Dec. 20, 1971
Dec. 20, 1971

Table of Contents
Dec. 20, 1971

Short And Sweet
Bowl Previews
Sportsman Of The Year
Pro Skiing
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


Debbie Fike (left), 14, finished first in all-round competition, and her teammate CINDY EASTWOOD, 13, placed second as their KIPS gymnastics team of Lakewood, Calif. beat 10 teams from Mexico and one from Guatemala to win the International Juvenile Gymnastics championships in Mexico City. Debbie took firsts in the uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercises and a fourth in vaulting; Cindy won the vaulting, finished second in the floor exercises and uneven bars and was fifth in the balance beam.

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Bob Baker (left), a junior quarterback at Upper Merion High School, King of Prussia, Pa., completed 189 of 308 passes for 3,028 yards—all believed to be state single-season records—in a 12-game season. He threw 33 touchdown passes as the Vikings compiled an 11-1 record and won the championship in Philadelphia's Suburban No. 1 league. His favorite target, junior Split End BOB THOMAS, caught 92 passes—also considered a state mark—for 1,432 yards and 18 touchdowns and ran for four more scores.

Patricia Crawford (left), 16, a junior at Timberline High, Lacey, Wash., set records in the 100-yard backstroke (1:04.77) and 200 individual medic) (2:23.19) at the State Invitational Swimming and Diving meet in Federal Way. Her sister KAREN, 15, a sophomore, finished fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke and sixth in the 200 freestyle. Karen swam the butterfly leg and Patricia the backstroke as Timberline set a record of 2:01.3 in the 200-medley relay. The two scored or contributed to 108 of the team's 154 sixth-place points.