MATY MAUK KENTON, OHIO > FOOTBALL
This is an article from the Oct. 17, 2011 issue
Maty, a 6'2", 195-pound senior quarterback at Kenton High, passed for seven scores in a 64--32 win over Bath High to eclipse his older brother Ben's state record (178) with 181 career TD passes, four away from the national mark. A week earlier he broke the national career completions record, with 1,136 (now 1,156). A Missouri recruit, he is also No. 2 alltime nationally in career passing attempts (1,818) and passing yards (16,179) through Sunday, both behind his brother.
JULIE MACEDO MIDDLETOWN, DEL > CROSS-COUNTRY
Julie, a senior at the Charter School of Wilmington and the two-time defending D-I state champion, opened the season with three straight 5K invitational wins and two course records to come back from a broken leg suffered last April. She won the Paul Short Invitational (17:26) and had records at the Six Flags Wild Safari Invitational (16:53) and the Lake Forest Invitational (17:36.21). Through Sunday, her 16:53 is the season's top girls' time in the state and she is No. 4 on DyeStat's national rankings.
ALEX BOWEN SAN DIEGO > WATERPOLO
Bowen, a freshman utility player at Stanford, scored 11 goals in a 4--0 run to the SoCal Tournament title, with six, including the game-winner, in a 10--9 overtime final to defeat third-ranked Cal. The Cardinal also beat top-ranked USC in a semifinal. The wins avenged losses to the Trojans and the Golden Bears two weeks before and lifted Stanford from the No. 4 national ranking to the No. 1 spot. A U.S. Junior National Team member, Bowen holds the CIF--San Diego Section career-goals record (547).
KATELIN WENDT HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALI. > WATER SKI RACING
Wendt, 24, who works in construction sales, took the women's open gold medal at the biennial water ski racing world championships, in Queensland, Australia. She won two of the four 45-minute races and placed second in the others to become the first U.S. woman in 20 years to win the world open title, helping the U.S. take team silver. In 2010, Wendt won the women's open, Formula 2 boat class and 17-to-29 age group titles at nationals, and in '09 she won the women's open silver at worlds.
RUSHEL SHELL ALIQUIPPA, PA. > FOOTBALL
Rushel, a 5'11", 215-pound senior running back at Hopewell High, rushed 32 times for 205 yards and three touchdowns to break the Western Pennsylvania career rushing record with 7,718 yards in a 27--20 win over Mt. Lebanon High, in front of a crowd that included Hopewell alum and Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett. Through Sunday, Rushel is 1,309 yards from tying the state record (9,027 yards) and has rushed for at least 100 yards in his last 34 games.
BRIANNA AMAT PINCKNEY, MICH. > FOOTBALL
Brianna, a senior placekicker at Pinckney Community High, split the uprights with a game-winning 31-yard field goal in a 9--7 victory over Grand Blanc High, after being crowned homecoming queen at halftime while wearing her football uniform. The first female to play for the school's varsity team, Brianna also plays defense for the Pirates' girls' soccer team. Through Sunday, she has made 4 of 6 field goals and 8 of 10 extra points for an average of 2.9 points per game.
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