Derrick Harrison, 260-pound senior at Smith High in Greensboro, N.C., undefeated through 42 wrestling matches over two years, capped his high school career by winning his second straight state heavyweight title. Harrison also starred on Smith's football team.
Mark Anderson, a senior at Putnam City High School, Oklahoma City, scored a record 485.70 points to capture the statewide scholastic diving title for the fourth year in a row. In each of his earlier victories Mark also topped the state mark in points.
James Papreck, 19-year-old sheet metal worker from Northbrook, Ill., leaped 25'4½" to win the World Barrel Jumping Championship staged at the Grossinger Hotel skating rink in upstate New York. It was his first appearance in world competition.
Julie Houle, 13, a 5' forward for St. Monica School in Dallas, hit 27 points in a 30-23 victory over St. Paul School, clinching the metropolitan basketball title for the second straight year. Over the season Julie scored 531 points for a 24.3 point-per-game average.
March 30, 1970
Bernie Barnes, 6'2" guard on the Military Airlift Command basketball team (who doubles as a sergeant), hit 47 points—including 13 out of 14 free throws—to lead his team to a 123-122 victory over the Air Training Command for the Air Force title.
Henry Graef, a freshman goalie at St. Mary's High School in St. Louis, allowed his opponents only six goals in 29 games as his soccer team topped off an undefeated season by winning the Missouri state title with a 2-1 win over Rosary High of North St. Louis.