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February 25, 2002
Gene Bess, POPLAR BLUFF, MO.BasketballBess, 66, the men's coach at Three Rivers Community College, won his 900th game with a 76-65 victory over Southwest Tennessee. In 32 seasons with the Raiders he has a record of 906-221, including two titles and seven appearances in the final four at the national junior college tournament.
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February 25, 2002

Faces In The Crowd

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Gene Bess, POPLAR BLUFF, MO.
Basketball
Bess, 66, the men's coach at Three Rivers Community College, won his 900th game with a 76-65 victory over Southwest Tennessee. In 32 seasons with the Raiders he has a record of 906-221, including two titles and seven appearances in the final four at the national junior college tournament.

Candice Scott, PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD
Track and Field
Scott, a sophomore at Florida, broke the women's school record in the weight throw by almost six feet with a heave of 71'6". That mark, the best in the nation so far this year, was the third longest ever by a college woman. Scott won the SEC championship in the weight throw last year.

Brad Forbes, DOWNINGTOWN, PA.
Wrestling
Brad, a senior at Downingtown High, broke the Whippets' record for career wins by defeating Rob Melly, a junior at Lower Dauphin High, 10-1. Brad, who's profoundly deaf, is 138-18 with 79 pins in the 140-pound class, including 36-3 this season. He's ranked No. 1 in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Brett Wolfe, RENO
Bowling
Wolfe, 25, a business-development manager for Coca-Cola, defeated 36-year-old professional Dennis Horan Jr. 269-172 in the final match to become the sixth amateur to win the American Bowling Congress Masters in its 52-year history. He beat a field of 456 pros and amateurs in the five-day event.

Cathy Poor, HARWICH PORT, MASS.
Soccer
Poor, a senior midfielder at Amherst (Mass.) College, was named the New England Small College Athletic Conference player of the year after leading the Lord Jeffs to the league crown and their first Division III tournament title game. She's Amherst's career and single-season leader in goals and points.

Jason Rogers, LOS ANGELES
Fencing
Rogers, 18, earned the bronze medal in sabre at the Junior A World Cup, defeating Vincent Anstett, 19, of France 15-11 to maintain his No. 3 spot in the world junior men's rankings in his weapon. He's the highest-ranked junior in the U.S. senior standings, in fourth place.

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