Dorothy Porter, of Westmont, N.J., won the U.S. Senior Women's Golf Association championship, held in Buck Hill Falls, Pa., with a 230 for 54 holes, 17 strokes ahead of the runners-up. Porter was the USGA Women's Amateur champion in 1949.
Ed and Fred Lehnertz, of Grand Rapids, captured the Ottawa-Kent high school conference wrestling championships in their divisions, and later the same day took Michigan Golden Gloves boxing titles. Ed, a 16-year-old junior at East Kentwood High, won the 101-pound-division wrestling competition and then put on boxing gloves to score a first-round knockout in the Golden Gloves 105-pound class. Older brother Fred, 17, also a junior at East Kentwood, won the 115-pound division in wrestling and the 120-pound class in boxing.
Adam Leib, 12, a seventh-grader at Roslyn (N.Y.) Junior High School, won the juvenile men's figure-skating events at the Central Ontario Open and the Long Island Freeskating competitions, and the Lake Placid Open Pre-Bronze Men's Championship.
Jeffrey Lombardo, 12, completed his third year of play in the Manchester, Conn. town soccer league, where he has led his teams to two league titles and a second-place finish. Each year Jeffrey led the league in assists and goals scored; he had 58 in 31 games.
October 6, 1974
DeAnn DeLuna, 14, of Los Angeles, representing the Far West, won the National Hula Hoop Championship, spinning 20 hoops simultaneously for two minutes to beat out nine finalists. More than a million teen-agers, 15 and under, entered regional competition.