Allison Shaw, SELMA, IND.
Allison, a Wapahani High junior, had 11 kills and a .526 hitting
percentage as she led the Raiders to a win in the state title
game over defending champion Michigan City Marquette. This was
the first state title for Wapahani (enrollment: 346) in any
Bob Hahn, VENTURA, CALIF.
Hahn, a 61-year-old high school guidance counselor, won five gold
medals, five silvers and three bronzes at the World Masters Games
in Melbourne, Australia. One of his golds, in a two-person
500-meter race, came in the 35-and-over age group.
December 9, 2002
Megan Kaltenbach, AURORA, COLO.
Megan, a senior at Smoky Hill High, won the state 5A title in
18:21.3, edging her sister, Katelyn, a sophomore, by .2 seconds.
The next finisher was almost 19 seconds behind. This was Megan's
fourth consecutive state title.
Josh Chapman, WEBB CITY, MO.
Chapman, a Missouri Southern State College senior quarterback,
threw for 2,398 yards and rushed for 1,010, making him the second
player to exceed 2,000 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing in a
season. The other was Clemson's Woody Dantzler in 2001.
Brandon Thomas, ORLANDO
Thomas, 19, won his second consecutive title at the Cable
Wakeboard National Championships in Deerfield Beach, Fla.
Championships were awarded in eight different events; Thomas was
the only competitor to successfully defend a title from 2001.
Peggy Arvallo, PHOENIX
Peggy, a South Mountain High senior, won the state 5A individual
championship for the second year in a row. She is the youngest of
five sisters, all of whom have won a state individual, doubles or
team title in badminton.
Ben Dewar, WIXOM, MICH.
Dewar, a senior guard at Lake Superior State, set a tournament
record by scoring 90 points (with games of 34, 25 and 31) at the
Disney Division II Tip-Off Classic. The previous record of 89 was
set in 1998 by Titus Warmsley of Montana State--Billings.
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