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Faces in the Crowd

Nov. 24, 2014
Nov. 24, 2014

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Nov. 24, 2014

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STEVE SMITH
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  • Bold, but reckless. Brilliant, but exasperating. Big-game ready, but sometimes unfocused. The face of the Canadiens is all of that, not to mention one of the best defensemen in the NHL. And though he's still chasing his first Cup, the league's most demanding fans love him as the successor to the franchise's most hallowed ghosts

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Edited By Alexandra Fenwick

Cedric Battle | Wichita Falls, Texas | Football

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Cedric, a senior running back at Hirschi High, rushed for 531 yards and seven touchdowns on 23 carries in a 76--42 win over Burkburnett High to clinch a spot in the 4A playoffs. His single-game rushing performance ranks fifth on the Texas alltime list. Cedric finished the season with 2,699 yards (11.6 per carry) and 30 touchdowns.

Tess Fisher | Vineland, N.J. | Tennis

Tess, a Vineland High freshman, set a New Jersey single-season record for No. 1 singles players with 40 victories; she was unbeaten until falling 6--0, 6--1 to Rumson-Fair Haven High senior Kate Fahey in a state semifinal. Three days later Tess beat Grace Kim of Moorestown Friends 6--1, 6--3 to win the South Jersey Interscholastic Championships.

Max Somple | Santa Cruz, Calif. | Water Polo

Max, a senior righthanded attacker at Soquel High, scored eight goals and had six steals in a 17--11 win over Carmel High that clinched the Monterey Bay League championship, the Knights' 20th straight league title. He has a league-high 65 steals and 62 assists, and is third in goals with 128. Max was named a USA Water Polo Academic All-America in September.

Samantha Ortega | Saugus, Calif. | Cross-country

Samantha, a senior at Saugus High, won her third straight Foothill League title, finishing the three-mile course in 17:13.82 to lead the Centurions to the championship. In September she won the 5K Roy Griak Invitational in St. Paul (18:13.80). Last year Samantha was third in the state meet and finished 15th at the Foot Locker nationals.

Gavin Yingling | Salisbury, Md. | Soccer

Yingling, a sophomore forward at Division III U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, scored golden goals in back-to-back double-overtime victories against Drew (2--1) and Scranton (2--1). He led the Landmark Conference in scoring with 16 points (seven goals, two assists) and was named the league's offensive player of the year.

Chelsea Laden | Lakeville, Minn. | Ice Hockey

Laden, a senior goaltender at Quinnipiac, had seven saves in a 3--0 victory over Cornell, earning her fifth of six shutouts in nine starts this season. With just three goals allowed through Sunday, she had the best save percentage (.970) and goals-against average (0.33) among Division I goalies who have started at least twice.

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PHOTOHIRSCHI HIGH SCHOOL/KFDX (BATTLE)PHOTOCOURTESY OF WENDY FISHER (FISHER)PHOTOMIYUKI NAGASAWA (SOMPLE)PHOTODAVID STEUTEL/MAXPREPS.COM (ORTEGA)PHOTOISLAND PHOTOGRAPHY (YINGLING)PHOTOQUINNIPIAC ATHLETICS (LADEN)