FACES IN THE CROWD

September 07, 1969

Debbie Smith, 8, a 54-pound fourth-grader from Hampton, Va., rolled a 501 series with games of 165, 178 and 158 on her father's lanes. A bowler for two years, Debbie has a high game of 198 and a 533 series in practice and a 191 game and a 127 average in a league.

Mike Roberts of Dayton stands only 4'11", but he threw five no-hitters and 11 one-hitters in a league for 11- and 12-year-olds, compiling a 23-4 record. His team won the championship when he threw two no-hitters on the same day, striking out 25 batters.

Mark Fitch, who will be a freshman at the University of Wyoming, was all-state in high school football and basketball, Wyoming's best all-round high school cowboy, a state record breaker in the pole vault and triple jump and valedictorian of his class.

Billy Chao, 12, of Palo Alto, Calif., a candidate for future Olympic swim competition, won the Junior Olympic 100-meter butterfly in his age group and then took 9.2 seconds off the national junior record for the 200-meter individual medley with a time of 2:27.4.

Fern Gardner, a Utah Stale physical education teacher, pitched her team to its ninth consecutive Rocky Mountain regional Softball title and had a season record of 31-6, an ERA of 0.34 and only 25 walks in 257‚Öì innings. She was the tournament's MVP.

Mark Mills, a junior at Topeka (Kans.) High School, made two holes-in-one within six days. He got the first in practice with a 196-yard three-wood and celebrated his 16th birthday with the second, which came in the City Junior Tournament and helped him finish fourth.

SIX PHOTOS

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)