Chester Masterson Jr., of Vicksburg, Miss., won the 10-year-old championship in the Official Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Throw Competition at the All-Star Game in Detroit. His point total led all the finalists, including the 11- and 12-year-olds.
Vicki Irving, 16, of Pine Grove (Pa.) Area High, scored 2,936 points in six archery tournaments this season for a 489 average and had four perfect ends in county shooting. Her school archery team amassed the most points in the nation in scholastic competition.
Ricky Tucci, 5, of Angels' Corner Nursery School in Hollywood, Fla., competed in the State Freestyle Wrestling Championships at Miami-Dade Junior College and won the title in the 45-pound weight class, becoming the youngest state champion in history.
Marion Annitto, 15, starred on four girls' teams at Lyman Hall High School in Wallingford, Conn.—as a fullback, in field hockey, a guard on the championship basketball team, a setter in volleyball and a .526-hitting catcher on the Softball team.
August 1, 1971
Michael McArdle, of the Canberra (Australia) Boys Grammar School cricket team, is the first American to be voted captain and set a school record for a single innings when he scored 106 runs and retired not out. He batted in over 300 runs in an 8-3-2 season.
Mrs. Joyce Smith, 33-year-old British housewife and mother of two, set a world record in the women's 3,000-meter run at the Crystal Palace with a 9:23.2 clocking. Coached by her husband Brian, Mrs. Smith has been running competitively for 17 years.