Larry Murphy, a senior at Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., led his varsity hockey team to a 7-2 victory over Massachusetts Institute of Technology when, in the third period, with Holy Cross trailing 1-2, he scored four goals in two minutes and 11 seconds.
Benny Fuller, 6'2" junior at the Arkansas School for the Deaf in Little Rock, has averaged 47 points per game, including a 98-point high, to lead his basketball team to a 23-2 record. "He has the finest shooting eye I've ever seen," says his coach, Houston Nutt.
Jeff Reid, a 100-pound ninth grader at Skyline Junior High in Stanton, Del., out-pointed Ralph Smith of Stanton Junior High 2-0 to win his third consecutive conference wrestling championship and compile a 23-0 three-year record. He won 20 by shutouts.
Sharon Groth, 11, of the Lipke Track Club in Detroit, was voted the organization's Most Outstanding Athlete after she won state outdoor titles in the 220-yard dash, the high jump and the cross-country mile. She ran the last event in a record 5:49.
February 16, 1970
LeRoy Lindblad, 29, of Roseau, Minn., raced 587 miles from Winnipeg to St. Paul to win the Winter Carnival "500" International Snowmobile Marathon in the record time of 13:11:33. The four-day event was so arduous that only 61 of the 221 entrants finished.
Vern Lawson, a 6'4", 230-pound teacher from Xenia, Ohio, hit 57 goals and five free throws to score all the points for his Cassano Pizza King basketball team when they beat the Morris Beam Co. 119-56, to remain on top in the Xenia Recreation League.