Alex Edmondson | Simpsonville, S.C. | Baseball
Alex, an eighth-grader at Mauldin Middle School, threw a no-hitter to lead the Taylors (S.C.) Northwood Little League team past Mechanicsville (Va.) National 7--0 for the Southeast Region title. He threw another no-hitter in a 7--1 win over New England champs Cranston (R.I.) Western for the first victory ever by a South Carolina team in the Little League World Series.
Samantha (Sammy) Watson | Rochester, N.Y. | Track
Sammy, a junior at Rush-Henrietta High, ran a personal best 2:03.54 to win the 800 meters at the world youth championships in Cali, Colombia. She also anchored the U.S.'s winning 1,600 coed relay. The New York Gatorade track athlete of the year, Sammy set a meet record in the 400 (52.69) and won the 1,500 (4:25.24) at the state championship in June.
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Spencer Lee | Murrysville, Pa. | Wrestling
Spencer, a junior at Franklin Regional High, won gold in the 110-pound weight class at freestyle junior worlds in Salvador, Brazil, with a 10--0 technical-fall victory over reigning cadet (ages 15--16) world champion Ali Reza Goodarzi of Iran. The match took 48 seconds. Spencer is a two-time Class AAA Pennsylvania champion.
Reena Sulkar | Barrington Hills, Ill. | Golf
Reena, a junior at Barrington High, shot an eight-over 152 to win the Golfweek Midwest Junior Invitational at Cog Hill Golf Club in Lemont, Ill., in July by seven strokes. Two weeks later she opened her varsity season with a school-record 66 at the par-71 Bonnie Dundee Golf Club in Carpentersville, leading the Fillies to the Barrington Invitational title.
Tyler Maizels | Parkton, Md. | Weightlifting
Tyler, a senior at Hereford High, won his third AAU Junior Olympic title in Hampton Roads, Va. In the 85-kg weight class he snatched 105 kg, clean-and-jerked 137 and totaled 242—each an American and world record—to earn best lifter honors. Tyler will compete at the AAU world championships in Las Vegas next month.
Caroline Gute | Dublin, Ohio | Equestrian
Caroline, a junior at Coffman High, took first in the reining event at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association western nationals in Oklahoma City to beat out 12 riders for the Champion Western Rider title in the varsity open division. A day later she won top rider honors at the National Reining Horse Youth Association's open reining high school final.
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