HUEYTOWN, ALA. > FOOTBALL
Jameis, a 6'4", 205-pound senior quarterback at Hueytown High, was recently named a 2012 Parade All-America. He completed eight of nine passes for 178 yards and two scores in a 49--16 win at the Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg. This fall, passing for 2,424 yards and 28 touchdowns and rushing for 1,063 yards and 15 TDs, he led the Golden Gophers (13--1) to the Class 5A semifinals. An outfielder-pitcher, he hit .424 with seven homers last spring and was 8--3 with 92 strikeouts.
January 23, 2012
FOREST, MISS. > BASKETBALL
Victoria, a 6-foot sophomore forward at Scott Central High, scored 43 points and had 18 rebounds, seven steals and five blocks to lead the Lady Rebels over Forest High 62--55 to win the Scott County tournament title and earn MVP honors. Through Sunday her 36.6 points per game is second in the nation. Last year she helped the team to a 32--3 record for the Class 2A state title and was named tournament MVP. A starter since eighth grade, Victoria has scored 2,242 career points.
JACKSONVILLE > SWIMMING
Ryan, a junior at The Bolles School, broke four 15-to-16-year-old age-group records at the Short Course Junior Nationals in Austin, including the 200-yard individual medley, in which his 1:45.77 broke the mark set by Michael Phelps in 2002. He also set age-group records in the 50 free, 200 backstroke and 100 back. A member of the U.S. junior national team, Ryan won bronze in the 200-meter back at the junior world championships in August and at the Pan American Games in October.
CHIARA DEL PICCOLO
BASALT, COLO. > TRACK AND FIELD
Del Piccolo, a sophomore at Williams, ran the 5,000 meters in 16:57.98 at the first indoor meet of the season, to earn an NCAA Division III indoor-championship automatic qualifying time. Three weeks earlier she topped 276 runners to win the D-III national cross-country championship and cap off a fall season in which she also won the NESCAC and New England Regional titles and was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's female cross-country runner of the year.
BALTIMORE > BASKETBALL
Aquille, a 5'7" junior guard at Patterson High, scored 19 points in an 85--76 win over Price High (Los Angeles) to earn MVP honors in the feature game of the Brandon Jennings Invitational in Milwaukee. Last season he scored 31.7 points per game in leading the Clippers to their first city championship since 1976 and first regional title, and was named The Sun's All-Metro player of the year and MaxPreps' national sophomore of the year. This season he is averaging 22.9 points through Sunday.
GREENVILLE, PA. > EQUESTRIAN
Eichstadt, a third-year student at the University of Findlay, College of Pharmacy, was named the All-Around Amateur at the American Quarter Horse Association's world championship show at the Oklahoma City state fairgrounds. She bested a field of 63, earning 39 points while competing in three classes with Its My Lucky Detail, a 10-year-old bay gelding. The pair won the reserve champion title in equitation over fences and placed third in working hunter and hunter hack.
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Sprinting great Michael Johnson—gold medalist in the 200 and 400 meters at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and 400 champ four years later in Sydney—never had to stop during races to change shoes or gulp down fuel. But last week the retired track star's company, Michael Johnson Performance Inc., signed a deal with Williams Formula 1 to devise a training program to help the racing team's pit crews improve their speed and agility. Johnson, a longtime F1 fan, says he's confident that MJP, which has worked with NFL players, Premier League teams and Olympic federations, can help Williams "cut hundredths and even tenths of a second from its pit stop times."