Rod Elkins, 11, of Greensboro, N.C, the city's outstanding Pee Wee football player and junior-division basketball player of the year, was also named all-city in baseball and won the foul-shooting contest at UCLA Coach John Wooden's summer basketball camp.
Bobby Crawford, 17, a junior halfback for Northside High in Vernon, Texas, rushed for 247 yards and scored 10 touchdowns in his team's 86-0 romp over rival Estelline High. The previous week he had scored seven touchdowns against Patton Springs High.
Dee Hall, 22, of Cincinnati, bowled an 815 league series with games of 257, 279 and 279, rolling 31 strikes out of a possible 36. His league average is 235, his previous best series was 774 and he is averaging over 200 pins per game in four other city leagues.
Greg Pusey, 19, first baseman for the Helena (Mont.) American Legion baseball team, may have answered the question of who is the next Joe DiMaggio. Pusey finished the season with a 47-game hitting streak, hit safely in 54 of 55 games and batted .375.
October 15, 1972
Dr. George Joyner, 65, of Asheboro, N.C, had a golf season to remember, making a hole in one in Spain this spring and another at his Pinewood Country Club this summer. It was there in two other rounds that he shot a 64 and a record-equaling 62 the next day.
Tom Palmer, 83, a lawyer from Kansas City, Kans., won both the Missouri State Shoot and the Veterans' Race Handicap for trapshooters over 65, scoring 188 of 200 and 96 of 100. In 68 years of shooting he has broken 50,000 targets and does not yet wear glasses.