Friday October 3rd, 2014

Faces in the Crowd: September 29, 2014
 
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    Trent Clark
    Fort Worth > Baseball
    Trent, a senior outfielder at Richland High, had a first-inning RBI single for the U.S. 18-and-under team against Cuba in the Pan American championship in La Paz, Mexico. Hurricane Odile forced the game's cancellation in the third, and the U.S. won 1-0. Trent led the unbeaten team in batting (.565) and set a U-18 record with 24 RBI this summer.

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    Kayla Fischer
    Kent, Ohio > Soccer
    Kayla, a freshman forward at Roosevelt High, scored all the Rough Riders' goals in her varsity debut, leading the team to a 6-3 win over Highland High. She has 22 goals in nine games through Sunday, a single-season school record. Kayla, who also competes for Everest Soccer Club, was named to the Olympic development pool regional team in August.

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    Stefan Mickol
    Rochester, N.Y. > Volleyball
    Stefan, a 5-foot-6 junior setter at Brighton High, won his third straight national junior beach tour championship, pairing with Max Szuba to take the boys' 16-and-under open division in Milwaukee. Stefan helped Brighton win its first sectional crown as a freshman and led his club team, Victor Volleyball Club, to fifth at junior nationals last year.

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    Rio Watanabe
    Kamagaya City, Japan > Golf
    Watanabe, a redshirt freshman at Ohio State, shot a one-over 217 to win her collegiate debut by one stroke, beating a field of 60 at the Chip-N Club Invitational at Wilderness Ridge Golf Club in Lincoln, Neb., and led the Buckeyes to the team title. Last year, Watanabe finished second in the 2013 Victorian Junior Open in Cheltenham, Australia.

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    Maddie O'Reilly
    Villanova, Pa. > Water Polo
    Maddie, a sophomore left-handed attacker at the Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, scored 10 goals in a 19-13 win over Germantown Academy. A member of the cadet national team, she helped the Greenwich (Conn.) Aquatics Club to 15th place -- the highest finish for a non-California team -- in the Junior Olympics U-16 division in July.

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    Brett Templeman
    Ojai, Calif. > Bodysurfing
    Templeman, a 38-year-old trial lawyer, won the 35-to-44 age-group championship and went on to defeat a field of 275 for the men's grand champion title (all ages) at the world championship in Oceanside, Calif. Templeman, who lifeguarded in San Diego while in law school, often bodysurfs on his lunch break when he's not due in court.
     
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