December 1998

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At the USTA National Indoor Championships, Sportsmanship Awards were given to: Alicia Salas-Girls' 16 and Colleen Gray-Girls' 18.

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November 1998

The Halloween Classic Fall Open, held in Gainesville, Florida, produced these winners in the finals:
Girls 18-(Round Robin) Catherine Rainbow defeated Stacey Cooper, 6-1,6-0; Girls 16-Rachel Storey (1) defeated Kristi Hurt (2), 6-1,6-2; Girls 14-Hannah Hinton (1) defeated Chelsea Simmons, 6-0,6-1; Boys 18-Trey Johnson (2) defeated Nathan Fabrick, 6-4,6-4; Boys 16-Patrick Douglas (2) defeated Mark Stern, 6-0,6-4; Boys 14-Kalin Stanojev (2) defeated Brandon Ray, 6-3,6-1; Boys 12-Cody Simmons (2) defeated Matthew Broom (1), 2-6,6-3,7-6(4).

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At the Little Mo Nationals, the following players took home the trophies:
Boys 10-Dylan Arnould defeated Bijan Moallemi, 6-0,6-1; Girls 10-Cosmino Cioubanu defeated Carla Cooper, 6-3,6-3; Boys 9-Steven Forman defeated Kellen Damico, 4-6,6-2,6-2; Girls 9-Julia Cohen defeated Meritt Emery, 6-0,6-0; Boys 8-Jantzen Witte defeated Maksim Tikhomirou, 10-7; Girls 8-Logan Hansen defeated Keilly Ulery, 10-0

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October 1998
At the McCallie Fall Championships, Jason Ontag & Laura Henry-18s; Brian Baker & Caroline Bentley-16s; Tyler J. Davis & Jessica Cooper-14s; and Jay Weinacker & Courtney Crist-12s were the champions.

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Taking home the trophies at the Oklahoma Fall Junior were: Dustin Tins (B18), Brittany Barbe (G18) Tommy Garrison (B16), Stephanie Johns (G16), Tye Newin (B14), Julie Vo (G14), Tiffany Sullivan (G12). The Boys' 12 winner is unavailable.

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The 1998 McDonough Tournament produced the following winners in the finals: Ilva Rozofskv-Boys' 12; Brian Fitzgerald-Boys' 14; Amir Zaman-Boys' 16; Danny Babkes-Boys' 18; Ellah Nze-Girls' 12; Liezl Samios-Uy-Girls' 14; Beatrice Grasu-Girls' 16; and Kristin Messmer-Girls' 18.

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The 1998 Edgewater Beach/Burger King Junior Invitational was held at the Edgewater Beach Resort in Panama City, Florida. The titles went to: Alan Bramblett (Boys' 18), Tim Poloroms (Boys' 16), Stacy Tucker (Girls' 16), Billy Waters (Boys' 14), Shelly Goodwin (Girls' 14), Alex Emery (Boys' 12), and Misty McClure (Girls' 12)

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The final standings for the NEC World Youth Cup 1998 are: BOYS-1. Spain; 2. Croatia; 3. Russia; 4. France; 5. Argentina; 6. Slovenia; 7. USA; 8. Italy; 9. India; 10. Mexico; 11. China; 12. Japan; 13. Australia; 14. Brazil; 15. Ecuador; 16. Egypt. GIRLS-1. Italy; 2. Slovak Republic; 3. France; 4. Argentina; 5. Australia; 6. Czech Republic; 7. Croatia; 8. Sweden; 9. USA; 10. china; 11. Japan; 12. South Africa; 13. Canada; 14. Korea; 15. Brazil; 16. Chile.

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September 1998
This year's Illinois State Open Boys' & Girls' 12s was held at the Libertyville Tennis and Fitness Club. Bradley Stein and Jaclyn Shapiro won in the finals.

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At the Holly By The sea Championships the following players took home the trophies: Sean Edwards-Boys' 12; Cammie Gray-Girls' 12; Billy Waters-Boys' 14; Amber Garza-Girls' 14; Jonathan Sloan-Boys' 16; Jenna Kafferly-Girls' 16; Ernesto Malagrino-Boys' 18; and Adriane Segura-Girls' 18.

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Jonathan Toy (B18), Sean Benoit (B16), Andew Eklov (B14), Robert Wong (B12), Nazli Gencsoy (G18), Kathleen Kol (G16), Jana Dewitt (G14), and Magdalena Bresson (G12) were the winners at the 1998 Nevada State Open Junior Tournament.

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The following players prevailed in the finals of the Marriott Junior Open: Boys' 18-Robby Merrick; Girls' 18-Lynzee Kever; Boys' 16-Matthew Lopez; Girls' 16-Timberly Greenly; Boys' 14-Tye Newin; Girls' 14-Natalie Villaflor; Boys' 12-Vinn Newman; and Girls' 12-Mallory Tagge.

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Winners at the Lakeshore Junior Hardcourt Challenge included: Jared Welch (Boys' 18), Ryan Martin (Boys' 16), Alan McDaniel (Boys' 14), Haig Wright (Boys' 12), Virginia Tucker (Girls' 18), Erin Gray (Girls' 16), Kate Lambert (Girls' 14), and Rachel Amthor (Girls' 12).

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At the Maryland State Junior Outdoor Championships, Andy Kolker-Boys' 18; Amir Zami-Boys' 16; Gary Simonette-Boys' 14; Adam Newman-Boys' 12; Jennifer Garvey-Girls' 18; Beatrice Gresu-Girls' 16; Katerina Lozanova-Girls' 14; and Megan Deltmonte-Girls' 12 were the champions.

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Taking home the trophies at the Little Mo Southern Regional Tournament were: Jantzen Witte (B8), Katelyn Connelly (G8), Kayvon Karimi (B9), Tara Eckel (G9), Cameron Fletcher (B10), and Carla Cooper (G10).

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The Todd Short Memorial Junior Tournament produced the following winners: Christian Coladilla-Boys' 18; Joanne Hunter-Girls' 18; Brandon Wal-Boys' 16; Joslyn Burkett-Girls' 16; Jordan Belinsky-Boys; 14; Camelia Todorova-Girls' 14; Steven Forman-Boys' 12; Minaman Suguira-Girls' 12.

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The Bocage Junior Invitational was held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The titles went to: Danielle Steele (Girls' 18), Karen Chao (Girls' 16); Kelly Hill (Girls' 14), Kinnon Saucier (Girls' 12), Allen Collier (Boys' 18), Mark Shoptaugh (Boys' 16), Jonathan Perry (Boys' 14), and Cody Loup (Boys' 12).

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At the Georgia Tech Summer Classic the following players took home the trophies: David Ray-Boys' 14; Robert Pierce-Boys' 16; Adam Van Loan-Boys' 18; Ellen Dawson-Girls' 14; Kathryn Mckie-Girls' 16; and Amanda Davis-Girls' 18.

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This year's Midwest Open Girls' 12s were held in Springfield, Ohio. Jamie Nelson defeated Samantha Shapiro in the finals, 6-3,6-2.

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Lorenzo Brooks (Boys' 18), Scott Felsenthal (Boys' 16), Rafael Smith (Boys' 14), Timothy Fleucher (Boys' 12), Christina Keeney (Girls' 18), Lindsey Prince (Girls' 16), Connor Vogel (Girls' 14), and Jennifer Hardin (Girls' 12) were the winners at the Memphis Country Club Open.

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The following players prevailed in the finals of the BREC Baton Rouge City Junior: Boys' 18-Samuel Berry; Girls' 18-Georgette Savoia; Boys' 16-Joseph Weisberger; Girls' 16-Jessica Weisberger; Boys' 14- Jason Howard; Girls' 14-Unavailable; Boys' 12-Chris Rolen; and Girls' 12-Kinnon Saucier.

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Winners at the Missouri Valley Sectional Championships were: Michael Brozman (Boys' 14), Laura Gordon (Girls' 14), Lance Vodicka (Boys' 16), Tiffany Smith (Girls' 16), E.J. Schofield (Boys' 18), and Nicole Derouin (Girls' 18)

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Sportsmanship Awards were given to the following players: Alec Smurzek-Midwest Junior Open; Lauren Bruch- (14s) and Trevor Smith (18s)-USTA National Claycourts.

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August 1998
The Southern Closed Championships produced the following winners: Boys' 18-Ryan Haviland; Boys' 16-Bobby Reynolds; Boys' 14-Jonathan Stokke; Girls' 18-Nivedita Jerath; Girls' 16-Ashley Harleroad; and Girls' 14-Jamea Jackson

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At the Wilbur Folsom Memorial Junior Tournament, Michael Coelho (B18), Allison Bradshaw (G18), Christian Coladilla (B16), Rachel Storey (G16), Rolando Cadua (B14), Anne Shelton (G14), Jeff Fitch (B12) and Esther Cheng (G12) took home the trophies.

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The 32nd Annual Lake Conroe Open was held in Montgomery, Texas. Jay guise-Boys' 18; Christopher Paciotti-Boys' 16; Charlton Doucette-Boys' 14; Kim collins-Girls' 18; Sharmayne Pinson-Girls' 16; and Jennifer Turner-Girls' 14 prevailed in the finals.

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Winners of the 2nd Annual Jack Kramer Junior Open Tournament included: Haig Kassabian (Boys' 12); Serg Vagramian (Boys' 14); Jesse Ferlianto (Boys' 16); Aaron Ungerleider (Boys' 18); Amanda Fink (Girls' 12); Georgette Wright (Girls' 14); and Stephanie Berg (Girls' 16).

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Sportsmanship Awards were given to Emilia Anderson at the USTA National Claycourts and Leigh Tippins at the Maureen Connolly Brinker Championships.

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July 1998
At the 1998 SunTrust Bank Junior Tennis Classic Rhett Pickett & Rebecca Rigel (18s); Logan Stevens & Sara Camp Arnold (16s); and Nathan Nelms & Link Leskosky (14s) were the champions. The tournament was held on St. Simons Island in Georgia.

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The titles at The Woodlands Nations Bank Clay Courts went to: John Wade (Boys' 18); Joseph Michael Olfindo (Boys' 16); D.J. Petras (Boys' 14); Ryan Dawson (Boys' 12); Lauren Leftin (Girls' 18); Anna Woodbury (Girls' 16); Jennifer Turner (Girls' 14); and Leslie Petros (Girls' 12).

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At the Firecracker Open John Hinchey-Boys' 18, Ben Thomas-Boys' 16, Elliott Engbert- Boys' 14, Christopher Trevino- Boys' 12, Sara Lisagor-Girls' 18, Helen Hunt-Girls' 16, Amanda Day-Girls' 14, and Tae Cullum-Girls' 12 took home the trophies.

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The 1998 Wachovia Palmetto Championships produced the following winners: Trevor Smith (Boys' 18); Matthew Stubbs (Boys' 16); William Timmons (Boys' 14); Nicky Valivnas (Boys' 12); Catherine Brown (Girls' 18); Elizabeth Proctor (Girls' 16); Jonita Randolph (Girls' 14); and Charity Siegmund (Girls' 12).

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Taking home the trophies at the Summer Junior Jam were: Patrick Douglas-Boys' 16; David Patrick Chang-Boys' 14; Hannah Hinton-Girls' 16; and Ulia Talalenko-Girls' 14.

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The Texas Junior Sectionals were held in June. The following players prevailed in the finals: Boys' 18-Clay Estes, Boys' 16-Brad Prigmore, Boys' 14-Joelson Brett, Girls' 18-Lindsey Hedberg, Girls' 16-Saber Pierce, and Girls' 14-Anna Lubinsky.

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Jason Campos, Grayson Wellsfry, Blake Davis, Carla Cooper, Ashley Weinhold and Morgen Shaw were the winners of the Texas Little Mo Sectionals. The Little Mo Tournament consists of regional championships in each of the seventeen sections. The Nationals will be held in Dallas in October.

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At the 14th Annual Downey-La Mirada Junior Open, Brian Kent (B18), Aaron Yovan (B16), Andy Lin (B14), Scott Hohenstein (B12), Saedina Sherving (G18), Lindsey Irons (G16), Anne Yelsey (G14) and Nazalie Ghazal (G12) won in their finals.

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Winners at the 5th Annual Summer Slam included: Shea Wyman-Boys' 18; Chris Duss-Boys' 16; Gregory Ovelletthe-Boys' 14; Jonathan Clarke-Boys' 12; Vineeta Maraj-Girls' 16; Sierra Poshe-Girls' 14; and Krysty Marcio-Girls' 12. The Girls' 18 winner is unavailable.

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June 1998

The 14th Annual Anaheim Tennis Center Junior Tournament produced the following winners: Nicholas Rainey-Boys' 18; Brian Wilson-Boys' 16; Justin Montgomery-Boys' 14; Yui Chi Uda-Boys' 12; Abigail Spears-Girls' 18; Dan Dan Juang-Girls' 16; Judith De Vera-Girls' 14; Erica Sauer-Girls' 12.

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At the IDTA Junior Tournament, Karim Benhamida (Boys' 18), Ryan Stotland (Boys' 16), Evan Specht (Boys' 14), Ethan Asher (Boys' 12), Lindsey Bennion (Girls' 18), Ashley Dille (Girls' 16) and Kiara Powell (Girls' 14) took home the trophies.

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Alison Silveria and Lin Waterford received Sportsmanship Awrds at the Columbus Indoors

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The Brazos Open was held this May in College Station, Texas. The following players prevailed in the finals: Boys'18-Marshall Trenckmann; Boys' 16-Michael Ballantyne; Boys' 14-Elliott Engburg; Girls' 18-Laura Easterwood; Girls' 16-Ashley Johnson; Girls' 14-Lauren Luis

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The titles at the Oak Hills Country Club Junior Open went to: Lars Sogaard (Boys' 18), Scott Whitney (Boys' 16), Hubert Chodkiewicz (Boys' 14), Marcus Lunt (Boys' 12), Berica Day (Girls' 18), Lauren Coppola (Girls' 16), Jennifer McCaleb (Girls' 14) and Teri Wilkerson (Girls'12).

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May 1998
At the 1998 MVTC Championships, the following players took home the trophies: Ronson Taylor (Boys' 18); Chris Tolson (Boys' 16); Ted Blosser (Boys' 14); Michael Martin (Boys' 12); Tricia Kempton (Girls' 18); Mateya McCoy (Girls' 16); Dolores Pompa (Girls' 14); and Yawna Allen (Girls' 12).

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The Little Mo Tournament begins this Spring with Regional Championships in each of the seventeen sections of the USTA for boys and girls 10 & under, 9 & under and 8 & under. The tournament, named in memory of tennis champion Maureen Connolly, will finish with the nationals in Dallas in October.

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The Georgia-Florida Junior Open was held in April. The final results were:
Boys' 18-Paulo Carvalho defeated Thiago Rodrigues, 6-3,3-6,7-5
Boys' 16-Harding Brumby defeated Thom Houston, 3-6,7-5,6-1
Boys' 14-Brent Bjerregaard defeated Jarrel Williams, 6-1,6-4
Boys' 12-Sandeep Daiya over Nathan Nelms by default
Girls' 18-Shavonne Thompson over Melissa San Martin by default
Girls' 16-Melissa Spencer defeated Zani Suttle, 6-1,6-2
Girls' 14-Jenna Marks defeated Jennifer Watson, 7-5,6-2
Girls' 12-Megan Gmelin defeated Lindsay Burdette, 5-7,7-6,6-3
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Natalie Matko and Lisa Maloney were the Girls' 18 and 16 Sportsmanship Award recipients at the Columbus Indoors.

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The Easter Vacation Junior Tennis Tournament was held in San Diego, California. The titles went to: Nathan Price-Boys' 18; Christian Coladilla-Boys' 16; Eric Yandoz-Boys' 14; Rebecca Harvey-Girls' 18; Joslynn Burkett-Girls' 16; Samantha Walker-Girls' 14; and Caroline Houston-Girls' 12.

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April 1998
The C.C.T.A. Omni Classic produced the following winners in the finals: Ryan Newport-Boys' 18; Alastar Jenkin-Boys' 16; Steven Liao-Boys'14; Tiffany Chang-Girls'18; Saber Pierce-Girls' 16; and Whitney Deason-Girls'14. The tournament was held in Corpus Christi, Texas, February 27-March 2, 1998.

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The ITF has named Arnaud Di Pasquale of France and Cara Black of Zimbabwe the 1997 ITF Junior World Champions in boys' and girls' singles. Cara also took the girls' doubles title with Irina Selyutina. The boys' doubles champion is Nicolas Massu.

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Rajeev Ram and Jamal Parker received Sportsmanship Awards at the Columbus Indoors.

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Taking home the trophies at the Austin Spring Junior 1998 were: Prakash Venkataraman (Boys' 18), Alister Jenkin (Boys' 16), Brett Joelson (Boys' 14), Ni Li (Girls' 18), Lauren Walker (Girls' 16), and Whitney Deason (Girls' 14).

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At the Hidden Hills-DMTA Junior Classic, Charles James-Boys' 18; Brandon Lee-Boys' 16; Reaves Robinette-Boys'14; Gavin McBrearity-Boys'12; Deniz Ozmen-Girls' 18; Zani Suttle-Girls' 16; Megan Ward-Girls'14; and Kiera Strickland-Girls' 12 prevailed in the finals.

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Winners at the 12th Annual Arcadia Park Junior Tournament included: Boys' 18-Andrew Park; Boys' 16-Chad Harris; Boys'12-Whitney Reed; Girls' 18-Maureen Diaz; and Girls'12-Nazlie Ghazal. Winners for the Boys;' 14 and the Girls' 16 & 14 are unavailable.

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At the BTC Boys' Winter Championships, Brad Nudell (18s), Todd Wojtkowski (16s, Mark Lundgren (14s) and David Rozek (12s) were the champions. The tournament was held in Youngstown, Ohio, February 27-March 1st.

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March 1998
After a long absence, the USTA has brought back the 12 year old age division to the national calendar. Welcome back to the 12s!

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The following players prevailed in the finals of the Port Washington Winter Tennis Classic, held February 13-18, 1998 in Port Washington, New York: Boys' 18-Peter Sandor defeated Kevin Bielen, 6-1,6-4; Boys' 16-Victor Sapezhnikov defeated Chris Kwon, 3-6,7-6,7-5; Boys' 14-Mikhael Gurevich defeated Stephen Ward, 5-7,6-4,6-4; Girls' 18-Rachel Berenbaum defeated Michelle Krinke, 6-1,6-2; Girls' 16-Shadisha Robinson defeated Helen Magomediova, 6-1,6-2; and Girls' 14-Jenna Loeb defeated Diana Kirschner, 5-7,6-3,6-1.

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Geoffrey Russell (Boys' 18), Michael Swenson (Boys' 16), Coin O'Grady (Boys' 14), Adi Kahvedzic (Boys' 12), Carne Smalley (Girls'18), Kendra Lynn Strohm (Girls' 16), Lindsey Tow (Girls' 14) and Yawna Allen (Girls' 12) were the winners at the Arizona Junior Tennis Championships.

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This year's USTA National Father and Daughter Hardcourts was held February 20-22, 1998 in San Diego, California. The team of Anders Betzholtz and Kristin Betzholtz defeated David Grokenberger and Callie Grokenberger in the finals, 7-5,6-2.

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At the St. Lucie Junior Championships, the following players took home the trophies: Robert Kowalczyk-Boys' 18; Andre Mittas-Boys' 16; Michael Green-Boys' 14; Marlon Korbut-Boys' 12; Danita Galbraith-Girls' 18; Meredith Fish-Girls' 16; Allison Lewis-Girls' 14; Chelsea Albertz-Girls' 12

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