Kenneth Schmidlein, 14, of Waban, Mass., won the U.S. junior frisbee championship in Las Vegas over eight finalists in competition judged on accuracy, distance and skill in throwing and catching. More than one million contestants from 530 cities entered.
Darren Jabush, 11, was awarded the Governor's Cup for his 66-pound, four-ounce striped bass caught in Cape Cod Bay. Darren, who weighs 68 pounds, also placed first in the Cape Cod Charter Fishing Boat Association contest with his catch.
Kenny Myers, 17, of Independence, Mo., bowled the highest score in state junior league history—a 257-279-279-815 series—at the appropriately named Strike 'n Spare lanes in Independence. He had previously bowled two 300 games in league competition.
Ernie Kivisto, 50, basketball coach at East Aurora (Ill.) High, won his 500th victory 86-80 over St. Charles. In 27 years as a head coach he has won 77% of his games and taught seven high school All-Americas. He has a 106-22 record in four years at East Aurora.
January 17, 1972
Dennis Schmidt, a 6'1" senior guard for Southern Columbia High, Catawissa, Pa., set an unofficial state prep basketball scoring record with 60 points in a 92-84 overtime loss to Freeland. Schmidt led his league last year with a 23-point average.
Gene McIntyre, 14, of South Eugene (Ore.) High, became the first male freshman to take a state diving title when he won the Oregon prep championships in Eugene. His score of 437.10 points was 12.3 under the state record held by Pat McCornack of South Eugene.