all four goals in a 4-0 semifinal win over the Prince William County (Va.) Pacers and then adding two goals in a 4-0 victory over J.B. Marine of St. Louis in the finals.