DULUTH > BASKETBALL
Anders, a 6'1" senior guard at Lakeview Christian Academy, scored 42 points in a 100--87 win over Mesabi East High in the opening round of the Hibbing Holiday Tournament to become Minnesota's alltime leading scorer, surpassing the record of 4,086 points. As a sophomore Anders was the youngest player in state history to reach the 2,000-point milestone. He had 4,297 career points through Sunday and led the state with 42.1 points per game on the season. He will play at South Dakota State.
January 14, 2013
PAHRUMP, NEV. > SOCCER
Sydney, a junior midfielder at Pahrump Valley High, broke a 13-year-old Nevada single-season scoring record with 78 goals, including two (and an assist) in a 3--0 state final victory over top-seeded Faith Lutheran, leading the No. 2--ranked Trojans to a second straight Division I-A title. The team's leading scorer, she ranks second in career goals for the state with 132. Sydney, who competes for Players Soccer Club of Las Vegas, is also a Western region Olympic Development Pool selection.
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FLA. > SWIMMING
Caeleb, a junior at Clay High who competes for the Bolles School Sharks club team, won six golds and broke two national age-group records for 15-to-16-year-olds at the winter junior nationals in Knoxville, Tenn. He led off Bolles's 4x50 free in a meet record 19.82 to become the youngest swimmer to break the 20-second barrier, and set another mark in the 100 free (43.29), eclipsing two-time Olympic gold medalist Joe Hudepohl's 22-year-old record by .54 of a second.
PAPILLION, NEB. > VOLLEYBALL
Kelly, a 5'11" senior setter at Papillion LaVista-South High, had 32 assists to help the top-ranked Titans to their third straight Class A state championship, sweeping No. 2 seed Marian (Omaha) High 3--0. A three-time all-state selection, Kelly led her team to a 119--1 record during her four-year high school career and broke the program's single-season set-and-assist record with 808 this year. A member of the junior national team, she will compete next fall at Nebraska.
GARDNER, MASS. > FOOTBALL
Notice, a senior defensive back at Framingham State, returned an interception 43 yards for a touchdown, blocked a punt for a safety and had three tackles in a 32--15 win for the U.S. Stars and Stripes, a collection of Division III players, over Mexico's CONADEIP All-Stars at Global Football's fourth annual Bowl of Stars in Guadalajara. He had 26 tackles, five picks and 10 pass break-ups this season to help the Rams win the New England Football Conference title and reach their first NCAA tournament.
NORTHFIELD, VT. > BASKETBALL
Weggler, a 5'10" freshman center at Bard College at Simon's Rock (Great Barrington, Mass.), played 80 straight minutes against Landmark College: a full game for the women's team and then another for the shorthanded men, leading both Llamas squads in scoring. She had 26 points in the women's 48--34 win and 18 in the men's 60--40 loss. Weggler, who averaged 27.3 points for the women this season, helped Northfield Middle High to Vermont's Div. III quarterfinals last year.
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RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS
Olympic discus champion Robert Harting of Germany (left), whose shirt-shredding victory celebration was a highlight of the London Games, is auctioning off his Olympic uniform to raise money to help Paralympic swimmer Daniela Schulte, who suffers from a genetic visual impairment, continue competing for Germany through the 2016 Games.
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