George, a junior wrestler at Blair Academy, won his third tournament of the 1996-97 season by taking the 112-pound division at the Reno Tournament of Champions with an 11-2 decision over Willie Saylor, a senior from Easton (Pa.) High. Blair, ranked second nationally, won the team title in Reno.
Niesha, a junior guard on the Riverdale Country School girls' basketball team, at week's end led the 9-0 Falcons in scoring with 31.3 points a game. She ranked fifth all time in New York City girls' scoring with 2,288 points, 357 fewer than No. 1 Gina Runco, who graduated from Adelphi Academy in 1995.
Nicholas, 17, won the boys' 16 to 18 title at the prestigious 54-hole Doral Publix Junior Classic in Miami, shooting a four-under-par 211 to beat Rafael Echenique, 16, of San Luis, Argentina, by four shots. His brother Edward, a freshman at second-ranked Oklahoma State, won the same title in 1993.
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Riggs, a senior quarterback at the University of Sioux Falls (S.Dak.), was 25 of 33 for 431 yards and five TDs as the Cougars beat Western Washington 47-25 in the NAIA Division II title game. For the season Riggs threw for 55 TDs, an NAIA record, and 3,993 yards, a school record.
Ainger, a senior outside hitter for Fresno Pacific University, was named the NAIA women's volleyball player of the year. Ainger, a three-time NAIA All-America, this season led the Sunbirds, who finished with a 30-5 record, in passing average (.961), digs (755) and kills (554).
Tate, 55, girls' and boys' cross-country and track and field coach at St. Paul's Episcopal School, led the Saints' girls' cross-country team to a national-high-school-record 14th straight state title in the sport. In Tate's 19 years at St. Paul's, his teams have won 61 state championships.