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BURLESON, TEXAS > BOWLING
Beam, a 36-year-old mailroom supervisor, rolled a 300 at Cityview Lanes (Fort Worth). Born with a pinched spinal nerve that left him quadriplegic, he is the first freehand wheelchair bowler to have a U.S. Bowling Congress--certified perfect game. Winner of the American Wheelchair Bowling Association's Las Vegas Invitational last December, Beam will compete at the AWBA nationals later this month.
NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. > WATER POLO
Baldoni, a junior at Stanford, made 15 saves to help the Cardinal defeat USC 6--4 for the team's second straight NCAA title. She was named tournament MVP, making 29 saves and allowing only nine goals in 10 periods to lift Stanford to a three-match sweep. Baldoni led the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation with a 4.50 goals-against average and ranked second with 10.28 saves per game.
WOODBRIDGE, VA. > TRACK AND FIELD, SOCCER
Christian, a senior at Pope John Paul the Great who competes with a prosthetic leg, placed second in discus (117'4") at the Virginia Catholic Schools meet to help the Wolves to their first state title. Born without a right fibula, Christian also won the 2012 Inspireum Soccer Award for the nation's most inspiring player. A goalkeeper, he was third in Virginia in saves and scored on a penalty kick to win his last game.
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