The Bulletin Board: Sports Heroes


Anika Smith

Patriots Ward Melville High School Cross-country; 3,000-, 1,500-, 1,000-, and 800-meter run

Stony Brook, New York Home Ward: Terryville

Two-time MVP for varsity cross-country and track teams. Broke school records in 3,000-, 1,500-, 1,000-, and 800-meter runs. Selected “Outstanding Female Athlete.” All-county in cross-country and track. Refuses to run in Sunday meets, even state qualifying meets. Openly speaks out against profanity, immorality. Sophomore class vice president.

Julie Hennings

Tritans San Clemente High School Surf team

San Clemente, California Home Ward: San Clemente Second

Crowned South Coast League girls’ surfing champion as well as homecoming queen. 4.0 student. Led school team to 9–1 record. Champion of National Scholastic Surfing Association Junior circuit. Refuses to pro surf because of Sunday contests. But major surfboard company sponsors her anyway.

Leonard and Marjorie Whippy

Fiji National Boys’ and Girls’ Teams Guards

Suva, Fiji Home Ward: Suva First

Parents both played on Fiji’s national men’s and women’s teams and were converts to the Church. Marjorie and Leonard following in parents’ footsteps both in basketball and in the Church. Marjorie, vice-captain, helped team win Mini South Pacific championship by scoring 20 points in final game.

Creighton Lowe

Ski buff extraordinaire

Anchorage, Alaska Home Ward: Anchorage Fifth

Skiing prowess, testimony, and willingness to sacrifice skiing for mission featured in Powder magazine. Also placed first twice in state diving championship and third in state wrestling championship. Seminary graduate. Now serving in Argentina Cordoba Mission.

Patrick Smith, Ira Smith, Brad Holland

Patrick Smith Center Fullback

Ira Smith Right Halfback

Brad Holland Left Forward

Fort Campbell, Kentucky Home Wards: New Providence First and Second

Soccer team achieved no. 3 rank in state, advanced to Elite Eight in finals, received best sportsmanship award. Patrick was team captain, made all-state first team, and led entire team in prayer before games. Boys set good example both on and off field.

Toros

Mountain View High School Football Team Mesa, Arizona

Took 1997 5A state championship and ended season undefeated. Forty team members now serving full-time missions throughout world. Team support continues through missionary newsletter.