Dennis Baker, 12, of Portland, Ore., set state records in five events, won three others and swam a leg on three winning relay teams while competing for the David Douglas Swim Club at the Oregon AAU Age Group Championships in Springfield.
Billy Rumley, a junior at Reidsville (N.C.) High, won his second straight state wrestling title at 135 pounds, despite a case of the flu. He has been undefeated since the eighth grade, has a 51-0 varsity record and letters in football, cross-country and tennis.
Shirley Babington, 35 (above), and Marti Cavanaugh, 30, sisters from Tenafly, N.J., won the national women's platform doubles championship at the New Canaan (Conn.) Field Club. Shirley, mother of three, and Marti, who has two children, play four times a week. They began to play together four seasons ago. The housewives won this year's New Jersey state crown and earned their first national title by scoring a major upset in the finals, defeating the defending champions, B. J. DeBree of Fair Haven, N.J. and Gloria Dillenbeck of Montclair, N.J. 6-2, 6-0.
Willie Goldsmith Jr., 10, of Albuquerque, set state age-group records in the 220-yard dash (29.5) and the high jump (4'2") in the New Mexico AAU Indoors. Last year Goldsmith equaled the 9-and-under world mark in the 440 (66.2) and went unbeaten in the state.
April 7, 1974
Ed Colleran, 61, a rural mail carrier in Spalding, Neb., celebrated his 40th year as the volunteer basketball coach at Spalding Academy when his Shamrocks clinched the Cedar Valley Conference championship for his 600th victory against 256 defeats.