MACUNGIE, PA. > Field Hockey
Lynch, a sophomore forward at Alvernia, was named Pennsylvania Athletic Conference player of the year after leading the league in goals (17) and points (42). In one five-game stretch she scored 10 goals, including two hat tricks, and she was twice named PAC player of the week.
CENTREVILLE, OHIO > Cross-country
Neufarth, a sophomore at Miami ( Ohio), won each of her first six races this season, including the Mid-American Conference championship, in which she completed the 5K course in 17:35 and helped the RedHawks finish third. She was fifth at the Great Lakes regional and qualified for the Division I meet.
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BENTONVILLE, ARK. > Football
Blackmon, a senior running back at Bentonville High, has rushed for 2,562 yards this season, a 7A West Conference record and fourth-most ever in Arkansas's largest classification. He has also scored 33 touchdowns and been named first-team all-state.
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TRINITY, FLA. > Billiards
Richko, 35, a resort property manager, finished with an 8--1 record and won the 2007 U.S. Amateur Championship, defeating former titleholder Robert Hall 11--7 in the final. Richko improved from 25th place last year and qualified to compete in the '08 U.S. Open 9-Ball Pro Championship.
CINCINNATI > Volleyball
Rachael, a senior middle blocker at Mount Notre Dame High, had 32 kills in a 3--2 comeback win over Ursuline in the regional final, helping the 24--5 Cougars reach their second straight state title match. A member of the U.S. youth national team, she led MND in kills (452) and blocks (129) and was first-team all-state.
BRASILIA, BRAZIL > Soccer
Pereira, a sophomore forward at Lincoln Memorial in Horrogate, Tenn., helped the Railsplitters reach the South Atlantic Conference championship game and was named player of the year after leading the league in goals (1.10) and points per match (2.60). He tied for second in Division II in points (54) and goals (23).
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