Jamie Dyas, 5, of Midland, Ohio, has ridden her 8-year-old quarter horse Royal Minnie to 15 first-place finishes in shows against children twice her age. She ended the season in third place for the 14-and-under Ohio youth activity mare-at-halter class competition.
Bernie Peeters, a fullback for Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, set an NCAA college-division record with 1,072 rushing attempts in four years. He gained more than 1,000 yards in three seasons and placed fourth in college-division history with 4,435 yards.
Karen Overstreet, 17, a senior at Frontier Regional School, South Deerfield, Mass., scored 33 goals and had 11 assists in 19 games to lead her field hockey team to its fifth straight unbeaten season. She had a four-year career total of 80 goals and 31 assists.
Robin Geisz, an All-America defenseman for Florissant Valley Community College, St. Louis, led the Norsemen to a 3-2 win over Monroe CC for a third straight national junior college soccer championship. The defense allowed only four goals in 13 games.
January 10, 1972
David Jones, 17, goalie for Westtown (Pa.) High's soccer team, shut out 13 of 19 opponents in his two-year varsity career. He became a starter for the last five games of the 1970 season and blanked all opposition, then allowed only 11 goals in 1971.
Bruce Laird, a running back for American International College, Springfield, Mass., rushed for 1,402 yards and 14 touchdowns and was the first college-division representative in 33 years to be selected the area's outstanding player by the Boston Gridiron Club.