Maryann Rathmell, a Houston housewife who has held four Louisiana State Amateur Golf titles and was the 1966 Southern Amateur medalist, won the Texas State championship for the fourth straight time, defeating Mrs. John Griffith of Fort Worth 4 and 2 in Tyler, Texas.
Rhonda Lee Henderson, 6 of Fridley, Minn., won every event she entered—18 altogether—in six metropolitan track meets this past summer and set an age-group record in the 50-yard dash (9.2 seconds). Her other events were the broad jump and the high jump.
Nicholas E. Powel, 56, a retired Air Force colonel who in his first season of play in the 55-and-over division won three national tennis doubles titles, successfully defended his indoor championship, then took the hard-court singles and the doubles titles.
George Pruett, an 11-year-old Cub Scout from Sacramento who took up karate over two years ago after encountering a gang of ruffians on the street, became the youngest Korean-style junior black belt in the U.S. His father, George Sr., holds only a yellow belt.
Bob Quinn, a quarterback for Sycamore (Ill.) High School who threw 24 touchdown passes and totaled 1,670 yards in eight games last year, hit 10 of 18 for three TDs and 241 yards in a 50-19 victory over Kaneland High to extend Sycamore's winning streak to 18.
Liz Cunha, a second-grader from Orinda, Calif. who holds 21 six-and-under swim records, won 29 blue ribbons, eight gold medals and two high-point trophies (one from the largest county meet in the U.S.) as she completed an undefeated swimming season.