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DESOTO, TEXAS > FOOTBALL
Dontre, a 5'10", 180-pound senior running back at DeSoto High, had 19 carries for 120 yards and scored all three TDs in the Eagles' 24--6 victory over Arlington Bowie to advance to the Class 5A state quarterfinals. With 80 career touchdowns through Sunday, he broke the school record, previously held by Cyrus Gray, now of the Kansas City Chiefs. Dontre, who will play in the Under Armour All-America game in January, was named district MVP. He is verbally committed to Oregon.
MISHAWAKA, IND. > CROSS-COUNTRY
Anna, a sophomore at Mishawaka High, won the Foot Locker Midwest Regional Championship 5K at UW-Parkside in Kenosha, Wis., in a course-record 16:54.0 to advance to nationals in San Diego. In October she set a state-meet record with a 17:13.2 finish, beating Indiana's defending state champion by nearly 16 seconds. A week earlier, she ran the fastest time in Indiana girls' cross-country history, with a 17:03.9 finish at the semi-state race. Anna returned this year after a broken foot sidelined her last fall.
COLTS NECK, N.J. > BASKETBALL
Kates, a senior guard at MIT, scored a season-high 27 points to help the Engineers, top ranked in Division III, to a 70--60 win over Tufts. It was his fifth 20-points-plus performance as he helped MIT go unbeaten in its first five games of the season. Named most outstanding player at last year's New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference tournament, Kates led the team to the NCAA semifinals last season. He was named a preseason All-America by D3Hoops.com.