Lisa Banta, BOONTON, N.J.
Banta, 23, was the top scorer at the World Goalball Championships
in Rio de Janeiro with 16 goals in seven games, leading the U.S.
team to the title. Goalball is a soccerlike game for the visually
impaired; players wear blindfolds, and the ball has bells inside.
Josh Frerichs, LODGEPOLE, NEB.
Josh, a junior running back at Lodgepole High, set state records
for eight-man football by scoring 10 touchdowns and 70 points
(including five two-point conversions) in a 75-70 loss to
Minitare High. He ran for 395 yards, a school record.
Shalane Flanagan, MARBLEHEAD, MASS.
Flanagan, a junior at North Carolina, won the Great American
Cross Country Festival in Charlotte. She topped a field of 173
competitors with a time of 17:48.1 in the 5K race and led the
unranked Tar Heels to a fourth-place finish among 26 teams.
Joan Schriger, ALAMEDA, CALIF.
Schriger, 37, won her age group for the fourth time at the
2.4-mile Waikiki Roughwater Swim. This year she also swam for the
winning team at the Maui Channel Relay and won the 50-meter
backstroke at the Masters World Championships, in New Zealand.
Stewart Whitt, ATHENS, ALA.
Whitt, 18, set a boys' record for low round in an American Junior
Golf Association tournament when he shot a 62 in the final round
of the Henry Griffitts Rome Jr. Classic. He hit 10 birdies and
eight pars on the par-72 course and finished tied for second.
Gary Montalto, LAGRANGE, N.Y.
Montalto, 51, won his 400th game as a coach at Arlington Senior
High with a 4-1 win over John Jay. In 24 seasons Montalto is
402-72-33 and has had only one sub-.500 season. He led the
Admirals to Class A state titles in 1984 and 1999.
Mary Lauren Smith, ATLANTA
Smith, a junior outside hitter for Missouri, had consecutive
20-kill matches as her Tigers beat then No. 20 Texas and then
No. 23 Colorado. She averaged 4.44 kills per game in those
matches and is averaging 3.80 for the season.
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