This is an article from the Nov. 26, 2012 issue
CLAIRTON, PA. > FOOTBALL
Tyler, a 6'1", 175-pound senior running back at Clairton High, had 17 carries for 121 yards and one TD in a 37--7 win over Neshannock High in the Western Pennsylvania Class A semifinals. The victory extended the Bears' nation-best winning streak to 59 games and tied the state record. Tyler, who has 107 career TDs and 5,167 yards through Sunday, helped Clairton to its fourth straight WPIAL crown and third straight Class A state title last year.
CARLY RAY GOLDSTEIN
CORAL SPRINGS, FLA. > GOLF
Carly Ray, a senior at Coral Glades High, shot a four-under-par 140 at Harbor Hills Country Club in Lady Lakes, Fla., to win the 2A state title. With a 71 and a 69 in the two-day tournament, she was the only golfer in the field of 95 to finish under par on both days. Carly Ray, who has won 96 career tournaments, became the youngest player, at age 12, to reach match play in the 80-year history of the Doherty Cup, an international women's amateur championship. She will compete next year at LSU.
ROCKFORD, MICH. > WATER POLO
Corey, a senior goalie and co-captain at Rockford High, had seven saves to help the Rams defeat Ann Arbor's Huron High 14--6 for the program's ninth state title. He had 331 saves this season, including 25 while allowing 11 goals in the three-game state tournament and helping Rockford to a 48--0 record and coach Dave McWatters to his 600th career victory. A two-time USA Water Polo Academic All-America, Corey competed in the Junior Olympics with the Rockford Aquatic Club for the past two years.
SOCORRO, N.MEX. > SOCCER
Dezirae, a senior striker at Socorro High, broke two New Mexico scoring records this season while helping the No. 5--ranked Warriors reach the 3A state quarterfinals. Her 80 goals in 22 games broke the previous state mark of 60 in a season, and her career total of 235 goals—including 25 as an eighth-grader—shattered the five-year-old record by 62. A four-time all-state selection, Dezirae ranks third on the U.S. alltime high school scoring list for goals scored in a career.
FORT WALTON BEACH, FLA. > MARATHON
Payne, a 31-year-old pilot with the Air Force 34th Special Operations Squadron, won the Manchester (N.H.) City Marathon in 2:24:43, beating the runner-up by 1:01. Payne had been invited to compete in the New York City Marathon as one of 40 elite runners, but when that event was canceled in the wake of Hurricane Sandy he joined hundreds of last-minute registrants for the Manchester race. Three days after his win the Denver native deployed to Afghanistan for a four-month tour of duty.
TUCSON > CROSS-COUNTRY
Lagat, a senior at Florida State, ran a course-record 20:06.5 at Tallahassee's Apalachee Regional Park to win the NCAA South Region individual 6K championship. She led the top-ranked Seminoles to a sweep for the team title and was named the region's athlete of the year. In October she won the ACC title in a course-record time (20:00.1) to lead FSU to its fifth straight conference crown. Lagat is a sister of long-distance runner Bernard Lagat, an Olympic medalist and American-record holder in the mile.
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Career rushing yards for Yulee (Fla.) High senior running back Derrick Henry, who broke the national record of 11,232, set by Ken Hall of Sugar Land, Texas (1950--53), on the way to a 482-yard, six-TD game last Friday.
Points scored in the fourth quarter by the Raptors in a 74--72 win over the Pacers, making Toronto the first winning team to score five or fewer points in the final quarter since the Fort Wayne Pistons had two in a victory over the Minneapolis Lakers on Nov. 11, 1950.
Final score of that Fort Wayne--Minneapolis game, the lowest point total in NBA history.
Years between Manager of the Year awards for Davey Johnson (who won the NL award with the Nationals this season and the AL award with the Orioles in 1997), the longest such span ever.
Score by which Hall High of Little Rock beat J.A. Fair High in a girls' basketball game on Nov. 12.
RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS
Basketball Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen, moving from the hardwood to the boards, will appear in a production of A Christmas Carol at Chicago's Goodman Theatre alongside seven-year-old La'Ren Kimble. The performance was arranged by Make-a-Wish Illinois for the theater-loving La'Ren, who has kidney cancer.