Jim Busby, a junior lefthander for Leesburg (Fla.) High and the son of the former major league outfielder, averaged 15 strikeouts a game and gave up no earned runs in compiling a 6-0 record. He has pitched two no-hitters and a pair of one-hitters.
Joe Bowery, 10, a left defenseman on the Allington Fire Dept. team, ended the West Haven (Conn.) Squirt Hockey League championship game in its 12th overtime period (four hours playing time with a break for lunch) by scoring a goal for a 3-2 win.
Hal Oppenheimer, of Baytown, Mo., playing No. 3, scored half of his team's 16 goals to lead the Culver (Ind.) Military Academy Black Horse Troop to its third straight U.S. Polo Association National Interscholastic championship in Roswell, N. Mex.
Peter Briggs, a Harvard junior from Greenwich, Conn., won the U.S. Intercollegiate squash racquets singles title when he beat Ty Griffin of Williams 15-9, 15-10, 10-15, 15-10 in the finals. He also led the Crimson to their fifth team championship in six seasons.
April 30, 1972
Michele Conroy, 20, of St. Paul, who has been skating seven years, won the National and the North American Indoor Women's speed skating titles in the half mile and mile on successive weekends. Her 1:25 in the half at the North Americans set a meet record.
Bill Burger, a senior at Flint Bentley High in Flint, Mich., pinned all his 11 dual-meet opponents, then went on to pin all his 27 opponents in district, regional and state tournaments to win the 119-pound class state championship with an overall 38-0 record.