Carole Lake, of Fort Lauderdale, won the high overall trophy by catching six sailfish in the three-day Frankie Laine Celebrity Billfish Classic at Fort Lauderdale. Lake caught three more sailfish than her closest competitor. Twenty-two of her 25 rivals were male.
Martin Ludwikowski, a senior at Cherry Hill West (N.J.) High, was the only undefeated cross-country runner in New Jersey, winning 14 dual meets and 12 major open titles. He also holds the New Jersey scholastic indoor record for the two mile—9:05.4.
Lori Cass, a senior center-forward on the Athol (Mass.) High field hockey team, broke her sister Gina's school record for goals in one game when she scored five in the season's finale. A co-captain, Lori set a school record of 12 goals in one season.
A. J. Bennett, a senior tailback at Las Plumas High in Oroville, Calif., ran for 272 yards on 24 carries and scored four touchdowns in a 24-0 win over Pleasant Valley. A.J. gained 1,286 yards rushing for the season, scored 110 points and had 1,530 yards total offense.
January 6, 1975
Julie Brown, a sophomore at UCLA, set a world record for women in the three-mile run, her 15:43.4 breaking the old mark by 5.2 seconds. Brown, who lowered the record at UCLA's Drake Stadium, is also the AAU national champion in the mile.
Kyle Macy, a senior guard on the Peru (Ind.) High basketball team, set a school record with 51 points in a 94-53 win over Maconaquah High. The state scoring leader last year with a 35.8 average, Macy was averaging 35.7 after nine games this season.