Scott Hadley, 15, of Sacramento, became the first to swim 19-mile-long Clear Lake, largest body of fresh water within California. He took 12 hours and raised some $400 for a charity. Hadley hopes to cross Lake Tahoe next and someday the English Channel.
Oswaldo Alfonso, 12, a fireballing righthander from Key West, Fla., pitched a perfect game—retiring 11 of 18 men on strikeouts—to lead the Key West All-Stars to their third State Little Major League championship in four years, defeating the Sanford (Fla.) team.
Anita Lee, 12, of Detroit, set her seventh world age-group record with a long jump of 18'6¼" at the U.S. Youth Games in New York. She now holds the 10-, 11- and 12-year-old girls world records in long and high jumps. Her best performance in the high: 5'3".
Jay Haas, 16, of Belleville, Ill., a nephew of Pro Golfer Bob Goal-by, shot 72-67-70—209, four under par, to win his second straight St. Louis District Golf Association junior title by a solid 13 strokes. Urged Uncle Bob, "Play aggressive, even if you shoot 80."
September 6, 1970
Karen Wade sparked a second-half rally, scoring the winning goal in the last 30 seconds, as the Sheridan Club of Quincy, Ill. upset the Palmetto Barracudas of Miami 9-8 in the final round of the National Women's Water Polo championship, held in Albuquerque.
Captain George E. Kane, 83, of Suiry, Maine, sailed Salty Lass to victory, by 10 seconds, over his 72-year-old brother and 18 other entries in the state's retired skippers' race. The former Merchant Marine officer completed the 14-mile course in 3:45.05.