This is an article from the Oct. 8, 2012 issue
PETOSKEY, MICH. > SOCCER
Aaron, a senior center midfielder at Northern Michigan Christian Academy, had two goals in a 7--2 loss to Elk Rapids to break the state scoring record. He set the mark with his 174th goal on a penalty kick in the first half and extended it with a 20-yard shot in the second. This season Aaron has 46 goals and nine assists in 16 games, including a six-goal performance in an 8--0 victory over Buckley. With 179 goals at week's end, he ranks fifth on the nation's alltime scoring list.
BRISTOL, VT. > HORSESHOE PITCHING
Brianna, a senior at Mount Abraham Union High, came from behind to defeat Heather Feavel of Van Dyne, Wis., 40--29 in the junior girls' championship at the World Horseshoe Tournament in Knoxville, Tenn. She went 5--0 in the final round, shooting ringers on 60.5% of her pitches, including 14 straight to close out her final game. A seven-time state champion and a five-time New England champion for junior girls, Brianna competes with the Sodbusters Horseshoe Club in Middlebury.
BISMARCK, N.D. > CROSS-COUNTRY
Jake, a senior at Bismarck High, won the Roy Griak Invitational (15:42.37), retaining his title by less than a second. A week earlier he took first at the Anderson/Stavn Invitational in a 5K season-best 15:20.41. In 2011 he led the Demons to the Class A team title, repeating as state champion and as North Dakota's Gatorade runner of the year. In track, Jake won his third straight 3,200- and second straight 1,600-meter state titles, and the New Balance national 5K crown in a personal best 14:27.16.
MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, IDAHO > RUGBY
Bernheim, a junior and a corporal in the Corps of Cadets at Norwich University, scored three times in a 34--15 win over Army to break the program record with 65 career tries. Last year she led Norwich to the USA Rugby Sevens championship (34--5 over Boston College) and was named MVP. She also helped the Cadets win the 15s Division II title. A member of the under-20 national team, Bernheim was named an All-America last season. She had 72 career tries through Sunday.
GREENSBORO, N.C. > FOOTBALL
Cunningham, a freshman quarterback at Howard, came off the bench in the third quarter to lead the Bison to a season-opening 30--29 win over Morehouse in the Nation's Football Classic at RFK Stadium. In a game with eight lead changes, he helmed two key fourth-quarter drives: a 15-play, 89-yard march to give Howard a 24--23 lead with 2:17 left, and an eight-play, 49-yarder, culminating in a decisive 13-yard touchdown pass with 22 seconds to go. Cunningham was named the game's MVP.
SEATTLE > SPRINT KAYAKING
Lani, a senior at the Northwest School, swept all four sprint kayak singles events in the women's junior 18-and-under division at nationals, held at Seattle's Green Lake. She won gold medals in the 200- (47.32), 500- (2:09.58), 1,000- (4:23.96) and 5,000-meter (26:54.88) races. Lani, a member of the host Seattle Canoe and Kayak Club, also earned gold with teammate Claire Kim in the two-person kayak 200-meter race (43.92) and helped the club's juniors to a second-place finish.
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RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS
Seth Goldstein, a senior at Memphis's Cooper Yeshiva High, stopped during a cross-country race to help a boy from rival Germantown High who had suffered a seizure in the heat. Goldstein, a lifeguard, called for a nearby parent to phone 911 and then turned the boy, who had bitten through his tongue and was spitting up blood, on his side so he wouldn't asphyxiate. He waited for paramedics and then finished the race.