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Faces in the Crowd
Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
May 13, 2013
IZZY MCCURRY
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May 13, 2013

Faces In The Crowd

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IZZY MCCURRY

ASHEVILLE, N.C. > SOFTBALL

Izzy, a senior outfielder at T.C. Roberson High, went deep twice for the Rams in a 13--1 win over Asheville High to break the state record for career home runs with 39. The previous mark of 37 was set in 2011. She has since extended her home run record to 40 and was batting .529 at week's end to help Roberson win the Mountain Athletic Conference 4A title. Izzy, who was named to the All--Western North Carolina team last year, will play for Chattanooga State.

ADAM NEFF

BRADENTON, FLA. > TENNIS

Adam, a fifth-grader who takes online courses through Alpha Omega Academy, defeated top-seeded Brandon Nakashima of San Diego 6--1, 6--4 for the USTA 12-and-under title at the national spring championships in Delray Beach, Fla. The win earned him a trip to Paris in May to represent the U.S. at the French Open's Longines Future Tennis Aces competition. Adam, who didn't drop a set in his seven-round run to the title, is ranked No. 1 in his age group by the USTA.

OLIVIA BAKER

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. > TRACK AND FIELD

Olivia, a junior at Columbia High, was named the outstanding girls' relay athlete at the 119th Penn Relays in Philadelphia. She ran a 2:09.9 anchor leg to rally the Cougars from a six-second deficit in the 4 × 800, edging the three-time defending champions, Edwin Allen High of Jamaica. Columbia's time of 8:56.37 was the third fastest in New Jersey history and the top high school finish in the nation this season. Olivia also ran a 53.5 to anchor Columbia's fourth-place 4 × 400 team (3:42.49).

CHRIS MADDEN

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