Doug Atkins, a 10-year-old fifth-grader from Huntington, W. Va., received his black belt in the art of Korean karate to become the youngest holder of the rank in the United States. His brother BILL, 15, passed the black belt test at the same time.
Dean Evans, 40, the cross-country coach at Gorham (Maine) High, won his 79th straight league meet over a seven-year period when the Rams beat Freeport 18-44. He has coached five state champions and been awarded the league trophy 16 of his 18 years.
Kerry Neilson, 15, a tailback for Salt Lake City's West High School, set a state prep punting record by quick-kicking from the Panther one-foot line for 95 yards—65 of them in the air—on a windless day. The kick was four yards short of the NCAA record.
Jimmy Cefalo, a junior tailback for Pittston Area (Pa.) High football team, gained 297 yards in 24 carries and scored on runs of four, 80 and 85 yards as the Patriots beat previously undefeated Nanticoke Area 28-12. He has gained 913 yards in six games.
November 6, 1972
Keith Simpson, a junior at Hamilton High in Memphis, scored five touchdowns in a 41-0 victory over Booker T. Washington High. In his first eight games this year he scored 14 touchdowns and rushed for 926 yards as his team outscored the opposition 199-35.
Dennis Donahue, 17, goalie for the Wellesley (Mass.) Youth soccer team on its English tour, allowed 28 goals and made 100 saves as his team compiled a 4-4-1 record against British youth teams. After two contests he was given the Man of the Match award.