DEVINE, TEXAS > FOOTBALL
Joseph, a senior running back, cornerback, kicker and punter at Devine High, scored 50 points in a 56--42 Class 3A regional playoff win over Wharton High to break the Texas single-season record, set in 1953 by Sugar Land's Ken Hall (395). He had seven touchdowns, kicked six extra points and scored on a two-point conversion to reach 441. This year he had 451 points, two points short of the alltime mark, and rushed for 3,887 yards, most in the nation for the season.
December 12, 2011
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA > VOLLEYBALL
Alicia, a 6'5" senior middle blocker and team captain at St. Mary's Academy, had a 49% kill percentage to lead the Flames to the program's first 4A provincial title with a win over Crocus Plains (25--17, 23--25, 25--22, 19--25, 15--13). Alicia, who was named championship game MVP, led the team this season in attacks (996), kills (487), blocks (171) and aces (77) and was named All-Manitoba. She is ranked No. 1 in the province by sportswriters and coaches and will play at USC next year.
FOLSOM, CALIF. > FOOTBALL
Tanner, a senior quarterback at Folsom High, threw for 407 yards and four touchdowns (including a 99-yard TD pass) in a 39--35 Northern Section Division II championship loss to Vacaville, making him the first player in state history to eclipse 5,000 passing yards in a single season (5,185). He also rushed for 101 yards and a score, which made him the state's alltime single season all-purpose-yards leader, with 6,364. In September he threw for a Northern California single-game-record 601 yards.
LEXINGTON, S.C. > GOLF
Lauren, a freshman at Lexington High, shot back-to-back 66s for a two-day total of 132 to win the 14- to 18-year-old girls' division and set tournament and course records at the South Carolina Junior Golf Association's Players Championship at Hartsville Country Club. A member of the Lexington varsity team since seventh grade, she helped the Wildcats to their seventh straight state title last year and was the individual runner-up this fall. She is ranked second in the state in her age group.
JEAN PIERRE (JP) ELOFF
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA > RUGBY
Eloff, a sophomore center at Davenport (Mich.) University, led the Panthers with 106 points this fall to help them finish with a 7--0 record and a No. 1 USA Rugby Division I-AA ranking from Rugby Magazine. In the team's first season at the D-I level last spring, Eloff scored 13 tries, led the Panthers in conversions (37) and penalty goals (11) for a team-high 172 points, including 25 in a 38--19 win over UC Santa Barbara for the program's first national championship, and was named tournament MVP.
UNION CITY, N.J. > SOCCER
Albuja, a senior striker at New Jersey City University, netted a first-half hat trick and added an assist to break the 200 career point mark in a 6--0 win over the College of Staten Island in the Eastern College Athletic Conference quarterfinals. She finished her college career with eight alltime records for the Gothic Knights, including 203 points and 91 goals (25th in Division III history). She scored at least 25 goals for the second time in her career, and was named all-NJAC for the fourth time.
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