Kyla, a seventh-grader at Aliso Viejo Middle School, won the all-around competition (57.400) and the uneven bars and balance beam events at the Junior Pan American Gymnastics Championships in Aracaju, Brazil. She also came in second in the floor exercise and led the junior U.S. women past Canada for the team title.
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BOISE, IDAHO > Cross-country
Eric, a senior at Boise High, won the state Class 5A cross-country meet (16:01.86) for the third year in a row and led the Braves to the team title. He also won the 3,200-meter race at the state 5A track and field meet in 2008, the 1,600 at the '08 and '09 meets, and ran the second leg of the winning 4...800 relay team at the state meet in '09.
RAPID CITY, S.D. > Soccer
Maria, a senior striker at St. Thomas More High, netted the winning penalty kick to give the Cavaliers a 4--3 overtime victory over Harrisburg in the state Class A title match. She scored 31 goals in 2009 to earn all-state honors and led her team to its third consecutive undefeated season (15--0) and state championship. Maria finished her career with 104 goals.
C.J. and Chun Ji Kim
CHANDLER, ARIZ. > Golf