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Published Sep. 27, 2005

BRUCE YOUMANS, East Bay football: He switched positions from last season to guide the Indians to a 14-7 two-quarter win over Durant in a spring jamboree at Plant City. The past two seasons, he was a running back. As the new Indian quarterback, the speedster ran for touchdowns of 85 and 18 yards.

RON BUSKEY, Armwood football: The all-state quarterback guided the Hawks to a 21-15 two-quarter win over Hillsborough in a spring jamboree in Tampa. He passed for 140 yards and two touchdowns then ran for a third touchdown.

RYAN WALKER, Jesuit baseball: The junior pinch-hitter drove in the winning run to give the Tigers a 2-1 win over Royal Palm Beach in the Class 4A state semifinals. Trailing in the count 1-2 in the seventh inning and the game tied at 1, Walker drove a single into leftfield to bring home the winning run.

JOSH WEIS, Jesuit baseball: He shut down the No. 2 nationally ranked Jacksonville Bishop Kenny in the final four innings of the Class 4A state championship game. The senior gave up one hit and no runs in the final four innings to help the Tigers preserve a 4-1 championship victory.

BETH DiPIETRO, Riverview softball: She pitched back-to-back shutouts in the Class 4A state semifinal and final to help the Sharks win the state championship. The freshman right-hander shut out Palm Harbor University 1-0 and Port St. Lucie West Centennial 2-0.

BRITTANY GLAWSON, Riverview softball: Her strong arm preserved the championship victory in the Class 4A title game at the state tournament. With a 1-0 lead in the sixth inning, Palm Harbor University's Denvye Duncan tried to take advantage of a wild throw to steal home and tie the game. Glawson charged the ball, picked it up and threw from leftfield to catcher Heidi Wendel for the out to preserve the lead and, ultimately, the 1-0 state championship win.

VALARIE MORGAN, Plant softball: She singled in two runs to break a 1-1 tie with national No. 1 Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas and give the Panthers a 3-1 upset in the state Class 5A semifinals. Morgan also scored one of the Plant runs in a 9-2 loss to Lake Region in the championship game.

JESSICA SILVER, Sickles softball: She scored a run in the Gryphons' 3-0 state Class 6A semifinal win over Tallahassee Leon. With savvy baserunning, the junior leftfielder added another in the 6-5 loss to Miami Palmetto in the title game. She also made several defensive plays to help keep the Lions off the scoreboard and Palmetto from scoring more after the third inning.

PREVIOUS WINNERS: Girls track _ Bloomingdale: Chelo Camino; Sickles: Denisha Crawford; Wharton: Kendra Smith; Boys track _ Berkeley Prep: Rolf Steier; Jesuit: Evan Hentshel; Leto: Mike Jenkins; Tampa Catholic: Travis Smothers; Softball _ Bloomingdale: Maria Laverhetta, Allison Murphy; Durant: Staci Miltner; East Bay: Mandy Schuerman; Plant: Jessica Braggins; Riverview: Heidi Wendel; Sickles: Brianne Hebert, Julie Henneke, Tampa Bay Tech: Allison Fricks; Baseball _ Armwood: Ryan Loveridge; Brandon: Joey Watts; Berkeley Prep: Carson Bassett; Chamberlain: Matt McElwreath; Plant: Stephen Anderson, Tony Cancio; Tampa Catholic: Kurt Stewart; Wharton: Mike Freeberry, Matt McHargue; Girls Tennis _ Tampa Prep: Saras Arasu; Boys Tennis _ Brandon: Joey Capettillo; Jesuit: Ryler DeHeart.