In the Arena

"To all those people who told me I can't read or that the other kid is faster, I'd like to say, 'What do you think of me now?' " --Mater Dei defensive back and receiver Joey Boese, after earning an athletic scholarship to the University of Wisconsin

"It meant everything to win state. It made it all storybook, a fairy tale." --Ocean View High girls' volleyball captain Shelby Jameson, following the team's volleyball state title, the first in school history

"I keep telling them to go hard and stay strong. You have to always think attack, attack." --Santiago High girls' field hockey coach Angie Eifert, about her Tournament of Champions team

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