COLOR PHOTO: JACK ARTHUR Stephen Waite, RUTLAND, VT.Golf Waite, 27, a computer systems administrator, eagled the 272-yard 14th hole, a par-4, twice in the final two rounds of the Vermont Amateur at Woodstock Country Club, holing nine-iron shots from 130 and 125 yards. His 295 placed him second to David Bennett of Stowe, who shot a three-over 279.COLOR PHOTO: TED KIRK Ted Bulling, LINCOLN, NEB.Track and Field Bulling, 42, cross-country and track and field coach at Nebraska Wesleyan, was named the NCAA Division III and NAIA men's indoor track coach of the year. His Plainsmen this year won their 11th indoor and 12th outdoor Nebraska-Iowa Athletic Conference titles in his 16 years at the school.COLOR PHOTO: DAVID BRUNEAU Emily Cross, NEW YORK CITY Fencing Emily, 13, finished third in the Division I women's foil at the national championships, falling 15-11 to Olympic alternate Erinn Smart, 20, in the semifinals. Emily won the under-16, under-19 and Division I-A titles, and is the nation's top-ranked cadet (under-17) in the women's foil.
COLOR PHOTO: JOHN H. REID III Juan McPherson, CLEVELANDBoxing Juan, 16, recovered from a first-round knockdown to win the Junior Olympic National Championship at 139 pounds in a unanimous decision over Maxell Taylor of Edgewood, Md. Juan has won seven national titles, including last year's Junior Olympic crown at 119 pounds. COLOR PHOTO: JOE HOWELL Lisa-Marie Lewallen, HUNTSVILLE, TENN. Tennis Lisa-Marie, a senior and the only tennis player in Scott High's history, beat Gracie Glassmeyer of Donelson Christian in Nashville 6-2, 6-3 to win the girls' Division I A-AA state title. A state semifinalist the previous two years, she didn't lose a set this season while going 18-0 in singles.COLOR PHOTO: DONNA MARVEL James Vilade, COPPELL, TEXAS Baseball Vilade, 27, baseball coach at the University of Dallas, guided the Crusaders (32-11) to their second straight American Southwest Conference East Division title in their third season on the diamond after an 18-year hiatus. Twenty-one of Vilade's players were named all-league in those three years.