Owen Gorman, a 43-year-old plumber from Costa Mesa, Calif., is the top cross-country runner at Orange Coast College. He became eligible for the team by enrolling in four night courses. In six meets he finished first twice and second three times for the Pirates.
Susie Replogle, a freshman at Oak Park-River Forest High, led her school to the first Illinois State Girls tennis championship by winning the singles title over Donna Yuritic 1-6, 6-3, 6-2. She is the top-ranked 14-year-old player in the Chicago District.
Allen and Bruce Taylor, 16-year-old twins at John Jay High in Cross River, N.Y., play both offense and defense for the football learn. The 6', 185-pound junior halfbacks have been starters since their freshman year as the team compiled a winning streak of 27 straight games before losing to unbeaten Sleepy Hollow 31-12 in the New York State Section I, Class A championship. The Taylor brothers have scored 47 career touchdowns and have totaled 3,966 yards. Allen has 30 TDs and 2,893 yards and Bruce has 17 and 1,073.
Craig Paschal, a 9-year-old climber from Grand view, topped out the State of Washington by reaching the summits of five mountains. He scaled Mt. St. Helens, Glacier Peak, Mt. Baker, Mt. Adams and Mt. Rainier. He climbed Oregon's Mt. Hood twice.
December 4, 1972
Dan Roddick of Rutgers, playing on the site of the first Rutgers-Princeton football game (now a parking lot), caught 10 goals and threw for six in a 29-27 win over the Tigers in an Ultimate Frisbee game. He was the game's Most Valuable Player.