Mandy Brown, POWAY, CALIF.
Mandy, a senior righthander at Poway High, pitched 120 innings without allowing an earned run as she led the Titans to a Division I state title. In the championship game, against La Costa Canyon, she struck out 10 and hit a bases-loaded triple.
Bradley Ally, TAMARAC, FLA.
Bradley, 15, set a Florida Gold Coast record of 2:09.38 in the 200-meter individual medley, breaking a mark for ages 15-16 that was established in 1990 by eventual Olympic gold medalist Ryan Berube. Bradley had set 15 Gold Coast records in the 13-14 age group.
Juli Wightman, CHICOPEE, MASS
Juli, a sophomore at Chicopee High, won her second consecutive Western Massachusetts girls' title, by seven strokes, a month after winning the state Division I tide by four strokes. She has won 13 local or regional tournaments in the past two years.
Ed Cheff, LEWISTON, IDAHO
Cheff, 59, a coach at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, led the Warriors to their third NAIA title in the last four years and their 12th in his 26 years at the school. Cheff, who has a record of 1,307-358-2, has been named NAIA coach of the year six times.
Abbey Breit, LOUISVILLE
Abbey, 16, was named MVP of the USA Junior Olympic Volleyball Invitational in Louisville. A middle blocker and hitter, she led the Louisville Attack volleyball club to a victory in the finals of the 18-and-under division against the Chicago Jrs.
Riley Adamson, ALBUQUERQUE
Riley, 12, won his fourth straight triple crown while competing at the Kids Greco-Roman and Freestyle National Championships. A triple crown is achieved by winning the folkstyle, freestyle and Greco-Roman championships in the same year.
Ben Shorey, OSBORN, MAINE
Track and Field
Shorey, a freshman at Wisconsin-Parkside, broke the American Junior 10,000-meter race walk record with a time of 42:50.20 at the USA Junior National Track and Field Championships. He was named the meet's outstanding male athlete.