Tim Walker, a junior at Rogers High in Newport, R.I., nailed down his second straight New England AAU high-jump title with a leap of 6'8". He has also tied the American outdoor record (6'11") in the 16-and-under age group and this winter jumped 6'10" indoors.
Dolph Stanley, basketball coach at Rock-ford (Ill.) Boylan High, registered his 600th career victory, against 207 losses, with a 64-45 decision over Westchester St. Joseph. Stanley is the only coach to guide five different high schools into the state tournament.
Jason Jacobs, four, a kindergartner from the Dudley Stone School in San Francisco, set a U.S. and world age-group high-jump record with a leap of 2'10", bettering the existing mark by one foot. He has also long-jumped 6'8", 7½ inches short of that record.
Becky Vacura, a senior at Monroe High School in Fairbanks, Alaska, scored 35 points and collected 19 rebounds to lead her basketball team to an 88-41 rout of rival Lathrop High. Monroe, the runner-up in the last two state finals, is now 21-0 this year.
February 10, 1974
John Nestic, a senior center on the St. Louis U. hockey team, has scored 14 goals in the Billikens' first 11 games this season, including a five-goal performance in their opening 7-2 win against North Dakota. In 126 intercollegiate games Nestic has scored 121 goals.
Douglas Glatt, 13, of Encino, Calif., won the U.S. Handball Association National Boys' Junior (15 years and under) championship at Shreveport, La., defeating Villa Hector III of El Paso 10-21, 21-3, 21-4. Glatt was the youngest player in the 1971 event.