Dick Dech, 35, Of Nazareth, Pa., rolled a lifetime-high 746 on games of 268-215-263 (his fourth career 700 series) to lead his five-man team in scoring in the Chubby Dell Alba Classic. Bowling only once a week, Dech's average is in the low 190s.
Douglas Shearer, 9, of Port Chester, N.Y., won his ninth bout in a row since he began boxing two years ago. Douglas, Westchester County 65-pound champ last year, extended his win streak with a three-round decision over Roland Greco of Armonk.
Steve and Donna Hughes, of Blytheville, Ark., became their state's only husband-and-wife combination to win Presidential Sports Awards. Steve, 25, a high school teacher, and Donna, 22, a housewife, got awards for both tennis and jogging. In addition, the Hugheses took part in the YMCA Marathon Championships in which Steve received a citation in the Gold Division and Donna earned accolades in the Novice Division. Steve and Donna were awarded their tennis prizes for playing 50 hours of tennis in a prescribed time period.
Martha Pineau, a senior at Chofu High School in Japan, won her second conference tennis championship in three years by defeating Ruth Pekelder 6-3, 5-7, 6-0. Chofu's homecoming queen, she won her first title as a sophomore and was runner-up as a junior.
January 27, 1974
Danny Mueller, a senior at Morehead High School in Eden, N.C, extended his wrestling record to 16-0 with his 11th pin of the season. One of three captains for the Panthers, Mueller has won two tournaments in the 155-and 157-pound divisions this year.