GRAND RAPIDS > GOLF
Sam, who will be a senior at West Catholic High, shot rounds of 69 and 67—with two eagles in the final round—at Michigan State's Forest Akers East golf course, to win the Division 3 individual state championship by four strokes. Nine days later he earned an entry in his first U.S. Junior Amateur tournament with a five-under 139 to beat a field of 42 at the Indiana and Michigan sectional qualifier tournament at Island Hills Golf Club. At the end of June, Sam was named Michigan's Mr. Golf.
BRANCHVILLE, N.J. > SOFTBALL
Ally, as a sophomore righthander at High Point Regional High, threw an 11-inning shutout to lead the Wildcats to a 1--0 win over Kingsway for the team's first Group III state championship in school history. Her 26--0 season included three perfect games, a no-hitter and five one-hitters. Ally, who also had a 0.43 ERA with 362 strikeouts and 32 walks in 179 innings, owns every softball pitching record at High Point and was named the New Jersey Herald's player of the year.
MILL HILL, PA. > FLY-FISHING
Austen, a recent graduate of Central Mountain High, caught 68 trout—the longest measuring 37 cm (14.6")—to win the youth nationals in Cherokee, N.C., in June. He then won a bronze medal in July at the International Sport Flyfishing Federation's youth world championship in France, where he was the top American finisher and led the U.S. (with a collective 95 brown trout, grayling, roach, perch and pike) to a silver in team competition. Austen will attend Penn State.