Patty Pink, a senior at Kirksville (Mo.) High, has won 58 of 59 tennis matches, including 50 straight without losing a set. Playing No. 1 on the girls' varsity team, Patty's lone defeat came in her freshman year. She has also earned varsity letters in track and basketball.
Steve McDonald, senior goalie on the undefeated Loch Raven (Towson, Md.) High soccer team, led the Raiders to the state title with a 2-0 shutout over Largo High. In 14 games he allowed one goal, on a penalty shot, and achieved 31 shutouts in three seasons.
Don Hardeman, a senior fullback, and Larry Collins, a freshman running back, at Texas A&I, have each rushed for more than 1,000 yards, the first time in the 43-year history of the Lone Star Conference that this has been done by teammates in the same season. Both players surpassed the 1,000-yard mark in the third quarter of the Javelinas' ninth straight victory. Hardeman averaged 7.9 yards per carry, Collins 6.8 yards, and each of them has been named NAIA offensive player of the week this season. Hardeman's game high was 202 yards and Collins' was 179.
Robert Wilcox, a freshman at Riverside City College, won the California State Power-lifting Championship in the 165-pound division. He raised 1,230 pounds in the bench press, dead lift and squat. He was the youngest (18) and lightest (157) of the group.
December 2, 1974
Alfred Guidet, 56, of California City, Calif., who holds four U.S. records in the 50-59 age group, this year ran 100 meters in 11.6, 200 meters in 24.2 and 400 meters in 56.3. In 1973 he became the first man over 50 to run 200 meters under 24 seconds, recording a 23.6.