Jack Uhey, a 12-year-old fastballer, led the Apple Valley (Calif.) Tigers to a 21-0 Little League season, pitching 13 straight wins, four of them no-hitters, and giving up only three runs all season. He also batted .630 and led the Apple Valley Little League in homers.
Denise Bebernes, of Santa Maria, Calif., played in seven Southern California Junior Invitational golf tournaments in eight weeks, winning five of them and taking second twice. She just turned 15 and was one of the youngest competitors in her age bracket.
Merlin Potts, a farmer from Leonardville, Kan., won his fifth state horseshoe pitching championship, and fourth in a row, at Topeka. His tournament total was 615 ringers in 808 tosses, and a rival said, "He throws a low, hard shoe that cuts through the wind."
Ray Hughes, an Upland, Calif. world-history teacher, finished at the head of a field of 101 to win the lung-straining annual Mt. Baldy Eight-Mile Run to the Peak (10,080 feet above sea level). His time was 1:08.24, only 1.20 off the record he set in 1967.
September 28, 1969
Jimmy Joe, senior halfback for Coatesville (Pa.) High, carried 12 times for 223 yards and three TDs as his team beat Lancaster High 52-0. He is a younger brother of Jet Back Billy Joe, and there's another brother—named Abel—on Coatesville's ninth-grade team.
Chris Mottram, 14, a prodigy from Surrey, made British tennis history when he beat David Paterson 6-0, 6-2 to become the youngest player ever to reach the final of the British junior championships. In the final he met and lost to Mike Collins, 17, the No. 1 seed.