COLOR PHOTO: PHOTO BY CARMEN'S Cindy Kroffat, Duncan, B.C. Bowling Kroffat, 21, beat Arlea Bowman of Sterling, Va., 171-158 to win the 21-and-under women's international bowling championship. The victory earned her $3,000 in college scholarship money and an all-expenses-paid trip to next year's junior olympic tournament.
COLOR PHOTO: DAVID DUROCHIK Mike McNamara, Park Forest, Ill. Karate McNamara, 48, a detective sergeant for the Park Forest Police Department, won a gold medal at the bienniel World Police and Fire Games for the fifth straight time. This gold came in the open team competition, while his previous four were for winning the 40-49 black belt master division.
COLOR PHOTO: DENNY LANDWEHR Tami Ransom, Cincinnati Swimming Tami, 16, set a junior national girls' 18-and-under record of 2:04.82 in winning the 200-meter freestyle. That performance helped the Cincinnati Marlins win the U.S. junior team championship. She also qualified to compete in four events at the U.S. women's national championships.
COLOR PHOTO: HUNTER CLARKSON/ALT-LEE INC. Terrence Trammell, Decatur, Ga. Track and Field Trammell, 20, won gold medals in the 110-meter hurdles and as the second leg of the U.S. 4x100 relay team at the World University Games. A junior at South Carolina and an eight-time All-America, he was MVP of both the indoor and the outdoor SEC meets this year.
COLOR PHOTO: JIM MIDGETT Andrew Whatley, Montgomery, Ala. Chess Andrew, 18, survived two sudden-death playoffs to become the 21-and-under U.S. junior open champion. Last December he won a full scholarship to Texas-Dallas with his second-place finish in the Pan-American Scholastic Chess Tournament.
COLOR PHOTO: GARY CLARKE Erica Martinez, Fort Madison, Iowa Softball Erica, a senior shortstop-pitcher for Fort Madison High, was named state all-division player of the year after setting the national high school record for home runs in a season with 24 and breaking the Iowa career mark with 47 in her three varsity seasons. She will play for Iowa State.