Chris Martinez, Simi Valley, Calif.
Chris, a senior second baseman at Chaminade High, hit 20 home runs this season, the most ever by a California schoolboy. He also batted .406 for the Eagles, with 55 RBIs and a slugging percentage of 1.054. He will play in college at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo.
Dale Yoder, Reading, Pa.
Yoder, 63, the coach at Albright College since 1973, got his 200th career victory when his Lions beat Elizabeth-town (Pa.) College 5-2 for the Middle Atlantic Conference championship. The title was Albright's first in the league and ran its 1998 record to 17-0.
Brandon Davison, Columbus, Mont.
Brandon, a senior at Columbus High, won the Class B and C state boys' crown for the fourth straight year by shooting even par to defeat Zac Breen of Three Forks High by four strokes. Brandon led the Cougars to three team crowns during his career and will play collegiately at Idaho State.
Cathy Nelson, Ellicott City, Md.
Nelson, a senior attacker at Maryland, led the Terrapins to their fourth consecutive NCAA women's title, scoring four goals in an 11-5 win over Virginia. A starter on all four championship teams and the most outstanding player of this year's tournament, she led the Terps with 58 goals in 1998.
Robyn Burkhardt, San Antonio
Track and Field
Robyn, a senior at East Central High, cleared 5'9" to win the 5A state girls' high-jump crown for the second year in a row. The winner in this event at last year's National Golden West Invitational, she will high-jump at Texas A&M, which she will attend on a volleyball scholarship.
Katie Coburn, Tallahassee, Fla.
Katie, a senior forward at Maclay High, scored the winning goal in sudden-death overtime of the state 3A girls' championship game, a 1-0 defeat of American Heritage School of Plantation, Fla. A two-time all-state selection, she led the Marauders to a 28-0-1 record this year.