David Cohen, 10, of Blauvelt, N.Y., pitched eight no-hitters in a 10-game Little League season, struck out 108 batters, had an ERA of 0.18 and a batting average of .609. He was chosen for the All-Star team, pitched two innings and did not give up a hit.
Nicolette Milneswalker, a 28-year-old British psychologist, became the first woman to make a nonstop solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. She left Dale, Wales in her 30-foot sloop on June 12, arriving in Newport, R.I. 45 days and 3,500 miles later.
Ken Mueller, a Bellingham, Mass. schoolteacher and marathon runner, won his third straight Lake Boone Biathlon (a three-mile run and an 880-yard swim). He ran the three miles in 14:58, shed his shirt and shoes and finished in 29 minutes 35 seconds.
Scott Mann, 16, a 6'5" 255-pounder from Odessa, Texas, beat out 40 entrants to take the National High School Judo Championship. He was selected for a 10-man U.S. team that held an exhibition in Canada and was the only one to throw all his opponents.
August 8, 1971
Jeff Taylor, a recent graduate of Bellevue (Wash.) High, became the first high-schooler in the country to do 16 feet in the pole vault this year, clearing 16'1" at an all-comers meet at the University of Washington Stadium. He has vaulted 16'4" in training.
Robert James, 12, from Sunland. Calif., led his Little League in home runs (23) and RBIs (52) during a 28-game season. Bobby also pitched 66 innings, striking out 166 batters and posting an ERA of 0.55. In the past three years he has hit 43 homers.