Bill Freider, head basketball coach at Northern High in Flint, won his 37th game to set a Michigan state Class A record for consecutive victories. The Vikings, who have won the last two state titles, came from behind to defeat Saginaw Arthur Hill 59-50.
Dave Combs, a 21-year-old printer from Cold Spring, Ky., bowling in two leagues, rolled a pair of 300 games on the same night at Glenn Schmidt Lanes in Newport, Ky. He had a 717 series with a 300 in the final game and a 767 series with a perfect middle game.
Janet Anne Coles, a freshman at Arizona State, set a new Phoenix Century Country Club record for women with a first-round 67 in the ASU Sundevil Women's Intercollegiate Invitational. Her 36-hole 143 gave her a 14-stroke win over golfers from eight teams.
Mike Brown, senior goalie for the Chapel Hill High soccer team, recorded 10 shutouts as the Tigers won the North Carolina stale championship. Brown was in the goal as Chapel Hill took all but one of 18 games. He was selected on the All-State first team.
January 22, 1973
Bob Guelker, soccer coach at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, won his sixth NCAA title when the Cougars defeated Oneonta State 1-0 for the college division crown. Guelker had won five major NCAA championships while at St. Louis University.
Ron Ghrist, a senior co-captain at Pittsfield (Ill.) High, concluded his scholastic career without having played in a losing football game. The Saukees were 9-0 for their seventh straight unbeaten season. Ghrist, a tackle-linebacker, has twice made All-State teams.