Faces in the Crowd

June 05, 2011

Austin Ernst

SENECA, S.C. > Golf

Ernst, a freshman at LSU, twice shot a six-under-par 66 at the Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas, to win the NCAA D-I individual title by three strokes. The All-America's school-record seven-under 281 overall score was highlighted by her first career hole in one on the 2nd hole of the final round followed by a 60-foot birdie putt on the 3rd hole.

Mac McGuire

SOUTHLAKE, TEXAS > Track and Field, Soccer, Football

Mac, a senior at Southlake Carroll High, ran a 47.80-second anchor leg in the 4 √ó 400 to lead his relay team to the Class 5A title. In soccer he scored a team-high 37 goals in helping the Dragons win the state title and a national No. 1 ranking. He also was named all-state as a kicker for the football team. Mac will play soccer at Boston University next year.

Joyce Boone

BROOKLYN > Arm Wrestling

Boone, a 44-year-old home health aide, defeated Angela Annunziata of the Bronx to win the women's title at the 28th Bronxboro Arm Wrestling Championships, avenging her 1997 loss in the Empire State Golden Arm Tournament of Champions, in which Annunziata broke Boone's arm. In April, Boone won the Queen of Arms title at the Big Apple Grapple.

Keegan Taylor

GREENLAND, N.H. > Baseball

Keegan, a senior pitcher at Portsmouth High, led his team to a national-record-tying 75th straight win with a 2--0 shutout over Sanborn Regional. The Clippers broke the mark three days later, and at week's end their streak was 79. Keegan is 22--0 for his career, with a 1.63 ERA and 150 strikeouts in 120 2/3 innings. Next year he will play at Northeastern.

Alyssa Lombardo

Bethlehem, Pa. > Track and Field, Softball

Alyssa, a senior at Saucon Valley High, won the 800-meter and set a 400-meter Class AAA district record (56.90) to add to her Class AA district mark set last year in the same race. A week earlier she won the 100, 200, 400 and 800 meters at the Colonial League meet. An all-state performer in track and softball, Alyssa will play outfield at Stanford next year.

Johnny Dee

VISTA, CALIF. > Basketball

Johnny, a 6-foot senior shooting guard at Rancho Buena Vista High, scored a school-record 51 points in an 87--83 overtime victory over El Camino High to help the Longhorns tie for the Avocado West League title. He led the CIF San Diego Section with 32.8 points per game and was named the league player of the year. Next year Johnny will play at San Diego.

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