Brady Hamilton and catcher Cody Walker of the Southeast team from Georgia
celebrate after their 7--3 win over the Northwest team from Oregon in the U.S.
championship game of the Little League World Series last Saturday in
Williamsport, Pa. Thanks to Walker, the Georgia boys had even more to celebrate
on Monday, when his two-run homer (inset)--and Kyle Carter's 11
strikeouts--beat Japan 2--1 in the title game.
Joseph Gaskins, a
wide receiver at St. Augustine High in New Orleans, was muddied but unbowed as
his Purple Knights (inset) played Archbishop Shaw to a 0--0 tie last Saturday
in Metairie, La. It was the first game for the Purple Knights since their
entire 2005 season was wiped out by Hurricane Katrina.
Olympian Scott Shipley makes a trial run on one of the slalom courses he
designed at the new U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte. The photo was
taken with a remote camera mounted on the front of his kayak (inset). Shipley
finished fourth in the national championships there last weekend.
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