DUNCANVILLE, TEXAS > BASKETBALL
Ariel, a 5'10" junior guard at Duncanville High, had a team-high 20 points in a 67--24 blowout of Mansfield High to help the state's top-ranked Pantherettes extend their record to 34--0 and their winning streak to 62 games. One week earlier she scored a team-high 20 points in a 69--33 victory over Cedar Hill High. Through Sunday, Ariel is averaging a team-high 16.1 points, 4.7 assists and 5.8 steals, with 5.9 rebounds for Duncanville, the defending Class 5A champions.
CENTER CONWAY, N.H. > BIATHLON
Sean, a senior at Kennett High, won silver in the 12.5-kilometer individual youth (U-19) race, his third podium of the youth/junior worlds in Obertilliach, Austria, to become the first U.S. biathlete, male or female, to win three individual medals in a single world championship. He finished the cross-country skiing and rifle-shooting course in 36:44.8, with three missed targets. Sean also won gold in the pursuit by 28.2 seconds and took silver in the 7.5-km sprint, missing gold by 3.6 seconds.
SAN ANTONIO > FENCING
Hurley, a senior co-captain at Notre Dame, had the best individual winning percentage (.926) at the St. John's Invitational in New York City, going 13--1 in épée to lead the No. 2 Irish past five teams to sweep the tournament. The 2011 NCAA épée champion, Hurley took last year off to train for the 2012 Olympics and scored the clinching touch for the U.S. in the team épée bronze medal match at the London Games. She is the top-ranked U.S. senior woman.