MIRA LOMA, CALIF.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIF.
Shawn, 14, and Kyle, 13, won their respective divisions at the National Hot Rod Association junior drag racing championships, driving five-horsepower cars. In the double-breakout final round Shawn beat Jason Cline of Gainesville, Fla., in the 14-year-old division with a clocking of 9.29 (9.32) seconds for the eighth-mile track. His victory helped Jr. Dragsters West/Rialto Raceway clinch the team championship. Kyle, also a member of the Rialto team and the son of drag racing champion Jim Rizzoli, won his division by beating A.J. Foyt's grandson A.J. Foyt IV of Hockley, Texas. Kyle won in 10.17 (10.52).
Christy, while still an eighth-grader at George County Middle School, won six events at the state Class 4A track and field meet. She was first in the girls' 100, 200 and 400 meters and a member of the champion 4 x 100, 4 x 200 and 4 x 400 relays. Her 400 time (57.2) was the best by a Mississippi female this year.
CREEN VILLAGE, N.J.
Koven, 24, beat Andre Willms of Germany by a boat length to win the single sculls at the world rowing championships. Koven, who rowed number five in the U.S. eight-oared boat at the 1996 Olympics, is the first American to be victorious in the single sculls at the worlds in 31 years.
Ricky, 15, led his baseball team, Richland Sealcoating, to a 15-2 record and the championship in the Colt League tournament. As Sealcoating's leadoff hitter and shortstop, he reached base safely in 15 consecutive at bats, scored 10 runs in the postseason and was named tournament MVP.
Lindsey, 14, led the Sun Coast Stars girls' ice hockey team to a gold medal at the Sunshine State Games. Lindsey, a center, scored a hat trick during the title game, in which the Stars beat the Sunrise Golden Blades 5-3. It was the first time the Sunshine State Games included competition in girls' ice hockey.