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FRANKLIN, TEXAS > TENNIS
Carrie, a junior at Franklin High, defeated Jaycie Talbot of Rogers High (6--1, 6--2) in the 2A championship for her third straight state title. She teamed up with her older sister Kayla to win doubles titles as a freshman and a sophomore. Between Carrie and her sisters, Kayla and Kendra, a Casey has won a state tennis event every year since 2007. The girls' mother, Nancy, also won the state singles title for the Lions in 1982, for a total of 11 state tennis crowns in the family. Carrie was 23--0 this season.
ONONDAGA NATION, N.Y. > LACROSSE
Thompson, a sophomore attacker at Albany, became the first Native American to make the finalist list for the Tewaaraton Trophy, college lacrosse's highest honor, named for the Mohawk word for the sport. Thompson, who leads the nation in points per game (6.65), had 113 points, one away from the NCAA single-season record, when the Great Danes' season ended. He played on an attack unit with his brother Miles and cousin Ty. The Thompson trio accounted for 56.1% of Albany's offense.
WETHERSFIELD, CONN. > EQUESTRIAN
Emelie, a junior at Mercy High, in Middletown, won the varsity open championship class at Interscholastic Equestrian Association nationals at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse and was named the IEA's leading hunt seat rider of the year. Riding for Windcrest Farms out of Hebron, on a warmblood bay gelding named ChopChop, she beat nine riders in combined scoring in the equitation-over-fences and on-the-flat finals. Emelie was fourth in Zone 1 to qualify for nationals.