Larry Ryan, a senior at Haverford School in Philadelphia, struck out 40 batters in his first 18 innings this season, including a 28-strikeout, 12-inning effort against William Perm Charter that ended in a scoreless tie and saw Ryan account for 31 of the 36 outs.
Dan Ragni, a supervisor for Kaiser-Reynolds Aluminum in Tema, Ghana, became the first American and, at 57, the oldest competitor ever to win the 36-hole Ghana Open Golf Championship, firing 72-70 to edge 1968 champion Ed Munn by one stroke.
Barbara Bell, of Ypsilanti, Mich., watched older sister Mary win one title, then swept all three championships—singles, doubles and mixed doubles—in the 13-and-under division of the Junior National Badminton meet at Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Dennis De Loach set a national record for a high school sophomore with a high jump of 6'10" at the Sun City Relays in El Paso. De Loach, who stands 6'2" and competes for Irvin High, broke Reynaldo Brown's old mark of 6'9¼". Brown went on to jump 7'3".
May 3, 1970
Al Doerfler, 64, claimed his detractors were "laughing out of the other side of their mouths" after he teed off with a putter on the 141-yard 16th hole at San Diego's Monte Vista course—and made a hole in one, the first time the club pro had ever heard of that.
Chuck Edmonson, a computer programmer from Cincinnati, rolled games of 267, 289, 299 for an 855 series in the LaRu major league in Highland Heights, Ky.—third highest in the country this year and highest three-game total ever for a Cincinnati bowler.