April, a senior at Zuni High, and Melissa, an eighth-grader at Laguna-Acoma (junior-senior) High, triumphed at the state girls' cross-country meet. April ran the 3.1-mile course in 20:49.3 to win the Class AAA title and lead the Thunder-birds to a state-record eighth straight girls' team crown. Melissa ran the same circuit in 19:45.5, to win the Class AA-A title. She surpassed the times of both April and the Class AAAA champ. Annabelle Ortiz, a senior at Espa�ola Valley High.
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Chris, a senior striker at Bethel High, scored thrice in a 3-0 soccer win over Yellow Springs High to break the state single-season record for goals (48). He's tied for sixth on the alltime national high school list for career goals, with 147.
Confessore, 24, a salesman, lifted a total of 1,951 pounds in the squat (722), bench press (584) and deadlift (645) to win the 198-pound class and be selected best overall lifter at the YMCA open national powerlifting championships.
Hosea, a senior running back at Barton High, carried the ball 12 times for 152 yards and TDs of 68, 26 and 6 yards as the Bears defeated Augusta High 40-6 for their third straight Class A football title. Barton has had 40 wins in a row.
Lisa, a junior forward on the Bell High girls' basketball team, scored 32 points and had 14 rebounds in leading the Bulldogs to a 56-49 victory over Trenton High that ended a 64-game losing streak. Bell had not won since 1984.