Dave Hannula, an A student at Woodrow Wilson High in Tacoma, Wash., set state records in the 200-yard individual medley with a 1:54.8 and the 100-yard backstroke (53.0) in leading the Rams to their 13th straight state high school swimming championship.
Quinn Buckner, a 6'3" senior guard-forward for Thornridge High in Dolton, Ill., averaged 22.7 points and 10.1 rebounds a game in leading the Falcons to their second state basketball title in a row, extending the team's winning streak to 54 games.
Alan Rattray, a junior at Venice High in Mar Vista, Calif., won the North American Indoor Speed Skating 440-yard intermediate boys title with a 37.4, two-tenths of a second lower than the unsanctioned record time of Greg Mokler, who took the seniors title.
Lee Harmon, 55, a left-handed bowler from Independence, Mo. with a 215 average, rolled three 300 games in sanctioned ABC league play within three weeks, the first two in the Lake City men's handicap league, the last in the 40 Highway Classic scratch league.
April 17, 1972
Mary Clancy, 21, a junior physical education major at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, took first place in the Amateur Fencing League of America's Wisconsin Division Closed Foil Tournament. In 1969, Mary was the state under-19 women's foil titlist.
Larry Suhey, a versatile senior at State College (Pa.) Area High, compiled a three-year wrestling record of 62-3 and won the state 180-pound title twice. In football he made All-State as a running back and in track qualified for the state championships in the shotput.