Karen Schmidt, a junior at Tottenville High in Staten Island, N.Y., pitched a four-hitter and belted a two-run homer to lead her team to the New York City PSAL girls' softball title 9-4 over Francis Lewis. Karen hit .879 this season as Tottenville finished 12-0.
Carter Suggs, 17, a junior at Tarboro (N.C.) High, set a world age-group 100-yard standard and two state marks, leading his team to the high school track championship in Raleigh. He ran the 100 in 9.3, also equaling the national prep record, and the 220 in 21.1.
Marjorie Deck, a senior at Bucknell University, finished her four-year tennis career undefeated in 18 matches as No. 1 player on the women's team. She was also undefeated in high school and was co-captain of Bucknell's women's basketball and field hockey teams.
Tim Vala, a freshman at Cleveland's St. Ignatius High, shattered the Ohio record for 15-year-olds in the eight-pound shotput with a heave of 63'9", then bettered his own mark a few weeks later with a toss of 64'9" in a dual meet. The national record is 65'10½".
July 1, 1973
George and Henry Miller, 18-year-old twins, of Cincinnati, paced Elder High to the AAA Ohio baseball title. Henry played center field, batted .384, was a starting guard on Elder's state championship AAA basketball team and quarterbacked the football team to an undefeated season. George played second base, hit .360 and was the leading scorer on the basketball team, averaging 21 points per game as a guard. Both received college scholarships, Henry to the University of Cincinnati in football and George to Xavier (Ohio) in basketball.