NASHVILLE > SWIMMING
Maclin, a senior at Montgomery Bell Academy, set a national high school record in the 100-yard butterfly in the prelims at the Tennessee state championships (46.64 seconds). He then won the final (46.72) as well as the 100 freestyle (44.84), 200-medley relay (1:30.96 to tie the state record) and 400-free relay (3:04.68), in which he anchored the final leg to help Big Red clinch the team title. Last August he won gold in the 50- and 100-meter fly and 400-meter relay at junior worlds in Peru.
March 12, 2012
OSSINING, N.Y. > BASKETBALL
Saniya, a 5'9" junior point guard at Ossining High, scored 31 points—including her 2,000th career point with a free throw that completed a four-point play—to lead the Pride to a 79--48 win over Our Lady of Lourdes High for its second straight Section 1 Class AA championship. She also had eight assists and five boards in the win, continuing the team's undefeated season, 22--0. Saniya, who averaged 33.6 points, 9.9 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 5 steals through Sunday, was named tournament MVP.
STERLING HEIGHTS, MICH. > ICE HOCKEY
Evan, a junior at Pioneer High, had a goal and three assists to lead the U.S. under-17 team to an 8--3 win over the host nation in the final of the Vlad Dzurilla under-18 tournament in Piestany, Slovakia. His tournament-best 10 points in three wins paced the U.S. to its third straight title at the event. In January he scored six goals to help the U.S. to silver at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Windsor, Ont. Last year Evan led the Detroit-area Honeybaked Midget Minors to the 16U Tier 1 national title.
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS > TRACK AND FIELD
Gipson, a senior at TCU, won the long jump for the second straight year at the Mountain West indoor championships with a leap of 21'10¾". Her winning jump, on her final effort, broke meet and school records and ranks No. 1 in the NCAA this season, through Sunday. Gipson also placed third in the 200 meters to help the Horned Frogs take home the women's team title. Last spring she won the long jump at the Penn Relays (21'11½", wind-aided) and was named an All-America for the fourth time.
BRENTWOOD, TENN. > BOWLING
Kamron, an eighth-grader at Brentwood Middle School, became the youngest bowler—at age 14—to reach the cashers round in Professional Bowlers Association tour history, placing 61st overall at the U.S. Open in North Brunswick, N.J. He finished with an average of 200.77 and 5,220 total pinfall in 26 games. Kamron's winnings of $1,340 went directly into his scholarship account, which now stands at $22,000. The PBA allows bowlers 18 and under to compete in elite tournaments as amateurs.
ATHERTON, CALIF. > WATER POLO
Clark, a senior utility player at UCLA, led the Bruins with two goals in a 5--4 win over top-ranked Stanford in the title match of the UC Irvine Invitational to hand the Cardinal its first loss of the season. She scored the game-winner on a five-meter penalty shot with 7:03 remaining in the fourth quarter and led UCLA with nine goals in four tournament games. The win was the 13th straight match in which she scored this season. Last August, Clark helped the U.S. to silver at the World University Games.
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Boxing brothers Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko (right, Vitali in black), who between them hold six heavyweight title belts, long ago promised their mother they'd never fight each other. Trouble is, they're running out of alternatives. Last Saturday in Dusseldorf, Wladimir, 35, blew out Jean-Marc Mormeck in four rounds for his 15th straight win (his last loss was to Lamon Brewster in 2004); just two weeks before, Vitali, 40, outpointed Dereck Chisora in Munich for his 12th straight W. (Vitali last lost in '03.) So what's next for the sibling nonrivals? Wladimir has a mandatory defense due, likely in July, against Tony Thompson—whom he KO'd back in '08—while Vitali has announced that he will face David Haye (a loser to Wladimir in '11) this summer. Uh, Mom, about that promise....