Mark Anderson, a freshman at Elmira (N.Y.) College, made his school's intercollegiate hockey debut a memorable one by registering a hat trick in the Soaring Eagles' 13-1 rout of one of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Association's hockey nonpowers, Perm State.
Charles O'Brien, 42, volleyball coach and athletic director at Cleveland Hill High in Buffalo, has compiled a career-record 119-1 and 10 sectional titles in 11 years of Eric County interscholastic competition. He was voted Western New York Coach of the Year.
Kathy Beaver, a senior at Miami (Ohio) University, received the Hartman Award as the outstanding collegiate woman sailor of 1973, by vote of 18 university representatives. The MU sailing team won trophies in 12 of 13 regional regattas in which it competed.
Bill Cartwright, a 7-foot junior center on the Elk Grove (Calif.) High basketball team, set a Sacramento-area record with 62 points against Sacramento High in the Herd's 15th consecutive victory of the year. Cartwright is averaging 32 points a game.
February 3, 1974
Denise Burdick, a senior at Marian High in Tamaqua, Pa., became the first 1,000-point scorer in the history of Schuylkill County girls' basketball with a 20-point effort against Nanticoke High. She has been the league MVP for the past three years.
Roddy Keefe, 9, of Seattle, climbed to the summit of Mount St. Helens (9,671 feet); then 11 days later hiked up 12,307-foot Mount Adams, the second-highest peak in Washington. Roddy began mountain climbing with his father two summers ago.