LONG BEACH, CALIF. > Track and Field
Ebony, a junior sprinter at Long Beach Wilson High, won the girls' 400-meter hurdles at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Marrakech, Morocco. In June she won four gold medals and ran national bests in three events at the state high school championships.
SOUTHFIELD, MICH. > Basketball
Scott, a sophomore at Wisconsin-Whitewater, led the USA Junior (under 23) National Wheelchair team to a 73--34 victory over Japan at the Junior World Championships in Birmingham, England. He had 28 points and nine rebounds in the final and was named the tournament MVP.
ST. PAUL > Swimming
Neill, 39, the coach of the Macalester Masters swim club, set a world record for both sexes when she swam the backstroke across the English Channel in 13 hours and 22 minutes. She became the first Minnesotan to swim the channel when she made the journey, freestyle, in 2003.
HARRISBURG, PA. > Track and Field
Whiting, a freshman at Arizona State, won the gold medal and set a meet record in the discus and took a second gold medal in the shot put at the Pan American Junior Athletics Championships in Windsor, Ont. He won the same events at the Golden West Invitational in Folsom, Calif., in June.
LOUISVILLE > Volleyball
Christina, a senior at Assumption High, led her Kentucky club team, KIVA, to championships at the AAU (17 and under) junior national volleyball tournament and the USA (17 open division) Junior Olympic tournament. The outside hitter was named MVP at both events.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. > Football
Hicks, a kicker for the Sioux Falls Storm of the United Indoor Football League, kicked a 35-yard field goal with three seconds left to give his team a 40--38 win over the Sioux City Bandits in the inaugural UIF Bowl in Sioux City, Iowa. He was voted MVP of the championship game.
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