Lyle Wilkins, a guard on New York City's Birch Wathen High basketball team, scored a record 65 points in less than 20 minutes of play against Brooklyn Friends School, connecting on 29 of 38 field goals and seven of 10 free throws in the Bulldogs' 112-64 triumph.
Jeanine Burger, a junior at the University of Massachusetts, led her team to its first Eastern women's intercollegiate gymnastics championship by taking the individual all-round title. She also placed first in the uneven bars and floor exercise.
Rory Legacy, 12, a seventh-grader at Churchville-Chili (N.Y.) Junior High, capped an undefeated wrestling season by winning the state Junior Olympic title in the 75-pound class. Rory began competing five years ago and has a career record of 46-1.
Tommy La Croix, 10, a fourth-grader at Armstrong Elementary School in Rayne, La., won the Outstanding Boxer award and the Silver Gloves title in the 55-pound class at a meet in New Orleans. Tommy, who has been fighting for three years, has a record of 40-1.
May 5, 1974
Camey Timberlake, a senior at Lexington (N.C.) High, swept all five state tennis championships in which she was eligible, which is why she received the first women's athletic scholarship in the history of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Florida Henderson, a 5'10" senior forward on the Livingston (Texas) High School girls' basketball team, scored 726 points in 27 games this season—accounting for 46.2% of the Lionettes' total points—to lead her school to the district title.