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Faces In The Crowd

March 15, 2004
March 15, 2004

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March 15, 2004

High School Sports
  • Thanks to a selfless coach, the sons of Mexican migrants in a dirt-poor California town turned their backs on drugs and gangs and built an athletic dynasty. But what would they do without him?

Faces In The Crowd

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

Danielle O'Reilly, MEDFORD, N.J.
Track and Field

This is an article from the March 15, 2004 issue Original Layout

Danielle, a senior at Shawnee High, set a girls' national high
school indoor pole vault record when she cleared 13'5" at a meet
at the 168th Street Armory in New York City. She is ranked 16th
this year among U.S. women.

Ari Molina, ARLINGTON, VA.
Wrestling-Swimming

Ari, a junior at Yorktown High who had suffered a broken nose
three days earlier, won the National District 145-pound wrestling
final, and less than an hour later he swam to a second-place
finish in the Virginia AAA state breaststroke final.

Maggie Westfal, NEW CANAAN, CONN.
Hockey

Maggie, a junior who plays left defense for New Canaan High,
became the state's first high school player (boy or girl) to
score 60 goals in a season. She also became the first girl and
fourth player to score more than 200 career points (205).

Ronald Bradley, COVINGTON, GA.
Basketball

Bradley, 69, basketball coach at Newton High, earned his 925th
victory and became the state's alltime winningest boys' high
school coach. His teams hold the national record for most
consecutive home court wins (129).

Alyssa Lampe, TOMAHAWK, WIS.
Wrestling

Alyssa, a sophomore who competes at 103 pounds for Tomahawk High,
became the first girl to wrestle in the Wisconsin high school
individual meet. She had a 33-12 record this season, including
three wins over boys who qualified for the individual meet.

Fred Bousquet, PERPIGNAN, FRANCE
Swimming

Bousquet, a senior at Auburn, led the Tigers to their eighth
consecutive Southeastern Conference swimming and diving title,
with individual victories in the 50-and 100-meter freestyles and
the 100 butterfly. He won six titles overall.

Meaghan Cahill, NORTH HAMPTON, N.H.
Skiing

Meaghan, a senior at Berwick Academy, won the slalom and giant
slalom to lead the Bulldogs to their second New England Prep
School Athletic Conference Class C Alpine girls' ski title. She
finished the season undefeated in both events.

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