Tuesday December 9th, 2014

Faces in the Crowd: Dec. 8, 2014
 
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    Asia Durr
    Douglasville, Ga. > Basketball
    Asia, a senior point guard at St. Pius X Catholic High in Atlanta, scored a game-high 40 points in a 63-52 win over Chamblee High. The reigning Georgia Gatorade player of the year, last season she led the Golden Lions to a repeat 3A state title. Asia, who has signed to play at Louisville, helped the U.S. 17-and under team to gold at worlds in July.

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    David Newberger
    Rockford, Mich. > Water Polo
    David, a senior driver at Rockford High, had a goal and five steals to propel the Rams to a 12-3 defeat of Hudsonville High and a third straight state championship. He led the team in goals (115) and steals (99) and was named Michigan’s player of the year. A USA Water Polo Academic All-America, David was 148-1 in his three years as a starter.

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    Yujeong Son
    Norman, Okla. > Golf
    Yujeong, an eighth-grader at Washington Irving Middle School, shot a 6-under 207 for a one-shot victory in the Junior All-Star Invitational at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Ore. Last July, at 13, she became the youngest Oklahoma women’s amateur champion. Yujeong is ranked 35th by the American Junior Golf Association.

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    Nahshon Garrett
    Chico, Calif. > Wrestling
    Garrett, a junior at Cornell, went 3-0 in the 125-pound class at the Journeymen/ASICS Northeast Duals, beating opponents from Kutztown, North Carolina State and West Virginia to help the Big Red win all three of their matches. The national runner-up at 125 last season, Garrett was the 2014 Ivy League wrestler of the year.

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    Rachele Schulist
    Grand Rapids > Cross-country
    Schulist, a sophomore at Michigan State, finished fourth at the Division I championships in Terre Haute, Ind., with a 19:54.30 on the 6K course. It was the fastest of four top 25 finishes by the Spartans, who won the program’s first national title. Schulist opened the season with a win at the Bill Dellinger Invitational in a personal best of 19:37.80.

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    Hunter Lile
    Booker, Texas > Football
    Hunter, a senior quarterback at Booker High, broke three state career marks in leading the Class 2A Kiowas to their first perfect regular season. He set marks for yardage (14,408), attempts (1,677) and completions (1,047) while throwing to his cousin, senior wideout Jared Reagan (below), who finished with a state career record 391 catches.

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    Jared Reagan
    Booker, Texas > Football
    Jared, a senior wide receiver at Booker High, broke the state career receptions record in leading the Class 2A Kiowas to their first perfect regular season. He finished with a mark of 391 catches, all thrown by his cousin — senior quarterback Hunter LIle (above) -- who set Texas career marks for yardage (14,408), attempts (1,677) and completions (1,047).

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