Chuck Moore, Cincinnati
Chuck, 17, a leadoff hitter and rightfielder, was named MVP of the Dizzy Dean World Series after batting .529 with three homers in five games to lead the Midland Braves to the title over the runner-up Carroll County (Md.) Rangers. Moore also scored eight runs and drove in eight.
Tracy Sharp, Yorba Linda, Calif.
Sharp, a junior goalkeeper for the Loyola Marymount women's team, had 6� shutouts in 10 games to lead the Lions to a 8-2 start through Sunday. The 1998 West Coast Conference woman defender of the year, Sharp is the school's career shutout leader with 24 blankings in her 38-game career.
Joe Rhyne, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Rhyne, 40, set three world records in the 40-44 age group while winning five events at the U.S. masters long-course championships. His marks came in the 200-, 400-and 800-meter freestyles. He won also in the 1,500 freestyle and 200 butterfly over world-record holder William Specht of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Ed Hinkel, Erie, Pa.
Ed, a junior wide receiver and defensive back at Cathedral Prep High, ran back four of five punts for touchdowns. A three-sport letterman, he returned punts 59 and 74 yards in this season's two opening victories, while his runs of 61 and 51 came in a 1998 state playoff semifinal.
Kia Young, Houston
Young, a senior outside hitter for the Baylor women's team, earned MVP honors at the Baylor Invitational by leading the Bears to the tournament title while averaging 5-33 kills and 4.32 digs per game. The four straight victories ran Baylor's record to 12-1, its best start ever.
Beth Beglin, Iowa City
Beglin, 42, the coach at Iowa, became the winningest field hockey coach in school history in just her 12th season, as a result of leading the Hawkeyes to an 10-0 start through Sunday. She was the 1992 national coach of the year and had amassed a 190-54-3 career record.