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Jessica O'Shea, 13, Spring Hill

O'Shea, an eighth-grader at Notre Dame Interparochial School, qualified for the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick national finals by placing first in the 12-13-year-old girls division at the team championship Dec. 14 at Raymond James Stadium. O'Shea threw an 89-foot pass, punted 90 feet and kicked a 115-foot field goal.

Ria Graham, 65, New Port Richey

Graham completed 2003 with a No. 1 Florida ranking in the women's 65-and-older tennis singles division, posting a 10-4 record in tournaments around the state. She competed in the USTA Intersectional team championships, winning four matches.

Zach Ingles, 20, New Port Richey

Ingles set the Pasco-Hernando Community College basketball team's single-game record with 44 points in a 94-89 victory against Palm Beach CC on Dec. 6. That eclipsed 42 points by Fred Brown, a member of PHCC's All-Decade team, in a 1993 game. Ingles is the state's second-leading scorer with a 20.8 average. The sophomore guard also leads PHCC in three-point shooting with a .421 average.

Tyler Azzarelli, 20, Tampa

Azzarelli, a 2002 graduate of Plant High school, has played a key role in leading Monmouth University men's basketball team to its best start since the 1991-92 season when it began 8-3. The sophomore is one of only two players to start every game for the Hawks, who are 11-5 and lead the Northeast Conference with a 5-0 record. Azzarelli leads the team in steals with 18.