Scott Masingill, PAYETTE, IDAHO
Masingill, 49, a sales representative, shot an eight-under 208 to win his eighth state amateur—more than any other player in Idaho history—at the Scotch Pines Golf Course in Payette. Masingill, who won his first title in 1972, finished eight strokes ahead of Chad Points, 28, also of Payette.
Riza Mahmoud, BROOKLYN PARK, MINN.
Riza, a 5'10", 165-pound senior tailback at Champlin Park High, carried 28 times for 320 yards and five touchdowns as the Rebels scorched Elk River High 40-13. Riza, who is also the reigning state Class AA champion in the 110-meter high hurdles, has 1,039 yards on 100 carries this season.
Joe Higday, LEAWOOD, KANS.
Higday, 59, who had undergone spinal and foot operations and chemotherapy for hairy-cell leukemia during the last two years, earned the silver medal in the 50-59 age group of the men's sabre division at the veterans' world championships by beating Zsolt Nagy of Hungary 10-7.
Shelly Aldrich, MARION, OHIO
Aldrich, a senior forward at Mount Vernon Nazarene College, led the Cougars, now 8-1, to the first two wins of their inaugural season, getting two goals and an assist in defeats of Olivet Nazarene University and Kenyon College. Through Sunday, Aldrich shared the team lead in goals, with eight.
Tammy Nielsen, FREMONT, NEB.
Tammy, a senior pitcher for Fremont High, became the state's first 100-game winner after shutting out East High of Lincoln 3-0. She holds the Nebraska record for strikeouts, with 1,352 through Sunday, and last year set single-season marks for wins (35) and whiffs (444).
Alicia Craig, GILLETTE, WYO.
Alicia, a senior at Campbell County High, won the Great American Cross-Country Festival 5-km race in 17:29.9, finishing more than 36 seconds ahead of runner-up Megan Kaltenbach of Smoky Hill ( Colo.) High. Alicia is also the national high school girls' champion in the mile.