Ralph Mims, BRUNSWICK, MAINE
Ralph, a senior guard at Brunswick High, scored a championship-game record 46 points in a 69-63 loss to Portland and was Eastern Maine Class A tournament MVP. He led the Dragons to an 81-4 record over four seasons and was named Maine's Mr. Basketball.
Liz Wanless, BELLEVILLE, ILL.
Track and Field
Wanless, a senior at Bates College, won the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships in the shot put with a meet-record toss of 53'2�". The throw beat her school mark by more than a foot and qualified her for the U.S. Olympic Trials.
Max Springer, KNOXVILLE
Masters Track and Field
Springer, 90, a retired soil scientist, set world age-group (90-94) records in the 800 meters, 3,000 meters, long jump and triple jump at the USA Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships. He also set American records in the 200 and 400 meters.
Sharee Daluze, HARWICH, MASS.
Sharee, a senior point guard at Harwich High, led the Lady Rough Riders to a 25-0 record and their second straight Division Four State title. She averaged a team-high 16.9 points and 6.4 rebounds this year and was the South Shore League MVP.
Benjamin Foster, ASHEBORO, N.C.
Benjamin, a fifth-grader at McCrary Elementary and a leftfielder for NC Team USA, hit three home runs, two of them grand slams, for 11 RBIs in four games at the AAU Classic National Invitational Tournament (11 and under) in Concord, N.C.
Celeste Knierim, ST. LOUIS
Knierim, 53, softball coach at St. Louis Community College-Meramec, became the first junior college softball coach to win 1,000 games. She has led the Magic to 23 conference titles over the last 30 years.
Jesse Jantzen, SHOREHAM, N.Y.
Jantzen, a senior at Harvard, won the NCAA Division I 149-pound national championship and was voted outstanding wrestler of the meet. His 131 victories make him the Crimson's alltime winningest wrestler. He was named 2004 Ivy League wrestler of the year.