Faces in the Crowd

December 30, 2013

Leslie Madison | Magnolia, Texas | Volleyball

Madison, 36, in her 10th year at The Woodlands, led the team to the Texas 5A title with the first perfect season (45--0) in 5A since 1993. (The jayvee and freshman teams also went unbeaten, for a combined 118--0 record.) The Highlanders finished ranked No. 1 nationally by MaxPreps. Madison (née Olson) is SMU's alltime assists leader.

Scot Davis | Bloomington, Minn. | Wrestling

Davis, 62, became the first wrestling coach to reach 1,000 dual-meet victories when Eden Prairie High beat Columbia Heights 58--17 this month. In his 36th year as a high school coach, Davis spent the majority of his career at Owatonna High before taking over the Eagles this season. His record stands at 1,000-163-4 through last Friday.

Robert Talley | Easton, Mass. | Football

Talley, 43, a seventh-year coach at Stonehill College, led the Skyhawks (8--3) to their first winning season since 1996 and a share of the Northeast-10 Conference title. He was named the New England Football Writers' Division II/III coach of the year and is a finalist for D-II coach of the year. Talley also holds Boston University's career tackles record.

Deb LeBel | Raymond, Maine | Soccer

LeBel, 39, a biology teacher at Windham High, left the hospital a day early after giving birth to her second child and went directly to a Western Maine regional match, where she led the Eagles to a 4--3 double-overtime win over Thornton Academy. Three days later Windham won the Class A title 3--0 over Bangor for the program's first championship in 19 years.

Marv Cook | Iowa City | Football

Cook, 47, guided Regina High's team—including his son Drew, a junior quarterback—to a 35--0 win over St. Edmund for a fourth straight state 1A title and a 56th straight victory, breaking the Iowa record and matching the nation's longest active winning streak. A former All-Pro tight end, Cook is 87--5 in his seven years with the Regals.

Michael Hopkins | Louisa, Va. | Sports Turf Management

Hopkins, 52, a turfgrass-science instructor at Louisa County High and the manager of the school's football/soccer field, known as the Jungle, won the Sports Turf Managers Association's soccer field of the year award. He was honored for the best football field in the nation in 2011. Hopkins retired last month after 23 years as the Lions' groundskeeper.

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PHOTOLON LARSEN (MADISON) PHOTOMARY DAVIS (DAVIS) PHOTORICHARD ORR/STONEHILL COLLEGE (TALLEY) PHOTOJENNIFER SULLIVAN (LEBEL) PHOTOTRACY COOK (COOK) PHOTOSPORTS TURF MANAGERS ASSOCIATION (HOPKINS)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)