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FACES IN THE CROWD
Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
December 05, 2011
LAWI LALANG
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December 05, 2011

Faces In The Crowd

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HOFFMAN ESTATES, ILL. > BOWLING

Cortese, a senior at Valparaiso, led the Crusaders to the first official tournament title in the program's three-year history, topping seven squads, including Arkansas State in a 4--1 final, to win the Greater Ozark Invitational. As the anchor bowler, she had a stretch of 18 strikes in 19 attempts in a second-round win over Sam Houston State. In three tournaments this season she is averaging a team-high 200.7 to lead Valpo to a 30--8 record, including a 15--5 mark against top 10--ranked teams.

ANDERS OVERHAUG

YARMOUTH, MAINE > FOOTBALL

Anders, a senior running back at Yarmouth High, scored all six of his team's touchdowns—four on runs, one on a pass and one on a 92-yard kickoff return—in a 41--14 win over Bucksport, which hadn't allowed more than two touchdowns in a game all season, for the Clippers' second straight Class C state title. It was their 24th consecutive win and capped back-to-back undefeated seasons. Anders rushed for 1,726 yards and 30 touchdowns this season and made 100 tackles as a strong safety.

MCKENZIE AND MADISON MEEHAN

GLOCESTER, R.I. > SOCCER

McKenzie (far left) and Madison, twins and seniors at La Salle Academy, helped the Rams to their fourth straight Div. 1 title with a 6--2 win over Smithfield. McKenzie, a striker and the state's 2009 and '10 Gatorade player of the year, led the nation in scoring this season with 80 goals, and Madison, a midfielder, led the nation in assists with 44, to help the team to its fourth straight undefeated season. They will play at Boston College next year.

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