David Lacamera, 14, of St. Petersburg, Fla. won the first Disney World Invitational Pram Regatta at Bay Lake. The 1973 Florida pram sailing champion, he also won a berth on the five-man U.S. team that will compete in the world finals in France in August.
Dee and Val Curran of Ruxton, Md. make up a fraternal lacrosse duo. Dee, a junior at McDonogh Prep, tied the Maryland Scholastic Association record during the past season for most goals scored in one game (nine) and set a record for most consecutive goals by an individual player in one game (eight). His older brother Val, a McDonogh graduate of three years ago and now a junior and co-captain at Duke University, was voted Most Valuable Player for the Blue Devils this season with seven goals and 10 assists.
Brian Ludlow of Ottawa, Ontario landed the largest game fish ever taken in Bermuda waters, a 563-pound blue martin 12'9" long and 5'1" in girth. Ludlow, whose harness snapped just after the fish took the bait, required almost two hours to land his prize.
Debra Rhinevault, in the sixth grade at North Gresham (Ore.) Grade School, captured the state long jump title with a record-breaking leap of 14'8". In a Portland area meet she won the 60-yard hurdles in 10.1 and later set a district record of 9.6 in the same event.
July 15, 1973
Barry Burnett, a junior at Indiana, got five hits in his last six at bats to win the Big Ten batting title with a .471 average. With 15 hits in his final 24 at bats, he established the second-highest average (.427) in I.U.'s history, trailing only Ted Kluszewski's .443 in 1945.