SHELLEY, IDAHO > Football
Chase, a senior quarterback--free safety at Shelley High, threw for two touchdowns, ran for another and had eight tackles to help the Russets defeat Fruitland, 25--14, in the state Class 3A final. The 3A player of the year, Chase became the third Richins brother to win a state title playing for their father Dwight, who has won five as a head coach.
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HUNTSVILLE, ALA. > Volleyball
Chelsea, a senior setter at Huntsville High, had 28 assists, including the match-winner to her sister Lindsey, in a three-set win over Grissom for the state Class 6A title, the team's fourth in Chelsea's five years on varsity. She was tournament MVP for the third time, all-state for the fifth time and in 2009 set the national career assist record (7,655).
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SAN DIEGO > Football
Dillon, a senior quarterback at Mission Bay High, rushed for 384 yards and seven touchdowns to lead the Bucs to a 48--17 win over Valley Center in the San Diego Section Division IV title game. This season he set the section single-season rushing record (2,974), passed for 1,938 yards and accounted for 78 TDs.
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SAMMAMISH, WASH. > Cross-country
Pixler, a senior at Seattle Pacific, won the NCAA Division II championship (20.22.6) by 7.5 seconds, becoming the first woman to win the event three years in a row. She also won the Division II indoor mile from 2007 through '09, the outdoor 1,500 meters in 2007 and '09, and the indoor 5,000 meters in '09.
LITTLE SILVER, N.J. > Hockey
Jackson, a sophomore at Stonehill, earned his third consecutive Northeast-10 goaltender of the week award after leading the team on a five-game winning streak. During that stretch he became the first goalie in program history to have back-to-back shutouts, and he helped the Skyhawks snap a 41-game losing streak to Massachusetts-Dartmouth.
TORRANCE, CALIF. > Golf
Jenny, a senior at Torrance High, won a second straight state individual championship to help the Tartars take their third team title in a row. The only golfer to finish below par, she shot a one-under 71 to defeat Carlsbad's Rachel Morris by one stroke. Jenny earned American Junior Golf Association All-America honors for the third time.
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