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HOLLAND, MICH. > SWIMMING
Taylor, a sophomore at Holland High, defended her 100-yard butterfly state title (54.72) and won the 100 backstroke (53.81) to lead the Dutch to its second straight Division 2 state title. A member of the 200 medley relay team that set a national public high school record last year, she contributed to this year's title as part of the winning 200 medley and 400 free relay teams as well, all despite swimming with a broken thumb. Taylor was named Michigan's swimmer of the year.
MONROEVILLE, OHIO > WRESTLING
Stieber, a redshirt sophomore at Ohio State, had four pins en route to winning the 133-pound final at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Wrestling Invitational, where the No. 1--ranked Buckeye defeated No. 2 Nathan McCormick of Missouri in a 12--1 major decision. Steiber's win clinched OSU's second consecutive event championship, and he was named the meet's most outstanding wrestler. The winner of NCAA and Big Ten titles in his weight class last season, he is 12--0 this year with seven victories via fall.
GREENSBORO, N.C. > FOOTBALL
T.J., a 5'11", 165-pound senior tailback at Northern Guilford High, carried the ball 28 times for 510 yards and eight touchdowns to break North Carolina's alltime single-game rushing record and lead the Nighthawks to a third straight 3A state title, 64--26 over Charlotte Catholic. Named the game's MVP, he scored three times in the fourth quarter, twice on runs of 82 and 73 yards, and his eight TDs were a championship-game record. T.J., who runs a 4.4-second 40-yard dash, is verbally committed to UNC.